In the wake of losing the White House, their second national election in the past three, seats in the House and Senate, and the popular vote in 5 of the past 6 presidential elections, what's the right-wing response? Double down on crazy and stupid.
Check out the allotted speaking times at CPAC that Conor Friedersdorf spotted.
Ted Cruz: 33-minute keynote speech
Sarah Palin: 16 minutes
Donald Trump: 14 minutes
Bobby Jindal: 13 minutes
Rand Paul: 13 minutes
Rick Perry: 13 minutes
Scott Walker: 13 minutes
Marco Rubio: 11 minutes
Paul Ryan: 11 minutes
Rick Santorum: 7 minutes
So, the first speech is by a guy who claims that Harvard Law School is crawling with "Communists" and dabbles in nutty UN conspiracy theories. Next up, the wildly unpopular former reality show star, half-term governor and loser of the 2008 election. After her, another wildly unpopular reality show star, birther, and failed presidential candidate.
Elevating unpopular crazies doesn't seem like a great way to build political movements and win elections, but maybe that's just me.