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Government of Enron, by Halliburton, for the Southern Baptists

Former Young Republican turned maker of really cool web comics Patrick Farley has posted in his LiveJournal a Garrison Keillor essay on what's wrong with 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.
The concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few is the death knell of democracy. No republic in the history of humanity has survived this. The election of 2004 will say something about what happens to ours. The omens are not good.

There are 2 comments on "Government of Enron, by Halliburton, for the Southern Baptists":

Posted by: dj Fri Oct 1 07:29:15 2004

They're obviously a bit slow on the uptake if they've only just noticed this.

Posted by: Ben-Baba Ali Gazebo http:// Sun Oct 3 03:25:21 2004

True. And it's not like Lincoln was some sort of enlightened peace-nik wealth redistributor either. People have some strange ideas about history.