The bed-wetters of the right have become parodies of themselves

A few weeks ago, I followed a link to a site called David Brooks is Smart to read his silly column about how DailKos founder Marcos Moulitsas has some strange mind-control powers with which he enforces a rigid discipline on the left blogosphere -- or whatever.

When I saw "From the tiny mind of David Brooks" in the “about this blog” section, I knew it was a parody site. I read the column and had a chuckle, and then I had a friend who has Times Select send me the real column.

Lo and behold, it turned out that it had been the real column after all -- it was the same.

The right has become so paranoid — and often so filled with mindless hatred and bigotry — that, quite frankly, it's pretty much impossible to differentiate between real "conservatives" and the many wingnut parodies that have sprung up around the internet. Maybe the parody sites should close up shop.

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