Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The times they are a changin'

On Amazon's list of top ten selling books on politics, only one is written by a conservative, and that's an autobiography by Bill O'Reilly. Everything else is written from a center-left perspective, or else is an attempt at "evenhanded" pop scholarship. It's the first time I can remember when at least one of those "Liberals are spineless fascist bully-cowards who want to raise your taxes, sodomize your children, turn your wives into lesbians, and socialize the country"-type books wasn't on the list. Could be just chance, but I suspect it reflects at least some disillusionment on the behalf of and with the Limbaughite faithful. That movement has had a deathgrip on the national discourse for almost twenty years; it's way more than time for a change.