If an attack occurred just before the elections, I have to think that at least a few of the voters who persist in this “Bush has kept us safe” thinking would realize the fallacy they have been under.
This jackal’s whole post needs to be read in order to get the full effect. Honestly, though, it’s pretty appalling. I know a lot of people don’t want to vote because they don’t think that there’s any difference between the two major political parties, but they’re idiots. I also want to make it clear that I don’t think that everyone on Russell Shaw’s side of the aisle possesses the same politically-motivated homicidal ideation by proxy (to coin a phrase), but he represents a voice in the Democratic party that has yet to be marginalized out of existence the way, say, Patrick Buchanan was out of the Republican party. If the progressive left doesn’t work harder to make sure that people like Shaw don’t speak for them, then the only reasonable assumption will be that Shaw’s a member of the mainstream left.
(Thanks to Ace for the pointer.)