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"But nobody I know voted for......!"


June 23,’13:  I’ve always figured this is mythical or apocryphal or occurred during the reign of the Emperor Tiberius but it is sooo adaptable to many incidents on the current political battlefield.

One oft-repeated version involves an election-night party on New York’s Upper East side in 1980....... NYC’s “Upper East Side” is where the term Limo-Liberal was first used.  Trust fund babies and their eccentric aunts hang out to compare MENSA keys, plan pilgrimmages to Hyannisport, and misquote Nietzsche and/or Kierkegaard.   (Yes, I spelled Kierkegaard right the first time!)

They are forever gathering like bejeweled ants because they know if they fail to show for a party then they will become the prime gossip target of the evening.  They don’t move about so much as they swarm.

So, according to one version of the myth/legend,  on Election Night 1980 a covey of’em had gathered to watch the returns come in and celebrate Jimma Carter’s certain renomination.  Reread that sentence just for giggles and grins.   Recall how the night went..... Ronnie Raygun “only” took 44 of the 50 states.

The self-consumed doyens were mortified and mystified prompting Gladys to turn to Hildegaard with a look of ultimate puzzlement and say:

How could this Reagan person possibly win? 
... No one I know voted for him.....


A seminal truth of political reality was duly recorded.  “But no one I know voted for him.” Everyone say a Big Amen BrotherPierce.

I smile recalling that line any time I read a political story coming out of Chapel Hill or from Barber’s Monday Mini-multitude.

For all their own shortcomings, most Conservatives do acknowledge the existence of “people who don’t see the world exactly like I do.”   A Liberal cannot afford to even consider the possibility that his/her rolodex does not contain everyone of significance..

NOTE:  A "rolodex" is what your granddaddy called his "contact list".

Barber’s Monday Mini-multitude composed of “clergy”(hehehe), earth mothers, octogenarian anarchists, lactose intolerant dog walkers and media hacks is NOT the voters who swept the current NC General Assembly into office BY A LANDSLIDE

( ".... lactose intolerant dog walkers..."  Oh My! No more calls.  We're purty sure we have a winnah with this one.)  

Find three of Barber’s bunch who will say they have EVER voted for a Republican and two will be lying.  The third doesn’t speak English and thought you said “Here, hold this sign and look really earnestly at that camera.”

These loonies demanding that Republican lawmakers “Quit right now or Reverend Barber is gonna tell God to smite you” ain’t the overwhelming majority of NC voters who put those eeeevil Republican legislators and senators and Governor in office..... BY A LANDSLIDE!  An "overwhelming  majority of NC voters" ALL of whom, we must add, do have a valid picture ID.

Their goofy demands ain’t “the will of the people”.   It’s simply the orchestrated whines of a batch of self-righteous pinheads with nothing better to do on a Monday afternoon. .... ("pinheads" AND lactose intolerant dog walkers)

Pinheads who are following Bill Barber for Heavens sake. And you thought Jim & Tammi Faye Bakker’s fleeced flock were gullible geese!

      

Imagine you are getting prepped for high-risk surgery early Tuesday morning and your surgeon strolls in wearing a “I Hate All Republicans because Bill Barber Tells Me Too” t-shirt.  You would hightail it outta that OR dragging your gurney and IV bag behind you.   Relax.... there are zero “surgeons” among Bill’s Bunch.

The two celebrity Barber-ians are Congressman David Price (D) and a fella named Otto who says he was the late Bill Friday’s cable guy.

When Reverend Bill is whipping’em into a glassy-eyed frenzy with his pre-rally histrionics, he ain’t changing any minds.  He’s stirring’em up so no body falls asleep on the picket line.  Dozing protestors make bad B-roll for the hordes of media hacks.  Yes, “the hordes of media hacks” do count themselves to get those inflated attendance figures.   In fact they count themselves twice.

Do Barber’s attendance counters also work for the WNBA?   How do you get 986 people in one old church bus and a Vespa scooter?

The very elitiest “but no body I know.....” crowd live over in Chapel Hill.   These goobers live 24/7 within their own little bubble except for three Prius-fulls who work at Red Hat in RTP.  The average Franklin Streeter has less contact with the rest of the world than a agrophobic Sasquatch.  (Don't even think about reusing that line without crediting moi!) 

A prairie dog in the Sonoran desert who peeks out of his burrow five times a day to look for whatever prairie dogs look for has a broader “world view” than a Franklin Streeter.

I once asked a prairie dog if he knew how Ronald Reagan won 44 states in 1980.  “Sure” he quickly replied.  “His opponent was Billy Carter’s idiot brother.”

A freakin’ prairie dog smarter than an Upper East Side Limo Liberal?  Go figure.

