We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Remember the attitudes of the press and the "intelligentsia" during Nixon's admin? Has there been any difference with Ford, Reagan, Bush 1, or Bush 2? Any?
The nation has become smarter, wealthier, and more shrewd and skeptical since the Nixon years, but the hate and the use of lies and propaganda haven't changed one bit - nor the impulse to destroy any Repub. administration. (And, yes, Nixon was an excellent President - but not a conservative by any means -whose cover-up was about as classy as Clinton's.)