Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, April 25, 2014

An Onion Convergence

Both Jon Chait and Josh Marshall make reference to a classic Onion piece (caution: NSFW).

First, it's an amusing coincidence.

Second, it's amusing because Chait and Marshall both represent as close to what I might call Progressive Establishment voices on the Internet.  Guys like Markos Moulitas are more comfortably being on the outside, but Chait and Marshall are both kind of staid in their positions (relative to the rest of Left Blogsylvania).  To see them use this particular piece, entitled "Why Do All These Homosexuals Keep Sucking My C&%$?" is pretty damned funny.

And finally, it's amusing because it's apt.  The Onion piece is really about the complete lack of awareness of the narrator, and the Bundy issue is fraught with a lack of self-awareness from the Right.

So... funny.

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