Posts tagged Tea Party
Posts tagged Tea Party
The senator helpfully forgets that he led the charge for the shutdown that he says is now threatening the country’s security.
YOU! YOU DID THIS! IT. IS. YOUR. FAULT. YOU AND YOUR TEALIBAN CRONIES DID THIS!
An IREHR Investigation discovers that the real IRS scandal involving the Tea Party is how many Tea Party groups are allowed to get away with questionable activity.
This goes for political groups in general. The big differences between a 527 (straight-up political action committee) and a 501(c)(4) are DISCLOSURE and ENDORSEMENT — especially the endorsement of political candidates over general social welfare activities.
This is why groups like Planned Parenthood and labor unions (along with other conservative groups) will often have a 501(c)(3) [i.e. a tax-exempt charity for union members hit with disastrous events], a 501 (c)(4) [i.e. a group devoted to lobbying on labor issues like the minimum wage], and a 527 [i.e. a PAC that endorses and donates to candidates] — and never shall the pots o’ money meet.
If anything, this “scandal” illustrates the incompetence of the IRS when it comes to awarding the proper tax status to the proper type of group. Ideally, each group SHOULD be subject to scrutiny and rejected or accepted based upon said examination. That’s not happening and that’s the real scandal here.
Submitted by hellowearytravelr, who writes, “Based on all information made available to the public, I have created a composite of what I believe your anons look like behind the greyface.”
It’s just… so… ACCURATE.
I shall distribute this immediately!
Can you make this post rebloggable?
Funny how you didn’t post anything about all the liberals trying to relate the bombings to conservatives and the Tea Party. No, you posted a few things that a few conservatives said, instead of posting what several mainstream liberals have said.
Hey, funny that I haven’t actually heard anyone relating it to conservatives or the Tea Party in any way, much less calling for the murder of Tea Partiers in retaliation like your pal Erik Rush. And I mostly follow liberal sites, dudebro.
I’m calling out an extreme, reactionary asshole.
Speaking of, check out the post by Myra Adams on Red State entitled “Why It Is Obvious That The Boston Marathon Attack Is Islamic Terrorism”.
Send me direct links where a mainstream liberal says the bombings are definitively related to the Tea Party and conservatives, with no other possible groups, or back away from the keyboard.
This is the link y’all keep sending me labeled “Chris Matthews blames terrorism on Tea Party.”
But here’s what he actually said:
“Well, Michael, tax day today. That came up. You know, I was thinking of all the iconic events that are being told about today. Of course I knew it was tax day because I got them in. But of course, it’s Patriots Day. It’s also the Boston Marathon. And would you as an expert be thinking domestic at this point? I don’t think tax day means a lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or certainly not to al-Qaeda in terms of their world. It doesn’t have iconic significance.”
Then his expert starts talking about how it could be the work of someone with too much time on their hands, who looks up making bombs, and who hates the government. If you think that describes your conservative and Tea Party compatriots, that’s cool and all, but I’m a little nicer than that.
There’s a big difference between saying “it could be” and “it was” — which is also why I’m highlighting racist, xenophobic bullshit about who it was versus any of the other premature speculation. Remember what happened post-9/11 in terms of hate crimes? The last thing that needs to happen is racist jerkoffs firing up fellow racist jerkoffs to beat the hell out of anyone who “looks” Muslim.
Well, well, well… Looks like threats of blackmail aren’t just the modus operandi of the Cody-Big Horn Basin Tea Party:
The founder of a tea party group in Oklahoma was charged with two felonies on Tuesday for allegedly sending threatening emails to a Republican lawmaker after he refused buy in to the notion that the United Nations was conspiring to transform the country into a communist dictatorship.
According to the Oklahoman, 54-year-old Sooner Tea Party founder Al Gerhart faces up to five years in prison for blackmail and violating the state computer crimes act.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation determined that Gerhart admitted sending an email to state Sen. Cliff Branan (R) “that was intended to threaten and intimidate him.” Gerhart had been angry because Branan refused to allow a vote on a bill that would have ensured Oklahoma cities do not participate in Agenda 21, a United Nations initiative to promote environmentally sustainable development…
“Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you regret not doing it,” Gerhart wrote in the email. “I will make you the laughing stock of the Senate if I don’t hear that this bill will be heard and passed. We will dig into your past, yoru [sic] family, your associates and once we start on you there will be no end to it. This is a promise.”
At a press conference last week, the tea party leader admitted that he sent the email. “Political pain and embarrassment will be necessary if the citizens expect to regain control of this Senate down here from the state chamber of commerce and special interests,” he insisted. “The time for ‘nice’ behavior is over with.”
As my dear husband remarked after I informed him of this story, “Same shit, different zip code.”
Submitted to me today. I’ve edited a tiny bit and embedded a few links (and gifs), but the message remains the same — this is a creepy eyewitness account of the Tea Party strain operating in Northwestern Wyoming. It’s also a long read, but worth it. I included my own commentary, plus information on blackmail of myself and another Wyoming journalist:
I don’t do this very often, but I believe this is important when something disturbing occurs that you are not likely to see in the local newspaper.
Besides, it’s always fun to sandbag the teabaggers. Or rather it would be fun, if that dubious rabble weren’t trying to usurp the public democratic process, that is…
Last night, the Tea Party cabal used the public meeting to discuss the City of Cody Master Plan for the community’s future as a venue to actively advance their own misguided/downright paranoid political agenda. They were accosting people — quietly, but accosting them nevertheless — to get signatures for a petition to repeal Senator Hank Coe’s SF104, [the] “Hill Bill” that reorganized the state Department of Education during this last legislative session. They were working the crowd while those citizens were trying to work through the comprehensive and complicated City Master Plan while city officials and Councilmen were trying to explain it to them.
Some context: Cindy Hill, the disgraced and all-but-ousted Superintendent of Public Instruction, is the darling of the state tea party movement, and was elected by them. The Cody-Big Horn chapter of these faux patriots and wingnuts who drape themselves in the flag while waving the Constitution at the rising full moon, are determined to get Cindy Hill back in office.
And I’m covering this sliding scale of batshit completely sober.
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