Via Mediaite. If you believe Eric Holder is the Moses of our time because he’s the “chief lawgiver of the United States,” I guess you’ll believe this. We should be thankful, at least, for the creativity of the metaphor. Most of the nastier left-wing attacks on Thomas rely on lazy smears of him as an “Uncle Tom” or a “house slave.” If you’re going to go that far, you might as well go full Godwin. No sugar-coating.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist threat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
However, among those who approve of the president’s job performance, just 29% see radical Muslims as the bigger threat. Twenty-six percent (26%) say it’s the Tea Party that concerns them most. Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea Party than radical Muslims.
Part of that latter result is due to simple Pavlovian partisanship, the same way some Obama-haters will answer yes to basically any question that impugns O, no matter how outlandish. But not all of it is. Look at it this way: If you’re someone who doesn’t pay much attention to foreign policy and terrorist groups (as many Americans do not) but does casually consume lefty media and follows domestic politics, why wouldn’t you think the tea party is more dangerous than Al Qaeda? Which group do liberal commentators spend more time ranting about? And of course it goes the other way too. If you asked hardcore Obama-haters if grassroots lefties are a bigger threat than radical Muslims, what percentage would say yes? Maybe not 26, but surely not zero.
Anyway, here’s this cheap demagogue earning his paycheck from MSNBC. Honestly, I don’t know why anyone follows American politics anymore, me included. Who’s edified by gawking at this endless bloody car crash day after day? Time to find another pastime. How ’bout them Pirates?