"...the essentially ludicrous Paul Ryan has gotten so far...by playing to the gullibility of self-proclaimed centrists, who want to show their “balance” by finding a conservative to praise."
Paul Krugman, August 13, 2012.
Fuck the Conservatives: it's the Centrists that are killing us.
Centrism is the warm, reeking breeding ground that allows the Conservative virus to incubate, attack, hide out, mutate, re-incubate and attack again along a slightly different vector, over and over again.
Without the efficient and well-remunerated service of Beltway hacks (like, say, David Gregory) who make sure the legless, eyeless yapping assholes wriggling around in the Conservative Petri dish are never exposed to direct sunlight, the apparition of American Conservatism's respectability would quickly disintegrate, revealing American Conservatism in it's pure, noumenal form: angry, pig-ignorant rednecks squatting in their own political squalor whining about Negroes.