August 30, 2004

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Kellior's poses this question: What Has Become of the Republican Party?"
The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the rest of us, Newt’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk. Republicans: The No.1 reason the rest of the world thinks we’re deaf, dumb and dangerous.

I urge you to Read the Complete Article.

1 comment:

  1. This would be the reason that I no longer listen to A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor is an entertainer. When I tune in to him, it is because I want him to entertain me. I stopped listening when I realized that he took time in every program to preach his politics to me. I feel that way about every entertainer who feels that they automatically qualify to pontificate on matters that aren't related to the reason that I pay attention to them. The applies to BOTH sides of the political aisle.

    Gary Keillor has never, to my knowledge, engaged in any kind of meaningful discourse with anyone whose political leanings differ from his. As a result, I can only conclude that he is intent on solely promoting the ideals of the Democratic party. Once that is realized, it puts things in perspective.

    Though he is the host of a radio program and not a musician, Keillor's comments bring to mind the recent words of Alice Cooper: ""If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."