Over at Slate, Jacob Weisberg has written a short essay subtitled Who Killed the Responsible Republican? Bill Kristol, of course.
It's gotten some attention
from the blogs.
Of interest is this comment from a reader: (minor spelling errors corrected)
Responsible Republicans? That's just another name for a RHINO. My fellow Republicans should block every single bill coming out of this Communist government, even budgets. They should filibuster every single bill in the Senate and refuse to confirm anyone, including Supreme Court justices. One last thing: fellow Republicans need to arm themselves heavily, as this country is certainly heading for a revolution. We're going to need to build a lot more prison in order to house the millions of Communists and terrorist sympathizers (aka Democrats) in this country, before they destroy us.
Question: Is this for real, or a parody?
Easily either. If real, there's certainly a number of Freepers/Baggers who would cheer at least, engaging in bully behavior at best and if crazy in the McVeigh manner more than willing to lead in the hops that others would follow. The question then becomes, how many would follow?
That it's not clear which way it lies is not a healthy situation for this country to be in. Personally, I think it's not a parody.