No more lyin’
No more tears fallin’
Stop your cryin’
Ooooh, baby (ooooh, baby)
I’m your fan
Before you go back to your side track
Baby understand (understand)
Danger there’s a breakdown dead ahead
And just maybe you’re in way above your head
– Boz Scaggs, Breakdown Dead Ahead
If Jonah’s earlier silliness about Obama’s volunteer program being comparable to slavery didn’t finally clue you in as to how crazy the right wing is going to be over the next few months, you need to do a quick survey of the battlefield to prepare yourself. In addition to Jonah’s foolishness, which was lapped up by the usual suspects, Hilzoy has found this gem at the National Review’s Campaign Spot:
“So, the recent news out of the Obama camp is that they’re planning a huge rally with thousands of people in a stadium, want to create a mandatory youth corps for national service, and are thinking about a big dramatic speech in Berlin.
Yes. Obama is just like Hitler.
It is only going to get worse. When you consider they hate their candidate, who, by the way has a campaign that is in absolute chaos, they are trailing nationwide in Congressional races that are normally safe seats, they can’t mount a defense of their current standard-bearer and are running from him every chance they get, on almost every issue the public sides with the Democrats, you quickly realize that all they have is a visceral anti-Democratic hatred going for them. That really is it.
Even the war triumphalism is pretty pathetic as of late, with the latest attempt being a rather limp assertion that non-weapons grade uranium that everyone in the world knew Saddam had, including the UN weapons inspectors, was somehow evidence of… a clandestine nuclear weapons program. They are flailing, they know they are going down, and it is going to drive them insane.
And this is only the beginning, so you have been warned. I am using my stimulus check to buy scotch, cigars, and hip waders. I suggest you do the same.