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ThinkProgress » Senator-Elect Rand Paul Breaks Tea Party Pledge, Now Vows To ‘Fight’ For Earmarks

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goodreasonnews:

Congressional earmarks has been one of the key targets of the Tea Party’s anti-spending fervor. Angry over the House GOP’s failure to include an earmark moratorium in its “Pledge To America,” Tea Party supporters looked to their Washington outsider candidates to champion their current raison d’être.

One Tea Party hero, Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY), jumped on the anti-earmark bandwagon early, making “a ban on wasteful earmark spending in Washington D.C. one of the key points of his campaign” in March. Lambasting lawmakers who opt for “photo-ops with oversized fake cardboard checks,” Paul vowed to “dismantle the culture of professional politicians” even if he “ruffled a lot of establishment feathers” while doing it.

HILARITY ENSUES 

Wow. I’m so fucking shocked </sarcasm> 

(via greenstate)

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"The Tea Party is obsessed with myths about America&#8217;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&#8217;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&#8217; rights. And much as it affects to love Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as America&#8217;s greatest president, that doesn&#8217;t quite add up either: Lincoln fought a terrible civil war to enforce the will of the federal government on the south. That&#8217;s hardly in the Tea Party playbook.&#8221;

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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Submitted by beyondtolerance

In response to your post about some of the right wing responses to the moveon.org activist attack, just an fyi, he’s been identified. No he wasn’t another moveon.org supporter in disguise. He’s actually a Rand Paul campaign coordinator. Just incase the whole thing wasn’t sickening enough already. http://bit.ly/bVTemS

I saw and it’s even more enraging.


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stfuconservatives:

blogonthe:

the best billboard ever, put up in colorado

Good god, even beyond the outright offensiveness I have never seen anything more busy in my life. This is a billboard, and while driving by I’m supposed to make out a bible, an Uncle Sam figurine, the Liberty Bell, an eagle, Justice, and what appears to be that yellow thing that sang in Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi.
Also those rats don’t appear to be interfering with the game, I mean they’re just there hanging out and sneering. Not totally sure of the metaphorical significance of the Vultures.
Also the whole “DemocRAT” thing would read better if the Obama’s were rats… ya know, rather than a terrorist, nazi gangster, communist mexican, or gay. Just trying to help you guys out from a graphic design standpoint.
-Joe

What in the actual hell is this?! Whoever did this was high on crystal meth, right? That’s the only explanation. 

So, Colorado&#8230;way to make Wyoming seem a little more normal.

glossylalia:

stfuconservatives:

blogonthe:

the best billboard ever, put up in colorado

Good god, even beyond the outright offensiveness I have never seen anything more busy in my life. This is a billboard, and while driving by I’m supposed to make out a bible, an Uncle Sam figurine, the Liberty Bell, an eagle, Justice, and what appears to be that yellow thing that sang in Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi.

Also those rats don’t appear to be interfering with the game, I mean they’re just there hanging out and sneering. Not totally sure of the metaphorical significance of the Vultures.

Also the whole “DemocRAT” thing would read better if the Obama’s were rats… ya know, rather than a terrorist, nazi gangster, communist mexican, or gay. Just trying to help you guys out from a graphic design standpoint.

-Joe

What in the actual hell is this?! Whoever did this was high on crystal meth, right? That’s the only explanation. 

So, Colorado…way to make Wyoming seem a little more normal.

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Derailing for Dummies (9/23/10 update)

Just follow this step-by-step guide to Conversing with Marginalised People™ and in no time at all you will have a fool-proof method of derailing every challenging conversation you may get into, thus reaping the full benefits of every privilege that you have.

The best part is, you don’t even have to be a white, heterosexual, cisgendered, cissexual, upper-class male to enjoy the full benefits of derailing conversation! Nope, you can utilise the lesser-recognised tactic of Horizontal Hostility to make sure that, despite being a member of a Marginalised Group™ yourself, you can exercise a privilege another Marginalised Group™ doesn’t have in order not to heed their experience!

Read on, and learn, and remember… you don’t have to use these in any particular order! In fact, mixing them up can really keep those Marginalised People™ on their toes! After all, they are pretty much used to hearing this stuff, so you don’t want to get too predictable or they’ll get lazy! 

This is the guidebook of every internet troll, especially those that like to troll places like Jezebel, STFU Conservatives, STFU Teabaggers and the Casper Star-Tribune.

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