A brilliant statement of a national problem from Tristero, at Hulabaloo:
Referring to a bit on the "birthers" from the Daily show,
"Until the so-called news media stops providing access to jokers like the birthers, then the best news reports in America will be produced by a professional comedian.
In the early 21st century, when a lunatic bill to permit carrying concealed weapons across state lines was only narrowly defeated, ridicule and humor are at least as important as dispassionate analysis of the issues. I'll go further: Sober discussion of Republican idiocy is exactly wrong."
And this comment is exactly right. It is a constant struggle to deal with the maundering lunacy that makes up the bulk of so-called right wing ideology, without seeming to legitimize it by treating it as some sort of reasonable political position.
Hullabaloo has always been one of my favorite blogs. This is one reason why.