Skip to comments.After Tuesday, it's time for the tea party to leave (Don't they wish?!)
Posted on 11/07/2013 1:38:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A lot of people are pronouncing the tea party movement dead after Tuesdays election results.
Goodbye and good riddance. The tea party movement was fun for a while. But before long it was taken over by know-it-alls and knuckleheads.
If you doubt that, consider all of those partiers who like to say that the "tea" in "tea party" stands for "Taxed Enough Already." This is what is known as a "backronym." A backronym is formed when someone takes a perfectly good English word and tries to treat it as if it were an acronym.
Every time I mention the slang term for a Jersey Shore tourist, for example, someone will comment that "benny" derives from an old railroad baggage tag applied to luggage headed to "Bergen, Essex, Newark and New York." A suitcase with such a tag on it would have ended up in four different places, but never mind. Such a sentiment is comforting to a certain sort of mind.
We see a similar phenomenon among the tea partiers who obscure the origins of that noble term, which derives from the 1773 Boston Tea Party. The fight there was over an important principle, whether the British constitution permitted Parliament to impose taxes on colonists.
But when todays partiers object to being taxed "enough," they never mention which tax theyd like to see eliminated. Certainly not the payroll tax that funds Medicare. A look around the room at the typical tea party session will reveal that most of the audience is old enough to be on that program.
The tea partys objections to Obamacare as socialized medicine werent based on principle. They were based on naked self-interest. This new government program threatened to cut into the benefits they received from the old government program....
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Probably has no trouble calling us “teabaggers” though.
Mr. Muleshine looks like he needs an enema.
A backronym is formed when someone takes a perfectly good English word and tries to treat it as if it were an acronym.
And what is it called when deviants hi-jack a perfectly good English word such as “Gay”?
Yes, the Star Ledger is that liberal. Fortunately, it's slowly sinking out of existence.
Yes. Such as Liberal In A Rage.
We’re still here, we aren’t going away, and we’re pissed!
The left truly would like nothing more than to literally round up every Tea Party Person and execute them.
That's not an understatement -- many on the left want us eliminated.
The TEA Party is against the Statists of both parties.
The ideal government of the left would make Stalin blush.
The ideal government of the Tea Party would allow all to prosper.
Many on the left are truly very, very evil human beings. Their soul belongs to Satan.
Every day that goes by, I am more convinced that you are correct. They are just working up the nerve.
This guy is too stupid to know that the original Tea Party was to protest Taxation Without Representation, you know, like when you tell your representative you don't want Obamacare and they vote for it anyway.
They'll find that a bit of a difficult trick to pull off.
Guess they want Arithmetic repealed too.
Whenever the Leftists fight Arithmetic, Arithmetic eventually wins.
That’s what the “Death Panels” are for.
I think there is another class of backronym:
An example would be the acoustic guitar.
Before electric guitars, they were merely guitars. After electric guitars they needed a new adjective to distinguish them from the Electrics.
Rather like Revolvers were once a particular kind of pistol, but eventually the automatic pistol (as in .45 Automatic Colt Pistol aka .45 ACP) was invented. Currently there are people who will tell you that a revolver is not a pistol.
I have a clip loading revolver, but it shoots .45 Automatic Colt Pistol rounds, so that may still be a pistol. It sure acts like one!
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Every now and then, you have to call up the TEA Party to put down some tyrannical government that may have some adverse designs for the US. It’s tough to do, but it must be done to protect and preserve the rule of law under the US Constitution.
The modern-day version of the WWII Liberator or Colonial Brown Bess. Marlin Model 60 Semi-Automatic .22LR. $50 - 100 used in any pawn shop across America or about $159 brand new. Get one now before the rush.
What a total left wing douchebag.
And btw, douchebag, I DO want the Medicare payroll tax GONE. Medicare is a fraud and completely bankrupt with trillions in unfunded liabilities like Soc Sec.
Drop Dead Leftist Scum.
That's news to me.
According to this it has been for years now...
11 December 2012
Out of Step with America, Tea Party Power Fading
November 29, 2011
Buyer’s remorse? Poll shows tea party support fading
August 12, 2011
Tea party fortunes are fading even as its star Michele Bachmann shines
April 17, 2012
The once formidable Tea party is fading fast
June 21, 2013
Tea party influence on immigration reform is weaker than ever
April 22, 2012
Is the tea party still relevant?
January 23, 2013
Did A Fading Tea Party Lead Boehner To Abandon Spending Cuts For Debt Ceiling Increase?
August 14, 2011
DNC: Terrorist Tea Party Clout Fading Fast
And now we have...
November 07, 2013
"After Tuesday, it's time for the tea party to leave"
Humm... one thing I see faiding is the ink in the older headlines.
Another thing I see is a couple of "TEA Party types" and a few supporters just pinned the entire little bammy "administration" to the mat for 16 straight days.
They always look like that
Likely angry their DNA made them both stupid AND ugly
Just like “half-term Governor Sarah Palin” and her “15 minutes of Fame” that never seem to end. She’s a “quitter,” “Caribou Barbie,” “ignorant and stupid,” “reality show star,” “has-been,” loser who somehow still gets more press than most United States Senators, Congressmen and current Governors. About the only politician who gets more coverage is the neophyte in the White House. Ever notice that?
That’s why I always check my hoverround for IEDs
/that’s just how I roll
Someone tell Paul to shove it horizontal up his smelly Soetoro hole. A f’n kook.
The Tea Party is stronger than ever. In Virginia, 55 percent voted for smaller government.
Speaking of old terms, are Muleshines just monkey shines committed by a jackass?
Yeah, I caught that one too!
But one thing you can count on is some concern troll trotting out the old Vice President Candidate Sara Palin Univison interview as "proof" of her position on illegal aliens in almost all posts regarding her here at FR.
They seem to be unable to resist, it's like bugs to a flame...
And that is his “happy face...”
Or Liberals In A Reelction.
Can science explain Tea Party rage? [another “study”]
Salon | November 7, 2013 | Joshua Holland, BillMoyers.com
Posted on 11/07/2013 12:38:04 PM PST by Cincinatus’ Wife