Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor
It is, after all, the self-proclaimed Party of Lincoln. Yes that Lincoln – the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address Lincoln. It was also the party of Teddy Roosevelt, conservationist, winter of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
Today Lincoln and Roosevelt and many others would be dismissed as RINOs; they’d never get a ticket out of Iowa. The Party of Lincoln has become the Party of Limbaugh. The Grand Old Party is now the party of Grumpy Old Poops
And as we watch the 2012 election campaigns slog from Iowa to New Hampshire, the Republican who would be president – Mittnewt or his brother Rick or his other brother Rick – strays from the Doctrine of Limbaugh at his own peril. When Rush says “Jump” Mittnewt better ask “How high?”
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it,” said Lincoln.
“Are there no poorhouses,” says Mittnewt. “Or janitorial spots in our public schools where poor kids can learn the work ethic their parents lack. And just to be sure the young janitors are noticed by the well-to-do kids glued to their various electronic devices (work ethic already established or unnecessary), they could wear signs proclaiming “I am poor.” High enough, Rush?
“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends,” said Lincoln.
“Gays and atheists and liberals can serve in our military,” says Mittnewt, “but our poor little children are not allowed to pray in school.” Gays and atheists and liberals are tailing the little tykes to make sure they don’t sneak a quick prayer in the girls room or boys room. High enough, Rush?
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time,” said Lincoln.
“Climate change is not man-made,” says Mittnewt. “Only God can change the climate.” It’s a vast conspiracy among almost all the scientists in the world to attract funding. High enough, Rush?
And gravity is a fraud as well. People and objects remain on the ground because God wants them there. If someone annoys God, he/she goes sailing into the atmosphere. Same with objects. WMDs for instance. They were in Iraq all along. But God got angry at Dick Cheney who thought he was God, and sent them zipping into the atmosphere. Along with Herman Cain probably. And chances are that after the next game of musical chairs in New Hampshire, another Mittnewt will sail into the atmosphere. Michelle who?
High enough, Rush?