From Andrew Sullivan’s always-entertaining site:
I’m forgetting who coined this phrase but I think it’s largely true that today’s right looks for converts whereas today’s left looks for heretics. That’s why the left tends to be duller, more self-absorbed and generally less entertaining than the right. The right is always trying to build an audience; the left is busy purging theirs’.
I’ll pause while you wipe the tears of laughter from your eyes.
I assume that it’s unnecessary for me to dwell at length on the various exercises in enforced conformity emanating from the right wing over the past year, from the would-be boycott of the Dixie Chicks, to Fox News’ cluck-clucking over dissent, to Sullivan’s own various Incorrect Thinking and General Depravity Awards.
Yeah, the right is entertaining, but not in the way they’d like to think.