Therefore it is our duty to fire the Republican middle class, put them in the hospital with huge medical bills, and foreclose on their homes.
ADDED: McArdle frets about aid organizations in Africa. A commenter dismisses her concern for Africans:
Aid is desperately evil. It salves the conscience of the White Liberal at the expense of those "in need". See The War On Poverty, giving money to homeless people, immortal charities for diseases that have already been cured...
The best aid for a developing country is to buy products from a sweatshop or unsustainable farm in that country. That is what drives development, not some hippy commune focused on keeping villagers authentically poor and famished so that they have someplace to go and visit the "real" country.
NGOs are also responsible for discouraging DDT use, killing Africans to save their aesthetic preferences and ensure that they have a luxe, high status job distributing ineffective malaria remedies.
At some point we have to let ourselves take a good look at our fellow tribe members. If they can't support civil rights for Muslims or gays, if they steal every dime they can get their hands on, if they support starvation in the name of ideology, then it's time to start a new tribe.