Friday, June 15, 2007

His Master’s Voice

In the debate over immigration legislation, Senator Trent Lott (R-State Farm Litigation) let this slip:
Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who object to provisions offering legal status. The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”
Now, that’s only true if by “America” you mean “Conservative America”. And it’s been that way for 15 years. The alternate reality created on conservative radio (and Fox “News”) presents a problem for those who are at the intersection of Wingnut Fantasyland and Reality, a place Republican lawmakers often find themselves. Sadly, they have no choice but to pander to the delusional base which is their bread and butter.

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