The Passive Vitriol of the “Intellectual” Left
This MClatchy “report” by David Lightman is really too much:
An ugly line has been crossed in this presidential campaign, one in which some people don’t mind calling Barack Obama a dangerous Muslim, a terrorist and worse.
“To me, this all feels much worse than we’ve seen in some time,” said Kathryn Kolbert, the president of People for the American Way, which monitors political speech.
No evidence is provided. Instead we get feelings from a member of People for the American Way, presented as if that group is some non-ideological arbiter. The tone is that half-smile with a knife twist sometimes performed by those who think they’re too clever to be seen as being vitriolic in their own way.
Just doing their part, I guess, to hammer home the message that anybody who doesn’t vote for Obama is a racist. Predicting the future is risky business, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the operative word used in historians’ description of an Obama presidential term is “silenced.”