Now I don't remember any such Golden Age when it never rained till after sundown, and by eight a.m. the morning fog had flown.
And no one I know does.
And there is no evidence of such to be found in the fossil record.
And while Andrew Sullivan used to make such claims, a veritable army of Persons from Porlock have jolted him so frequently and violently out of his weed-'n-Oakenshott-induced musings that now he basically just bitches about Hillary Clinton.
But George Will apparently remembers a time. Oh yes he does! A glorious moment that roughly coincides with the period when the NAACP sued the Boston Red Sox for "following an anti-Negro policy" when Conservatism was awesome.
And by God, he is not going to let America forget it!
From the Washington Post:
Conservatism is soiled by scowling primitives
Today, conservatism is soiled by scowling primitives whose irritable gestures lack mental ingredients. America needs a reminder of conservatism before vulgarians hijacked it, and a hint of how it became susceptible to hijacking...
Don’t let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief shining moment that was known