. When conservative politicians, media personalities, and other right wing public figures make critical, abusive, or bullying statements aimed at “enemies” of conservatism it is their goal to impress their audiences or constituents. Such statements are also the speakers’ method to validate the hatred conservatives feel towards these “enemies” as the speaker increase his (or her) own popularity at the same time. The nasty, abusive, and/or bullying comments are welcomed by the speakers' conservative audiences and constituents, so, why do these conservative heroes typically apologize days or even hours later? Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is the most recent conservative hero to eat his words and publicly apologize for insulting an individual or group of conservative “enemies”. The conservatives' “enemies” Bevin attacked were the teachers in his state. During a Friday interview with a local television reporter, while addressing a teachers’ strike, Bevin offered his conservative words of wisdom saying “He could guarantee that somewhere in Kentucky a child was sexually assaulted after being left home with no supervision because of the walkout.” Of course, rational Americans understand the governor’s assertion was asinine, but also realize the stupid nature of his statement did, indeed please his conservative constituency. Like Laura Ingraham, after tweeting, " ‘David Hogg Rejected by Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)' ", she ate her words when Hogg and his legion of Twitter followers forced a sponsor boycott of her FOX Noise show. In her attempt to appease her sponsors’ anger, Ingraham tweeted, " ‘Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA — incl. @DavidHog111.' then adding, ‘On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.' " These two conservative heroes are just the most recent in a long, long list of their ilk, who, after blow-back from rational Americans, disappoint their loyal followers by refusing to own the insult(s) or nasty remark(s) they made to impress their audiences. Conservatives should, no, must after one of their heroes says something stupid, immediately write, call, Email, or tweet their support for whatever idiotic statement he (or she) made. Conservatives owe this to their heroes. Showing their support in this way will keep conservatives very, very busy, and involved. Happily, progressives as a whole, experience the public embarrassment caused by such actions far, far less often than conservatives. Mostly due to the fact progressives embrace education and civility. Kentucky governor apologizes for saying teacher strike led to sexual assaults Fox News host apologizes for mocking a Parkland shooting survivor's grades as companies yank their ads from her show .