A comment from driftglass at: The Long Strategy - Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com, re: "The Long Strategy", David Brooks, nytimes.com
Except, of course, you are not a liberal or a Democrat. You are the carefully bland, studiedly tepid apologist for a depraved and failed ideology whose livelihood depends entirely on continuing to pretend that there is some reservoir of "reasonableness" remaining w/in the Conservative Movement with could be activated IF ONLY the Left would just keep compromising over and over and over and over again. This is a lie. It has been a lie for 30 years. You know it is a lie. Your colleagues know it is a lie. Everyone who pays attention to politics knows it is a lie. And yet week in, week out, you continue to get paid very handsomely to dress up in a costume, put on makeup and tell your paying customers things which both of you damn well know are not true.
Was there ever a more succinct definition of "whore" than that?