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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Should these people have disproportionate influence on our political system?
Posted by Jill | 9:21 AM
Don't we deserve better than to give people like this control over a political party, let alone a country?

This is who the Republican party has chosen to represent, to the exclusion of all others. For commentary, I'll leave it to the great Driftglass, from whom I poached this video:
This is the monster in the Conservative basement that Liberals have been sounding the alarm about for the last four decades.

This is the monster in the Conservative basement that America's leading Conservative public intellectuals have spent virtually their entire professional lives pretending did not exist.

The entire focus of the modern American Conservative Movement has been to give goon like these enough political power to completely fuck up my country.

The last time these goons were given a free hand to fuck up my country, it took over two million Union soldiers and four years of bloody civil war to convince them it was a bad idea.

Maybe someone could ask leading America's Conservative intellectuals like Andrew Sullivan, David Frum and David Brooks to quantify the level of effort it took to hold themselves, year after year, willfully ignorant of fact that these goons are the bedrock on which their Movement was built.

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Anonymous The Wifely Person said...
These people should please get the government they don't deserve because i don't want to live in a place where they get the government they _do_ deserve.

(Maybe in their next government they'll get dental insurance.)

Blogger Bartender Cabbie said...
The last guy says "the South will rise again." It already has. Take a look at Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and even Little Rock or Jackson, MS. Now compare these to Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark, Cleveland, or Toledo. This is the reality in our country now. Folks who can afford it are fleeing the North and heading south. It is not all about the weather. Something else at play.

Ignorant rednecks can be found everywhere. Even in NJ. They are just called something else.

I might also add that the Civil War was instigated by the "Planter Class" and not the regular old folk in homespun.


Anonymous CC said...
Even folks who can't afford it are heading south. They just go into debt to do so.

The North won the Civil War; the South seems to have won the Civil Peace. Or, more specifically, the descendants of the planter class won.