Skip to comments.The WWE's Tea Party Wrestler Is Making Conservatives Hit the Mat
Posted on 02/21/2013 9:09:41 PM PST by Arthurio
CONNOR SIMPSON 5,918 ViewsF EB 20, 2013
The WWE's new bad guys in town are not-so-loosely inspired by the Tea Party, and that has conservative commentators not-so-quietly complaining that the company is bringing back a movement already under siege from Karl Rove this time in one of the country's most curious of conservative spotlights, and as a couple of outwardly racist xenophobes who want to send Mexicans back across the border. Even if that was kind of the whole point.
On the February 11 episode of Monday Night Raw frequently the highest rated cable show in the country the fake-wrestling franchise re-introduced "Real American" Jack Swagger, after a few months off, with a new gimmick. He had longer, messier hair, a mean scowl, and a newfound hype man. Swagger's faux-manager, not so accidentally named Zebadiah Colter, sported a bushy hunter's beard and wore a beige vest as he yelled to the crowd: "What's wrong with America?" Colter then explained that he "doesn't recognize" today's America. He said he saw people with faces "not like mine" and heard people that "can't even talk to me," and he screamed out again to the Nashville audience and the Americans at home: "Where did all these people come from?" And then Colter, who's used other surnames to fit his gimmick in the past, threw out some catchphrases familiar to any Tea Party observer "We, the people" was prominent and made a point to stress, over and over, that he and Swagger were "real Americans." Oh, did the crowd ever boo. Swagger and Colter are supposed to be the WWE's big new bad guys, and they drew "heat" from the crowd, as wrestling people say. They hated him.
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Kind of makes me glad I cancelled the cable.
Except he got busted for pot yesterday so he fits Occupy better.
WWE does *NOT* define the Tea Party.
FR does ;-)
“fake-wrestling franchise”, “faux-manager” - all the news you need from the fake faux objective media!
They are taking a great American sport and using its genuine athletic competition and mocking the conservative movement.
He'll "get injured" because of this brouhaha and be gone again and come back as a new character. It's been done before.
Bwahahahahaha @ the faux angst.
# WWE is BS on JS,RA
See #8. GMTA
Just another TV character being used to slime and insult conservatives. What is so new?
and how many FReepers thought the McMahon family would not do something like this? lol
Not just pot, but DUI. In the past, the WWE has really cracked down hard of performers busted for DUI. We’ll see what they do here.
It will also be interesting to see what happens to the man playing his uncle. His daughter was killed by a drunk driver just a year or two ago, so he can’t be happy.
And he was arrested yesterday in Mississippi for weed possession..f’n idiot..the only reason why Vince McMahon is doing this is revenge for the Tea Party not supporting his RINO wife
25 years ago, in a saner America, he would have drop-kicked the Iron Sheik right out of the ring. Sheiks are now the good guys, so you can’t do that/sarcasm;)
I may be alone with this, but this angle doesn’t offend me in the least. Its just to put over Alberto Del Rio, who’s a top notch performer.
For shame! You've just given away the story line for 3 months of programming that some fool took 3 minutes developing.
I’m sick of this crap. I noticed a few weeks ago that CM Punk was supporting gay marriage.
We went to a WWE “Raw” event a while ago. The National Guard were there.
One of the characters was “Swiss”, I believe, and starting spouting off how superior the “Europeans” were. The crowd erupted in “USA.....USA....USA”. And the guy who “won” the round was depicted as a “marine”.
The “Swiss dude” (wish I could remember his name) exited the ring holding the American flag......but NEVER was disrespectful to it or let it touch the ground. I would imagine there would have been some to get at his throat had he did.
I’m seeing an “Anti-American” flavor in the scripts at the mo. And have serious reservations about EVER watching WWE, or taking my kids, again.
Antonio Cesaro is the Swiss. He has quite a history in the indys. Very good performer.
Lucha Libre is an All-American sport! Like roller derby, cockfighting and ladies mud wrestling! MSM better stay away from them!
Poor little AJ. She's going to be so heartbroken to know she liked a gay guy when he (cough, cough) comes out of the closet and admits Golddust is really his lover. LOL
She'll have to get her new curly haired, blonde boyfriend and his big, handsome, burly black body guard...hey...wait a second...
(best soap opera ever!)
Hey, it's as good a script as the Mexican hate story line and I spent about three minutes on that too.