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Boiling Mad - Inside Tea Party America, by Kate Zernike
Macmillan ^ | October 4, 2010

Posted on 10/04/2010 12:35:59 PM PDT by La Lydia

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Sunday afternoon I was surfing the car radio channels and came across something I would never in a million years have listened to: Bob Edwards' Weekend, on American University's public radio station. Edwards was interviewing the author of this book, a New York Times reporter named Kate Zernike. It was simply amazing. Edwards was unable to conceal his contempt for the Tea Party Movement. His comments and questions positively dripped with it. Zernike tried, but she, too, revealed her contempt. They both believe themselves to be vastly superior to the Tea Party peons and loons, who "don't know any better than to always vote against their own interests." It was simply an amazing conversation -- what Lefties say among themselves, when they don't think anyone else is listening, about how stupid they think everyone else is. At times I was cringing in embarrassment for Edwards, he is so overtly hateful. There is a podcast of their interview available, free, and I will post it below.
1 posted on 10/04/2010 12:36:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

If you want to hear it yourself. It is the first segment.

http://www.bobedwardsradio.com/bob-edwards-weekend/


2 posted on 10/04/2010 12:38:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
But the Tea Partiers' grievances are rooted in the present, a response to the election of the nation's first black president...

Nuff said.
3 posted on 10/04/2010 12:39:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: La Lydia
These people will regret their life's choices and attitude when they find out they might actually have to work for a living when we devastate their political power come November 2nd.
4 posted on 10/04/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: cripplecreek

Right... they went directly to the race card. They are really truly clueless.


5 posted on 10/04/2010 12:43:51 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: La Lydia

The left has abandoned all pretense of logic and reason, and is left with nothing but its hate. They’ll never admit to Obama’s failure because they can’t see beyond his color. Their shallow, superficial perspective has been revealed, and THEY are angry.


6 posted on 10/04/2010 12:44:15 PM PDT by Spok (Is it RINO season yet?)
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To: La Lydia

Hopefully that “boiling” anger keeps up to Nov 2. The recent polling that shows a shift back to the dems is unsettling.


7 posted on 10/04/2010 12:44:51 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: La Lydia
Tea Partiers' grievances are rooted in the present, a response to the election of the nation's first black president

What a crock!!! If the country had elected Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams, the Tea Party would not exist.

8 posted on 10/04/2010 12:45:23 PM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: La Lydia

“But the Tea Partiers’ grievances are rooted in the present, a response to the election of the nation’s first black president and ...”

STFU. Moron.


9 posted on 10/04/2010 12:47:14 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: Gaffer

I just wonder which ‘fad’ they will adopt when ‘hating your own country’ is no longer the fashion!!


10 posted on 10/04/2010 12:47:39 PM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: La Lydia
The Democrats will meet their Katrina on November 2nd.
11 posted on 10/04/2010 12:51:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: cripplecreek

“Nuff said.”

Indeed. I am very happy that they continue to miss the point. They will not understand where the attack came from when they are finally overwhelmed. Many Rockefeller Republicans are similarly missing the point(s).

I will drop the enemy a hint, confident that they will gaze at it like cows looking at a new gate, with dim incomprehension swirling in their sluggish minds.


12 posted on 10/04/2010 12:51:50 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (It is not about race, and only a bit about the economy. It is ALL about freedom.)
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To: SMARTY

IIRC, there was a story about an American who renounced his country and was perpetually remanded to different warships off-shore as a punishment - never to see his homeland again.....during his internment, he witnessed attacks on the homeland he hated and developed new feelings.....I believe this was some sort of story loosely connected to Francis Scott Key....


13 posted on 10/04/2010 12:52:15 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: freespirited

“What a crock!!! If the country had elected Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams, the Tea Party would not exist.”

Neither would the current depression.


14 posted on 10/04/2010 12:53:55 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (It is not about race, and only a bit about the economy. It is ALL about freedom.)
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To: La Lydia
Tea Party people want to be left alone and people like Zernike and Edwards simple refuse to let other people alone. Zernike, Edwards and all do gooders get the h-ll out of my life, I will take of me and mine, you take care of you and yours!
15 posted on 10/04/2010 12:54:37 PM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Repeal ObamaCare")
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To: La Lydia
These are the same sort of liberals who have assured us for 70 years that the Communist Party US is NOT a seditious group aligned with foreign tyrants.
16 posted on 10/04/2010 12:56:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Spok

“The left has abandoned all pretense of logic and reason...”

Here is another perspective. The left is evil genius. Their are two types of leftist, chalatan and dupe.

One manipulates with lies and the other believes.

Why? Groupthink.

If you recast groupthink behaviors considered to be antithesis to good decision making and instead encourage those behaviours, you can manipulate weak minded people who value group affiliation/belonging above all else into following leaders who only seek to USE group members to advance their own agenda of self.

