Paul Krugman nails the Kloors, Piekes and Currys of our world
Finally, it’s true that there are some Republican intellectuals and pundits who seem to be truly open-minded about both economic and social issues. But I worded that carefully: they “seem to be” open-minded; indeed, they’re professional seemers. When it matters, they can always be counted on — after making a big show of stroking their chins and agonizing — to follow the party line, and reject anything that doesn’t go along with the preacher-plutocrat agenda. If they don’t deliver when it counts, they are excommunicated; see Frum, David.If Paul didn't exist, Eli would have to invent him.
Anyone who imagines that there is any real soul-searching going on is deluding himself or herself.