A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Fuddy Duddy Republicans

Dennis the Peasant asks an important question:
Just when did the Republican Party turn into such a bunch of prissy old farts?
My guess is when they regained political power. With power comes a desire to maintain the status quo, and rocking the boat is right out at that point. Tieing themselves very closely to the fundamentalist Christian right is part of it, too. When you feel the need to appease a base that includes folks like Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, you are going to wind up turning into a wizened old prune with no ability to laugh at anything, much less your own foibles and shortcomings.

I swear I wrote the above bit on lack of humor before reading this post by Dennis the Peasant. He expounds at great length, and with a fair amount of scathing humor, on just exactly why the modern political establishment-- and particularly the GOP-- is so friggin' uptight. Definitely worth a read.


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