The right's strength is its ability to immerse itself in tribal warmth of sexist, racist, homophobic waters, while simply sprinkling the rest of us with their refreshing mists. And they are refreshing. Admit it.
With talk radio almost uncontested, too many of today's conservative talkers take advantage of the fact that if you tell a lie big enough, people will believe it. Is it any wonder that large numbers of Americans still think the president is a Muslim or a foreigner or worse?
When the car dealership sells you a clunker, you're allowed to send it back -- that's the Lemon Law. And here in Wisconsin, when your governor turns out to be a clunker, you're allowed to send him back, too -- that's a recall.
Barack Obama stayed away, and the super committee squabbled and quarreled and came up with nothing. Whereas if he had joined the conversation, the super committee would have... squabbled and quarreled and come up with nothing.
Any comparison of any American political figure, past or present, to Hitler is way beyond the bounds of acceptable comment. It's also cataclysmically stupid as a matter of history, but that's another point.
Air America's end reveals a great opportunity that the left needs to find a way to fill and fill fast. The right is surpassing the left in both its simple use of existing tools as well as innovation of new tools.