Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More on Peak Wingnuttery

Tim F. says that John Cole's original Peak Wingnut thesis is wrong because a crushing defeat will just make the wingnuts want to try harder. I agree, but I don't think that's the important question. The important question is will the wingnuts have the same unfettered channel to feed their bile into the mainstream that they used so effectively in the past. Will they be able to bog down a President Obama with faux scandal after faux scandal in the same way they did President Clinton?

That remains to be seen, but I am hopeful. There is an infrastructure of left-leaning media that can counter much of that bile. That infrastructure simply didn't exist in 1992 (or 2000). And the American people, after eight years of Bush, may just be inured to the crap.

We can hope.


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