Mugged Conservatives

Playing off the old expression by Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo that “a conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before,” a disgruntled conservative listener shares his thoughts with liberal radio host Thomm Hartman about his current disillusionment at ideological right-wing extremists having subverted the Republican Party of old.

You know, the one, as Garrison Keillor put it so wonderfully several years ago, “of pragmatic Main Street businessmen in steel-rimmed spectacles who decried profligacy and waste, were devoted to their communities and supported the sort of prosperity that raises all ships.”

Hartmann’s listener is rather late to the game, but his realization is, well, as they say… better late than never.

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