Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 wasn't exactly a banner day if you come from a politically conservative perspective.
It was the first day after congressional Republicans, by many accounts, made a big show over delaying the implementation of Obamacare during the government shutdown and then essentially caved to Democrats in the 11th hour.
It's also the day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker — who's made news of late over a Twitter friendship with a vegan stripper, an allegedly imaginary drug lord friend named T-Bone, and allegations that he doesn't actually live in Newark — managed to win a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.
So if you're feeling down, lend your ears to the hardscrabble words of John Wayne.
These excerpts from a 1975 interview — nearly 40 years ago — sound like the Duke could have uttered them today, as he digs into liberal political tactics and fiscal policies.
Here's Wayne's take on those who lean left all the way back in the Ford presidency: "They never listen to your point of view, and they make a decision as to what you think, and they're articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person."
OK, pilgrim — here's the Duke as only he can say it, credited on YouTube to interviewer Tony Macklin (content warning: as you might expect, a bit of salty language ahead):