Sara Robinson has a very passionate post up at Orcinus today in which she excoriates right-wing demagogues such as Limbaugh, Beck, and the like for inciting wackaloon racist, misogynist, anti-semitic fuck-up murderers into committing terrorist acts on their fellow citizens.
As part of her analysis, she asks the following question:
Are you deliberately trying to start a civil war? Or are you willing to work for real civility, and return to your seat at the table, ready to help us choose the country’s future?
The answer, of course, is that right-wing demagogues want neither of these things. They just want to create enough disorder and distraction and fear to prevent any real progressive politics and policies from taking solid root, and thereby to keep the field clear for the corporate oligarch interests that they serve.