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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:51 PM
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New Breed of Republican: The Crunchy-Con
Just heard about them on NPR:

At a time when the Republican Party seems to be fracturing from within, commentator Rod Dreher says it's time for the GOP to return to its roots. And he thinks conservatives could find inspiration from fellow Republicans who embrace a counter-cultural yet traditional conservative lifestyle -- what Dreher dubs "Crunchy Cons."

"Crunchy cons prefer old houses and mom-and-pop shops to McMansions and strip malls.... Many of us homeschool our kids, and cheerfully embrace nonconformity. I read Edmund Burke and wear Birkenstock sandals. Go figure."

Story at:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=52...

Excerpt from book at same link.

It would be heaven on earth to have conservatives like this around.




Cher


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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:54 PM
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1. How many crunchy cons are there????
I really can't imagine there are any
except for perhaps a couple who took
way too much acid at Altamont
and ran off to join the Church of Satan.
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SongOfTheRayne Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:58 PM
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2. Hauleihluiah....not all Republicans are crazy.
They're not all like Adolf Gonzales! I mean....they're not all like ALBERTO Gonzales....0_o

Good for you, you misrepresented people...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:05 PM
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3. alicublog has been having fun at these imbeciles' expense.....
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Salviati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:05 PM
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4. "It would be heaven on earth to have conservatives like this around."
Well, as long as they don't actually _vote_ for republicans, who are just going to end up screwing them over in the name of big buisness
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:56 PM
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5. Burke would be a rabid leftist compared to todays "conservatives"
He supported the American Revolution fer Christ's sake.
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