Iowa True Blue: Krappy Konservatism
Excerpted from this post at Iowa True Blue
I hate to kick anyone when they are down, but I have to make an exception in the case of the anonymous Iowa blogger, "Krusty Konservative." Muttering darkly about being "blackmailed," Krusty announced today he'll stop blogging.* Krusty's blog was a perfect metaphor for today's conservative movement: intellectually bankrupt, out of ideas, and offering nothing but rage. He called himself a fiscal conservative, but ardently supported Budget Chair Jim Nussle for Governor, a man who turned a huge surplus into the most gigantic deficit in world history. He claimed to be a social conservative, but again, looked the other way when it came to the "family values" of Jim Nussle, Rudy Giuliani, and Newt Gingrich. ... Instead, Krusty's idea of political debate was to, say, repeatedly refer to our Governor's weight. He would make ridiculous, outlandish, and bogus claims ("Chet Culver skipped a debate because he went to a bar!" is one of my favorites), then never apologize when he was directly proved wrong.