Skip to comments.Tea Party: 'Anyone but Obama'
Posted on 10/18/2010 1:02:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
What gets a Tea Party activist going? A good way of answering that is to browse the stalls at a Tea Party rally, as I did in Richmond, Virginia.
Let's start with this: they very much like their guns. Stickers were being handed out saying: "Guns save lives" -- an interesting twist on machines designed to kill.
One stall was occupied by the Gun Owners of America, a lobby group online magazine Slate describes as "well to the right of the National Rifle Association" -- which many of us would have assumed impossible.
They like the 50 individual states and their rights and they don't like the federal government. The Tea Party's rattlesnake flag was popular with 18th-century revolutionaries against British rule, its 13 coils representing the then 13 colonies. These days the enemy is the government in Washington, DC.
Then, naturally, they like Sarah Palin. A stallholder selling American football jerseys emblazoned with politicians' names said Palin was the runaway bestseller.
The stall also indicated what the party faithful don't like: Barack Obama. The second top-seller was a shirt saying: "Anyone but Obama."
They don't like the mainstream media. A stall run by the Media Research Centre, a right-wing monitoring institute, was handing out placards saying: "Don't trust the liberal media."
At a bookstall, copies were sold out of a new biography of George Washington, suggesting they like him, as well as volumes by other favourites including David Limbaugh (talk show host Rush Limbaugh's brother).
The most popular book, however, was The Five Thousand Year Leap, a 1981 work by a crusader against the Red Menace called Cleon Skousen.
Glenn Beck put the book, which argues that the United States constitution was the inspiration of God, at the top of his reading list for his "9/12" (nine principles, 12 values) groups, sending sales skyrocketing.
I was at the Richmond tea party. This guy probably stood out like a sore thumb. Crocs/birkenstocks. Skinny. Tie dyed t-shirt.
By the way, almost everything is “well to the right of the NRA”.
...lisp, reeking of patchouli, blood shot eyes behind mirrored shades, brought his own vegan snack...
Ohhhh, they “get us” allright. That’s why they fear us and slander us.
C’mon, 2DV: put a barf alert on top of articles like this. Please?
Vegan snacks? Multicolored little bits of chewable plastic?
“Let’s start with this: they very much like their guns. Stickers were being handed out saying: “Guns save lives” — an interesting twist on machines designed to kill.”
Sorry... that second line proves the author a communist... therefore I refuse to read further.
Stickers were being handed out saying: “Guns save lives” — an interesting twist on machines designed to kill.
Or designed to create a Nation as they did with America ( see American Revolution)
Or designed to say a people as they did with the Jews (see WWII)
This guy obviously doesn't understand statistics. Probably one of those "liberals" that likes to cherry-pick anecdotes of firearms use and abuse that play on people's emotions. The cold hard truth is firearms, and by extension being able to defend yourselves, saves lives. I wonder if deep down the anti-gun types really are simply cowards. I wonder if they really just want a world without any firearms where they would never have to worry about maybe being called upon to defend their lives and/or the lives of their loved-ones.
Me, I'll step up to that challenge. Someone breaks into my house and I shoot and kill them, yes, that is taking a life. But I just saved the lives of 4 people. That math is pretty simple even for a libtard - a firearm just saved a net 3 lives.
Another snarky elitist from Flyblown, Nowhere telling Americans what’s wrong with them. Why would anyone care what this invisible man thinks?
The article sounds like it was written by a middle schooler. Perhaps that’s why he works for the “South African Mail and Guardian”.
“Ohhhh, they get us allright. Thats why they fear us and slander us.”
What do the Japanese think of us?
The average Japanese person is moderate-conservative. Their press is somewhat more liberal than the average man or woman in the street, because they are comprised of Japanese elites, many of them who went to the same US J-schools that turned out CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, WaPO, NYT, LAT reporters. So in many respects, a mirrored image of the United States, TexasRepublic.