I have to confess that I once thought Bush Derangement Syndrome was a relatively isolated phenomenon related to Iraq and the general frustration of progressives over repeated electoral debacles before 2006.
It has now become obvious, however, that the daily two minutes of hate to which Bush was subjected will henceforth be directed toward any Republican with a significant following among the voters.
Anyone who poses a threat to perpetual one-party rule by the Democrats must be destroyed. Thus, Palin continues to be subjected to nasty and surreal attacks such as this passage from Sullivan:
[John Fund] reveals the contours of the next Republican presidential campaign, in which Palin will lead a cohort of Beck and Limbaugh dittoheads on a platform of a holy war in the Middle East, the restitution of torture as a core American value, and tax cuts in the face of massive and mounting debt.
That this emanates from rank terror of her popularity is confrmed by Sullivan’s implicit assumption that Palin has, in effect, already won the 2012 Republican nomination for President.
He doesn’t take her rivals seriously, the only reality-based feature of his views concerning the Republican base, and he is thus terrified that she will do to Obama what Reagan did to Carter in 1980.
It is a well-founded fear.
Meanwhile, back at the book store, Palin’s as yet unpublished tome is already a bestseller:
Forty-eight days before the release and she’s already topped Dan Brown’s latest conspiracy-theory casserole at both top retailers. To put that in perspective, note that the book doesn’t even have a cover yet. So much for the Page Six hit piece about demand for her being slack.
One can certainly see why our progressive friends ”hope” the Republicans will make the “mistake” of nominating her for President.