We are witnessing the implosion of the the modern day, Bush/McCain/Rove Republican Party. With William Kristol feuding with the McCain campaign, and Kathleen Parker receiving death threats for truthfully stating that Sarah Palin was in over her head, we now find William F. Buckley's son Christopher is the latest victim of GOP rage. Bloodied and brutalized for endorsing Barack Obama, Buckley has come to the realization that today's GOP has been rejected by America and that it barely resembles the party he has always known. From the New York Times:
Christopher Buckley, the author and son of the late conservative mainstay William F. Buckley, said in a telephone interview that he has resigned from the National Review, the political journal his father founded in 1955.
Mr. Buckley said he had “been effectively fatwahed by the conservative movement” after endorsing Barack Obama in a blog posting on TheDailyBeast.com; since then, he said he has been blanketed with hate mail at the blog and at the National Review, where he has written a column.
Mr. Buckley said he did not understand the sense of betrayal that some of his conservative colleagues felt, but said that the fury and ugly comments his endorsement generated is “part of the calcification of modern discourse. It’s so angry.” Quoting Ronald Reagan, he added, “I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.” Read on...