Skip to comments.Tea Baggers - What Are They REALLY Saying? (We're all racist "sore losers")
Posted on 04/18/2009 8:39:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Tea party movement might be seen as simple "sore loser" syndrome. The big-money entities pulling the levers behind the curtain are the same fringe religious right enablers that protect the entrenched beltway parasites. They hate change. They fear reform. Thus they are committed to obstructing our new reform-minded president from achieving any measurable success at all. He fails, they win, we all lose.
But even more revealingly, the election of "the nation's first African-American president" has fueled a potentially volatile resurgence of white supremacist "right-wing extremism" according to a new Department of Homeland Security report.
The conservative media has heavily promoted Tea Party events to fan the flames of anger against President Obama and his reforms. The media's in it for the money. But why, just now, are these "tax protests" popping up at all?
The suspiciously serendipitous timing of this "popular mass uprising" provides telling clues about it's origin and function (Hint: it's not about the historic Boston Tea Party in which British subjects stated their preference to be taxed only by representatives they themselves elected).
Here's what I think : it smacks heavily of the same-old-same-old Lee Atwater - Karl Rove Republican racist southern strategy, resurrected.
If the protests really ARE about taxes and wasteful government spending, where were the Teabaggers when Mr. Bush was borrowing billions monthly from communist China? And what of the countless billions "misplaced" and unaccounted for by government contractors such as Halliburton? No, spending can't be it.
It can't be about the economic stimulus either, because Republicans annually gave blank checks for endless military adventurism in foreign countries, while President Obama is spending our money here at home to improve infrastructure, and to create jobs and services for working Americans. The president's economic recovery package offers a 95 percent tax cut for all working American families. Surely the teabaggers can't be unhappy over that.
"They want failure!" revealed top GOP leader Rush Limbaugh of the Teabaggers; "Of course, they want him to fail!" Thank you for your honest candor, Mr. Limbaugh.
This kind of hubris has backfired on the GOP before. The rallies outside McCain-Palin events included the same kind of bile that is now seen at the tea parties; charges of fascism, Nazism, communism (sometimes strangely lumped together), terrorism, heresy, racial inferiority and other malicious or threatening criticisms.
While the sentiments of the angry but uninformed Teabag protesters may be sincere, images from the events have too often been racially offensive, revealing something much deeper and darker than an earnest desire for fiscal reform.
Why is there no BARF alert?
Doesn’t that make him a “sore winner”?
It’s really simple...all the Tea Parties are about is restoring the Constitution. Article 1 section 8 states exactly what the Federal government has a charter to do, they have gone far beyond that charter. We need to enforce the contract.
YeeHaw! I could use a 95 percent tax cut. I think that the actual talking point is "a tax cut for 95% of all American families," although that is B.S. as well.
All these idiots are doing is just pissing folks off even more by their sneers and snarky innuendoes. If they keep it up, they’re going to find themselves mighty surprised and saddened on election night 2010 and then 2012.
The author of this article is so clueless. It’s called fatal blindness for a reason.
Another loser who doesn’t get it.
Letter I sent to the editor of my local paper:
Im going to tax you $100, but Im going to take the money and burn it in front of you. How does that make you feel about taxes? What if I give you a $10 tax cut, but still burn it the remaining $90? Does that make you feel any better about how your tax dollars are being spent?
This is what many critics of the Tea Parties dont understand: the problem is not with paying taxes.
* The problem is frivolous pork-barrel spending
* The problem is spending bills that are never actually read by Congress
* The problem is the size and scope of bailout spending - and the fact that the bailouts could be used as an excuse to nationalize some industries
* The problem is a deficit that has ballooned out of control since the Democrats took back Congress in 2006 (Remember, it is Congress, not the President, who holds the power of the purse.)
