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The Perpetual American Lynch Mob
Apparently what Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, Thomas Paine, Roger Sherman, John Jay and James Wilson "had in mind" turns out to be a white, racist, homophobic, myth-believing nation of Village Idiots suckled on Fox News and wet dreams of the "Rapture."

Do you suppose the Teabaggers know Republicans voted against troop funding?

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"Liberal fascism" is almost as absurd a term as "Compassionate conservative."
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Posted: Apr 18, 2010 1:07am
Apr 16, 2010

Teabaggers wake up from a lifelong intellectual coma and suddenly realize life is not fair, by Stacie Adams 041610

There was a stat recently that many people were losing their shit over. Apparently about 47% of the population doesn’t pay Federal Income taxes. Why, you ask? Because they make so little money that taxing it is pointless, or they receive assistance in the form of government credits aimed at reducing the financial stress of lower to middle income families.

Here is a more annoying stat; approximately 53% of your tax payment goes to military funding. On principle I can’t really object to that. However, in practice this money is squandered on bullshit like having outposts all over the world and slogging through two different wars that our military is apparently incapable of bringing to a close. Wasteful spending in the military is legion and has been for quite sometime. Comparatively, something like education, which is posing a huge problem to the US at the moment, is pathologically under funded.

But the infamous tea-baggers or tea-partiers or tax day protesters or whatever they are called only recently noticed that the government was actively screwing them over. In fact, for many years if one said something not completely glowing about the government they were accused of being a communist by the same people who are now so critical.

Is it so hard to believe that these people are racist and that’s why they’ve suddenly become such vocal critics of the current administration? It’s not that I think Barack Obama is beyond criticism, it’s just that the criticism leveled by the tea-bangers makes no goddamn sense. They direly claim the country is headed in the wrong direction, which is at best a vague objection and at worst is a place holder for something much more impolite. And if the country is truly is on the ‘wrong track’ it’s been on that path for much longer than Obama has held office.

The disparity of the government only became evident to these people when a black guy took office, yet they are entirely squeamish about being called what they are. There was a mad dash to prove that the accusations of racial slurs being shouted at members of congress after they voted on health care were nothing but liberal propaganda. Andrew Breitbart, a hideous yet incompetent protege of Matt Drudge, even went so far to manufacture a video he claimed refuted the congressmen's allegations. Except the video was from a completely different event and disproved nothing, which was duly noted by many commentators.

According to a recent poll, 18% of Americans aggree with the ideas put forward by tea-partiers. I find this troubling because I have yet to unearth one sentiment afforded by this group that makes a lick of sense. Maybe it is like a dog whistle, only angry, put upon white people can hear the shrill cry of the boiling kettle.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2010 9:23am
Apr 14, 2010

10 most offensive tea party signs, 4/16/09

Loads of photos here

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Posted: Apr 14, 2010 2:41pm
Apr 14, 2010

10 Lessons for Tea Baggers, 2009

1. President Obama Cut Your Taxes
2. The Stimulus is Working
3. First Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt...
4. ...Then George W. Bush Doubled It Again
5. Republican States Have the Worst Health Care
6. Medicare is a Government Program
7. Barack Obama is Not a Muslim
8. Barack Obama was Born in the United States
9. 70,000 Does Not Equal 2,000,000
10. The Economy Almost Always Does Better Under Democrats

Visit this link for complete breakdown of each item...

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Posted: Apr 14, 2010 2:09pm
Apr 14, 2010

Leading conservative economist Bruce Bartlett writes that the Obama-hating town-hall mobs have it wrong—the person they should be angry with left the White House seven months ago.

Conservative protesters should remember that the recession, which led to so many of the policies they oppose, is almost entirely the result of Bush’s policies.

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession began in December 2007—long before Obama was even nominated. And the previous recession ended in November 2001, so the current recession cannot be blamed on cyclical forces that Bush inherited.

Finally, conservatives have an absurdly unjustified view that Republicans have a better record on federal finances. It is well-known that Clinton left office with a budget surplus and Bush left with the largest deficit in history. Less well-known is Clinton’s cutting of spending on his watch, reducing federal outlays from 22.1 percent of GDP to 18.4 percent of GDP. Bush, by contrast, increased spending to 20.9 percent of GDP. Clinton abolished a federal entitlement program, Welfare, for the first time in American history, while Bush established a new one for prescription drugs.

Conservatives delude themselves that the Bush tax cuts worked and that the best medicine for America’s economic woes is more tax cuts; at a minimum, any tax increase would be economic poison. They forget that Ronald Reagan worked hard to pass one of the largest tax increases in American history in September 1982, the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act, even though the nation was still in a recession that didn’t end until November of that year. Indeed, one could easily argue that the enactment of that legislation was a critical prerequisite to recovery because it led to a decline in interest rates. The same could be said of Clinton’s 1993 tax increase, which many conservatives predicted would cause a recession but led to one of the biggest economic booms in history.

Until conservatives once again hold Republicans to the same standard they hold Democrats, they will have no credibility and deserve no respect. They can start building some by admitting to themselves that Bush caused many of the problems they are protesting.

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Posted: Apr 14, 2010 9:59am
Jan 26, 2010

Racism in my own backyard. Santa Clarita is in the next county from me...

Yesterday, The Los Angeles Daily News featured a video of Santa Clarita councilman Bob Kellar informing a group of cheering protesters rallying against immigration that he is a "proud racistP who considers being called a radical a “compliment”:

We have got to wake up America. I know you guys are engaged and you understand. But I’m telling you this is serious. And if I sound like a radical, thank you. I consider that a compliment…The only thing I heard back from a couple people was “Bob you sound like a racist.” I said, “That’s good. If that’s what you think I am because I happen to believe in America. I’m a proud racist. You’re darn right I am.”

Watch it:

Though Kellar insists his remarks weren’t intended to “express animosity towards non-whites,” local Democrats describe Kellar’s comments as “symbolic of the Republican Party’s attitudes toward immigration in general.” The rally was organized by several California anti-immigrant groups including the Santa Clarita Valley Independent Minutemen, the Santa Clarita Tea Party, and designated hate group Save Our State.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 7:07pm


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