Digby has a great piece up on Kennedy’s denunciation of Robert Bork. It’s not only an important reminder of a good thing Kennedy did.
On a metadiscursive level, it’s an important reminder of how the right wingers and Republicans are good at getting their point of view out early and often and, in doing so, are often successful in setting the terms of the debate.
There’s been a lot of discussion from all corners about how the wingers and Republicans lost the online and ‘technology’ arenas in the last two elections.
There’s some truth to that. But it’s also still true that right wingers and Republicans are frequently very good — and frequently better than progressives, liberals and Democrats — at getting their message out and setting the terms of the debate.
But, thanks to the technology of the interactive web, there is no reason for their message dominance to continue.
If you haven’t already, please read Digby’s post.