It is a tough life being a right wing shock jock in the US right now. The Rethuglicans appear to be making the classic mistake of reacting to an electoral mistake by emphasizing the sort of policies that got them chucked out of office in the first place, and to stay shocking the radio hate merchants have to somehow manage to move even further to the right. But therein lies a problem. In the “good old days” it was probably possible to get a rise out of people by suggesting a lynch mob, or a roasting of a witch, or some other such random act of violence. These days, however, your victims might actually decide to fight back, and that might be painful (either physically or in court). What is a poor demagogue to do?
Well, two smart arses in Sacramento have come up with a whiz idea. Being too timid to suggest going after adults they don’t like, they have decided to prove their manliness by encouraging their listeners to go out and bully children. I wonder how many cans of Bud they had to sink before getting up the courage to do that?