This hangs on the wall of every leftist charlatan:

I
Thou shalt create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking

II
Thou shall not allow any member to question the group’s inherent morality, instead members shall be encouraged to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions

III
Thou shalt promote collective efforts to rationalize in order to discount warnings, or other information that might lead members to reconsider their assumptions before they recommit themselves to their assumptions

IV
Thou shalt reinforce stereotyped views of enemy leaders as too evil to warrant genuine attempts to negotiate, or as too weak and stupid to counter whatever risky attempts are made to defeat their purpose

V
Thou shalt self-censor any deviation from the apparent group consensus, inclining each member to minimize the importance of their doubts and counterarguments

VI
Thou shalt create and maintain a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgement conforming to the majority view

VII
Thou shalt apply direct pressure on any member who expresses strong arguments against any of the group’s stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, making clear that this type of dissent is contrary to what is expected of all loyal members

VIII
Thou shalt appoint mindguards to protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions.


17 posted on 10/04/2010 12:57:36 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Right Talk Radio. I'm waiting for a clarion call. Would someone please broadcast the grand scheme.)
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To: 2001convSVT

They want to control us
we want freedom

the two concepts cannot “co-exist”,
and force will be used if one side doesn’t “give in”.


18 posted on 10/04/2010 12:59:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: La Lydia

Hard to square with today’s “polls” showing Dems surging into the lead in many campaigns.


19 posted on 10/04/2010 12:59:17 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

By November 3rd, they will be saying how the election was “stolen” and how the public voted based on a campaign of lies. That the voters were being scared into voting for xenophobes and racists.


20 posted on 10/04/2010 1:01:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: La Lydia

Thanks for posting this. I myself heard this delightful “piece” and was astonished at how they STILL don’t get the Tea Party. In fact, it is rather humorous to see NPR attempt to understand the Tea Party any time they try.

I actually tried to poke around on the National Propaganda Radio website to find this piece, but I didn’t know the name of the show I was listening to, and I didn’t care THAT much. I’m glad others get to hear the same entertainment I did.


21 posted on 10/04/2010 1:01:24 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: La Lydia

Boiling mad?.....

Putting it mildly!.....I don’t want radicals running my country!


22 posted on 10/04/2010 1:03:48 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: La Lydia
who "don't know any better than to always vote against their own interests."

Hmmm...does that apply to energy sector workers (read: coal miners) who voted straight party line Dem tickets despite the lefty-green agenda now part and parcel of the Dem platform?

23 posted on 10/04/2010 1:04:32 PM PDT by relictele (Me lumen vos umbra regit)
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To: MrB

They want to control us
we want freedom

the two concepts cannot “co-exist”,
and force will be used if one side doesn’t “give in”.

************

I agree with your analysis. I also believe that neither side will give in.


24 posted on 10/04/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: La Lydia
Zernike wrote article after article in 2004 trying to prop up John Kerry's absurd combat stories. She's a full-fledged DNC Media apparatchik.
25 posted on 10/04/2010 1:06:14 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: La Lydia

Hah, a NYT reporter pretending to be knowledgeable about the Tea Party. “We see how young conservatives, who model their organization on the Grateful Dead...”, did a computer generating random combinations of words come up with that part of the article?

“Tomorrow, one of those kids from ‘Tiny Beauty Queens’ will explain the National Electric Code.”


26 posted on 10/04/2010 1:06:14 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: MrB
Yep, the two concepts can't co-exist, Liberty or Slavery, Zernike and Edwards can go pound sand!
27 posted on 10/04/2010 1:06:44 PM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Repeal ObamaCare")
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To: relictele
"don't know any better than to always vote against their own interests."

I've heard this same crap from leftists for YEARS.

Somehow, they think that we should vote for our "best interests" to empower THEM to steal from other people to [not] give it to us.

Sorry, lefties, we're not the thieves that you are.

28 posted on 10/04/2010 1:08:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: cripplecreek

He’s not black.


29 posted on 10/04/2010 1:09:10 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: La Lydia
a response to the election of the nation's first black MARXIST president

Any analysis of the tea party movement that assumes it has anything at all to do with race is missing the point. Race has nothing to do with it--never did; never will.

30 posted on 10/04/2010 1:10:48 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: La Lydia

“Grateful dead” is what I call democrat voters!


31 posted on 10/04/2010 1:11:30 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: La Lydia
Isn't it amazing that everyone who is trying/has tried to analyze and describe the TEA Party movement are not part of the movement. They are always outsiders making assumptions, or taking pot shots, trying to paint the protesters as anything but seriously concerned and responsible citizens. No liberal seems to want to recognize that the TEA party is just a huge, loosely organized conglomerate of millions of people across America who come together out of frustration and who have similar feelings about being ignored and abused by our government officials. We have had enough of the lies from all politicians, the lies of the media, the lies and snobbery of the limousine liberals, and the intent of government to control our lives and take away our freedoms.

