Here’s a healthy sign: Bidden denounced a Palin statement. It has for me been weird hearing her highly inflammatory statements echoing through the news with nothing but denials by Obama and Biden. Palin has been treated like a little girl who should not be treated severely. This has given her a sort of immunity to make the most outlandish statements which seems to be mobilizing a segment of the population that everyone prefers not to talk about.
Today Biden called her out for apparently identifying areas of “real America” as apparently opposed to geographical pockets of sedition. This of course is (I thought) by now a hackneyed tactic of setting Americans against each other for political gain. All you need to do is fill some people (a majority) with self-righteous contempt for others or promote righteous doubt about the legitimacy of others, including candidates. (Palin informs us that Washington D.C. is not pro-America and cities should be viewed with suspicion.) It seems so transparent but it still seems to work to some degree. At least the tactic does not appear to be effective with a majority of the people. At least not right now.
Anyway, I say call demagoguery out. This tactic needs to be aired and revealed for what it is.