Celebrating another great public structure that the right opposed
It’s great that Virginia’s right-wing governor, Bob McDonnell, will be joining our own Bev Perdue to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway today. The Parkway, of course, was an FDR/New Deal project that enjoyed significant contributions from Works Progress Administration, the Emergency Relief Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and even conscientious objectors in the Civilian Public Service program during WWII.
Don’t you just love it when figures on the far right hypocritically celebrate things that they would have opposed as “socialistic” back when they were first advanced?
It’s reminiscent of the way conservative corporate barons and their hired lackeys get all misty eyed over the American Revolution despite the patently obvious fact that their true forbears were among the one-third of the population that remained in the loyalist camp.