Serious question: does the Wall Street Journal Kristallnacht-on-the-1% meme have the potential to go mainstream? I think not, but Steve M believes otherwise:
This is how the right shapes the debate: yes, that letter to The Wall Street Journal in which venture capitalist Thomas Perkins described attacks on the 1% as Nazi-esque was widely mocked, and it seemed as if we’d all agreed that his harangue was ovwer the top and ridiculous. But the Journal editorial page isn’t backing down — the right is going to inject this idea into the debate come hell or high water, working it until Jake Tapper or Ruth Marcus or Matt Bai is seriously asking, “Is attacking the 1% like attackling the Jews in Hitler’s Germany?
(FWIW, I don’t Tapper is such a likely choice, though Marcus and Bai certainly are. Could see Douthat or Lane doing it too.)
I was surprised that no Serious People went birther, you know “Yes, Orly Tait may be crazy and some of the claims birthers make are false, but when you consider some irregularities in the kerning, a reasonable person might start to wonder…”