A comment from Alex Pareene at Salon, about something which has become really clear over the last few months:
"The conservative media movement exists primarily as a moneymaking venture...some of the largest conservative media organs are essentially massive email lists of suckers rented to snake oil salesmen. The con isn’t limited to a couple of newsletters and websites: The most prominent conservative organizations in the nation are primarily dedicated to separating conservatives from their money.
This complete contempt for the audience is unique to the right-wing press...The fact that there is a lot of money to be made in acting like Michele Bachmann is part of why the House seems poised to blow up the U.S. economy. The fact that conservatives have that much contempt for their own true believers neatly explains how they govern when they actually have power."
I've long argued here that the Conservative movement consists entirely of a small group of near-sociopathic con men, and an unfortunately large number of willing dupes, blinded by their greed and related willingness to fall for the lies of anyone who promises them a tax cut. In the process of playing these roles, of course, they make themselves all into the tools of a few thousand rich criminals, whose interests they are willing to serve regardless of the cost to the rest of us. Here's more evidence of what a bankrupt sham Conservatism is in this country, if you care to read the article.