We saw this quote from Bill Maher's "Real Time" show the other day, and thought it was appropriate after the Conservative Political Action Committee's recent hate-fest in DC. Maher's talking about teabaggers, but it really applies to all fringe wingnuts:
"In a recent poll almost ninety percent of Tea Baggers said that they thought taxes had either gone up or stayed the same under Obama. Only two percent thought they went down. But the reality is taxes have gone down for ninety five percent of working families.
Think about that. Only two percent of the people in a "movement" about taxes named after a tax revolt have the slightest idea what's going on...with taxes."
The "conservative" movement -- as symbolized by CPAC -- has become a home for the John Birch Society and militia nuts more than ever. Reality won't intrude into their world. It's much more comforting for them to believe the nonsense they tell each other.