See Rick Perlstein on the "The Long Con -mail order conservatism" http://www.thebaffler.com/past/the_long_con<quoted text>
Conservatives are conducting a war on food stamps. To be more accurate, they are conducting a war on food stamp recipientsI'm sure they would have no problem with food stamps if they could go to corporations. The GOP wants to pay giant agribusiness firms not to grow food, so I guess it makes sense for them to deny food to the poor. If there was more demand for food, then agribusiness might actually have to engage in agriculture
"Back in our great-grandparents day, the peddlers of such miracle cures and get-rich-quick schemes were known as snake-oil salesmen. You dont see stuff like this much in mainstream culture any more; it hardly seems possible such déclassé effronteries could get anywhere in a society with a high school completion rate of 90 percent. But tenders of a 23-Cent Heart Miracle seem to work just fine on the readers of the magazine where Ann Coulter began her journalistic ascent in the late nineties by pimping the notion that liberals are all gullible rubes. In an alternate universe where Coulter would be capable of rational self-reflection, it would be fascinating to ask her what she thinks about, say, the layout of HumanEvents.com on the day it featured an article headlined Ideas Will Drive Conservatives Revival. Two inches beneath that bold pronouncement, a box headed Health News included the headlines Reverse Crippling Arthritis in 2 Days,Clear Clogged Arteries Safely & Easilywithout drugs, without surgery, and without a radical diet, and High Blood Pressure Cured in 3 Minutes ... Drop Measurement 60 Points. It would be interesting, that is, to ask Coulter about the reflex of lying thats now sutured into the modern conservative movements DNAand to get her candid assessment of why conservative leaders treat their constituents like suckers."