Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Journey of a Thousand Becks

begins with a single Reagan.

When the insufferably Credulous try wearing the Big Boy Incredulity pants out in public, the results can be hilarious.

Andrew Sullivan's Quote of the Day:
Quote For The Day

21 Oct 2010
"I don't think we came from monkeys. I think that's ridiculous. I haven't seen a half-monkey, half-person yet," - Glenn Beck.
Sigh. They don't just deny the fact of climate change; they deny evolution as well. How can a sane conservative in any way support these nutcases?

Andrew, the journey from Reagan to Beck is like the trip from Joliet, Illinois to Cheyenne Wyoming: a long, straight, wide, well-paved highway direct from here to there.

And along this well-lit, well-marked Conservative Royal Road on which you have been a merry motorist for most of your adult life -- like the endless cornfields of Iowa -- you have been rolling past markers reading "Radical Deregulation", "Liberals are Traitors", "Ignorance is Strength", "Gut The Middle Class", "Plutocracy Ahead", "Strategic Racism", "Embracing the Fundies", "Fair and Balanced Next Right", "Fuck Science" and, most importantly, "History Never Happened" at regular intervals for the last 900 miles.

This pattern -- this distinctly Conservative pattern -- was established long ago: only its amplitude, phase and angular frequency have changed.

So from what deep reserves of ignis fatuus are you still drawing that you can continue feigning surprise and horror that your Movement has finally arrived at exactly where it has been heading all along?

Once again...

Yours in Christ,



Anonymous said...

Is Sullivan aware that Saint Ronnie wanted Creationism taught in California schools way back in the 1970s? Did he buy into the"logic" of supply side economics in the 1980s? A straight line, indeed.

Roket said...

Sadly it appears that Andy's verbage is falling on deaf ears these days, he just doesn't know it yet and won't until he refudiates his conservatism. You betcha. Also.

brother yam said...

And let's not forget who started the hue and cry of "Traitor" when we didn't cave in to George's royal war...

Phil said...

Well, that's a new twist on the old Burmashave signs.

Anonymous said...

That was fucking hilarious. Keep on head butting my friend.

Oilfieldguy said...

And Reagan was to the left of Obama.

Cut-n-run from Beruit.
Top marginal tax rate at 50%
Raised taxes six times.
Gave weapons to terrorists.

And this is where the highway began?

StringonaStick said...

Does Andrew even have an audience? Are their fellow conversion-on-the-road-to-Damascus types who follow him, or is it just liberals looking for an ironic snicker and betrayed rethug true believers who come back to excoriate him? Because quite frankly his carnival I am Saved act is getting a bit dreary for the rest of us, especially since he is evolving so slowly...

Unknown said...

Thanks for another fine little gem Driftglass. I dare not huff on it and polish it with my sleeve out of fear that a clear look at the putrescent corpse of St. Ronnie and the memory of 1980 and the subsequent 2000 appointment(aka the destruction of American Deomocracy) will make me hurl chunks of venom until the white truck comes to pick me up.

May Jesus or Tiberius or whatever bless you.