Principled Rightwing Absurdity

Nothing I could write could better capture the preposterous incoherence of current U.S. conservatism than this passage by Digby at Hullaballoo:

Next time someone in a tri-corner hat starts waving the constitution in your face, ask them about today’s Senate Homeland Security hearings, where the conservatives had a complete fit at Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s complaint that people on the terrorist watch list can buy any gun they like and there’s nothing anyone can do about it — while at the same time they all thoughtfully pondered whether or not we should strip them of their citizenship.