I was going to do a post on Joy Behar’s perpetual “gas face” and what it means, but then I read this story and I lost my appetite for Behar ruminations. Instead, I’d like to talk about the conservative “Rock Problem.” Congressman McCotter seems to get it. And it seems as though there are a few others who understand. But, by and large, conservatives have a hard time using all the wonderful tools in the pop-culture toolbox that can dismantle liberalism and build a lasting conservative majority.
How hard is it to take apart Bush-bashing four-chord playing hypocrites? (Granted, they play those four chords very well…but you know what I’m saying.)
Why can’t we read The Conscience of a Conservative by day and rock out to The Silversun Pickups at night? Or Stone Temple Pilots’ Core? Or maybe just go all original emo and admit to crying while listening to The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry? (Okay, maybe not that last one.)
It’s bothersome to me that more conservatives can’t find ways to explain the genius of living legend Thomas Sowell by using the occasional reference to Jim Lee’s take on Batman. Or one of the greatest video games of all time.
There is no legitimate reason why legions of left wing seminar callers should come across as cooler than their conservative counterparts.
And speaking of Counterparts, I better cut to the chase before I lose you. In short, if you thought I was a loser for having random intimate knowledge of Canadian rockers Rush, then perhaps you should also ask yourself why the kiddies watch Colbert while no one watched The 1/2 Hour News Hour.