Originally Posted by Crude
We can't because we (as in they) are trying to practice a large scale character assassination on the conservative movement as a whole by singling out individuals and applying their bloopers to the rest of us in form of a generalization.
A blooper typically is a momentary and inadvertent misstatement. Mrs. Palin, like any public speaker, makes her share of bloopers. But she also specializes in deliberate, anger-provoking misstatements that have virtually no basis in fact, and like the demagogue she is, she repeats them over and over. Sometimes she gets caught doing this and it bites her in the ass...as it should.
The other chief spokespersons for the GOP, Limbaugh and Beck, are also demagogues.
And you just have to love the latest member of the fraternity, the Tea Party Express dude. Sheesh. If the "conservative movement" is taking a rap for its spokespersons, it is a deserved rap. The "movement" has some of the most slime-laden spokespersons and "leaders" this side of the sewer.
The sad thing is, there are some rational, believable thinkers on the conservative side, but since they aren't media circus clowns, you don't hear much of what they have to say. Bill Buckley's magazine used to represent the high water mark of conservative thought even when Bill himself went off the deep end. Now, the magazine is a rag, its pages full of the writings of hate-driven rabble-rousers. It's too bad the conservative movement's responsible thinkers don't push back against the demagogues, but...everyone seems afraid of Rush.