Politco’s story about some Republicans growing concerned that crazy Republicans are becoming the face of the party (I could be snarkier, but …):
Nor are Democrats strangers to having their crazy uncles take center stage. During the run-up to the Iraq war, for example, Reps. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and David Bonior (D-Mich.) famously flew to Baghdad, where McDermott asserted that he believed the president would “mislead the American public” to justify the war. The trip made it a cakewalk for critics to describe the Democratic Party as chockablock with traitorous radicals.
But, looking back on it, weren’t the “crazy uncle” Dems correct? President Bush and his administration did “mislead the American public” “to justify the war.”
Update: Glenn Greenwald puzzled over that one, too. He of course puzzled over it at much greater length and with maximum insight.
The Politico frame clearly says: Move along, nothing to see here. The Politico writers are masters of this stuff!