Monday, October 25, 2004
Political Violence Seeming More Possible? (You know a meme when you see it!)
Howard Kurtz has an interesting roundup of how lefties will react if Bush is reelected. A couple of the best quotes:
Here are what some liberals had to say in Glastris's magazine [the Washington Monthly] about a second Bush term:
CNN's Paul Begala: "He and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon."
Columbia's Todd Gitlin: "I would not be surprised to see outbursts of political violence the likes of which we haven't seen since the Weather Underground of the 1970s."
Harvard's Elaine Kamarck, a former Clinton aide: "The beginning of the end of American greatness."
I actually sometimes agree with Gitlin, wondering what happens to all that anger among the Deaniacs if their man — or their substitute for their man — doesn't win.