TV show ‘Glee’ mocks Sarah Palin, conservatives melt down

It’s funny, and seemingly irrelevant. But it’s symbolic of the way conservatives fight fights. They don’t let any detail slip by. It’s also indicative of the level of paranoia, and downright whininess, on the right. Once upon a time the right used to accuse the left of always portraying themselves as “victims.” Whether that was true or not, it’s clearly what conservatives have been doing for the past several decades, starting with the religious right and their “war on Christmas” talk, and now it’s a theme that pervades practically every conservative talking point. As for its effectiveness, it depends what their goal is. They’re clearly riling up the far right. But they’re also, I would argue, pushing the fringes towards violence.


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