Jesse has his list of the “20 Most Annoying Conservatives” up, and if you are a Democrat, it is a hoot. Hell, I thought some of them were damn funny myself. At any rate, there is only one problem with the list. His most annoying conservative is Bill O’Reilly, who is in no way, shape, or form, a conservative. Unless what conservative really means is ‘anything I don’t like or anything I think is bad.’
At any rate, Bill O’Reilly is a conservative like Larry King is a liberal. As Matt Stinson noted, he is more of an angry moderate who would have voted for Perot in 1992, and his ideology is simply not developed. I think he is nothing more than a faux populist who tends to lean tothe rigth slightly because of who his employer is. Certainly there are more annoying conservatives out there- I can pick a few- and at all of my picks would be conservative.
Try this on for size- who out there thinks Bill O’Reilly is more annoying than John Derbyshire?
That’s what I thought… and Derby’s an actual conservative.