There are few political spectacles more mournful than the posturing of the cartoon conservative. The cartoon conservative subsists in the media limelight of confected grievance. They are self-promoted mouthpieces in dedicated service to entitled narcissism. Theirs is the rhetoric of disaffection, the oratory of resentment. Their political aspiration is to carve a constituency of neurotic aggravation. This is their political springtime, when it pays to be so fashionably unfashionable.
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