Joined: May 2006
|In the early 90's conservatism seemed to morph into a movement of knuckle-draggers like Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter. |
no "seem" about it. it was a very deliberate strategy on the part of neocons to gain control of the party.
It worked fantastically.
You can see a microcosm of it if you look at the history of GW's rise to power in Texas with the help of Karl Rove.
However, I happen to live at the epicenter of the beginning of the technically "reborn" neocon movement that started in Southern California in the late 70's, and really gained momentum with the nomination of Reagan for the presidency.
Really, when looked at from a purely political perspective, the neocon strategy of media spin and galvanizing the fundamentalists to become a fantastic grass-roots support network is nothing short of genius.
It's only now, when they have somebody who thinks he is a "decider" at the helm, that the strategy is starting to show some serious fraying at the edges.
How much damage? How much lost?
I compare the last 25 years of neocon strategy as analogous to the Enron scandal.
funny enough, a lot of the same folks were involved in that at some point too.
"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."