What I Saw at the Decline of the Revolution
The Republican revolution has degenerated into an orgy of self-aggrandizement.
A couple of months ago, I called to shoot the breeze with a friend who books guests for conservative radio and television shows. "What are you doing tonight?" he asked. He explained that the guy he had scheduled to appear on a California radio show had canceled at the last minute and he needed a replacement. "What's the topic?" I asked. "They just need somebody," he laughed, "who's gonna bash Clinton."
Like many of his peers in the Republican revolution, my friend sincerely believes that conservative policy ideas will help the country. But the political war machine that employs him doesn't ask him to sell those ideas, much less that the ideas prove helpful. It asks only that he feed the right's appetite for enemies.