cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Remember a fellow from Illinois and then California who was a Democrat for years and who then gave a speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater’s candidacy in 1964? His name, of course was Ronald Reagan, an actor who proved he was much more than ‘just’ an actor. An article by Craig Shirley and Laura Ingraham that appeared in the Los Angeles Times ran in the morning Journal Sentinel and provoked memories that should be provoked more often. His was truly a populist approach labelled as New Federalism.