Monday, October 27, 2008
The Bubba Bubble
4 Sale: One Big Tent. Slightly Used. (click pic for larger)
For most of my adult life, Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries.
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:
UPDATE: Link fixed (thanks, cyrano.) Now must dash to mine the NaCl.
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