[Mb-civic] Weâre Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore -- In These Times

Linda Hassler lindahassler at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 13 09:42:54 PDT 2004

We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore
How did the Party of Lincoln and Liberty transmogrify into the party of Newt 
Gingrich’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid 
man, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to 
By Garrison Keillor

Something has gone seriously haywire with the Republican Party. Once, it was 
the party of pragmatic Main Street businessmen in steel-rimmed spectacles 
who decried profligacy and waste, were devoted to their communities and 
supported the sort of prosperity that raises all ships. They were 
good-hearted people who vanquished the gnarlier elements of their party, the 
paranoid Roosevelt-haters, the flat Earthers and Prohibitionists, the 
antipapist antiforeigner element. The genial Eisenhower was their man, a 
genuine American hero… 


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