"The right has figured out how to make partisan politics into popular, profitable entertainment, in a way that liberalism hasn’t. Right-wing talk radio is huge; left-wing talk radio has never gained a toehold. MSNBC prime time gets pretty good ratings, but Fox has been the top-rated cable news channel every month for the past twelve years. So, yeah, it’s laughable that Sarah Palin brings down the house with a tendentious Green Eggs and Ham parody plagiarized from a 2010 right-wing email forward. But there’s a huge audience that loves that. The fact that right-wingers love this stuff is, obvioualy, a clear sign that they’re insane. On the other hand, it’s why they vote. They’re always fired up. They’re on guard 24/7 against a menacing liberal juggernaut that threatens imminent societal doom, and they’re always ready to smite the liberal beast."