Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The World According to Righties

The Right has two neat tricks which work well in tandem. The first is that anyone anywhere who is in anyway affiliated with "The Left," including people with zero economic or political power or any real influence of any kind, represents everyone on the political spectrum to the left of Zell Miller.

The second trick is that anything "bad" they just call "liberal." Serial killer? A liberal! A member of the Taliban? A liberal! Pedophile priests? Liberals! Militant extremist Islamic terrorists? Liberals!

Sean Hannity has now included the Reverend Fred Phelps as part of the "anti-war left." A guy who thinks that soldiers are killed in Iraq as God's punishment for homosexuality? A liberal!