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, January 05, 2008

George Will Gets the Vapors

In his latest pronouncement from in high, the Official Spokesnerd of the Republican Establishment denies that any such "establishment" exists, since, after all, wasn't that filthy barbarian Barry Goldwater nominated? In Will's mind, "establishment" apparently is synonymous with "Rockefeller." Likewise, Will sniffs that John Edwards and Mike Huckabee are (*gasp!*) "populists," which evidently means anyone who expressing anything less than unvarnished contempt for the poor. Why. it's so bad, Will looks favorably upon Obama, who is thereby transformed into a grown-up. And nothing, but nothing, gets the goat of Economic Royalist Republicans more than anything that even remotely smells of "populism."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw your comment about Coulter's column over on Blue Gal.

At least you can address her noxious views in a public forum (in your community, no less). That could be a good and tasty opportunity.


1/06/2008 7:17 AM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Well, true, but really what's the point? I don't think Coulter (or O'Reilly or Limbaugh or Glenn Beck or any of the other howler monkeys for that matter) are persuasive at all. They just feed the beast. The people that read and listen to them only do so to reinforce what they already think and these folks are completely impervious to facts.

1/06/2008 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thought it would be cool to open up the dialogue in your community.

I pictured addressing the same stuff Coulter does using, ya know, facts instead of idiocy and lies. Considering that, I realize your column would basically have to be turned in to the Ann Coulter version of Mythbusters.

So...carry on, carry on.

1/14/2008 2:38 AM  

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