The Republican Party recently turned to Jeb Bush to help them decipher what they have gotten wrong. It is hard to imagine a move less likely to help them get things right.
Then, the conservative pundits who threw their support behind a presidential candidate who didn't know how many homes he owned are using Obama's request for spicy mustard as proof that he's not really a man of the people. (Can you imagine Sean Hannity's questionnaire for determining whether someone ought to be granted security clearance? Have you ever eaten a taco? Vietnamese spring role? Matzo ball? Miso soup? Why?)
Soon, studies will show that these conservative pundits cause as much brain damage as sniffing glue and will come with a warning, like cigarettes. Until then, the radio-listening habits of many of our elderly will continue to facilitate the dirty work of dementia, creating confusion about causation and relevance.