'It's the Country, Stupid'

There's a word that often describes too much of the inside-the-Beltway, northeast-corridor "conservative" punditry -- snarly. A notion is afoot in that terrain, in these final days leading up to the November election, that this is just one more silly season during which their punditry role is to judge the political gymnastics and jujitsu that make up the games and hold up score cards... Who's ahead in the polls?  What does that mean?  And so on. Here are the most recent and noteworthy examples of conservative snarliness. Bill Kristol -- not to be mistaken for the comedian Bill Crystal, who is often funny -- is the editor of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard.   On September 18, 2012, forty-nine days before the election, in the context of commenting on the latest campaign dust-up that has the Beltway pundits of all flavors in a tizzy, wrote: It remains important for the country that Romney wins in November (unless he chooses to step down and we get the...(Read Full Article)