An almost vice-president, likely presidential candidate, in the friendliest of friendly interviews--writes the answers on her hand. This is, among other things, an attack ad waiting to happen. But more than that it really is what happens when you turn conservatism into nothing more than the white populist id.
Maybe it always was that. I don't know. What you have here is a party being eaten alive by the hate that they stoked for decades, dumbasses who think the essence of "Real America" is stupidity and ignorance, who'd sooner have a president who packs a cheat-sheet to a tea party, than a Indonesian/socialist/nigger/Muslim. Soon we'll know if they're right.