Here's the Little Green Footballs story:
The creepiest political ad ever made, for Ned Lamont, features Markos Moulitsas “Screw Them” Zuniga sneaking around and peeping through a window as Lamont gives a cut-and-run speech, then bursting into the room with a bunch of weirdly jacked-up progressive pals and grinning into the camera like a lunatic.
Really. You’re not gonna believe it. Ned Lamont for Senate – On the Air!
With a recommendation like that, I had to go check it out. I expected some "Big Brother" spying thing, but didn't get it. Instead, it was goofy: Moulitsas peeks in, and then runs in with a screaming gang of young, very young, supporters, all willing to "Help out." If anything, it reminded me strongly of the old "Hey, Kids! Let's put on a show" genre of teen musicals from the 1940s (although without the charm and great music). It was geeky, not creepy.
What was also immature was Lamont's message, which was that the money we spend fighting people who want to kill us would be better spent on the environment and schools (which I basically translate as global warming and teacher's unions). It was precisely the same isolationism that preceded WWII in both Britain and the US — and we know how successful that political ideology was.
Mr. Lamont, please understand this: The money you're desperate to spend on union's and ELF will be wasted if we're immolated. It's like doing a major remodel on a house that's in the path of a roaring wildfire.
By the way, regarding everyone fiddling while the world is burning, Little Green Footballs also alerts us to the fact that, while the UN Ambassador is warning of the coming conflagration from Iran . . . no one is listening. That's a good reminder that, in liberal-land, it's infinitely more fun and profitable to be concerned about the slow effects (if real) of global warming, than the more immediate effects of nuclear immolation.