Doug Mataconis has issues (vulgar language warning)

As can be seen above, Doug Mataconis of the Outside The Beltway blog has issues.

If, unlike him, you're intellectually honest and intellectually curious, try my smarts/integrity test:

After over four months and thousands of views, only one (1) Obama fan has come close to getting it right.

No matter how much the GOP/Dem establishment tries, this issue isn't going away. The actions that the GOP/conservative leadership has taken on this issue has only made things worse for them and helped their opponents. GOP/conservative leaders have hurt their side while helping the other side.

If they'd handled this issue in a different way - one based only on facts and clear thinking - they could have hurt their opponents while helping themselves: