Thursday, April 9, 2009

Encourage Tea Bagging

We really should. It's a realization that came to me from this open letter to conservative tea baggers that hits right on the nose:

We've had a president who decided that he could revoke the citizenship of Americans based on his own say-so -- and no conservatives were worried about their loss of rights. We've had a government assert that it could spy on any communications, without warrant or cause -- and no conservatives took to the streets, alarmed at the threat to their Constitutional protections. We found out we went to war over a weapons program that didn't exist -- oops. We found out that we subjected innocent, though brown, people to imprisonment without recourse, and others to torture so cruel that it rendered them mentally incompetent. We buried the nation in a mountain of debt -- well, them's the breaks. We forked over billions of dollars in giveaways to oil companies that were already making larger profits than any other companies in the history of the world -- hell, gotta keep John Galt in caviar. None of it raised a peep from any of you, you were all fine with it. The government could do no wrong -- except not going far enough.

But if returning to the tax policies that existed before Bush is the thing that's got a bee in your bonnet, claiming the end of the republic is at hand -- go for it. If you've suddenly decided that preventing government efforts to stave off a second Great Depression is the thing you're going to hang your collective hats on, or that saving one of the prime manufacturing sectors still left in the country is a bridge too far, by all means protest. Who's stopping you? Who's intimidating you?

On the contrary, the rest of us find your "tea bagging" to be superbly instructive.
In your search for faux-populist rage and feeding of manufactured conspiracy, you're driving the last nails into the coffin of the GOP outside of regional strongholds and fringe lunatic beds of low information. By all means, carry on! Every big name we can get tied to these events, the better. Let us know if we can help in organizing these displays of cognitive dissonance. Behind you all the way!

4 comments:

  1. I'm a life-long conservative and these tea parties are just an embarrassment. Make us look no more than uneducated and knee-jerk stupid. Those who care about the future of the Republican Party should keep list of those promising to be involved. So far:

    Rob Bishop
    Jason Chaffetz
    Margaret Dayton
    Mark Shurtleff (big maybe I hear)
    Craig Frank

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  2. Across the country, at their events the tea baggers have been calling for the impeachment of President Obama. For what, nobody knows.

    By way of contrast, while still in office former President Bush freely and openly CONFESSED to violating federal laws against torture and warrantless surveillance of Americans. In the case of the anti-torture statute, Bush faces a possible death penalty if he is ever prosecuted.

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  3. I know 99% of right wingers are not too well read and are deeply out of touch with the American culture in the 21st or for that fact the 20th and maybe even the 19th centuries.

    But gang, are you telling me there was nobody in the decision making process who decided to use the term tea bagging, smart enough to inform you that maybe you would want to use another term.

    This is where right wing loathing of education and critical thinking has caught up with you. The 18-35 age group which has rejected the GOP does not think of the Boston Tea Party when they hear tea bagging. If you truly cared about educationg our young people the past 25 years, maybe they would think first of that historic night in the Boston Harbor in 1773 instead of Limbaugh dropping his shit stained balls in Mark Levin's mouth.

    However, what goes around comes around and now you right wingers are too and simply irrelevant.

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  4. I know 99% of right wingers are not too well read and are deeply out of touch with the American culture in the 21st or for that fact the 20th and maybe even the 19th centuries.

    But gang, are you telling me there was nobody in the decision making process who decided to use the term tea bagging, smart enough to inform you that maybe you would want to use another term.

    This is where right wing loathing of education and critical thinking has caught up with you. The 18-35 age group which has rejected the GOP does not think of the Boston Tea Party when they hear tea bagging. If you truly cared about educationg our young people the past 25 years, maybe they would think first of that historic night in the Boston Harbor in 1773 instead of Limbaugh dropping his shit stained balls in Mark Levin's mouth.

    However, what goes around comes around and now you right wingers are too funny and simply irrelevant.

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