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A Crazy Right-Winger HOW-DEE To several 100 or so goggle-eyed left-wing loonies who just  discovered this lil ol' website.  Lordy.... they be en fuego o'er their new discovery.  They best be getting theirselves some "case of da vapors" insurance if they're planning to be regular visitors.  Must warn'em that "overly colorful comments" go straight into the shredder.  Dissenting opinions of the "not-too-colorful" kind are always welcome.

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Posted: June 23, 2013 | with 6 comments


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Doug
I just found out my church....the United Methodist Church....has been hoo dooed by these goobers. The bishops went to the 6/10 protest and the annual conference passed resolutions to condemn the legislature. Guess it is time to join the Baptists on principle even if they let out later than 12 noon.
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AP: Churches "involved in politics" used to be CONDEMNED by "the media". Time to remove their tax exemptions.

Be careful about churches w/ "Baptist" in their title. Look deeper than that.
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6/24/2013 12:45:52 PM

Mac in Derm
I once asked a prairie dog if he knew how Ronald Reagan won 44 states in 1980. “Sure” he quickly replied. “His opponent was Billy Carter’s idiot brother.” Glad I did not have a mouthful of something. That was laugh out loud funny, normally I just smile a knowing smile...

btw I hope and pray Dean will be "in" for eternity. He heard the real truth in 1940's Kansas and I'm hoping the Lord's grace overcomes the later stuff. Remember AP, it's all about grace.
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AP: The Dean To Heaven question may linger for a loooong time.
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6/24/2013 8:13:16 AM

Bobby Poon
I have an apartment at the Carlyle Hotel and can assure you there are more conservatives on the Upper East side than you imagine.The libs and lefties are on the west side.Most of the more expensive apartments and townhome owners on the UES are not NYC residents and I would go so far as to say the majority are not even American citizens.The Carlyle has 66 private apartments that have a co-op board and the vast majority of owners are very conservative with the exception of 3 or 4.If you want to see Woody Allen,which I for one do not,he plays with a jazz band every Monday in the Cafe Carlyle during the season.I see him frequently and he is very shy,claustrophobic,germaphobe in the extreme.Always disheveled in appearance with head down and walking quickly to his destination.However NYC is full of Limbaugh's "low information voters" assorted halfwits and Midnight Cowboy types.
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AP: Joe Buck & Ratso Rizzo!!

East Side, West Side.... all around the town.
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6/24/2013 8:10:12 AM

MM
The version I heard was after a Nixon victory in the 70s.
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AP: I think there is a version involving Talleyrand and Henry VIII.
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6/24/2013 7:18:59 AM

thailand
Dean was a smart, introspective man who was anight owl and enjoyed New York City--He loved the Essex House, late night dining, jazz, likely Elaine's.....Dean and Kierkegaard? Can see that for sure.....Wish Dean was well.....We miss him out there......I'm a bit jet-lagged..... :-)
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AP: Quite the cosmopolitan. I'm betting he and Jimmy V's NYC paths rarely crossed.
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6/24/2013 6:23:33 AM

thailand
".... lactose intolerant dog walkers..." Another good one....

Staying in a West Raleigh neighborhood for a month or so......
See those dog walkers everyday.....They for the most part seem to be a grim-faced lot....Wonder why?......

"One oft-repeated version involves an election-night party on New York’s Upper East side in 1980....... NYC’s “Upper East Side” is where the term Limo-Liberal was first used. Trust fund babies and their eccentric aunts hang out to compare MENSA keys, plan pilgrimmages to Hyannisport, and misquote Nietzsche and/or Kierkegaard. (Yes, I spelled Kierkegaard right the first time!)"

Witnessed such behavior at a Woody Allen hangout (Elaine's on Lexington between 87th and 88th) a few years ago with my daughter after a Broadway play......

A lady at the bar sucking on a long black cigarette holder talking repeatedly with her teeth tightly clinched around the tippet to an audience of left-wing toadies nodding their approval as she maneuvered the conversation skillfully, inhaling the smoke of pungent clove-flavored tobacco......The eccentric aunt?.....Reminded me of a scene from Annie Hall when I heard a couple of the pseudos expounding with her on Kierkegaard (had to look at your spelling) and something to do with "his exaggerated use of fervor in the context...." Was waiting for a Kierkegaard (Marshal McLuhan) figure to walk into the scene to set things straight).....

A pleasant memory was Elaine (now deceased) coming by our table and taking hold of the back of my chair and asking how the crab cakes were, winking at my daughter.....The night was fun even though Woody didn't show to play his clarinet..... But you nailed the atmosphere of trust fund babies and Mensa key holders.....My daughter and I did our best to play out our roles as the "just popped in from the apartment for a bite" crowd......

Apocryphal
Later,
From Raleigh
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AP: "Elaine's" is the favorite hangout of Stuart Woods' literary sleuth Stone Barrington !!

Dean (of Dome fame) enjoyed discussing Kierkegaard with UNC profs at assorted Franklin Street eateries.
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6/24/2013 5:31:24 AM

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