Teresa Nielsen Hayden at Making Light sums up how frothingly the extreme right wing blogosphere is reacting to the polls for the McCain campaign: The Corner goes round the bend
Meanwhile, as I say, The Corner and its cronies continue their descent into conspiracy theory, as they attempt to “prove” that Obama is really a socialist. Ironically, the last few weeks have seen socialism’s biggest advance in decades at the hands of the Bush administration, which has nationalized Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac, and AIG. As of this morning, it appears likely that the feds will also be taking ownership stakes in many U.S banks. (Which is probably a good thing, given current conditions. It’s certainly better than McCain’s proposed solutions, which do more to justify the “more of the same old same old” criticisms leveled against him than almost anything else in his career.)
Are The Corner, Powerline, and Politically Drunk on Power screaming about that sort of socialism? They are not. It’s enough to make you think that the “issues” they normally go on about are just flags of convenience, and that the only issue to which they’re truly committed is that their side should always win.
Read the whole thing, it’s chockablock with linky goodness. Please link to any other striking posts in comments.
ADDIT: Teresa’s got another post full of links about McCain. Also worth reading.
Let’s try and keep the election politics in this thread and out of the Otterday thread this weekend?