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What's all the anger at NPR.  So one of their fundraisers believes the Republican party is anti-intellectual and the Tea Party is inspired by racism?  These are unspeakable opinions?  Really?


Well I'll speak them now.  The modern Republican Party whatever the intellectual heft of its members has since 1980 gotten attention and votes by enlisting shallow arguments against everything from climate change to the artist Mapplethorpe and openly ridiculing studies of everything from earthquakes to contraception and Aids.  If that's not anti-intellectual I don't know what is.

As to the Tea Party I will quote my white, well-off  retired parents who spend most of their day watching Cspan, Msnbc, business news on various channels (how else to track their retirement investments) and Cnn.  "Most of these guys are a bunch of white people terrified by the thought that they are no longer the source of all power."  On the Birthers:  "People who will grasp at any straw rather than admit they lost."

My father on Obama:  "This guy could fund the national debt by passing golden eggs and these people would complain that they weren't shiny enough."

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bitchet
Mar. 16th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Imagine what would happen to a Republican today if they said the below
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

And that says a lot about where their party is.




Edited at 2011-03-16 01:22 am (UTC)
vegablack62
Mar. 16th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Imagine what would happen to a Republican today if they said the below
Obviously they have purged all those damned Socialists out and are stronger for it.

Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt,and Dwight Eisenhower need to be purged from our collective memories.
vegablack62
Mar. 16th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Imagine what would happen to a Republican today if they said the below
It's sad, because few Democrats would make such a statement today. They don't have the guts.
clionona
Mar. 16th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
This is a beautiful post and your parents are obviously beautiful people.

Thank you, once again, for helping me feel not-so-alone in my political beliefs. ♥
vegablack62
Mar. 16th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
We are out here and have to stop letting others chase us into hidey holes.
sometimeselkie
Mar. 16th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
vegablack62
Mar. 16th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comic.
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