I’ll keep saying it. To understand what is happening to the country you have to listen to Rush Limbaugh, and visit sites like Free Republic and the right-wing blogs. This stuff is the mainstream of The Party now. Limbaugh is so mainstream that his show features things like interviews with the Vice President of the United States.
From Paul Waldman: ‘Cozying up to hate radio’,
Those who have never listened to Limbaugh might be surprised at just how repugnant his comments are. But will any reporter ask Cheney whether he agrees with the things Limbaugh says, or whether he believes it is appropriate for the vice president to associate with a character who trafficks in such hateful rhetoric?
Chances are the answer is no.
What is happening to us is not “the pendulum” swinging. These people are intentionally dividing the country. The only historical precendent is the period leading up to the Civil War.