Grass Valley, CA — Famed cartoonist and local legend RL Crabb has had enough of your bullshit. Speaking on his middle-of-the-road blog, the feisty Nevada County version of Mark Twain had this to say about our current state of affairs.
“In my role as a critic and chronicler of American politics for the past 38 years, I have watched the slow disintegration of civility and cooperation in our government,” said the official spokesman of Nevada County. “It’s not the first time in our history that we have reached this low point, but you would think, in a time when so much information is at our fingertips that we could avoid the pitfalls and mistakes of the past. Every day, we become more fragmented and divided, and no one’s hands are clean.”
The wise and aging Mr. Crabb, whose decidedly sharp and moderate approaches to everything have not sat well with the growing and distempered local extremists, has come under attack from the batshit-crazy local blogs who have little patience for his considerate, cool-headed and humorous mindset.
Nevada County in many ways is an incubator for the rest of the country; a microcosm of the thought and behavior. With area reactionary Right-wing blogs and Facebook groups that would make the French monarchist parliamentarians blush with their extremism, to the equally disorganized and keeled local Left who seem to only be able to organize protests against imaginary radio waves, Mr. Crabb has always tried to cut the political baby in half in hopes of both preserving the domestic peace, but also getting a good laugh at their expense.
With regards to the latest round of immoderate behavior from Washington, Mr. Crabb asserted his oft wisdom of ‘what comes around, goes around’ on his Facebook wall.
“Let’s cut the bullshit. If Scalia had died the day after Obama was reelected, the Republican Senate STILL would have held up any nomination to the Supreme Court.”
So, like a growing number of Americans, he’s had it with this unnecessarily divisive and derisive bullshit produced by partisans who seem more interested in party politics than “we the people,” Mr. Crabb not only represents the frustrations of ordinary people, but those who are also sick and tired of the bullshit.
You can pick up RL Crabb’s book here. Do it. You’ll like it.