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Nontroversy of the Day: Dede Scozzafava

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Flyers197410/16/2009 7:24:49 pm PDT

re: #81 Guanxi88

Not to pimp my own posts, but:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

There are a couple things going on here:

1) We see the usual suspects (black helicopter types) now directing their venom at the current leadership;

2) We see the unstable, unhinged, and just plain weird folk gravitating toward identification of the current leadership as the locus of evil and the source of their problems;

3) We see opposition to the current leadership currently taking on the characteristics and rhetoric of types 1 & 2, above, as these are the loudest, most consistent voices out there. Over time, this radicalizes what should be the loyal opposition and tinges them with the taint of extremism;

4) This radicalization will have unfortunate yet predictable result of making any and all opposition (loyal or otherwise) indistinguishable from the whack-jobs in 1 & 2, above, and will de-legitimize any and all opposition to the current leadership; and

5) This ongoing erosion and de-legitimization of the opposition will fit in perfectly with the narratives of groups 1 & 2, and will further radicalize them.

It’s a feedback loop of the worst kind.

All make sense to me, but the bold portion is dead-on.