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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After flushing 10s of millions away losing two elections I guess the McMahons figure it’s time to really start kissing GOP-e rear end. If they were Dems, would they portray the TP any differently?
Fake Conservatives doing Fake wrestling made by Real Liberals for Real Idiots used by the Faux “Media”!
Except he got busted for pot yesterday so he fits Occupy better.
Not at all - liberty includes the liberty to smoke what you want.
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