Even the Houston Chronicle is having second thoughts about Ted — who, in the end, couldn’t resist a bit ofcheap grandstanding and ugly demogaugery.
Yesterday Paul Krugman wrote about something called “The Backfire Effect,” quoting journalist David McRaney: “When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger,”
But what exactly are those convictions? With the wingers, it looks to be…pretty much straight up hatred. They barely bother with any of the standard conservative tropes — faster, better, cheaper, etc. Nope. They want to hurt others, even if it hurts themselves … or maybe they’re so delusional they think a general economic collapse won’t affect them.
Lord help us if they manage to get beyond hostage taking, which is bad enough…