On Reddit today (and the rest of the internet by extension), there emerged a story that ran under the headline “Virginia GOP is calling for armed revolt if Obama is re-elected“.
The title is an obvious karma grab, of course, that insinuates that an armed revolution is on its way. In reality, one idiot yokel from Virginia wrote a stupid newsletter.
Ponch McPhee (I know) is the editor of the Greene County Republicans’ monthly newsletter. Back in March he put together an eight page tour de force that included the following (original errors and bizarre punctuation are intact):
The ultimate task for the people is to remain vigilant and aware ~ that the government, their government is out of control, and this moment, this opportunity, must not be forsaken, must not escape us, for we shall not have any coarse but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November ~ This Republic cannot survive for 4 more years underneath this political socialist ideologue.
This is why you don’t write newsletters, guys. You call for armed revolt one time and then the whole state gets dragged into the fray.
Clearly, this story is stupid and doesn’t deserve any of your attention or Reddit’s attention. HOWEVER, there is one bizarre inclusion in this newsletter that does merit a closer look. On page 7, there’s a recipe for a delicacy called “Conservative Potato & Egg Delight”.
I kept looking and looking for something that sets this dish apart from Liberal Potato & Egg Delight, or even Moderate Potato & Egg Delight, but I couldn’t! Aside from the fact that this recipe appears directly below a diatribe about Sharia law in public schools (which is rampant, apparently), there’s nothing definitively conservative about it.
It is time that we stop this unnecessary polarization. It could be that I haven’t eaten much today, but this cheesy-egg-inside-potato concoction is the one thing Ponch and I agree on. Let’s not destroy that bond with our petty labels.