Cognitive Dissonance

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"The Tea Party is obsessed with myths about America’s past. The Founding Fathers are revered as gods, the constitution is sacrosanct, America was uniquely established to be the land of the free. This reverence for the late 18th century might explain why some of its members like to dress up in colonial garb, trying to look like Mr and Mrs George Washington. In Colorado, they even go in for pioneer re-enactments, where the women and children are in period dress, the men spend the weekend dressed as Davy Crockett wandering around with muskets and everybody lives in tents (but with portable lavatories nearby)."
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It’s a clever attempt at what you might call white minority politics – if not entirely convincing. King, after all, wanted the federal government to overrule the states and desegregate the south. The Tea Party wants to restore states’ rights. And much as it affects to love Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as America’s greatest president, that doesn’t quite add up either: Lincoln fought a terrible civil war to enforce the will of the federal government on the south. That’s hardly in the Tea Party playbook.”

A reporter examines the Tea Party for the The Guardian

"The Tea Party is obsessed with myths about America’s past. The Founding Fathers are revered as gods, the constitution is sacrosanct, America was uniquely established to be the land of the free. This reverence for the late 18th century might explain why some of its members like to dress up in colonial garb, trying to look like Mr and Mrs George Washington. In Colorado, they even go in for pioneer re-enactments, where the women and children are in period dress, the men spend the weekend dressed as Davy Crockett wandering around with muskets and everybody lives in tents (but with portable lavatories nearby)."

It’s a clever attempt at what you might call white minority politics – if not entirely convincing. King, after all, wanted the federal government to overrule the states and desegregate the south. The Tea Party wants to restore states’ rights. And much as it affects to love Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as America’s greatest president, that doesn’t quite add up either: Lincoln fought a terrible civil war to enforce the will of the federal government on the south. That’s hardly in the Tea Party playbook.”

A reporter examines the Tea Party for the The Guardian

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Update: The individual in this photo was identified to me by an organizer at the Tea Party Rally as Dr. Terrence Dini of Laramie. It is not Dr. Dini in the photograph, and apologies for the misidentification. 

An unidentified individual at the Tea Party roundup in Laramie, Wyo.
Which American was that? The one that sang “Bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran” as a joke? The American, who as mayor of Wasilla, made women pay for their own rape kits? Or, you know, the one born in Hawaii and who WON?!
Click here to view the rest of the album. Most people were respectful and talked to me about their views. He was the only one who refused.

Update: The individual in this photo was identified to me by an organizer at the Tea Party Rally as Dr. Terrence Dini of Laramie. It is not Dr. Dini in the photograph, and apologies for the misidentification. 

An unidentified individual at the Tea Party roundup in Laramie, Wyo.

Which American was that? The one that sang “Bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran” as a joke? The American, who as mayor of Wasilla, made women pay for their own rape kits? Or, you know, the one born in Hawaii and who WON?!

Click here to view the rest of the album. Most people were respectful and talked to me about their views. He was the only one who refused.

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After watching Fox News for something like a week straight, I’m now convinced you cannot walk through a doorway at their studios without this playing. The toilets even have a bomb sound effect when they flush.

The Tea Party Express Bus plays this like a demented ice cream truck, too. TRUTH.

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