Thursday, February 09, 2006

Wingnut Universe

Josh Marshall touches on something I've been meaning to write about for awhile, though I don't think I'll give it the full treatment for awhile. The modern young conservative movement is dominated by people who really do inhabit an alternate reality in a way which is fairly new. And it's scary that they're increasingly being put in positions of power. My favorite example of that was one of the young conservatives who was sent to Iraq. He was greatly opposed to Iraq having judicial review because... get this... it might lead to the legalization of abortion.

I suppose once upon a time in the past we had the Birchers, and then there was the not-as-fringe-as-everyone-pretended militia movement, but now we have an entire generation of young wingnuts weaned on Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.

Getting scary.