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!
Every time I see the term, it reinforces just how vile and juvenile you people really are. This behavior is going to begin to wear on a lot of the non-liberal members of the population who helped elect Barak Obama to the Presidency. When they pulled the lever for Obama last November, you had promised them change and hope. You are delivering a devistating debt and responding to public anger about a serious issue with the most sophmoric of behavior. Many will come to realize that it was a mistake to entrust such smarmy juveniles with political power. Your behavior will give birth to many new Republicans.
What we have here is The Ministry of Truth in full swing.
This is not the first story, and it will not be the last time by any means.
Such total rot needs something more significant than a Barf Alert. Please consider adding [MiniTrue] to headlines of stories that are, in your opinion, total propaganda.
The race card again. Ho hum. Do they believe their own drivel?
“The big-money entities pulling the levers behind the curtain are the same fringe religious right enablers that protect the entrenched beltway parasites.”
No footnote to go along with this charge? But you must have loads of documentary evidence.
“They hate change. They fear reform”
I often hear progressives/liberals/socialists/communists/fascists say this as if it’s an insult. I don’t get it.
“charges of fascism, Nazism, communism (sometimes strangely lumped together)”
Not so strange. Fascist Mussolini was a self-proclaimed socialist. “Nazi” derives its name from the National Socialist German Workers Party.
“And this is an outright LIE!!!”
Yeah, but it’s not a big deal. Not a lot of thought went into this piece as a whole, and you could tell by the time he got to the McCain rallies he had pretty much given up.
I think that's what scares them.
My emphasis, btw.
“The suspiciously serendipitous timing of this ‘popular mass uprising’ provides telling clues about it’s origin and function”
What’s serendipitous about it? This was the first tax day since the multi-trillion dollar bailout boondoggle of ‘08-’09.
“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”
Actually, the Boston Tea Party was an act of corporate espionage against the crown-chartered monopoly of the East India Company. And the revolution as a whole wasn’t just about representation. It was about high taxes persay, and the “long train of abuses” in general. The colonists wouldn’t have consented to create a government at home to pursue the same policy of the British. Why go through all the trouble?
“Here’s what I think : it smacks heavily of the same-old-same-old Lee Atwater - Karl Rove Republican racist southern strategy, resurrected.”
Why is it automatically racist to appeal to people in the South? that’s downright Southist.
Besides, how does one entice Southerners to vote against Al Gore and John Kerry on the basis of race?
“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?”
There was a tax day rally in my home state in previous years.
“It can’t be about the economic stimulus either, because Republicans annually gave blank checks for endless military adventurism in foreign countries”
War happens to be one of the natural (and Constitutional) exercises of federal power. Besides, even with two wars, defense still isn’t the largest single expenditure in the federal budget.
“while President Obama is spending our money here at home to improve infrastructure, and to create jobs and services for working Americans”
Broken Window Fallacy.
“The president’s economic recovery package offers a 95 percent tax cut for all working American families”
“images from the events have too often been racially offensive, revealing something much deeper and darker than an earnest desire for fiscal reform.”
Examples, please. And don’t give me the sign with the black hand and the slogan about taxpayers not being an ATM.
Race is exactly 0% a factor.
Speaking personally, I don't even have a dog in the race fights (too young). I've never had a problem befriending anyone of any color or any nationality. It's about character, not color.
OMG, reads like a politburo approved release in "Pravda"...
I read your post over on the Auburn site, nice job. After their initial knee jerk and parroted responses they don’t have any answer to reasoning and common sense.
Be nice if some of them came out from under the spell.
Many people have had the value of their homes and retirement accounts whacked 25% or more and are pissed off that state and local governments are raising taxes or are actively trying to raise them. They know federal income taxes are likely to go up when the Bush tax cuts expire. They also know that cap and trade would raise their energy bills substantially and crush economic recovery.
They are so lame. They can’t come up with anything else, but to throw their typical demonizations with no truth to them. They are the racists who reward people for their color while it is not an honest ‘losing’ when you have concerns about flagrant fraud perpetrated by Demonrat groups like ACORN and that Ohio SOS deliberately encouraging it, allowing it right in front of everybody’s faces with evidence of mass ‘voter’ fraud. Now they are flipping when the protests and movement is against them! I see widespread panic on their part in all these nasty comments regarding the Tea Parties and I love it. It’s about time they got this kind of treatment. Their reaction reveals them in every way.
Excellent letter. Great, funny opening. Bullet points. Short and sweet.
Letters to the Editor is the most-read section of the local paper. And short, punchy letters are the most read.
I noticed that people seem to read bullets - paragraphs scare people away. ;-)
in case they werent paying attention, we WERE complaining about Bushs and Congress out of control spending.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.
We were complaining about government spending when the deficit was not the tenth part of what this administration is entirely cavalier about.
As Everett Dirksen noted, "A trillion dollars here, a trillion dollars there, and pretty soon you're talking real money." Only Dirksen actually said, "A billion dollars here, a billion dollars there . . . " If this government is cavalier about a trillion dollar increase in the deficit, what assures us that the same government will not decide it wants to spend ten trillion more? The Russians say that "quantity has a quality all its own."
We protest because we understand that every dollar the government spends is government debt. And that if the government becomes uncreditworthy, the blind followers of the Pied Piper call of "Change" will learn to their (and our) cost that not merely some but most possible change is not so much "reform" as ruination.
“The president’s economic recovery package offers a 95 percent tax cut for all working American families.”
Even when they repeat Obama’s lies they get it wrong! Obama said that 95 percent of working families would get a tax cut, not that there would be a “95 percent tax cut for all working American families”. That would mean that a working family with a one million dollar a year income would get a 95 percent cut in their taxes, they are all idiots.