No cognitive dissonance for politicians

I’m not that big on the gun debate, but A. Barton Hinkle at Hit&Run uses the current debate raging to offer a good critique of the incoherence of many partisans from both sides of the aisle, although I’m not quite sure too many of them feel any psychological urge to resolve that incoherence.

A slice from his concluding paragraphs:

Such team-sports fealty ends in absurdity. To conservatives, the federal government’s potential for domestic tyranny justifies armed resistance—but that same government can do no wrong in the war on terror. To liberals, the same government that is a half-step away from fascism in the war on terror is our benevolent guardian against domestic firearms.