Serious question I always ask:
Do these people really believe the horseshit they peddle?
Or are they merely cynical mustards willing to exploit whatever fears they can gin up?
I'd say it varies. My partial analysis:
Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin: 75% grifters (might be generously low), 25% getting high on their own supply
Dick Morris, Rush Limbaugh: 100% con artists
Michelle Bachmann: 100% believes the horseshit
I'm sure local pols can fall anywhere along the spectrum.
Also, I really hate our country's aversion to public transit in general. Why do we love sitting in traffic?