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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Alien invaders

As this year offering real proof of climate change simmers on, I've come to the realization the the mainstream media has missed the boat on the real illegal alien problem facing this nation -- invaders from outer space who have taken over the conservative movement and the Republican Party.

I mean what else but moon men or body snatchers can be to blame when once rational Republicans like Lindsay Graham and John McCain embrace the concept of "fixing" the 14th Amendment in response to tripe like this aimed at Graham:
A Greenville County Republican committee voted last week to bar the two-term senator from future meetings and events, censuring him “for his cooperation and support of President Obama and the Democratic Party’s liberal agenda.”
People who resolutely believe that Barack Obama is an alien of a different sort hold sway among a frighteningly large plurality of Republicans in a recent Gallup Poll.

Rewarding those with such a skewed worldview seems to be an odd choice, but the failure of the mainstream media to push back -- hard -- against the combination of drivel and venom is only aiding and abetting Obama Derangement Syndrome and pushing our elected officials even farther off the right-handed cliff.

Heck, it can even affect those of us on the left who think maybe some of George Bush's ideas weren't all that crazy. For example, former Bush media adviser Mark McKinnon.
“The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican party. It is a shame and an embarrassment that the GOP now wants to amend it for starkly political reasons,” McKinnon told POLITICO. “Initially Republicans rallied around the amendment to welcome more citizens to this country. Now it is being used to drive people away."
Just what was in those rocks the astronauts brought back when they didn't go to the moon?

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