Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped in insanity

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  1. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    Here's an op-ed piece from the Los Angeles Times - that socialist rag! - regarding today's "Tea Party" protests:



    Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped in insanity


    The Web is buzzing with information about how to throw an anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Party, something organizers hope will be held today from Santa Monica to South Carolina. But no need to burn up your bandwidth reading complicated instructions. Here's a simpler recipe:

    Go to a hobby store. Buy a scale model of a U.N. One-World-Government Black Helicopter and a tube of glue. Toss the model kit. Sniff the entire tube of glue. You're all set for the party.

    Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped in insanity - Los Angeles Times
     
  2. ZOS23xy

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    And it seems that extreme positions garner more attention these days. Pity that such expressions seem to lack substance.

    A Tea Party? Symbolic of British tax tyranny...

    And nowadays it would mean...?
     
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    actually an indication, and there are other indicators, of the growing polarization and divisions in the country

    best outcome would be the emergence of a new political party

    worst case scenario? ...
     
  4. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    I have on Fox News.

    John Gibson is reporting from one of the tea parties, telling the Fox audience that these protests are "spontaneous, grassroots events".

    Behind him is a woman with a sign: "Obamanomics: Grab Your Ankles"

    Another sign: "POOP... Prisoners of Obama's Policies"

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    Economist Paul Krugman wrote in Monday's New York Times:

    "The tea parties don't represent a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment. They're AstroTurf (fake grass roots) events, manufactured by the usual suspects."

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    The female Fox News anchor is saying: "Look across the screen - from Portland to Pennsylvania - at all the spontaneous, informal events they're calling "tea parties". We're going to take you to where it all began, years and years ago... in Boston... Next!" (cut to commercial)
     
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    'tis true

    but their message is resonating with an increasing number of disaffected citizens
     
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    <affects best Victor Meldrew voice> ... I don't believe it - I agree with you, mostly!

    Many flavours of worst case scenario ...

    • domestically: a de facto dissolution (or further weakening) of the Union ...
    • internationally: a coordinated large scale and global action by Islamists agains US (and western) interests (as opposed to the mostly hit and run style so far) ...
    To name but two.

    Exaggerated self interest over community or national concerns would feed the former, continued ignorance, jingoism and arrogance the latter.

    My crystal ball is in the shop but it's hard to not see change ahead, and I'm not referring to election soundbites here.
     
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    their message is resonating with a large number of ignorant, misinformed and brainwashed citizens.

    One reporter took the time to ask.. and discovered that EVERY person attending the "tea party" he witnessed will actually pay LOWER taxes as a result of Obama's plan.

    The folks who WILL have their taxes raised? they have more important things to do, like fund the advertising and spam to get these stupid rubes to agitate on behalf of the rich.

    YOu won't catch Billo nor Neil Cavuto, nor crazy eyed crying guy attending one of these events, unless they are getting paid to be there...


    THis is evidence that FOX news and the right wing disinformation machine have managed to successfully Stupefy a significant portion of the American electorate...
    Suckering these folks in with scare tactics and lies about the policy issues in question...
    These poor deluded fucks are the patsies to the Republican and corporate con artists who feed them nothing but false information.


    So, Nick, I guess you are right, the population is being polarized all right.

    But not into conservative versus liberal... its being polarized into the informed versus the ill informed.
    People trying to make decisions based upon reality, and those who are so isolated from reality as to render their decisions ridiculous and personally destructive.

    The idiots attending tea parties should be tagged, like errant bears, so that the thinking people of the world can identify them as ignorant brutes that are too dangeorus to be allowed authority.
     
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    And dare I say it... the population is also being split between the rich and the poor. Which, IMO, is the root of all of this.

    I still offer anyone who is offended by the Obama tax cuts to trade incomes with me for a year... yet can't find ANY takers. :wink:
     
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    Teabagging is best left where it belongs. In the bedroom.
     
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    Things have definitely taken a turn for the surreal when the very people who benefit from a tax policy are protesting it.
     
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    In its inevitable and true form, the liberal media has spun the meaning of the tea parties to its liberal listernship.

    The thrust of the rallies is not reducing taxes; the thrust is to mitigate wasteful spending; and to encourage our citizens to take personal responsibility again; and not rely on government to fix every problem for every person.

    The left-wing spin machine loves to promote this event as an conservative extremist rally promoting tax cuts for the wealthy. Once again, that is a lie. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    Wake me up when the liberal media reports something in an accurate fashion.
     
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    Well that is a good point starinvestor. But I think that many people who are attending are doing it because of taxes, regardless of the intention of the kool-aid party. The two people I know who went to this in Colorado Springs argued with me that it is Taxation without representation, they even ignorantly said that our senators didn't ask us permission to increased their taxes (young college students for the most part do not have to worry about these tax increases because we're broke). So to sum this up, many people do not know what the fuck is going on. They are going because they hate Obama.
     
