In the meantime, though, I submit the following as definitive proof that anyone who would intentionally bill themselves as a "conservative" should thus be automatically disqualified from any participation in the public sphere (from Blogs for Brownback - h/t to John Cole):
Now, I could think that they were just being clever and proudly playing to cultural stereotype in the same way a fans of gangsta rap or Larry the Cable Guy, but generally speaking anyone dumb enough to support Sam Brownback for any public office above the level of municipal dog catcher is frankly too stupid to breathe, much less have any sort of knack for edgy, ironic humor.
Remember, these people are fact-averse and irony-immune. Thus, I think they actually mean it here.
And yet they have the unmitigated gaul to be offended that we coastal elites look down on them. Bloody hell. If you don't think the earth is round and orbits the sun, to say nothing of the immutable FACT of evolution, then you deserve to be sneered at, you moron.