Quote of the Day

Matt Taibbi on the GOP race:

That’s all the early conservative movement was. It was just a heartfelt request that we go back to the good old days of America as these people remembered or imagined it. Of course, the problem was, we couldn’t go back, not just because more than half the population (particularly the nonwhite, non-straight, non-male segment of the population) desperately didn’t want to go back, but also because that America never existed and was therefore impossible to recreate.
And when we didnt go back to the good old days, this crowd got frustrated, and suddenly the message stopped being heartfelt and it got an edge to it.
The message went from, “Were the real Americans; the others are the problem,” to, “Were the last line of defense; we hate those other people and theyre our enemies.” Now it wasnt just that the rest of us weren’t getting with the program: Now we were also saboteurs, secretly or perhaps even openly conspiring with Americas enemies to prevent her return to the long-desired Days of Glory.

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