It’s got to be tough for the WSJ crowd to try and find some narrative that will have a shelf-life of more than eight seconds. Kimberley Strassel tries this one out today…
The thing about fear is that you can see it. For an insight as to what the left today fears most, witness its attempted political assassination of Eric Cantor.
Strassel is probably trying to forward a “the left is the land of smears” notion here first of all (a tad ironic given the WSJ editorial page’s past) but suggesting that the left is scared of Kantor, of all people, is a bit like trying to make a convincing case that pastels are the aggressive colors.
See here and note the absolutes and hyperbole…when you don’t got much, you gotta pretend you do.