Monday, February 02, 2004

So I stumbled on this a few days ago. It's a reasonably amusing little poke at the Democrats ... but look at the bottom of the page. The person who put the page up is a Democrat who really wants Bush out of office. The same goes for the person who maintains -- this person is not only anti-Bush but passionately pro-Dean, even though the Dean scream remixes on the page attract a lot of Democrat-haters.

This is a big difference between our side and the other side: We sometimes make fun of our own. They don't.

Oh sure, I guess P. J. O'Rourke has occasionally made a joke about conservatives. But he's old-school, a Reagan-era relic, not representative of modern conservatism. And yes, occasionally Peggy Noonan or David Brooks will write a column in which a bit of right-wing self-deprecation appears in a subordinate clause somewhere -- but the point of the rest of the column will be that Democrats and liberals are dangerous freaks.

Is there any aspect of the right-wing worldview that strikes right-wingers as a wee bit ridiculous? The Hillary-hate? The schoolgirl crush on capitalism? Bush's padded crotch in that flight suit? Who on the right has a sense of humor about the right? I can't think of anyone.

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