"I am reminded of a comment once made by a former university professor.  In the 1950s colleges were quite conservative places.  Kooky, weirdo beatnik Marxist professors weren’t hired, much to their indignation.  Eventually, though, the political tide turned and these individuals began making their way onto the faculty.  Then, as they got tenure, they began to hire only people like themselves. As such, today we find a complete reversal of the zeitgeistleftist kooky professors are the norm, whereas libertarians and conservatives are a distinct minority.

The inmates have taken over the asylum.  And, unfortunately, the exact same thing has happened to the conservative movement.  It’s gone topsy-turvy, from a party which respected religion to a party defined by religion.  And until the James Dobsons and Pat Robertsons of the world are gone, the religious buffoons in this country (i.e. Huckabee voters) will continue to run the party and sully the good name of conservatism," - Lee at Right-Thinking.com.

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