Finally, I should say that the things that scare the teabaggers--the renewed sense of public purpose and government activism, the burgeoning racial diversity, urbanity and cosmopolitanism--are among the things I find most precious and exhilarating about this country.
As Jonah Goldberg's reader points out, he lives in lily white Pelham, NY. That's as close you can get to a gated community as close as you can get to Manhattan. A little bit of research shows me that he lives in a $1.7M, 5,000 SQ FT home. That's not very green is it? How does a left-of-center pundit in a party dominated by Greens live with himself?