In the Journolist, lefty pundit Spencer Ackerman describes his own vision of an ideal society: “What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear.”
Ackerman is clearly positioning himself for a high-level position at the Ministry of Truth, hoping for boots that are sturdy and uniforms that are snappy.
Michael Zak is a popular speaker to Republican organizations around the country. Back to Basics for the Republican Party is his acclaimed history of the GOP, cited by Clarence Thomas in a Supreme Court decision. He is also the author of the 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar. His Grand Old Partisan website celebrates more than fifteen decades of Republican heroes and heroics. See www.grandoldpartisan.com for more information.