Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rightwing Lunatics in DC are Not ALL in Congress

Taking great pains to capitalize on the deaths of over three thousand innocents on September 11th 2001, conservative advocacy groups like Dick Armey’s “Freedom Works” have successfully pulled off a “tax protest” rally in Washington, DC today, Septenber 12th. A tax protest rally that these days seem to be anything but about protesting taxes.

Spawned by Libertarian minds, these TEA parties (Taxed Enough Already) have evolved from being anti-tax and spend (a Bush Administration specialty) to being Anti-Obama, Anti-Healthcare, Anti-Democratic Party.

By showing up in numbers, these stooges of fear mongerers and lobbyists hope to give the impression of a growing silent majority where only the reverse is true.

The only thing that is growing is a growing sense among these people that speaking out in very ugly, ill-mannered ways that have bordered on unbridled racist bile will get their message heard.

Something that, in this day and age, seems to be effective in attracting media attention.

So yes, Washington DC is awash, today, with tens of thousands spouting anti-Obama, anti-Democrat sentiments. Tens of thousands who have contributed in total, hundreds of IQ points to the political and economic discussions of the day.

All of this, it seems, gives some in the GOP pause. While the DC TEA party will attract some office holders from the rightwing of the Republican party, guys like House GOP Chairman Mike Pence (R – Ind.), it looks like mainstream Republicans are giving this rally a pass.


“Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and other Republicans, said there is an ‘opportunity for Republicans’ to tap into legitimate fears about an overreaching federal government. But he said that ‘right-wing nutballs are aligning themselves with these movements’ and are dominating media coverage.”

“‘It's bad for Republicans because in the absence of any real leadership, the freaks fill the void and define the party,’ McKinnon said.”

A gallery of today’s events in DC follows, courtesy of HuffingtonPost.


Delezzia said...

I think I have seen some of these baggers at the Rich/Rose Wal-Mart.

Anonymous said...

It seems that the tea baggers want no part of the USA when a Democrat is in the Whitehouse, so let them give up citizenship, and become an illegal alien, giving up all benefits of public schools, fire protection, police protection, driving on public streets & highways, military protection, food inspection, mail delivery, clean water, garbage pickup, and many more services. Wall them off, so we can get on with our lives. Then make them apply for a green card if they want to work here.

Anonymous said...

This is by designed disguise.

It is about one thing--an effort to delegitimize Presient Obama's Presidency because they do not want to accept the fact that we have a Black President.

Bush2 was so "awful” and will go down in history as the worst President of all time.
Yet, these very same people never teabagged; never acted loud, boisterous, crude, and violently at town halls; never showed up bearing arms at public places where Bush was appearing or speaking; never objected to the President delivering a speech to school children; never marched on Washington, etc., etc.,. They may think that they are fooling those of us who see straight through their antics---but it looks and sounds like just what it truly is: hate for Obama because he is the Black President so they are unaccepting of the fact so they engage in behavior to try and delegitimize him.

Anonymous said...

Since Dick Army organized this Moron March he should have to give up his taxpayer paid health care, retirement pension and every thing else he was able to fleece from the taxpayers during his time as a US Congressman. He has lived his whole adult life off the taxpayers. He was a teacher before he ran for Congress. Scary huh?

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love the nut holding the sign that says "Hands off my body" Bet you she is anti choice

Anonymous said...

Yes they are being steered now by GOPers. Too bad many of them can't see it.

"Spawned by Libertarian minds, these TEA parties (Taxed Enough Already) have evolved from being anti-tax and spend (a Bush Administration specialty) to being Anti-Obama, Anti-Healthcare, Anti-Democratic Party."