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Thrice-Married NPR Snob Garrison Keillor Mocks Newt Gingrich as a 'Polygamist'
NewsBusters ^ | February 6, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 02/06/2012 8:48:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Hypocrisy knows no bounds on the airwaves of National Public Radio, as their Minnesota-based star Garrison Keillor led off his latest edition of “A Prairie Home Companion” by mocking the GOP frontrunners as “the Mormon running against the polygamist.” This is a rich dig coming from Keillor, since he has been married three times – just as many times as Newt Gingrich.

This was within three minutes of the program starting, just a little partisan liberal boilerplate before the folksy singers get started. Keillor mocked conservatives like Romney and Gingrich for believing "the solution to our current dilemma is to go back to the policies that helped cause that dilemma...deregulation, cutting taxes, starting a new war, if possible."

Everything on NPR seems to tell the Republican to turn off the radio, this show was not produced for him. He's supposed to pay for it, but not suffer through it. The lecture commenced like this:

The Republican primaries go on – great fun – the Mormon running against the polygamist. And, uh – [Laughter and applause] Very interesting. Newt Gingrich, Speaker Newt Gingrich. There is nobody like him, nobody, absolutely nobody! He’s just a throwback right straight out of the 19th century. This guy is just unvarnished. He just talks and talks and talks. This guy does not need an airbag in his car. [Laughter] Got a windbag – it’s himself.

Then he shifted into mocking Mormonism alongside Gingrich again, how he unspools kooky lines without any consultants telling him what to say:

The line about Kenyan, anti-colonialist view of the world that he attributed to the President, that just came out of this guy. Or was presented to him, you know, by an angel in the woods of upstate New York, on a silver tablet, you know, in a language only Newt Gingrich can understand.

The guy who’s got the Vitalis – now, everything that he says is very well-calibrated, It’s like a fine racing engine – it’s jut you know, everything’s been tested, pre-tested, road-tested. Gone before focus groups and so on. Tested with little blue strips of paper, everything that he says. Newt Gingrich – wow! Whoa, it just flows out of him, the guy with the helmet hair. Just a wild, wild man.

They believe in the same things, you know, they believe in the Declaration of Independence, the Pledge of Allegiance, the U.S. Constitution, and they believe that the solution to our current dilemma is to go back to the policies that helped cause that dilemma. [Applause] Interesting thing – deregulation, cutting taxes, starting a new war, if possible.

He called the election the “Super Bowl for grown-ups” – that’s a pretty insulting put down of sports fans – and then said the country can survive just about anybody in the White House.


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aprairiehomebore; democrats; gingrich; liberalfascism; liberalhypocrisy; newt; publictelevision; television
Have you noticed how much bolder the left has become since Mr. Obama took office?
1 posted on 02/06/2012 8:48:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this thing should not be mocking anyone

2 posted on 02/06/2012 8:51:38 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Garrison Keillor has always been full of himself. He is really really creepy.


3 posted on 02/06/2012 8:53:09 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These pukes don’t know what bold is, but they will when the time comes.


4 posted on 02/06/2012 8:56:31 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: savagesusie

Yes most libtards are they also seem to be pretty much uniformly hypocrital too.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 8:58:32 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: savagesusie

Yes most libtards are they also seem to be pretty much uniformly hypocrital too.


6 posted on 02/06/2012 8:58:55 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: savagesusie

Yes most libtards are they also seem to be pretty much uniformly hypocrital too.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 8:58:55 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I haven’t been able to stand that bastard ever since there was cheering on his stupid show when it was announced that Reagan had passed away.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 9:02:15 PM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

get even - donate to the Society for the Eradication of English Majors...


9 posted on 02/06/2012 9:06:21 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Garrisons been snorting to much lutefisk.


10 posted on 02/06/2012 9:08:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Who’s that creep?/s


11 posted on 02/06/2012 9:09:03 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mylife

What’s that?

I’m too tired tonight to look it up.


12 posted on 02/06/2012 9:10:28 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Marathoner

Per Wiki: “On September 7, 2009, Keillor was briefly hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke.”

So maybe we will get a happy ending soon...


13 posted on 02/06/2012 9:10:36 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Newt will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: unkus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk


14 posted on 02/06/2012 9:14:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“It is gelatinous in texture, and has an extremely strong, pungent odor. Its name literally means “lye fish.”


Nasty! Nasty food for a nasty man.

Thanks, mylife.

Have you ever tasted that nasty stuff?


15 posted on 02/06/2012 9:20:23 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I haven’t listened to NPRObama in years. I was once a follower of Prairie Home, but no more. I get myh political news on Free Republic, thank you very much.


16 posted on 02/06/2012 9:21:53 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Marathoner
RE: "I haven’t been able to stand that bastard ever since there was cheering on his stupid show when it was announced that Reagan had passed away."

