Kurt Busiek is losing himself in liberalism
Now he does admit that we can't jump to conclusions in assuming that Sarah Palin actually led to this in the first/second examples featured. Unfortunately, his bias against Palin is still pretty apparent, and did it occur to him that the insane comics vendor he cited there could be liberal, seeing that the man is from Massachusettes, which has long been a bastion of leftism? This is certainly the case with the monstrous Jared Loughner, who, as better investigation has revealed, is a marxist, a Dubya-hater and was even obsessed with a conspiracy film called "Zeitgeist" that combined anti-Christian messages with 9-11 conspiracy theories (H/T: Betsy's Page).
Busiek also alludes to Palin's announcement that the left won't shut her up in a way that signals contempt, and his admittal that he's a "social progressive", makes me sad, and his claim to being a "economic centrist" rings hollow. Over a decade ago, if Busiek's comics work is any suggestion, he was far from sounding like a liberal, and the storyline he put in the Avengers, where the team has problems with a religious cult called the Triune Understanding, a possible allusion to Scientology, may have been a critique on the absurdity of multiculturalism and race-pandering. But it looks like he's a liberal in spite of all that, and over the years, he certainly degenerated into one.
Busiek used to be a very popular writer too back in the 1990s, but in recent years has been sidelined: as far as I know, he has not officially worked for the big two for about 5 years, and has been largely limited to independent works like Astro City. I vaguely remember stumbling over him telling in a conversation on CBR's forums that he didn't like the Spider-Marriage either; another disappointment. I don't know if it's the big two's cease of assignments given to him that's led him to wallow in this kind of dreadful leftism he's displayed on his Facebook page, but Busiek is not setting a good example.
Update: Busiek saw it, and decided to incite against me on his Twitter account by technically encouraging trolls to blabber. Yet he won't even try to defend himself here by speaking up to me personally. Not much of a way to defend his positions. Sigh.