Pitching America's Sweetheart
More of this please. I hate that goddamned Ivy League flim-flam man. I quit a book club of nice liberal middle-aged ladies because we read Hillbilly Elegy, and they BOUGHT IT. (To be fair, I was on thin ice, owing to the involuntary fits whenever David Brooks -- whom they RESPECTED -- was referenced.)
Damnit Roy now I’m gonna have that song stuck in my head all day!
LOL. I expect hillwilliam to get absolutely bodied in the primary, but as I’ve said before, hopefully the comedy gods will smile on us and his defeat won’t come until after he feels compelled to give a speech or participate in a debate wearing an SS officer’s uniform while carrying a large cross in one hand and a glossy photo of Mawmaw in the other.
I mean, if you needed any more evidence this guy is an elitist fraud, he is enthusiastically supported by that oyster-sucking, champagne-guzzling, globe-trotting Man of the People Rod Dreher.
The Hee Haw shout out is *chef's kiss*!
J.D. has a nice round head. That's a valued trait among the Hill People. Shows good breeding. Close, but not too close, if you know what I mean. Meemaw was evidently able to leave the holler to find a husband.
Because I'm using a different computer, substack didn't recognized me at first so I think I may have given you 2 or 3 likes. Do I get extra credit for that?
At least some of the HeeHaw stars were actual hillbillies. Sure, they milked it for laughs. Beats Vance trying to make a goddamn brand out of his heritage.
Just as appalling high powered shysters (and not a few senators, cough, J. Kennedy, cough) act and claim to be "jus' an ol' country lawyer, so the successful here in Reddestneckistan are "jus' poor ol' hillbillies", and claim,like every entitled dirtbag with a support system and a well off family, that if they made it to the top of the local economy, anyone else can. There are the folks who keep wages low, and public services slim to none.
If Vance is notably more moral or fit to decide the deserving I'd like some proof.
Since y'all stole my Hee Haw jokes, I'll just note the irony that the man who captured the hearts of the hillbillies is a rich guy from New York.
The Hee Haw reference at the end is brilliant. Pulitzer level brilliant.
I got a good chuckle out of that one - loved the ending!
Roy, Roy, Roy, that Buck Owens was from Cal-ee-for-niyay! Why cain’t y’all channel a little Grandpa Jones, like “Mountain Dew” or “Are You From Dixie?” He’s from Kentucky, a real-billy.
J.D. Vance is truly a son of the night soil
If NPR was a state, Vance would definitely be elected as one if its two Senators. I'm assuming David Brooks would be the other.
Ron Jeremy and Hee-Haw, the Master's touch. We're not worthy...
And yet, I’m convinced Vance is electable. Could be wrong but wouldn’t bet on that.