Chris Orr notes the level of viciousness at NRO's Corner after one Jerry Taylor committed heresy by opining that Rush Limbaugh may actually be a problem for the GOP rather than a solution. He meant in terms of actually persuading non-base Americans of the validity of conservative ideas. I cannot for the life of me see how that is an illegitimate argument - but the bollocking the poor guy got suggests the level of doctrine now required to be a part of the conservative movement, its herd mentality, and its eager pursuit of heretics rather than converts. As I said, it will get worse before it gets better.

As for my new fellow heretics on the right: hang in. If you tense up less, it doesn't hurt so much after a while.

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