Re: Oh, the irony!
One of the biggest hinderances to genuine liberal causes is the input of the evangelical extreme left.
For example, there is at least one guy on the Muslim Council of Britain who has, in the past, strongly hinted that the Fatwa (death sentence handed down by the Supreme Leader of Iran) issued against Salman Rushdie could somehow be justified and that Rushdie was somehow to blame.
He basically sentenced himself to death by writing a book.
There are members of the extreme left that think the term accident 'black spot' is derogatory to black people.
All this does, is allow those on the conservative right to point at these nut-jobs and condemn the whole liberal movement as head-in-the-clouds nonsense and to keeping on parading their 'average joe' racism as something that is acceptable.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.