Friday, August 14, 2009

Return of the VRWC

Remember Hillary Clinton's line about the vast right-wing conspiracy?
She was widely derided despite the fact that she was right. See Richard Mellon Scaife, etc.

Today, in the kind of nonsense being spouted about health care reform (nonsense about "death panels," for example), we're seeing the return of the VRWC. Take a look, for example, at this Times article, which is about where that nonsense is coming from. And take a look at Paul Krugman's column today about why there's no room for bipartisan compromise, however noble a goal that might be, when Republicans think "birpartisan compromise" means "do what we want."


Elaine Fine said...

I have been thinking about this as well. I didn't really believe it at the time, but now we have been seeing it rearing its several ugly heads, one after another, on my television. Wow.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Yep, yep, yep. Scary stuff!