Friday, February 22, 2008

The Republicans' Fear Factor

This latest melodramatic ad by the GOP complaining about expiration of The Protect America Act is, as Glenn Greenwald points out, Republican politics in a nutshell. "Impressively, the ad dramatically packs every component of GOP politics into one minute: There are dark, primitively omnipotent Arab Terrorists lurking darkly and menacingly, planning to slaughter you and your whole entire family right now. You have only a few seconds to live, literally or metaphorically. The clock on your life is counting down right now. You are in severe danger." Thankfully, it seems many Americans are growing sick and tired of this fear-mongering bullshit.