Jane's Law at Work
In accordance with Jane's law:
Jane's Law: The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.a substantial fraction of my fellow wingnuts are going out of their minds. In any case, abuses of power by the Federal government used to be worse.
Maybe we should ask ourselves the question “What would be the reaction of someone on the fence to this rant?”
Addendum: Also see this blast from the past:
Well, let's try a little thought experiment. Let's schedule a debate, and invite a lot of voters. The first speaker stands up and makes a case for one position, laying out his explanation of why the problem happened, and then saying what he thinks needs to be done to solve it, and explaining why he thinks it will help. Then he sits down.
His opponent, on the left side of the stage, stands up, grins at the audience, and pulls his pants down and moons the first speaker. He then returns his pants to their customary position and returns to his seat. End of debate.
If the audience was not partisan ahead of time, which advocate is more likely to have convinced them?