9.13.2009

in defense of crazy uncles

People who happen to be correct, supported by these apparently insignificant things called "facts," can now be dismissed as "crazy" if they don't adhere to the approved Beltway script. Man, it sucks to be right.

Nor are Democrats strangers to having their crazy uncles take center stage. During the run-up to the Iraq war, for example, Reps. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and David Bonior (D-Mich.) famously flew to Baghdad, where McDermott asserted that he believed the president would “mislead the American public” to justify the war. The trip made it a cakewalk for critics to describe the Democratic Party as chockablock with traitorous radicals.

Yes, because that certainly never happened. I swear Politico is John McLaughlin of the 'tubes.

[yglesias]
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