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I’ll be honest with you: I had fuck-all in mind to post tonight, so I was paging through some old unpublished draft posteses. I found this illustration I never used (I remember it looked pretty good in color, I just don’t remember what I made it for). Children yanking an elephant rightwards goes nicely with this very interesting article that Ace pointed to today.

It’s about how the Tea Partiers are taking over the GOP from the very bottom: signing up to be precinct leaders, which is a political rung so low it’s often left empty. But precinct leaders get to vote for the people on the next rungs up. And, let us hope, so on up. That is the way to do the thing, rather than haring off into a third party cul-de-sac.

It’s a mistake to look at the Tea Parties as a movement, I think. It’s just the conservatives in the party. We’ve always been there, and we’ve been getting grouchier and grouchier since, like, Reagan.

Bob Dole was not our guy. Neither of the Georges Bush were our guy. John McCain sure as shit wasn’t our guy (but at least he damaged the idea of the electable moderate). I don’t know if Sarah Palin is our guy, but I know I’m sick of GOP ‘moderates’ complaining that the unfair criticism of her is drowning out all the fair criticism of her.

I’m not even going to mention Massachusetts — I don’t want to jinx anything. I am, however, planning to sacrifice several small animals over the weekend. Because, let’s face it, traditional blood rituals have been lacking in the GOP for far too long.

January 15, 2010 — 7:46 pm
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