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Politics as Religion

The full title of Ann Coulter’s new book is Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America. And the product description of the book begins: “The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles, publicizes and celebrates mobs – it is the mob.” Do I even need to tell you that she compares the “Amercan Left” to Hitler, Stalin, Charles Manson, and the guillotine? She writes:

“Just as fire seeks oxygen, Democrats seek power, which is why they will always be found championing the mob whether the mob consists of Democrats lynching blacks or Democrats slandering the critics of ObamaCare as racists.”

Demonic is yet another disheartening reminder (Coulter’s 2006 book was called Godless: The Church of Liberalism) that the people who are driving much of our public discourse have abandoned nuance and civility in favor of spectacle and mean-spiritedness. Politics is their religion, so they play politics with religion, and the Devil is always the other guy.

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