Kevin Drum puzzles me. In this post, he argues that claims that George W. Bush was a fascist
never broke out of its niche among the activist left. You may or may not approve of that, but the simple reality is that aside from occasionally covering lefty protests and marches, mainstream pundits and politicians never took up this theme. On the contrary, most of them ridiculed it if they ever noticed it at all.
Judge for yourself whether that is true. Note especially the early links to Olbermannian ravings.
Unless the claim is that Olbermann was never a “mainstream pundit,” I just don’t see how Drum can claim that the port siders didn’t act exactly the way he accuses the starboard siders of acting.