American conservatives—yes, conservatives—are running down America.
In their never-ending quest to blame liberals for everything, the right-wing blab-o-sphere has managed to go far too far, describing American life as unrelentingly unbearable in oh-so-many ways.
The Latin American immigrants and the Black Panthers and the white liberals are everywhere, they claim, and the nation has been—or soon will be—destroyed.
It's all horse hockey, of course, but we heard it today from Oklahoma Republican Randy Brogdon, who was Mr. Negative in an interview on KWGS in Tulsa.
Brogdon's not the only such nay-sayer. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has done an outstanding job of running down her state, saying that the place is overrun by illegal drug-runners and criminals. So much for the Grand Canyon and other scenic wonders—it's a battleground!
Memo to Brogdon, Brewer and company: America is still a pretty great place for most of its citizens most of the time. No, it's not perfect—but it's still pretty great.
Some conservatives don't seem to think so. Read the full Arizona story here.