Digby posted this quotation under the heading “Crazy Left Wing Hippie,” along with a challenge to guess who said it:
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires,and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
I am feeling a bit smug because I guessed it correctly in one.
Also, I loved that last line: “Their number is negligible and they are stupid.” Too bad only the second assertion still holds true.
I’m curious what y’all come up with, so please drop your best (or worst!) guess in comments.
The correct answer is here (also via Digby).