We are people who made America great and who just want to be heard in our pleas for less government spending, lower taxes, less government control and a return to the principles that set our country apart from every other nation and made it the success it was.

What the devil is so darn hard for anyone to understand?

32 posted on 10/04/2010 1:11:56 PM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: Gaffer
IIRC, there was a story about an American who renounced his country and was perpetually remanded to different warships off-shore as a punishment - never to see his homeland again....

"The Man Without a Country"

by Edward Everett Hale

http://www.bartleby.com/310/6/1.html
33 posted on 10/04/2010 1:15:28 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Gaffer

.....I believe this was some sort of story loosely connected to Francis Scott Key....


Key was a prisoner aboad a British ship. The Star Spangled Banner is an account of the British attack on Baltimore, which he witnessed as a prisoner from the deck of that British ship.

I’ve always the the SSB, taken in that context, was very moving. Key knows the country is young and under attack by superior forces. He has real doubts in his mind that it will survive. He is on the edge of hopelessness, The one thing he has to hang on to is the fact that he can still see the American flag flying.


34 posted on 10/04/2010 1:19:59 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: Psalm 144
confident that they will gaze at it like cows looking at a new gate, with dim incomprehension swirling in their sluggish minds.

LOL That's about the size of it.
35 posted on 10/04/2010 1:20:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Big Giant Head

It was made available by PRI (Public Radio International), not NPR, hence the difficulty. You know PRI: the even-farther-to-the-left version of NPR.


36 posted on 10/04/2010 1:21:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
"don't know any better than to always vote against their own interests."

Ive always found that line from the left "vote against their own interests" intriguing and reveal..

Because we are suppose to be the selfish taker yet the "selfish taker" ... "vote against their own interests"? ...does the left ever get these two stereotypes they have of the right contradict each other

37 posted on 10/04/2010 1:23:28 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: Gaffer

” The Man without a Country” “No man ever lived that loved his country more, or deserved less at her hands”


38 posted on 10/04/2010 1:26:21 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("He will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live only for themselves' Romans 2:8)
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To: Gaffer

” The Man without a Country” “No man ever lived that loved his country more, or deserved less at her hands”


39 posted on 10/04/2010 1:26:26 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("He will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live only for themselves' Romans 2:8)
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To: Gaffer

‘there was a story about an American who renounced his country and was perpetually remanded to different warships off-shore as a punishment - never to see his homeland again.’

The story is ‘The Man Without a Country’, by Edward Everett Hale, written in 1863 about fictional incidents surrounding the treason trial of Aaron Burr in 1807. It was meant as an attack on ‘traitor’ confederates. It has no connection to Francis Scott Key.


40 posted on 10/04/2010 1:33:01 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Gaffer

‘there was a story about an American who renounced his country and was perpetually remanded to different warships off-shore as a punishment - never to see his homeland again.’

The story is ‘The Man Without a Country’, by Edward Everett Hale, written in 1863 about fictional incidents surrounding the treason trial of Aaron Burr in 1807. It was meant as an attack on ‘traitor’ confederates. It has no connection to Francis Scott Key.


41 posted on 10/04/2010 1:33:02 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: pabianice

Hard to square with today’s “polls” showing Dems surging into the lead in many campaigns.

BULL CRAP!


42 posted on 10/04/2010 1:50:42 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Psalm 144

Or Allen West, USArmy ret and an on-fire patriot. Florida, Vote West!


43 posted on 10/04/2010 1:52:50 PM PDT by ArmyTeach
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To: La Lydia
I am so sick of the elitist scum.
44 posted on 10/04/2010 1:53:06 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: fr_freak

A great read!
Thank you!


45 posted on 10/04/2010 2:08:50 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: fr_freak

I read that as an impressionable youth in an old book at my grandmother’s house in the 70s. I had to be under 10 at the time.

It stuck with my ever since, and I think it gave me a base for my patriotism.


46 posted on 10/04/2010 2:52:16 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: La Lydia

If Zernike thinks the Tea Party wave is due to punk libertarians, well all I can tell Zernike is that we need more punk libertarians.


47 posted on 10/04/2010 3:00:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: CitizenM
“What the devil is so darn hard for anyone to understand? “

An open admission would have to acknowledge that Congress now represents our creditors interests-as opposed to those of We the People.

As our creditors expect payment for what was lent Congress...Congress’ principle job now is to complete our enslavement.

Don't look for 60 minutes to be doing any “investigative” reporting. Most Congressscritters would wind up on trial for treason for betraying us....or at least failing to legislatively ensure that what was lent could be paid back.

48 posted on 10/04/2010 3:00:47 PM PDT by mo
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I think dead ingrates would be more like it.


49 posted on 10/04/2010 3:02:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: La Lydia

Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli, Rick Santelli,

On a lighter note here’s a liberal goon beating up a Tea Party member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeUhSlHiUQ


50 posted on 10/04/2010 3:08:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal violence against Tea Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeUhSlHiUQ)
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