Saturday, November 06, 2010

On the election and theocrats

I have a new piece up at Propagandist magazine on the terrifying level of support Tom Tancredo and the Constitution Party received in the recent election, and the way mainstream conservatives like Sarah Palin backed his campaign. Here is a taste:

"The fact that a candidate running on a party platform that includes such reactionary bile could receive the endorsement of major conservative leaders like Sarah Palin and a sizable percentage of the vote should distress those on both the left and the right. Palin and the Tea Party want to claim that they are fighting for a return to “conventional” American values; their willingness to side with a political party so vastly removed from the mainstream exposes both the cynical and ideological nature of these actors."