It’s an old wingnut trope to contrast “Americans” – the wingnuts and the politicians they support – with “liberals” and other hate-objects. The latest blast from Richard Viguerie talks about how “Americans” are angry with – wait for it – Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Boehner, and Karl Rove.
Of course, I’m delighted to watch Rove get a taste of his own medicine. But I’m even more delighted to see the infighting. “When thieves fall out, honest men get their due.” At some point, we can hope that the whole “he’s not really American” attack will start to lose its force.
What’s really super-duper delicious is to see Fox News in the crosshairs. Of course it’s right that Fox’s use of partisan political ops as “news analysts” makes gibberish of its claim to fairness, let alone balance. But of course Viguerie and Malkin never would have called them on it had Rove not been operating against their candidate.
If this keeps up, last might may turn out to have cost the Republicans more than a Senate seat. Maybe, just maybe, we’re about to see the narrative turn around.