The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Red Oyster Cult

An interesting piece from Crooks and Liars about how "conservatism" seems to be morphing into a bizarre cult of personality around George W. Bush, and as a result a growing rift is forming on the Right. As far back as the 1980's, I noticed that "conservative" seemed to mean "whatever Reagan was for," and the trend has only gotten worse with the ascendence of the Right-Wing Howler Monkey brigades to endlessly screech the party line on the internet, radio and television. I honestly think if Bush went on television tomorrow to announce that he was nationalizing the means of production and forming a dictatorship of the proletariat, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Coulter and the rest would rush to their microphones to describe his actions as "conservative" and "patriotic." Except, of course, for the Last True Republican, Bull Moose.

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