This is a great piece on the sad spectacle of the Democrats digging up Sarah Palin to remind us of how scary the right is. But the author gets bogged down in this "let's focus on the ridiculous enemy at home so we can forget about how many kids we're killing overseas" trap:
"In an era when vast swathes of the Republican electorate believes Obama is a Muslim (by the way, he isn't), then this claptrap from an icon of the GOP should be no surprise, either."
"[B]y the way, he isn't"? How insulting is this to his readers? And I'm getting tired of being reminded of all the nonsense that the Republican electorate believes. Who cares if they believe that he is a Muslim? Who cares? The greater problem that we should be looking at is why that even matters. I don't give a crap if he's a Muslim or not, and I definitely don't care that some-odd percentage of Republicans believe it.
Sarah Palin: Barack Obama's 'enemy of the week' | Paul Harris | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk