A SUDDEN FLASH OF INSIGHT REGARDING ROMNEY'S PRIMARY VICTORY
I think I figured something out after (a) examining the latest leavings by one of my by-the-book right-wing-talking-point comment trolls and (b) reading this:
Poll: Romney rallies GOP, faces big popularity deficit for general election
Mitt Romney’s favorable numbers among Republicans have shot to a record high, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted after Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential contest a week ago.
But the presumptive GOP nominee suffers from a lowly regarded series of primaries and continues to trail President Obama badly when it comes to a straightforward assessment of popularity....
A lot of us have been scratching our heads over the fact that a robotic ex-moderate won the GOP presidential nomination -- but maybe it makes sense. As I learn every time I wander into Wingnut Land, or every time a wingnut like my troll shows up here, robotically reciting Fox News/talk radio talking points is what being right-wing is all about. Romney did what rank-and-file right-wingers do every day: he went out, learned the lines, then recited them correctly and with as much contempt as possible. (He may be robotic, but his "contempt" preset is very well engineered.)
Rank-and-file wingers are contempt robots, too -- you input new data about liberal/Democratic evil and they output rage. In a way, Romney really is one of them.