Consider this the greatest book endorsement ever.
I'm a big fan of CrooksandLiars.com, and when the book "Over the Cliff," How the Election of Barack Obama Drove the American Right Insane. was announced, I knew I would pick it up at the library as soon as I could.
But now that I have read the endorsement Rep Alan Grayson (Big D-FL08) just gave it, I want it more than ever.
Rep. Alan Grayson:
At their hugely popular website ‘Crooks and Liars,’ John Amato and David Neiwert have helped to expose the fact that there is no conservative party in America any more. They show that the right wingers are not conservatives, they are anarchists.
The only law the right wing believes in is the Law of the Jungle. No schools, no hospitals, no job programs, no nothing. Their idea of nirvana is Mogadishu. See it there, at ‘Crooks and Liars,’ and read it here."
Only Alan Grayson can put something in perspective quite like that.
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Now, the question could be, was the American right insane BEFORE Obama was elected, and did they just hide it better, or did Obama's election push them over the edge?
The American right is, after all, pro torture, anti empathy, against equality, afraid of their own strawmen's shadows, adverse to reality, anti science, anti-intellectual, hate, fear and greed driven mini megalomaniacs.
Okay, in all fairness, some of them are full blown megalomaniacs.
But this quote by the always spot on Grayson should be repeated over and over and over and over.
. . . .there is no conservative party in America any more. They show that the right wingers are not conservatives, they are anarchists.
The only law the right wing believes in is the Law of the Jungle. No schools, no hospitals, no job programs, no nothing. Their idea of nirvana is Mogadishu.
~ Rep. Alan Grayson FL-08
Yes, yes they are. The American right wing is sadistic, a pack of sociopathic liars who justify anything and couldn't admit to a free market created environmental disaster if it was gushing oil out of their mouths as they shouted "Drill, baby, Drill!"
The American right is the party of megalomaniacs. Thank George Carlin that there are people like Alan Grayson, John Amato and David Neiwert who have the guts to call the American right wing what they are, crazy, lawless megalomaniacs who would sell their own mothers to an oil executive or Wall St CEO for the right price.
With a political Right Wing like this, who needs crazy people?
I am a huge fan of CrooksandLiars.com, and a huge fan of Congressman Alan Grayson. I can't wait to read this book, but after reading the quote by Alan Grayson, I just had to share this with you.
Because it is really us and reality versus the Megalomaniac party. It's about time more people started saying it like that.
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Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com