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  •  We need spokescritters like Pat R (2+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook, OhioNatureMom

    If someone were not incanting on television the raging id of the put upon, low-info white man, it would be difficult to conceive, let alone believe, the depths of depravity to which these gits are wont to drag their Blessed Savior and their imaginary, screeching, fellow minions of the All High. If I hadn't heard this for myself, I'd think the Devil made it up!

    Hell, just get one of these guys to read transcripts of PR & his schtick. They will deny in outraged tones that Pat ever said anything so hateful and demented. That's because text forces an intellectual engagement with language that listening to it does not so much. PR has such a folksy, self-deprecating, Grandpa's-been-at-the-cider manner that his most violent remarks deliver the same warm bath of unthinking belonging as his merely silly pronouncements do.

    Sure, some of that bunch believe the stupid things Pat says, and then some. But few of them are rich enough to avoid the consequences of such remarks, consequences Pat is immune to. So we need him, to say out loud what that shrinking but noisy cohort is - not thinking - feeling. We need to hear it almost as much as they do.

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