Monday, October 27, 2008

The Bubba Bubble


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For most of my adult life, Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries.

Period.

The idea that most of the margin-of-victory orcs the GOP sopped up during the "Reagan Revolution" were participating in some glorious, Randite uprising or gave a shit about rights -- civil, individual, property or otherwise -- for anyone but themselves and for any reasons other than to ratify their particular strains of paranoia or bigotry was laughable.

Up until very recently, a loose but accurate translation of the Right's technical term for anyone who pointed this out was "Dirty America-hating Liberal Traitor".

Of course, now that the Bubba Bubble has collapsed and Conservatism’s cultural hedge-fund managers like David Fucking Brooks, George Will, Andrew Sullivan and Kathleen Parker have found the product they’ve grown wealthy and influential flogging is as worthless and lethal as a 1970 Ford Pinto made out of securitized mortgages and Chinese dog food, they have come up with a Brand Spanking New technical term for people who question the wisdom of the Dear Leader and the sanity of the Party Base:

“Real Conservatives”

Bwahahaha!


UPDATE: Link fixed (thanks, cyrano.) Now must dash to mine the NaCl.

20 comments:

Fran / Blue Gal said...

Sully quotes Greenspan? Oh the humanity...

Anonymous said...

No "true conservative" has been spotted in North America since Theodore Roosevelt was thrown out of the gop.

Rehctaw said...

Tar.
Feathers.
Rail.

Check
Check
Check

Let's Roll!

Phil said...

And they can still lick my ass.

Let me donate some hollow points to that particular circular firing squad as a public service.

darkblack said...

Real conservatives always preface their mea culpas with a good old-fashioned "Who could have imagined...?"

Well, anyone with an imagination and an IQ above room temperature, one supposes...But the teary crocodile's gaze really sells it, no?

;>)

Anonymous said...

When I click on your "Real Conservatives" link, I get a 404: Not Found.

Make of that what you will.

Anonymous said...

"...cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries."

Such a way with words... Oy!

Frank said...

Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries.

Kudos. Best summary I've seen yet.

Anonymous said...

i've sent emails and printed letters to a dozen pennsylvania newspapers and the PA GOP, including a hard copy to the chairman of the PA GOP, about the race-baiting, holocaust-fear-inducing email recently sent out by the PA GOP.

i have a call in to the communications director of the PA GOP, a mr. barley, requesting he call me back when the person who authorized this (and according to Bryan Rudnick who pressed the "send" button he got authorization from someone at the PA GOP) has been fired and the three signers -- I. Michael Coslov, Mitchell Morgan and "The Honorable" Sandra Schultz Newman -- have been publicly repudiated and barred from any further participation in the Pennsylvania or national Republican Party activities.

this has me steamed.

Imaginista said...

"Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries."

In a nutshell. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

"conservatism cannot fail, it can only be failed"

ROFLOL, now let it join Communism on the dungheap of history

Mister Roboto said...

Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries.

And the more out-of-hand it got, the more craven and complicit the Democratic Party became.

That's the fact, Jack.

lostnacfgop said...

For most of my adult life, Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries.

Mine, too. Drifty. Think it probably started after my heroes were killed (Bobby and Martin).

Damn, I wished I had said that. I do think I will quote you from here on out, if that's okay?

lostnacfgop said...

For most of my adult life, Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries.

Mine, too. Drifty. Think it probably started after my heroes were killed (Bobby and Martin).

Damn, I wished I had said that. I do think I will quote you from here on out, if that's okay?

Batocchio said...

Goddam home run, drifty.

Anonymous said...

"For most of my adult life, Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries."

That one is just perfect and wins you a slot toward the top of My Favorite Blogs list.

Anonymous said...

Love the post, DG.

By the title of "The Bubba Bubble" I thought that you were going to say something about Bill Clinton. My bad.

Keep up the good fight!

Anonymous said...

Driftglass wins the entire internets with that single, spare, and oh so accurate comment. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Alas, the cult will not die; it will simply transfer itself to a new host--for the same rich exploiters own both parties.

"Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss"--the Who

res ipsa loquitur said...

Just wait ... on November 5th, Sully will morph into one of the chief critics of The Failed Obama Presidency. He's already announced his intention to act as a loyal opposition. Sully sees himself as part of the future Obama inner circle. God help us all if his invite to the White House Easter Egg Roll gets lost in the mail.

"Real Conservatives." /snort

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