Some of the most misinformed people in the world are the Republicans. Their view of the world is pretty universal and reall screwed up. They HAVE been lied to.
#1. Taxes have gone up under Obama.
They simply haven't.
#2. Welfare pays out a trillion dollars a year and is going up.
That trillion includes all sorts of programs that are NOT welfare at all. Actual welfare payments in 2008 (most recent figures I could find) were closer to $31 billion per year.
#3. Muslim terrorists want to take us over.
Muslims are the new Commies - promoted as an excuse to sell weapons. Whatever they do to us is SMALL retaliation to the millions of them that we kill.
And we spend $800 billion on our military.
Frum is right. The Conservatives have been taken over by the Conservative Entertainment Complex like hysterical talk radio hosts. and the truth is not in them.