However misguided, some conservatives are earnest defenders of an ideology. But most are unprincipled schoolyard bullies who simply antagonize without regard to consistency.
An example of this observation is their criticism of the president's (relatively few) vacations. Make no mistake, this is all about two things: 1) a "lazy and shiftless" racial dog whistle, and 2) retaliating against liberals for criticizing President Bush's record number of vacation days.
But this item in the Washington Examiner attacks the First Lady for a ski trip. Again, I'm not sure when families became fair game, though it's not shocking that conservatives would open that door. They're responsible for a lot of awfulness. This, in particular, isn't about policy or ideological awfulness. It's just a dick move.