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Teabaggers Continue To Prove How Not Racist They Are IN SONG!

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- 3181 days ago -
COME ON BLACK PEOPLE, It's about time you acknowledged all the great things Republicans have done for you in the last 50 years! You ARE the Tea Party!


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Past Member (0)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 10:15 am
Really ???????????? Well if you tell a lie long enough some people will believe it !

Kaye S (45)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 10:56 am
As Americans, I ask that we not put down one another, for I find that very counterproductive. But that we come together to make this the great nation that it has been and can be.

Andrea Dorazio (56)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 4:36 pm
Oh....My....God.....SERIOUSLY??? It was like a comedy sketch!! They could not have possibly made that more ridiculous if they tried. What was with the shot of Frank and Sammy? Were they saying "see black people and white people CAN be friends"? It was so dated and AWFUL!! I just know that lame half-assed chorus is going to haunt me all day now. Oh I hope nobody is buying into that crap and sees it for what it is...low-budget racism.

Gail Lopez (65)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 9:23 pm
Idiots. As much as I like tea, I prefer the Coffee Party!

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 7:39 am
I think I'll have another cup'o'joe. Did I miss something in the 1960's? Was LBJ a closet RepubliCon?

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 8:45 am
I have a grand idea . Lets bombard these people with the truth,just maybe it might catch on the way their repeated lies have. They may suffer from attention deficit disorder and need to hear things several times before they can retain anything.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 8:55 am
Okay lets try this again my last post didn't go through .
Kaye I would take you up on that only I have the sneaky suspicion you want us to leave our brains at home and join the Tea Baggers in their ignorance . Why don't you join us and get educated ,now that would be far more productive !

Connor Hocking (29)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 8:30 pm
I'm not sure if making fun of and condemning the right actually helps the cause... it seems to me it just turns off some people and then they shut their minds to our voices. Just my opinion.

AA S (136)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 8:36 pm
@Andrea - Lol! It's ironic that it's by far the most anaemic piece of music I've heard in ages. I also enjoyed their complete abandonment of any attempt to make the lyrics rhyme.

Racism is a problem right enough, but the Tea Party movement is a perfect illustration of bigger ones, particularly the mob mentality that, along with the right-wing media, suckers some of the poorest people in society into campaigning AGAINST their own interests.

Thanks for the giggle, Michelle.

AA S (136)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 8:39 pm
@Connor - good point, though I spend most of my time understanding people and their concerns, tracing root causes, blah blah blah, so on an individual level I think an occasional snide remark and a laugh helps keep some of us sane. People who get paid to understand people and trace root causes can do the saintly behaviour, I don't have the energy.

Kathy B (106)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 8:45 pm
It was so bad I couldn't even watch the whole thing. They managed to re-write history in the 1st minute - wow.

Natasha Gordon (71)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 9:10 pm
What??? I can not even stomach this one. History.....We may not like it, we may not be proud of it but it has to be accepted for what it is. When will the powers to be in this country stop distorting the truth to fit their needs? The trail of tears....well that actually happened, Slavery....well that actually happened too.....the killing of thousands of Spanish folks, you know that whole Louisanna purchase thing and the stealing of California, yep that too was a reality. And lest we forget the great migration of Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, where thousands of Japanese Americans, citizens, were forced to live in camps built by the United States government, where they were abused and in many cases separated from their families.....more truth for those of you who believe what folks tell you verses researching it for yourselves. The hangings in the south....yep that happened back then, and in some places it still is a reality for folks that live in brown skin. The church burnings....yep that happened too, and the latest rash was not so long ago 1996. The confederate flag flying on top og the South Carolina State House dome until July 2, 2000, yet another dose of reality. The Redneck parade that is held in the state of South Carolina every year where they proudly parade paper mache bodies of african american people on floats down the center of Main Street in a town not too far away from Myrtle Beach, yep that happened and coutinues to happen. The beatings of Aftican American males in Florence, South Carolina in the street while being called NIGGER and crowds watch and do nothing....just happened on Friday of this past week, the animinal that committed the crime is still at large. He is resting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is refusing to come back to the city of Florence, and that seems to be okay with everyone.

I could go on and on with this, but I think that I have made my point. The truth is that there is an abundance of hatred in this country, and I have never seen this kind of hatred ever in my lifetime, and I can remember a cross being burned in our backyard when I was five. Instead of folks flocking to a movement and to people who foster hate, why not take a strong look at our history, learn from it, and learn to respect and embrace others.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:55 am
Connor H. Yes it would probably be the nice thing to do . But when someone from the cristian right starts off giving everyone a tongue lashing and telling them how to behave it realling ticks me off . What gives them the right to try and control what I say and do ? I certainly don't give them that right and never will !
Now do you think this person really would be swayed by anyone on the left ? I certainly don't because the propaganda is too ingrained in their belief system which I might add is greatly flawed.

