Ahh, the game is almost over. The traditional arc of a Twnhall discussion thread would start out with a bit of rational reaction to an article. Gradually the conservative position would be expressed with more and more vehemence. At some point, the conservative rational actors would disappear, leaving right wing whack jobs like Ann Fan or Wiseone to defend the conservative position. Rational actors must have realized that a cadre of spokesmen like that was counterproductive. It is a GOOD sign that rational conservatives are now sticking to their guns instead of bailing out.