Apparently DougJ has upset the delicate discourse in the rarified air that Andrew Sullivan breathes.
The only upside in a Romney victory is that the vicious assault on gay rights that will no doubt happen (along with everything else DougJ mentioned and more) will at least cause Sullivan some personal pain. It will be horrible for everyone else, but at least Sullivan will for once have something at stake. Because as we have learned, the only thing he cares about is things that impact him personally.
*** Update ***
The post in question was the following:
Suppose for the sake of argument that our national debt has become a huge problem. How did it become a problem? Because of the Bush tax cuts, the Iraq War, and the recession (which, whatever its root causes, came about under Bush).
Suppose for the sake of argument that future spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security has become a huge problem. How did it become a problem? Because of massive increases in the cost of medical care, which has been exacerbated by Republican obstruction of national health care policy (the US spends about 50% more on medical care as a proportion of GDP than other western countries).
If Romney wins, and uses the so-called debt crisis to end collective bargaining rights, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as we know them, it will be nothing less than another Reichstag fire.
My personal favorite thing about this Moore award nomination is that he attributes it to “Metrosexual Black AbeJ,” which is the joke name DougJ is using this week. Anyone who reads this site, and I mean, actually reads it and participates, knows there is no “Metrosexual Black AbeJ.” Which shows you what Sullivan and his interns are all about- they aren’t about discussing the content of the post, following the flow of other websites, or even understanding who they are talking to. Nope- they’re just all about trolling the intertron to find things that give them the vapors in their continuing effort to control the public discourse. DougJ ends the post with “Tell me I’m wrong.” And Sullivan and his bots won’t answer that, because they know if Romney wins and uses the current crisis to overturn 80 years of social advances in favor of our Galtian overlords, it will be the modern American Reichstag fire. Sullivan will figure it out after Romney packs the court with two more Scalias and they determine there is no constitutional right to be gay (“NO ONE MENTIONED GAY RIGHTS IN THE FEDERALIST PAPERS! ORIGINALISM! VICTORY IS MINE!).
It’s enough to give David Broder’s rotting corpse a stiff erection. Fucking villagers.