Those who get their news and opinions from FOX or talk radio believe that Obama is ruining the country, turning us all into helpless wards of a socialist state, destroying our security, undermining our moral structure, banishing capitalism, taking away our guns and giving them to Acorn and that those of us who support him are brain-washed, ignorant morons.
Conspiracy theories abound, fanned by a ceaseless drumbeat of absurdities, half-truths and plain outright lies from conservative media. Moderate Republicans are fleeing in droves and disassociating themselves from the hard-core contingent who, like spoiled children when confronted by responsible adults are screaming and stomping their feet at every new proposal or piece of legislation.
Now we are watching the unfolding spectacle of the pathetic Republicans on the Senate Judiciary committee squirming, caught between a splendidly qualified nominee, a huge block of Hispanic voters and their own rabid but declining base. Without any good arguments, they plod on, thoroughly demoralized, unorganized, pandering every inch of the way, their only apparent motive being to ward off primary challenges back home. I guess this is what happens when you run out of ideas.