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Stuck Inside the GOP With the Lincoln Blues Again

A guy named Mark Levin is another radio personality in that grand tradition of conservative demagoguery symbolized by rush and savage. The other day Mark had a delightful tete-a-tete with a caller:

CALLER: I just wanna say, Obama is a lot smarter than you folks give him credit for. You guys were on a roll, I have to admit, with all those tea parties. Everything was rolling along, the Republicans were gaining momentum. And he managed to change your entire conversational focus. And you let those three hundred thousand people —

LEVIN: My God. He’s so smart. His own party voted against him on Guantanamo Bay. How stupid was that, Cindy? His own party refused to fund the closing of Guantanamo Bay.

CALLER. Yeah but you know he can just move those people over here anyway. He’s already doing it with the one guy.

LEVIN: Yeah, sure, he can do whatever he wants. Let me ask you a question. Why do you hate this country?

CALLER: No, I love this country.

LEVIN: (angrily shouting) I SAID WHY DO YOU HATE MY COUNTRY?WHY DO YOU HATE MY CONSTITUTION? WHY DO YOU HATE MY DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE? You just said it. He can blow off Congress. He can do whatever he wants, right?

CALLER: Well, he seems to, he just moved (inaudible).

LEVIN: Answer me this, are you a married woman? Yes or no?

CALLER: Yes.

LEVIN: Well I don’t know why your husband doesn’t put a gun to his temple. Get the hell out of here. (David Frum http://www.newmajority.com/ShowScroll.aspx?ID=c88e2178-22c8-43a6-b85b-ac55624827e4)

STUCK INSIDE THE GOP, WITH THE LINCOLN BLUES AGAIN!

The radioman creates havoc

With all sorts of talk

Callers ask for clarifications

But all he does is balk

And Republicans treat him kindly

Cause his ratings really rock

What more can they do

With the wares they have to hawk?

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end

To be stuck inside the GOP

With the Lincoln Blues again?

Well Buckley’s in the graveyard

With his flare and Yale Degree

Speaking to this George Will

A baseball devotee

And I would send a message

Asking if the pitcher really balked

But his writings have turned toward Cheney

And his freedom door is locked

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end

To be stuck inside the GOP

With the Lincoln Blues again?

Colin tried to tell me

To stay away from rush’s line

He says that all the republicans

Are not of the radioman’s kind

And I said "Oh come on now

All the party leaders honor rush

Anyone who disagrees

Will be silenced and then crushed

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end

To be stuck inside the GOP

With the Lincoln Blues again?

Gingrich has lost his mind

But he’s still invited to talk

To hordes of right wing nuts

Drinking the ’50’s on the rocks

But now he takes on Pelosi

Who has the job that he once had

But as his hypocrisy abounds

Moderates just think him mad

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end

To be stuck inside the GOP

With the Lincoln Blues again?

(Hats off to B.Dylan, Memphis Blues)

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