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Times change

This link is to a post on Daily Kos written by someone who writes under MeMeMeMeMe. Hat tip to my friend Pasquino for emailing the link around. Pasquino called it “the most astonishing thing you’ll read this year.” I dunno, that’s a tough standard. And although the post is set up as a mystery, you’ll probably guess the ending. But it’s still amazing.

As my mom used to tell me, times change.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by dan buechler on 02/19/2010 - 12:48 pm.

    I guessed it right away. Recently read some of the 72/80 platform. Amazing thats a bit of hyperbole. In 56 they were probably finding their way, underacheiving (in the current mindset) gradually history turns to different eyes at different speeds. Thanks anyway. Read today Kock brothers out of Oklahoma are the major funders of tea party.

  2. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 02/19/2010 - 08:36 pm.

    Can’t say that I guessed it “right away,” but long before I got to the end. It is, after all, pretty amazing. In those days, Republicans were far more often in the Nelson Rockefeller mode – fiscally conservative (and don’t we wish the more modern version came to that epiphany about 20 years ago?), but socially moderate. These were the Republicans, some of them relatives, that I remember from childhood, listening to the grownups talking around the dinner table and at holiday gatherings.

    The line was never “No one deserves a helping hand, regardless of circumstances!” It was, instead, “There ain’t no free lunch.”

  3. Submitted by John E Iacono on 02/20/2010 - 04:24 pm.

    Sounded like a repub platform to me, right down to the surprising conclusion.

  4. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 02/21/2010 - 09:17 pm.

    Also guessed it, but then I was there (though not old enough to vote yet).
    But then I also remember Dave Durenburger.

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