The new GOP personality test

Karl Rove flunky and White House deputy director of public liaison Tim Goeglein has a new way of telling Democrats and Republicans apart (because it is so-o-o hard to do these days): "'Our party, in the way it is constituted, we think of medicine, we think of law, we think of business. We don't think, gee, I hope my son grows up to be a great playwright or painter or poet,' he explained."

And that would be because liberal parents are, as conservative author Mark Helprin puts it, entirely insane: "Of course, you would have to be insane to hope your child grows up to be a playwright or poet. Given the odds, you would have to be quite cavalier about your children's future."

Worse, all these irresponsible liberal parents end up doing is raising more ignorant, lazy liberals: "The arts community is generally dominated by liberals because if you are concerned mainly with painting or sculpture, you don't have time to study how the world works. And if you have no understanding of economics, strategy, history and politics, then naturally you would be a liberal."

As opposed to NASCAR dads, who undoubtedly receive their immense breadth of knowledge watching a bunch of cars go round in circles. History, it repeats itself ... ad nauseam. And so does the Republican propaganda machine. [LINK via Wonkette]

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