The Disturbing State of American Politics September 30, 2009Posted by Matt in Barack Obama, politics.
Tags: Barack Obama, delegitimizing leaders, Michael Steele, paranoia, politics, Thomas Friedman, violence, Yitzhak Rabin
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I would like to encourage you to read Thomas Friedman’s recent column in the New York Times regarding the rapidly accelerating descent into madness that American politics has become. Friedman compares the current climate to that of Israel in 1995, just before Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. He points to rabid attempts by opponents to delegitimize their leaders as the common thread between the two.
Michael Steele, of all people, calls Friedman a nutjob and says that nothing could be farther from the truth.
But, in a land where town hall meetings are taken over by idiocy and the latest Conservative star, Glenn Beck, has raised his status considerably by inducing paranoia and fear in masses of worried viewers, Friedman may not be that far off after all.
What do you think?