Tuesday, December 4, 2012

You've Buttered Your Bread, Now You Have to Lie In It

David Welch:
In the 1960s, Buckley, largely through his position at the helm of National Review, displayed political courage and sanity by taking on the John Birch Society, an influential anti-Communist group whose members saw conspiracies everywhere they looked.

Fast forward half a century. The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts and right-wing pundits. While the Tea Party grew, respected moderate voices in the party were further pushed toward extinction. Republicans need a Buckley to bring us back.
Who could that Buckley be?
David Welch is a former research director for the Republican National Committee.
I gather it's not you.

Here is where Soul Asylum doing "It's Not My Fault" would go.

Oh wait:

Oh dear, crazy conspiracy types are the base.


M. Bouffant said...

The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party.
One of the cretins at Powerline typed (paraphrasing here) "I won't even bother debunking that."

Uh huh.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The Talibaggers.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Republicans need a Buckley to bring us back

Ah, yes, the Republicans need a Buckley to bring them back.

Helmut Monotreme said...

didn't they have a Buckley to lead them back from the brink of disaster and didn't Christopher Buckley get fired from the National Review for daring to suggest the republicans need to do better?

Substance McGravitas said...

Who knows, maybe that's the subtext...but now the rot's within the Republican party, not outside it.

I believe this is the Fifth Labour of Buckley, in which he has to clean up the poop.

Hamish Mack said...

Where did you go
William Buckley, oh
Your party lifts
it's lonely eyes to you.

What's that you say, Mr. Robertson
Crazy Bill has left and gone away
And all there is for them today
is Marco Rubio No No No

Substance McGravitas said...

I shed a tear.