Really. Because you know none of the people who buy her books or pay to hear her speeches or watch her on TV take her seriously. They know she's only joking when she advocates violence against her political enemies and calls them traitors and crazy and wishes them dead.
Can we say it one more time? It's not a joke just because you say afterwards "I'm joking!"
The writer Elspeth Reeve is a liberal who hates liberals, which is why she works for the New Republic.
Fair's fair. Not everybody who works at the New Republic is a neo-con apologist. Jonathan Chait, for example, is not all that impressed with Joe Lieberman and explains why in words I approve of because they sound just like something I'd have said.