Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Marrs Diatribe Letter Mocked

Snoopy at River City Rapids reprints a lowbrow diatribe in the format of a letter-to-the-editor from former delegate Brad Marrs -- a cultural conservative from the loon wing of the Republican party -- which appeared in Tuesday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. Snoopy also tosses a few choice words of his own at the embittered Marrs, who obviously still just doesn’t get it:

“...I'd like to find the 42 people who put Katherine Waddell over the top against Mr. Marrs and buy them all drinks.”

Today’s Marrs letter is almost funny, in a dark way. His view of the RT-D as a traitor to his ilk's backward thinking is rich. Yet I wonder how many citizens’ thinking does his letter still speak for? How many embarrassed Republicans are still defending his mean spirit? In 1956, or '66 the spirit of the Marrs letter probably would have spoken for many. Today, in supposedly more enlightened times, we hope it would speak for a lesser percentage of everyday people.

But since Marrs lost by only 42 votes, I wonder...

3 comments:

Will Vaught said...

so i guess it is safe to assume that mr. marrs will not be going to see brokeback mountain when it comes to the Byrd theatre?

athaena said...

What a miserable little so-and-so Mr. Marrs appears to be. Then again, I think a lot of conservatism of his ilk is born of insecurity - perhaps he protests too much re. his homophobia? *evil grin*

F.T. Rea said...

athaena: Yesteryear's high-profile, arch-conservative gay-bashers J. Edgar Hoover and Roy Cohn, no doubt, inspired a few evil grins in their day, too.