* The problem is giving *income* tax rebates to individuals who never paid *income* tax in the first place
* The problem is using taxes to redistribute wealth
* The problem is using the tax code to perform social engineering, like telling us what kind of car to buy
* The problem is using taxes collected from U.S. citizens to pay for services to illegal aliens
* The problem is pretending to tax corporations when we all know that corporations simply pass that cost on to the consumer
* The problem is moving towards a system where only a minority of voters pay a compulsory income tax
* The problem is a tax code that is so complicated, even the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee cant figure it out
* The problem is a tax system that punishes hard work and rewards sloth
* The problem is a tax system that discourages investment and industry
* The problem is a tax system that can make a criminal out of virtually anyone, even Cabinet appointees
* The problem is paying taxes to a government that is monetizing debt at an alarming rate
Tea Party protestors understand the need for taxes. We understand the need for a strong military, good schools, and paved roads. We believe there are better ways to levy taxes - like a national sales tax or the Fair Tax. Were not willing to give up our freedom for the illusion of temporary economic stability.
The rally in Charlotte was a good start for those in the metro area. I encourage everyone to fight for restoring sanity to Washington and the budget, regardless of party affiliation.
And this is an outright LIE!!!
Janeane?... Is that you??
It IS something much deeper and darker than an earnest desire for fiscal reform. It’s an earnest desire to prevent America from eroding into a European nanny state ruled by UN treaties and wealth redistributors. It’s an earnest desire not to become a Godless, gunless nation of welfare recipients grateful to be left scraps of freedom. It’s an earnest desire not to bankrupt future generations with the spending to buy pork with Chinese money. It’s a whole bunch of American people who see trouble ahead on the tracks and who are trying to stop this train.
I’m also sick of these people using an offensive term to ‘rename’ us in the media. This ‘teabag’ label is typical of the democratic, liberal ad hominem attacks they know and practice so well.
And, in case they weren’t paying attention, we
WERE complaining about Bush’s and Congress’ out of control spending. DUH!
ever more clearly,we see the Leftist Delusion: Their ideas are self-evidentally right and true. Therefore, anyone who disents from their slogans, heros and programs must have an ulterior motive: racism; ruling elites threated by reform (never mind that the bailouts we protested were rescues of the wealthy, financial elites, who turned out, on examination, to be closely linked to the Clinton Administration and to Democratic leaders in Congress); “right-wing-extreamists” (a convenient pigeon-hole for anyone who disagrees with them, whose views and programs do not have to be described, much less debated and refuted; everyone knows what they mean).
I keep saying: treat us like enemies, and you will make enemies of us. And that’s a BAD idea.
The 'author' is probably a computer. Load up the talking points and the buzzwords and click 'compose'. You get this. That's why readers don't pay for this crap anymore.
These people are just plain mentally ill.
Smiling, polite and well behaved people asking for the government to stop borrowing and spending are racially offense. Who would have thought?
Couldn't be more wrong. In fact, the TEA movement is all about change/reform -- specifically, tax reform and gov't spending reform.
As best as I can figure, racially offensive = crowd of mostly white people.
I logged on to this disgusting site and posted the following: “This seems to be a very one-sided forum where all seem to happily agree and dissent is unwelcome. Therefore, I will provide a perspective of dissent.
I did not participate in a “Tea Party” due to other commitments, but I strongly agree with the sentiments, sentiments lost on most of you who have commented thus far and who are sorely misinformed about the basis of these protests. The “sheeple” are you folks who are following Obama over the cliff of massive debt for programs that will only reduce individual freedom and result in future taxation that you could never have imagined. Bush’s deficit spending pales in comparison to what is currently invisioned. Get a clue people. Obama won by 7% because the middle of the country wanted change. They didn’t want socialism and runaway spending and taxation. Obama’s out of the closet now as a far left radical. He will not be reelected and these “Tea-Parties” are just the beginning of the protests that will be coming.
You old peace protestors are about to see what it’s like to be on the other side of the march. I have a right to free speech and to protest government action just as you do. If you cannot argue the issues and can only resort to name calling, you’ve lost the debate at the onset.”
Levin addressing DHS and IRS—awesome. Scroll down to the audio:
He’s awesome! Thanks for the link. Why is it that the only voices I’m hearing are talk show hosts - Rush, Sean and Mark. Where are elected representatives - who get our money to speak up?
Thank God for Mark!
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