In the middle of an article that raised some interesting if long-since-boringly-familiar-to-Liberals points like this:
In America, violence, mercifully, is held at bay in these struggles, but the political system has effectively ground to a halt under their weight. Despite getting fewer votes than the Democrats for president, House and Senate, the Republicans are using their gerrymandered majority in the House to block even executive branch appointees from approval. They are determined to destroy universal healthcare. They are launching a national campaign to shut down abortion clinics. They deny climate science. They voted against tax cuts – purely because a Democratic president proposed them.Mr. Sullivan cannot stop himself from veering his clown car all the way off the highway, across the shoulder, over the frontage road and halfway (exactly halfway) through Ol' Farmer Brooks' Centrist hay field just so he could find a hippie straw man at which to throw this wild hay-maker:
My fear is that these two forces are intensifying the strength of the other. Egyptians now have their own set of facts about yesterday’s massacre – but we in America have FNC and MSNBC. And the more the fundamentalist forces recoil from a multi-racial, multi-cultural, sexually free society, the more secularists are tempted to move from condescension to outright hostility. Before long, we have atheism in its most unadulterated form banishing people of faith from any role in public discourse – and vice-versa...Shit like this is why Mr. Sullivan will never, ever have a comment section.
Also that Centrist dollar continues to be an excellent dollar.