"Well, now, what a commentary. First we get a 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Republican Galaxy' which invited me to get my towel and tour the Grand Old Party in the modern day. Hoo boy, neocons trying to explain how Dubya got both our fists and both our feet in the Tar Baby Wars, libertarians coming home to roost, evangelicals realizing that libertarians don't lie as much as neocons, moderates realizing that libertarians are right when we say decentralization of power will cause power-brokering corporations to have to buy up fifty state legislatures instead of one massive federal government, and that will be harder--what fun! But no. Grab your towel was no reference to Douglas Adams, but a warning that we weren't going to tour the Republican galaxy at all, but instead be treated to a Hitchhiker's Guide to Democratic Crying Towels.
And the mantra is, conservatives and Republicans are all the same. Then comes the head of NPR, right on message, saying we're all the same. Every single registered Republican is exactly identical to our lowest common denominator. So, I am grateful to Mr. Hunt for his insightful satire. God couldn't have fashioned a more perfect satarist than this wonderful man.
All Republicans agree about freedom of information and federal standing armies vs. state militias. I will concede that the day Republicans fail to march in lockstep on these issues will be the day pigs fly. By this, of course, I mean that back in 1909 when J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon attached a basket to his Short/Wright biplane and put a piglet in it, Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moosers quarreled on these subjects with Harding, Coolidge and the crowd who would jump start the economic boom of the Roaring Twenties after the war by suddenly and unceremoniously ending the wartime socialism. And when refrigerated transport planes first appeared half a century ago to transport frozen pork, the Nixonians and the Goldwater Wing quarreled over these issues. And even now, as undoubtedly there's a pot-bellied pig in a doggie carrier in the belly of some jetliner somewhere, neocons and libertarians disagree vehemently and in public. Such a rich way to point out how silly the current rhetoric really is.
Then to pronounce us universally evil, and then turn around and chide us not to sow discord among our American bretheren. A finer irony I cannot imagine. Truly, Mr. Hunt, your satire is as rich, fine and subtle as anyone could hope for. I think you have done more to prevent mischief and turn aside the false witnessing than you know. Keep up the good work!"