...all that had happened over the past four years, I would have swallowed hard and believed you because the trajectory of the GOP over the past 40 years has been so blindingly clear that we on the Left have been warning about the coming of these evil days for a long, long time.
And if you had told me that, on any given Monday, the Voices of The Resistance on "Liberal" MSNBC would be Bush Regime Dead-Ender Nicolle Wallace, flanked by Matthew "Both Sides Do It" Dowd and Eddie "I'm damn sure not voting for that monster Hillary Clinton" Glaude, Junior, I would have believed you. And if you had told me that they would both be on the air to lecture Democrats for not taking democracy seriously enough in the face of a berserk, fascist GOP -- for not being hair-on-fire alarmed enough to do something, even though neither of them had the slightest fucking clue what exactly it is that Democrats should be doing that isn't already being done -- I would have believed you. And if you had told me that they would be preceded on the air by a segment with paid MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes saying absolutely nothing more about the GOP and 01/06 than any Liberal could say, I would have believed you. And if you had told me that Nicolle Wallace would never breathe a word or ask a single question about the events in these men's pasts that damn well should have disqualified them from punditing in public, I would have believed yo.
I would believe all of it because the trajectory of the media over the past several decades has been so painfully obvious.
And if you had dropped in on me in 2017 and proven to me that what was coming was true and inevitable, I probably would have continued running my little blog our here in the exurbs of respectability despite knowing that it would not only make absolutely no difference, but that we on the Left who had been right about the Right all along would actually spend the next four years being shoved even further to the margins by powerful forces in the media that are at war with the past.
Because I could do no other.