You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
-- A. Lincoln.
Doesn't this explain perfectly the implosion of the conservative movement that is underway? The whole thing is a con job, and it can work on some people all the time (the 30+5 who will always think GWB is a great man), and it can even work on all of the people some time (all those who voted for the movement these past five years), but at the end of the day, the body politic ain't that stupid and will wake up.
I've long maintained that when this movement failed it would be all at once, in a kind of "emperor has no clothes" moment.
That moment may be at hand. (It may not.) But the forces of light, reason and righteousness will have their day, and in the end, as ever, will triumph.
Now if we could just get this idiot Tom Kean Jr. to lose...