Republicans are bent on destroying the president in a violent clash of extremism— the victor will win America’s soul--One quote really hit home for me last week. It is quite typical of a certain kind of paranoid conservative subculture; it reflects conspiracy theories, and it’s motivated by extreme antipathy to Barack Obama. Here’s the quote: “President Obama is leading an extreme, left-wing crusade to bankrupt America.”
It’s a war of nerves. If the Republicans win it, the culture war lives on. If Obama survives, he will remake the centre of American politics as a Democratic bastion again. Those are the stakes. And they keep getting higher.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Andrew Sullivan: "Barack Obama locked in dirty war with the right"
Andrew Sullivan (London Times):