With the horrific rhetoric and fear mongering coming from the right, one can’t help but notice that our country is engaged in some sort of “political culture war”. Maureen Dowd and Mario Piperni have their say on this issue:
At the Values Voter Summit here on Friday, the 41-year-old O’Donnell cited another fantasy world to conjure up a Christlike image for the Tea Party.
“We’re rowdy, we’re passionate,” she told the enraptured crowd. “It reminds me of the C. S. Lewis Narnia books, where the little girl asks someone about Aslan the lion, who represents God, and she says with a little concern over such a fearsome lion, ‘Is he safe?’ And her friend says, ‘Safe? Who said anything about safe? Of course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.’ ”
She’s right that there’s an untamed beast rampaging through American politics. But this beast does not seem blessed; rather it has loosed a kind of ugliness and wildness in the land.
In this age of teabaggers, birthers, Islamophobes, homophobes, calls for near theocratic rule, Beck, Palin, O’Donnell, Angle and like-mined conservatives and Republicans, it does seem as if an untamed beast has been set loose, doesn’t it?
- Op-Ed Columnist: Myth and Madness (nytimes.com)
- Maureen Dowd: Obama Should Take A Page From Christine O’Donnell (mediaite.com)
- Maureen Dowd, her new tagline should be…. (losthighwaytimes.com)