Conservatives are not taking the passage of health care reform well. Former Newt Gingrich spokesman Tony Blankley:
What House Minority Leader John A.
Boehnerhas called the Battle of Capitol Hill is over. I expect that the Battle of the Electorate is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of a nonsocialist America. Upon it depends our own American way of life and the long continuity of our institutions and our history. The whole fury and might of the media and the Democratic party must very soon be trained on the electorate.
If they can stand up to the coming propaganda, America may be free, and the life of the wider free world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.
But if the voters succumb to those seven months of blandishments and deceptions, then free America — including all that we have known and cared for — will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.
I'm really enjoying some schadenfreude over the right-wing hysteria. Hey -- schadenfreude is a German word. You know who else used German words? Hitler!
Update: Blankley emails to make clear that he cited Churchill, and was not plagiarizing Churchill, in the course of adapting his anti-Nazi speech to the cause of opposing health care reform.