Those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Republicans

From my column at Townhall today:

With the recent sad news of the passing of Jack Kemp, Brent Baker of Newsbusters blog remembered the following 1996 quote from Bill Schneider of CNN.

“He is a rare combination — a nice conservative. These days conservatives are supposed to be mean. They’re supposed to be haters.”

Baker cited that as one example of how some in the news media used the selection of Kemp as Bob Dole’s presidential running mate to “deliver backhanded insults about the ‘haters’ who comprised the rest of the Republican Party.”

Update: Melissa Clothier and I are thinking along the same lines.

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