Belaboring the Obvious

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ah, I see that CPAC is in full swing...

... and Shooter and Junior have been returned to the fold. There have been many stirring addresses by people held in the high opinion of the greedy and undemocratic, even as many of those orators have used teleprompters to make jokes about Obama using teleprompters.

It's difficult to sum up in a single sentence such a complex menagerie of political charlatans as is CPAC, but, H.L. Mencken comes close:

The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

The great conundrum of CPAC, year upon year, is that its participants always seem to be so damned jolly about being fed shit sandwiches. Must be the size of the portions....


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