Eckert, Robert G SPC MIL USA FORSCOM
robert.g.eckert at us.army.mil
Wed Dec 10 23:39:05 EST 2008
PALIN WAS A CLEAR INDICATION THAT MC CAIN'S ADVISERS WERE NUTS.
THAT CAMPAIN WAS ALL ABOUT TACTICS AND NOTHING ABOUT ANY PHILOSOPHY; AND SHOULD PUT THE
"NEOCONS" AWAY FOR A TIME.
THE GOP HAS NO LEADERS IN CONGRESS, AND WILL RISE WITH GOVS LIKE BOBBY JINDAL, AND A FEW OTHERS.
PALIN REMAINS THE DARLING OF THE NUTS, E.G. TALK SHOW HOSTS.
IN THE LAST ANALYSIS REAGAN WAS A PRAGMATIST.
I LIKE THE TERM "KNOTHEADS".
THE NEO CONS WERE NEITHER "NEO" NOR "CON"...
----- Original Message -----
From: marcus at loyno.edu
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008 8:53
Subject: [percy-l] knotheads
To: percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org
> Here's a Percy trace on Wikipedia:
> >From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> According to Rod Dreher and Steven Greenhut, the Knotheads
> are one of the three emerging factions, along with the
> traditional Republican Establishment, and liberal
> Republicans, that will fight for control of the United
> States Republican Party following 2008 election. The
> Knotheads are by far the most right-wing of the three
> factions. In Dreher's words: "The knotheads believe that
> Obama's victory came thanks to the treason of some
> conservative intellectual elites and McCain's failure to be
> more like Reagan, whatever that means 20 years after the
> Gipper left the White House. Sarah Palin is the
> standard-bearer for the talk-radio faction within
> The term knothead first appears in a political context in
> Walker Percy's 1971 novel Love in the Ruins. Although a
> Catholic conservative himself, Percy satirized hard-core
> rightists in the following passage: "The Knotheads had their
> unseasonable rages, delusions of conspiracies, high blood
> pressure, and large bowel complaints." It is not known
> whether Dreher had this passage in mind when he used the
> An archive of all list discussion is available at
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