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    This whole teabagging nonsense is just the latest example of reactionaries viewing themselves as victims, which is the very same thing they decry so loudly when liberals do it.

    The teabaggers are so busy being scared and feeling victimized that they can only come up with what they're against. I posted in this thread (I believe, if not another one of the teabaggery threads we seem to have so much of around here lately) a request to outline, however briefly, which entitlement programs we should cut in order to reduce the size of the federal government: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security?

    Let's see what the teabaggers are for instead of what they're against. I have always maintained that it's easy to find fault; proposing solutions is a much more interesting, albeit difficult, position to take.

    Anyone who thinks that the reach of government is too big would do us all a favor by coming up with ways to reduce its size in a responsible way. My mind is open to hearing real possibilities and discussions, not just mindless, endless, antagonistic bitching, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    you do realize only rich people can hire people have you ever seen a poor person create a job. Unless they themselves bust there ass and create a small business that grows then they start getting penalties because of there success. Republicans and democrats have both spent too much it just that Obama has doubled in 3 months the debt that he said he inherited. There is just so much wastful spending and the $12 dollar tax cut I got is lost everytime I smoke a nice cigar, which is hand rolled by hard working people in Florida who are going to be rolling less cigars because of the tabacco tax that hits the poor more than the rich!
    I thank I have vented enough
     
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    The first mistake of all of the popular media coverage I've seen so far is focusing on this movement as an "Anti-Obama" movement. I think at it's heart it is really a (gasp) anti-government rally.
     
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    I was watching CNN during my lunch break earlier today and they showed a reporter live at a "Teabagging Party" in Chicago. She spoke to one of the men in the audience as he held up his derogatory Obama signs.

    She asked him why he was there.
    The man responded that he was protesting against Obama because he was a Facist.
    She asked him why he thought Obama was a Facist.
    His response? "Because he is." :rolleyes:

    Even if this isn't the official "voice" of the protesters, the people who are rallying the troops should do everything in their power to make sure their people know what they're fighting for. But from my angle, all I see is a bunch of angry rich people who managed to dupe a good number of poor and uneducated people into believing that Obama and our government is taking something away from THEM. Wow.

    If you hear a sucking sound at your local "teabagging event", it's the sounds of the poor opening wide and they're drinking a lot more than Lipton. :rolleyes:
     
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    Here's some news from the D.C. tea party:

    There were issues here.

    The D.C. tea party was supposed to be the centerpiece of all the teabagging events where a truck was supposed to deliver "one million tea bags" and dump them in Lafayette Park (the original plan was to take them & dump them into the Potomac River, which turned out to be illegal, so Lafayette Park was the "alternate plan") . A columnist at Huffington Post joked that the new plan was to:

    1. Take a million teabags to Lafayette Park,
    2. Dump them on a tarp,
    3. Yell at them,
    4. Clean up the teabags

    but, unfortunately the truck filled with the teabags didn't have a permit, so sadly, this event was cancelled this afternoon and the truck drove off to an undisclosed location.

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    This wasn't the only issue.

    The tea bag protest outside the White House was shut down because, according to a Secret Service agent, a demonstrator had thrown an unidentified package over the fence onto the White House lawn.
     
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    Yeah, really. Just call this teabagging business for what it is: People too stupid to realize that they're paying lower taxes in the long run, even if by necessity some of the money has to be spent by the government to prevent economic gears from grinding to a halt. We call that "projection" in psychology -- when people displace their anxieties and irritations onto others.

    I remember too well when a MSNBC anchor told Joe the Not-Plumber Plumber that he shouldn't raise such ruckus about taxes since he was one of the majority of Americans making less than $250,000 per year and would see a tax decrease. His response? "It's all about principles!" and he told the anchor to look up the word in a dictionary.

    What principles?

    Fairness? As in it's only fair that we start making the fat cats cough up their share of the tax burden and are willing to chase their funneled monies to Bermuda to reclaim them?

    Justice? As in it's only just that people taking systematic advantage of tax loopholes for far too long are being deprived of those extra liberties that no one else can get in on?

    Please. Principles, my baked golden brown in the desert sun ass.
     
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    Do you really think that people will be paying lower taxes in the long run? How do you figure that?
     
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    The Lansing, MI teabaggery fun had "Joe" the "Plumber" as one of the guest speakers. Here's a classic:

    All these wild-eyed progressives are packing heat, just waiting for simple, God-fearing folk to out themselves before getting blown away, I guess. It must be really tough carrying all that victimhood around, poor lambies.
     
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