Raw Journolist emails: Do Tea Party members ‘parallel’ Nazis?

Richard Yeselson
Aug 9, 2009, 9:14pm

They want a deficit driven militarist/heterosexist/herrenvolk state. Because remember: They also don’t want to pay any taxes. That’s the limited government part. But they want their grandparents to have Medicare. It’s not exactly a coherent world view.

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Michael Tomasky
Aug 10, 2009, 7:37am

I’ll say it for a second time, then I’ll stop: We should split into two. Live and let live. As MacGillis reminded us yesterday, the founders never imagined a country so large anyway.

The only catch I didn’t mention the other day is sports, but I think the two nations would simply have to agree by treaty that all sports, pro and college, will just continue as before.

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Michael Kazin
Aug 10, 2009, 9:49am

but all the good music came from the South– surely, you don’t want to leave us with nothing but polka, Gershwin, and A Prairie Home Companion?

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Richard Yeselson
Aug 10, 2009, 10:04am

C’mon Mike–we now have Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Dixie can keep the fucking museums and tombstones. We’ve got the recordings now….

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Michael Kazin
Aug 10, 2009, 10:18am

But it took a lot of suffering (and interracial sex) to create all that great music. We Northerners just ripped it off…

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Richard Yeselson
Aug 10, 2009, 10:41am

Ok, we ripped off their music. They repaid us with Jesse Helms, Tom Delay, and George W. Bush, among too many others. How about if we keep the interracial sex and just call it square?

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Todd Gitlin
Aug 10, 2009, 11:20am

Hey, is the boy from Hibbing chopped liver?

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Michael Kazin
Aug 10, 2009, 11:33am

As he wrote in his HS yearbook: “I want to be in the band of Little Richard.” Just another Dixie wannabee….and his mentor, Woody G, was from OK…

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Todd Gitlin
Aug 10, 2009, 12:20pm

OK, OK, you win.

On a related note, check out this winger video:
http://www.youtube.com/videos?ytsession=ytRkCHD5yg8E_Lkp4WxP4i27tA3ehl1B_m8EnDCTpxMvfYB2rPQ7Hvc0sZbybEQDj-mGtv0D2LhsZykN6TcWV__9yx9nzzNpjdUsJFdQCVPmQNoXFbb6HpRTMReAulsWAgy5ZDqHDYsdCwbmEUhahCL5YkA-cGMjl8EsPuaKEGUEUoWBGIMC1rwrS0T5jkvFzXLoblLCCCpA8I7-AwX9xTS1dSgSAw-evSsXzDxRN2qkFgHu2QIgVweWGwSZitm9LJca0JfmuCJnyFa7dYRPTlwFIuBtDcvyVUVP_3m8iN3v9L86EPJeskrAxdt_0Sb-Sn6is9h_Anr0yQN_AQ0g4SadDrOWMiD96z-uFVdoM02Fp0ujC7dXFA

Note that Harvard, Yale, Princeton are considered eminent. So this isn’t coming from the Palin know-nothings.

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Katha Pollitt
Aug 10, 2009, 11:04am

yes, but now there are lots of black people in the north, so we can still have all that great music etc. the south served its cultural purpose and can now be left to go its own way, like they say they want to do. We can check back in fifty years and see who’s better off.