Bridges may collapse. Hospitals, schools and shopping malls may be abandoned and become home to field mice and tumbleweed and roving bands of Jill Stein voters. Hurricanes may wash whole counties away, and actual fascists may overrun the United States government. But come figurative Hell or literal high water, you may always count on the fact that Beltway will always find a way to make damn sure sure its legions of useless, card-carrying hacks and has-beens never miss a meal.
For example, a few years ago, America's most famous gay, Catholic, Tory, "True Conservative" NY Magazine non-blogger and Washington D.C. shut-in, Andrew Sullivan, was having regular, well-remunerated in-print freakouts over the horrors of Teh!Encroaching!Liberal!McCarthyism!
The left is turning really, really ugly again.
It got so bad that noted fringe lunatic and survival-seed salesman, Glenn Beck, had to climb into bed with Mr. Sullivan and hold him close until his waves of terror over Teh!Encroaching! Liberal!McCarthyism! had passed:.
But now, just three years later, actual fascists are on the march in this country. Actual fascists really have overrun the federal government. And, with the explicit approval of the highest office in the land, the meathead Republican mobs who are thrilled that they have "taken their country back" from the mud people and race traitors and Jews and queers and Liberals finally feel cocky enough to openly goosestep their racism and madness through the streets of American's cities.
And so, with all of that happening, how do you suppose Mr. Sullivan was making a buck this week?
The Boston Rally Exposed the Left’s Intolerance of Free Speech
Go read it if you choose, but you are familiar with Mr. Sullivan's writing, you already know that it is every it's every bit as pissy and entitled and laughably myopic as you imagine it will be. It's only real purpose is to prove once again that, after all we have been through, and all we are about to go through, the basic Beltway rules still remain virtually unscathed:
- There is a Club
- You are not in it.
And if we ever learn to build highways out distilled cronyism and Beltway ideological inbreeding, they will stand for a thousand years.
Behold, a Tip Jar!