Yes I heard that too.. and squeals of delight, applause. I was listening to NPR they had the usual opening then Keillor made the announcement that the news reported that Reagan had died.

To be fair to Keillor I sensed that he stared the audience down to quiet them. I listened to that part of the show again about one year ago because I figured they'd cut that part but they did not. There were actually very few in the audience who reacted that way to the news.

I quit listening because their comedy sucked. They went way, way overboard with routines to attack Bush and Cheney vis-a-vis current events. They definitely suffered from that derangement syndrome and it ruined their show.

17 posted on 02/06/2012 9:25:27 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

AAGGHHHHH...my EYES!


18 posted on 02/06/2012 9:26:27 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: unkus
Lutefisk is to Icelanders what bitter herbs at Passover are to Jews...meant to provoke a cultural remembrance rather than gastronomic applause.



19 posted on 02/06/2012 9:35:05 PM PST by AnTiw1 (I lived through a mormon hell, I will not live in a country with a mormon president.)
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To: mylife

Uff da!


20 posted on 02/06/2012 9:36:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“this thing should not be mocking anyone”

Just wondering which creature would breed with this guy? He produced offspring?


21 posted on 02/06/2012 9:38:23 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: AnTiw1

Very nice explanation. Thank you, AnTiw1.


22 posted on 02/06/2012 9:47:51 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: savagesusie

This pig-poker has been married 3 times? To humans?


23 posted on 02/06/2012 9:47:51 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: unkus

Hey.. Hey wait just a minute, bein a Scotch-Irish East Texas Redneck, lutefisk ain’t bad if you got the right Norweigan sweety cookin it. Otherwise yes. Keeler looks like one of those Swede geeks that can’t take the stuff and has to have the “pressed chicken”.


24 posted on 02/06/2012 9:54:14 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Good lord. The guy looks like an OSTRICH.


25 posted on 02/06/2012 9:59:37 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Newt Gingrich's clearly in decline (again) but could rise again. Santorum to stop Romney.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

26 posted on 02/06/2012 10:04:14 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: X-spurt
This pig-poker has been married 3 times? To humans?

ROTFL.

27 posted on 02/06/2012 10:07:31 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: X-spurt

I dated a girl from Midland and she could have fixed anything for dinner and I’d have loved it.

She knew how to cook, too. That’s been many years ago.

My mother’s side of the family were all from Texas. Great people.


28 posted on 02/06/2012 10:09:03 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: X-spurt

This pig-poker has been married 3 times? To humans?


Now, that’s funny. But it might be goats.


29 posted on 02/06/2012 10:10:23 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Marathoner
I haven’t been able to stand that bastard ever since there was cheering on his stupid show when it was announced that Reagan had passed away.

Wow. I've never listened to "A Prairie Home Companion". Is that what's been going on during his show all these years... decades??

30 posted on 02/06/2012 10:14:10 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Three times divorced deranged Marxist scumbag Keillor calls any republican three times divorced a "Polygamist."

What a catch. Right ladies?

31 posted on 02/06/2012 10:15:39 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Man, that looks like a face created by Hollwood for a monster movie.

I thought his first book, Lake Woebegon, was sidesplitting funny. But several years ago a friend and I went to see him in Portland and it was bizarre...he sing songed a good portion of the performance and I could barely understand it.


32 posted on 02/06/2012 10:23:08 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: FormerACLUmember
Looks like Don Imus's imperfect doppelganger to me.

Since I'm sure this douche bag supports Gay Marriage, why would he have a problem with Polygamy?

The more the merrier, right?

33 posted on 02/06/2012 10:37:24 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: savagesusie
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Garrison had a great radio voice, about 20 years ago ...

Nowadays, he sounds like a "very old guy", his diction is off ...

and those "Prarie Home Companion" radio skits are effectively NPR "fund raisers" for the (very old) liberal Hubert Humprey fans ... who were big fans of the "golden age of radio" ...

Finally ... he's obtuse and mocks Christianity ...



I guess "one out of four" is the best you can hope for from an ancient Minnesota Liberal, doncha know ?



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34 posted on 02/07/2012 4:18:57 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"The guy looks like an OSTRICH"

Which end?

35 posted on 02/07/2012 7:07:38 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
"Garrison had a great radio voice, about 20 years ago ... Nowadays, he sounds like a "very old guy", his diction is off ..."

He slurs and extends his words, too. I don't think it's due to his stroke. I think it may be intentional, to sound more erudite.

I used to listen to him about once a year (now I don't listen at all, even though I grew up near what is now called Lake Wobegone Trail). His show seemed to have a new material half life of about a year. This means that after one year, about half of the show content would be new. The other half would be the same old songs and comments from earlier shows. It's interesting to contrast this with Rush. Rush's content half life is about an hour. This with no support staff doing research. Prairie Home has a staff of about 20, and only one hour a week of show, yet it can only manage to generate an occasional new thought.

36 posted on 02/07/2012 7:19:36 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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