David Neiwert has an excellent post up on the latest developments coming out of the Minuteman Project, most notably the divisions at the leadership levels and the rumblings coming from their easily confused donors.
One of the really fortunate aspects of the far right in America is that it is constitutionally predisposed to fracturing: the combination of latent paranoid tendencies, controlling personalities and gigantic egos makes it nearly certain that its various components can never form an effective, long-term coalition.
(When the first paragraph is that good, you can tell it’s going to be a great read.)
What is somewhat ironic about groups like the Minuteman Project is that they refer to themselves as conservatives but take on revolutionary labels. They also seem more than willing to fling mud at each other over trivialities, such as money and how it’s spent. Obviously, revolutions without coherent, realizable goals are doomed for failure.
I suppose one could say that Michelle and Jesse Malkin are cut from the same cloth as the leaders of these far-right groups. After the ghostblogging charges began to diffuse through the blogosphere, the two cobloggers may have become increasingly paranoid about even more damaging leaks making their way to sundry blogs of ill-repute.
And given Michelle’s propensity for lashing out at critics, one wonders if they suspected people who know them well. On top of that, Jesse’s [alleged] tendency toward violent behavior suggests that his enormous ego clashing with Michelle’s comparably enormous ego is no pretty sight. Fer sure.