I couldn't see where the "sillies" are. It all looks like fair comment
to me. In the past 10 years, many things have changed because of the
internet and things like FOX News, which have permitted a splintering
of public discourse into self-affirming trivbes. Let's face it, poets
do it too. And this has definitely impacted on democratic politics,
and in insidious ways.
The Tea people called themselves Tea Baggers, a phrase coined by FOX
News, until some delighted bloggers pointed out it was obscene gay
slang. Which I thought was pretty funny.
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