I was astounded to open up today’s Chronicle, and see it declare
“GOP speakers lean a bit left”
on the interior bridge heading today’s lead article, “GOP strives to pitch a bigger tent”. The only response I could come up with was gale force laughter… the kind of pained laughter that is spontaneously evoked by tragic absurdity.
Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain, and Arnold Schwartzenegger “lean a bit left”?!? Not on any planet I’m aquainted with. Eugene Debs, Norman Thomas and Henry Wallace must be turning in their graves!
I can’t think of a better example of this blog’s lead premise, that the “center” of American politics has been dragged right (far to the right) as the result of a meticulously organized media-oriented propaganda campaign bought and paid for by the ultra-right.