Posts tagged STFU Teabaggers
Posts tagged STFU Teabaggers
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.
Wow. I’m so fucking shocked </sarcasm>
"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
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.
Whoa. Paging Linda McMahon…
Amazing. This explains so much!
Ahahahaha! It’s “news” with “valuable information” that everyone should “take seriously.”
This is way too true…
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.
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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