Bryan to run for president as a Tea Party Republican
By John Feehery - 09/27/10 01:53 PM ET
— William Jennings Bryan, who last ran for president in the 1908 election, announced that he was going to run for president as a Tea Party Republican in 2012. DAYTON, Tenn. Bryanpromises to run against the TARP bailout, industrialists, government spending, the Federal Reserve and evolution and in favor of policies that help the “common” man. New York
Asked why he was running as a Republican instead of as a Democrat — where three times he won that party’s nomination for president, in 1896, 1904 and again in 1908 —
said: “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” Bryan
Sarah Palin, when asked about
’s run, looked on in incomprehension, as if she had never heard of “The Great Commoner.” Mike Huckabee, whose platform closely resembles Bryan ’s, scoffed when told of the run: “He can’t run for president. He’s been dead for 80 years.” Bryan
campaign is reportedly working out the details to overcome that one minor issue. Bryan was unapologetic: “Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.” Bryan
Bryanis expected to appeal to conservatives from the more rural parts of . His appeal in bigger, urban areas will be tempered by this kind of rhetoric: America
“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.”
Notice the MEANERY directed at poor, poor Sarah? Like she wouldn’t know who William Jennings Bryan was or never heard of his 1896 Cross of Gold Speech or about Bimetalism and the coinage of free silver at a ratio of 16:1. Of course she has.
This is MEANERY against Sarah and the Teabaggers pure and simple, but still funny.