I think it is just their reaction to being embarrassed. If they would just take the time to do some research before they say something stupid, they might not have to react so stupidly on a public forum.<quoted text>
Very true, that is the reason for these faux outrages lately in retaliation for being called out for their ignorance, they are full of self importance and gets angry when their bubble gets popped in public.
Of course there are idiots like "Knows" who have no choice but to be stupid, but I think the rest of these dopes could at least take the time to do a little research or think through an issue.
I also blame democrats on the national level for this crap too. From the outset, the minute a republican said something insane, democrats should point, laugh, and humiliate them in the most public way possible. This whole being polite to people suffering from chronic stupidity is just insane.