Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Devil & Ann Coulter

Great article on Salon today about the ills of conservatism in general and what Ann Coulter and her fellow hate-spewing GOP caricatures (O'Reilly, Limbaugh, et al) can tell us about the impending failure of that ideology. It's particularly important, as Gary Kamiya argues, to appreciate Coulter as the symptom of a larger diseased estate, rather than as one free-wheeling evil spirit pouring her own personal vitriol over anything with a liberal cast. Kamiya is more optimistic than I am that the majority of Americans will reject conservatism if it sticks too closely to Coulter and her ilk; still, good to see someone looking at the bigger picture here.

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