. Radio hosts Michael Medved and Mike Rosen (KOA/Denver) are both conservative talk show hosts who avoid the whacked-out hyperbole practiced by the Limbaughs, Levins, Savages, Becks and Hannitys (the division pimps) of the world. So while they're committed partisans, they at least make the effort to be thoughtful, mature and reasonable. In the last couple of days, however, they both had to deal with hardcore conservative callers who have been driven so over the top by their ideology (and, most likely, the aforementioned division pimps) that the talk show hosts were clearly embarrassed and had to disavow the callers. In both cases, the talk show hosts were discussing gun control. And in both cases, the callers went into angry tirades about Obama. To paraphrase, both said something like "we all know that Marxist communist is gonna try to take our guns, and when he does, we're gonna defend ourselves against all those socialists who think they can destroy Amurrrrica." Something like that. In both cases, the host sighed and paused, trying to find a way to respond quickly and respectfully. They then politely disagreed with the caller and moved on. I can only imagine what was going through their head, but I suspect it was something like "how do we get rid of these people?"... Thing is, these people aren't going away. We see them here on this board, and they really believe the stuff they say. It's not a game. And they're so blinded that they don't realize how this is looking, what damage it's causing their own side. They have to be marginalized, but how? I don't see how you get from here to there. .