Monday, June 15, 2009

Frank Rich Analyzes the Right’s “Silent Enablers”

Please head over to the New York Times and read Frank Rich’s latest.  It’s a nice recap of the extreme right’s reaction to Obama since the election and the simmering undertone of violence that is going unchecked and unchallenged by the supposed leaders on the right.

The question, Shepard Smith said on Fox last week, is “if there is really a way to put a hold on” those who might run amok. We’re not about to repeal the First or Second Amendments. Hard-core haters resolutely dismiss any “mainstream media” debunking of their conspiracy theories. The only voices that might penetrate their alternative reality — I emphasize might — belong to conservative leaders with the guts and clout to step up as McCain did last fall. Where are they? The genteel public debate in right-leaning intellectual circles about the conservative movement’s future will be buried by history if these insistent alarms are met with silence.

Check it out.  It’s a good read.

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