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.
as a conservative, I believe we are often our own worst enemies in public debate because we set up strawman targets, pat each other on the back too much and do not demand rigorous intellectual responses. you underestimate the opposition and you don't challenge each other to excellence.
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
According to the NYT oped page today, it's vastly overrated.