Monday, March 05, 2007

Inside CPAC

Max Bluementhal of The Nation visited the CPAC convention last weekend in efforts to produce a Michael Moore-esque gotcha-doc displaying the homophobia, xenophobia, and general backwardness that tends to wander the halls of such events. IMO, Bluementhal achieves his goals. While his tactics are opportunistic and smug, if not gratuitous and disingenuous; the documentary effectively portrays the ethnocentric, xenophobic nativism of Tom Tancredo, Michelle Malkin and their fascist ilk. On the bright side, the Grover Norquist fiscal conservative-wing and Bob Barr-libertarian-wing of the movement continue to outclass the Fundies. Hopefully someone is taking notes.