In praising the tea parties one week, and then defending the Bush administration’s policies on torture and criticizing Obama’s diplomacy efforts the next week, talk radio has shifted conservatives’ focus from fighting government to defending it, and Bush Republicanism is hardly worth defending. That Sean Hannity would admit he is “not the biggest fan” of Ron Paul, a man who was throwing tea parties before it was popular, yet is unquestionably a big fan of Dick Cheney, whose big spending, Big Brother administration was just as much a target for the tea partiers as Obama’s, is a perfect example of a common schizophrenia that continues to plague the conservative movement.
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