Are Extraterrestrials Visiting This Planet?
That's the best explanation for the lack of resemblence of the following to reality:
Speaking as a right-wing blogger, I have never blogged a accusation of homosexuality. I have used the “insult Clinton as a response to opposition to Bush” meme exactly once. Come to think of it, I've even defended Bill Clinton on occasion.
Nonetheless, the one-out-of-four Americans who cling to the failed policies of the past seven years still have a couple of arrows in their quiver. Like almost everyone who writes progressive political commentary on a regular basis, I get my share of hate mail, and the arrows that come my way these days are rather limited in the range of their retorts. They are arrows dipped in the poison of homophobia, like the responses I received in answer to a piece I'd written about Joseph Wilson, husband to the outed CIA agent, Valerie Plame.
The other arrow left in the right wing quiver is the rather defective shaft that answers any criticism of Bush by responding with increasingly irrelevant golden-oldie attacks on Bill Clinton. When Bush corruption hits the news, Bush partisans bring up Whitewater. When the war is going badly, they say there wouldn't have been a war if Clinton had gotten bin Laden, ignoring the fact that bin Laden remains free all these years into the Bush regime.
And, when just about any other inconvenient truth hits the front pages, the Bush apologists trot out Monica Lewinsky.
It's amazing how long I can blog without using those two remaining arrows.