As Andrew Sullivan's critique of the GOP and American Conservatism continues to blend indistinguishably into (as one, long-forgotten Liberal blogger once put it) "...the well-thumbed history and plainsong lore of our Fucked Up Modern Age as it has been long understood and passed down among those awful Liberals" (emphasis added):
-- one question remains conspicuously unanswered.On this important issue, one entire party in our system has simply decided to opt out of these basic demands of democratic life. And this is not restricted to Christianist congressmen who believe the earth was created 6,000 years ago. It’s deep in the bones of what’s left of the intelligentsia as well...A figure as respected on the right as Charles Krauthammer has been reduced to claiming that no reigning scientific theory should be taken seriously because it might one day be adjusted in light of new data or new experiments...This is what happens when reason becomes anathema in one hermetically sealed party...It matters when one major party refuses to accept reality – when it refuses to grasp the fact that you cannot raise revenue by cutting taxes, that the United States practiced torture, or that human-made climate change is real. When one side engages in this surreal debate, the country becomes incapable of engaging in any real debate. I know we’ve become used to this – and the press has found a way to write about the GOP as if they are not a reckless, know-nothing, post-modern fantasy machine. But it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t remain capable of shock and anger at this pathetic excuse for a political party...
Who the fuck is this "we" he is talking about?
I understand that Mr. Sullivan is currently occupying himself with being hugely pissed off that he is being zapped out of the history of a cause to which he has devoted decades of his life.
And I get why he is angry. After all, as that, long-forgotten Liberal blogger once said, no one likes it when someone
... use[s] the power of the written word to mutilate history to the point where those 11th hour arrivistes become the heroes of the story, and those who did all the heavy lifting for decades while struggling against an Establishment bent on ridiculing and ignoring them are wiped from history altogether -- made unpersons by the stroke of a pen.,,Which is why I continue to find it hilarious that that the Conservative Andrew Sullivan continues to be unable to force his mouth to form the words "Liberals were right all along."