NO, THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE A CONSERVATIVE CRACK-UP. ASK HOLLY FISHER.
Last week, a young wingnut named Holly Fisher tweeted a photo of herself smiling in front of a Hobby Lobby store while holding a Chick-fil-A cup; the photo was accompanied by the message "ATTENTION LIBERALS: do NOT look at this picture. Your head will most likely explode."
Fisher followed this, on the Fourth of July, with a tweeted photo of herself holding a rifle and a Bible in front of an American flag; as a Slate writer noted, "Her pose was soon compared to the image at right of Reem Riyashi, a mother of two from Gaza who killed four people and herself with a suicide bomb in 2004." Liberals lashed out at her. Wingers, naturally, rallied around her.
So what was Holly Fisher up to today?
Well, she was on Fox & Friends -- and she wants her Twitter fans to know precisely where her loyalties lie:
If you're squinting at a cellphone and struggling to figure out what I'm referring to, I'll explain: she's wearing GOP elephant earrings. Holly Fisher, the conservative movement's new bad girl, the female Ted Nugent, a person who clearly has no enemies to her right, rocks Republican bling. Conservative schism? Clearly she's never heard anything about that.
Fisher's newfound celebrity has won her more than 41,000 followers on Twitter, and I might have thought that one of them, in a friendly way, would have suggested that the GOP isn't what it used to be in the glorious days of the Ronaldus Magnus and that all True Patriots ought to start a third party -- but no, all the tweets in response are of the you-go-girl variety, as, presumably, are the 37 retweets and 263 favorites. (Fisher also has a different photo of herself in GOP earrings in the banner on her main Twitter page.)
Yes, right-wingers may grumble about the GOP and lament that it isn't conservative enough, but it's still the enemy of their enemy (us), and it's still the biggest gang in town. It's the party of Reagan. It's the party that made Rush Limbaugh an honorary member of its congressional takeover class in 1994. They're never going to leave it.