Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I seldom have any desire to let someone else's article speak for me but today am making an exception. A fine Connecticut male known as BustingWingNuts posted this as a comment to the LL Cool J, Palin, Faux Flap. He says it about as well as it can be said. Note that he invites you copy and paste this wherever you see the teabaggers pushing their agendas.

Teabaggers are a misinformed, right-wing corporate media consumer who often fails to understand that BOTH major parties represent a corrupt plutocracy that steals from the middle class by taxing labor and profiting from corporate tax subsidies.

A teabagger also often fails to acknowledge that George W. Bush and his neo-conservative minions perpetrated one of the boldest and most egregious executive power grabs in the history of the United States. Furthermore, teabaggers mistakenly continue to blame a newly elected President Obama for all that ails the United States of America, based on a grossly flawed perception of reality (including latent racial prejudice) and despite the fact the U.S. economy collapsed on the previous administration's watch.

Teabaggers are also known to base their misguided, right-wing-media-inspired beliefs about President Obama on stupid conspiracy theories about totalitarian takeovers, FEMA camps, etc., despite the fact these very same theories have been circulating around on the Internet for years, and were originally ascribed to neo-conservative cabalists at a time when Barack Obama had not even entered national politics. Teabaggers also are known to be particularly paranoid, xenophobic and intolerant, especially with regard to immigrants and anyone who isn't white.

Additionally, teabaggers generally echo stupid myths about entitlement spending (it actually only accounts for about 1% of federal budget spending), have no idea that most poor people in America are not lazy, actually do work and don't want to be on welfare, and have no idea what socialism actually means or that socialist reform in this country is actually what allowed a middle class to flourish and ultimately make the U.S. one of the most prosperous nations in human history.

Furthermore, teabaggers incorrectly equate socialism with Stalinism, think a system that rewards greed (capitalism) is the divine preference (despite Gospel evidence to the contrary), and are shameless champions of a misguided belief in American exceptionalism. Teabaggers also fail to recognize the inherently unpatriotic nature of their failed every-man-for-himself ideology that ultimately vilifies anyone who supports public policy aimed at reaching out to fellow Americans in need. They celebrate an exploitative corporatocracy (holy creator of jobs, blah blah blah) while denigrating the little guy for being "weak."

Interestingly, teabaggers uphold an immoral, morbidly obese, twice divorced, draft-dodging, college dropout and known drug addict as their de facto leader, and are even known to advocate burning books. Of course, teabaggers fail to recognize the blatant hypocrisy within the GOP and tend to oversimplify all political debate and social issues, much like their pseudo-intellectual, fat-ass leader.

Finally, incredibly, teabaggers fail to recognize the hysterical double entendre associated with their proudly adopted teabag moniker.

Every village has its idiots, of course, but it's sad when citizens of any nation allow themselves to be whipped into a frenzy en masse by a state-run propaganda machine masquerading as a legitimate, fair, balanced and independent news organization. Teabaggers are right to believe the future of the U.S.A. is in jeopardy, but sadly they have not yet correctly identified the real enemy. Perhaps when teabaggers finally grow up and mature into thinking adults, they will see the right-leaning power establishment for the oppressive and cunning beast that it is.

Teabagger: We don't care that George Bush tripled the deficit and lied us into a war. The new administration only cut taxes for 90% of the population... fascists. Let's go throw some Lipton tea bags into a fountain!

Please copy and paste this wherever you see the teabaggers pushing their agendas.


Anonymous said...

A copy paste filled with so much mis-information it is nearly pathetic.

#1. Many "tea-partiers" do not like or agree with bush or his wars.

#2. Rush Limbaul is not our leader.. If anyone is our "Leader" it would be Ron Paul... You know the congressman from texas who saw the banking and housing collapse in 2003, 5 years before it happened. He fought against both wars, and he fights still to bring our military back home.

#3 The "Every man for himself" design worked wonders in this country from 1776 to 1930's. We grew by leaps and bounds and people from all over the world clamored to get into our country. Our founding fathers wanted small government. Small government works. We should go back to it.

#4 The future of the USA is in jeopardy. You cannot think that we can continue to borrow forever do you? Bush and Obama both dug this country deeper into the hole and BOTH are at fault for significantly increasing the pain of digging ourselves out. Rest assured, if we don't fix this, we will reach a point where the dollar will break and we will become similar to Zimbabwe with 1,000%+ inflation.

Rest of points: Some true, some false, almost all are over generalizations. The worst is assuming "Tea-partiers" are republicans. I for one am a libertarian and have been probably before you were born... But I have seen democrats, independents, and people who have never voted any way in any election join up with the tea party!

Establishment beware. You cannot smear us enough to make us ineffective.

Steve Hayes said...

They sound nasty.

I hope they aren't the successors to the "moral majority" and that they remain a minority.

sepherim said...

Anonymous makes an interesting response calling things mis-information that were not said to begin with, but in response:

#1 While many claim now that they didn't like Bush, they were very, very quiet about it until Obama was elected. I wonder why.

#2 No claim was made about leadership, but there is no doubt that people like Limbaugh and Beck have more influence on the partiers as a whole than anyone else.

#3 Our country has never been "everyman for himself"? Have you even read the constitution? It is based on "We the people" not "I the citizen." Also I have gotten really tired of the "small government" whine. We had a small government because we were a small country. In 1776 we had less than 3 million people living in 360,000 square miles. Today we have more than 300 million living in 3,790,000 square miles. You cannot govern that many people and that much land effectively with a "small government."

On #4 all of the whiners are and have been ominously silent with workable alternative solutions. Nearly all economists agreed that drastic measures had to be taken to get the economy moving forward again. Of course, being economists, there was little agreement on the best way to do that. If anonymous has a better solution I suggest he run for office and see how well he can do.

He did seem to totally miss the point that this was more about the character of the tea-partiers than about specific positions or beliefs. And unless he started in the womb, I doubt very seriously that he was a libertarian before I was born.

Yes they are nasty, but I don't see them as the new moral majority or ever being more than a vocal minority.