No, today’s culture warriors are more reminiscent of another famous type in recent American politics: the Angry White Male. This was the archetype of the political force that rocked Bill Clinton’s presidency during the 1994 congressional midterm elections, in which Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and Senate. The catchphrase was based on the huge shift by white men to the Republican column in that election; just 39% voted for Democratic House candidates that year, a 10-point dip from the 1992 election. The anger was something more intangible, but also quite real: storm clouds of bile filling the conservative talk radio airwaves. Most memorably, perhaps, in the autumn of 1994, the Watergate-conspirator-turned-talk-radio-host G Gordon Liddy advised a listener worried about intrusions by federal agents to “shoot for the head”. Read the rest of this entry »
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Sarah Palin’s announcement of her resignation as Governor. This is strange political theater, as Palin is gasping out her resignation. The nature of the speech, her uncharacteristic nervousness, her allusion to “politics of destruction”, and demeanor all scream that there is another pretty major shoe to drop here.
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Rumors have been circulating in Alaska the past 2 months that there is a major criminal indictment pending. According to several sources, including Brad Blog, MSNBC, and the Post Chronicle Federal Investigators may be looking at a Ted Stevens like scandal involving embezzling funds meant for the Wasillla Sports Complex to build Palin’s house. Since there has been no formal announcement by the Feds – this still is in the area of conjecture.
The embezzlement scandal revolves around the large, $12.5 million sports complex that Sarah Palin pushed through during her last term as Mayor in Wasilla. Read the rest of this entry »