Skip to comments.Josh Marshall and TalkingPointsMemo: Russian Separatists Are Just Like Tea Partiers
Posted on 07/18/2014 10:57:57 AM PDT by PoloSec
The fog of war still obscures many of the events surrounding MH17 and its still too early to draw any hard conclusions about what occurred, but in the age of instant information, everyone is dissecting the smallest bit of information, however well or poorly verified it might be. Today the lazy and not-very-bright Josh Marshall waded into these waters, with predictable results:
Following up on my piece from last night about Putins epic goof, heres an amazing little nugget from David Remnicks post about the Malaysian Air shoot down.
The reference is to the puffed up separatist warlord who appears to lead the group that shot down the Malaysian jet and apparently first took responsibility publicly at first, thinking it was a Ukrainian military cargo jet.
Strelkov is well known for leading historical reënactments of Russian military battles, like you have in the States with the Civil War reënactors, Pavlovsky said. It used to be a fantasy world for people like him, but now they have a realm for their imaginations.
Alright, well, Im not sure the parallel is a completely perfect one, and Im not sure Remnick is actually saying that Civil War reenactors are inherently unstable or delusional people; he seems to simply be offering an analogy to a similar phenomenon in the United States so people will have a frame of reference for what he is talking about.
This, however, is where the wheels really come off for Marshall, who reads the words Civil War reenactor and then has the lazy and not particularly bright synapses in his brain make automatic connections to neoconfederates and then to racists and then naturally, to Tea Partiers, and suddenly Marshall is saying, right out loud where everyone can see, that the guy shot down a plane because hes basically a TEA Partier.
So thats who youre dealing with: some mix of civil war reenactor or Tea Partier decked out in revolutionary garb, with a mix of reckless aggression and comical incompetence. Here we have them break into nursing homes to photographs senators comatose wives; there Putin gives them heavy armaments designed for full scale land war in Europe.
Yes, well, Marshall is clearly on to something here clearly, the TEA Partiers would be engaging in mass rampages across the country if only we had weapons. Good God, if any of us got our hands on some guns it would only be a matter of time before we commandeered state capitals by force, mowing down cops right and left along the way. Since no TEA Partier owns any weapon more serious than a camera, however, it looks like well have to make do with what little mayhem we can achieve. Remember, folks, this lazy, lying hack and his website have proven time and again that they are major drivers for the narrative of the even lazier mainstream media. This casual and insipid slander unfortunately cannot be ignored.
He’s never been to a Tea Party rally in his life, so he just makes it up.
That's certianly not true here.
Personally, I’ve never been able to bring myself to align with the Tea Partyers seeking to break away and join Mexico, or Canada, for that matter. /s
So Union reenactors are racists?
These people do not have a clue who they are nudging toward Armageddon. When the nudges get too numerous they will result in shoves in the opposite direction.
I think they do not know history very well. We conquered this land tamed it and made something of it and we can do it again. We do not fight with farm tools. If or rather when the time comes and we rise up, they will find out that it is not smart to piss off white guys and there might be more blacks and Hispanics with us than they realize.
[ Personally, Ive never been able to bring myself to align with the Tea Partyers seeking to break away and join Mexico, or Canada, for that matter. /s ]
Yeah, because so many Tea Partiers want to join up with Canada and live under the crown. /s
The Tea Party is "feared" and smeared because of their demands for the United States Constitution laws be followed as written....all congressmen and senators are sworn to do just that...AND A LARGE PERCENTAGE DON'T DO THAT....THEY ARE BREAKING THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE.. The Tea Party would like to see LESS GOVERNMENT/LESS SPENDING & WASTE. This is why the liberals utterly fear the Tea Party, spinning lies and abuse shamelessly about these very American, Americans. Supporting the Tea Party means YOU support our U.S. Constitution and its laws....the laws of the land...period!
What a f*****g a*****e.
This country’s Liberal Socialist Democrat Communists (LSDC) are so anxious for a “Timothy McVeigh” type incident they can use to mobilize their low information voter base for the November election that they are now trying to import one from Europe.
“You get to keep what you kill.”