Norm C (74)
Monday September 6, 2010, 12:53 pm
It can now be said openly. These folks are delusional. They are living in a fantasy world of monstrous proportions. And this is the kind and gentle interpretation of what this propaganda video and the recent interview that Haley Barber gave concerning integration in the South.

I can hardly wait for the right-wing puppets to start joyously calling this invented and fantastically selected crap educational.

The less kind and gentle interpretation is that it is what it is: THE BIG LIE!

John Goodspeed (79)
Monday September 6, 2010, 12:56 pm
On June 9th, 1954, Mr. Joseph Nye Welch had had enough. In disgust he exploded:

"Until this moment, Senator, I think I never gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

As we all now know, It was during the Army - McCarthy hearings that Nye uttered those words, and even today, more than 56 years later, it brings a thrill to all Americans who love liberty and honor.

When the far right arrogantly trots out this ridiculous display. When they cloak themselves in the flag of the Civil Rights Movement, it is equally infuriating. And it is wrong. And we can, in richeous wrath, ask again:

Have you no sense of decency, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

In their self-absorbtion, their selfishness and greed, and their desire to have it all while complaining about the least demanding system of taxes levied by any nation anywhere in the industrial world, save Japan they, themselves prove that they have no decency. No shame. No compassion for their fellow. Only self-indulgent greed, professionally packaged in a charade of red, white, and blue!

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday September 6, 2010, 1:11 pm
The tea Party is just upset that a BLACK MAN is PRESIDET and NOT serving Tea and Coffee.

Jeanette L (14)
Monday September 6, 2010, 1:13 pm
"a crowd is untruth".."The Individual":.Kierkegaard..."for in reality assemblies which make this claim do not now take place. The fact that an anonymous author by the help of the press can day by day find occasion to say (even about intellectual, moral, and religious matters) whatever he pleases to say, and what perhaps he would be very far from having the courage to say as an individual; that everytime he opens his mouth he at once is addressing thousands of thousands...Kierkegaard published in 1859 and yet we continue to see the crowd even more influental with the advent of not only the press but tv, radio, the internet...where I ask are the individual??? do we really want the truth? history in written by the victors still holds some truth, but we don't even know our histroy much less the history of nations beyond our borders...this song would be funny if it were not such a travasty and a testament to our lack of being able to think for ourselves

Wayne W (12)
Monday September 6, 2010, 2:16 pm
When it became clear that southerner Lyndon Johnson was serious about the Civil Rights Act, segregationist Democrats defected en masse to the Republican Party. Nixon's "Southern strategy" coalesced the transplanted segregationists into the core of the Republican Party.


Bill S (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 2:23 pm
What a hoot. A piece that I would expect to see on Saturday Night Live or The Colbert Show. Thanks for the laugh.

Ray M (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 2:27 pm
This goes to show fanatics will stop at nothing to further their cause of POWER in congress, the white house and soon the world. Believe the fascist lies long enough and soon all will be believing. All dictatorships were born this way. All I can say is BEWARE.

Merryl G (6)
Monday September 6, 2010, 2:35 pm
Doth protest too much!

Chiari L (2)
Monday September 6, 2010, 3:07 pm
ironic how "tea bag" rhymes with "D bag"

Charlene Rush (2)
Monday September 6, 2010, 3:37 pm
Yes, Merryl G., you are correct. If it wasn't true, why would you have to protest so vehemently? It's disgusting enough to be racist, but even worse, to not be intelligent enough to know, when you are preaching racism.

Jefd L (1)
Monday September 6, 2010, 4:36 pm
people forget that when MLK was a republican, democrats, like George Wallace, were running for president. How quickly people forget that when LBJ passed civil rights laws, that the solid democratic south started voting republican.
I don't think the republicans knew how far things would go when they started catering to the crazies back then. Now, they have gone tea bag crazy.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday September 6, 2010, 5:21 pm
Telling lies is what politics is about! Even if you sing it.

Anne K (139)
Monday September 6, 2010, 5:55 pm

William K (308)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:20 pm
Reaching out to the tea baggers will be like the Democrats being "bipartisan" with the Republicans. There is no intent on the part of tea baggers to reach across the isle.

Rosemary Mchugh (127)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:01 am
"I just know that lame half-assed chorus is going to haunt me all day now."

Probably for the rest of your life. Might as well be singing "We all masturbate" for all the sincerity it conveys.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 7:33 am
Maybe they're just blind.

Patricia A (0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 7:54 pm
Wow-the oversimplification of this issue, such as being positioned by people like Glen Beck and the people behind this video, is so convenient for those who want to play all sides of the table. I won't even comment on how bad the content, both artistically and factually, of this video is. Perhaps I shouldn't have even taken it seriously but after laughing my hiny off, it scared me. So decided to do a little research. Here are some things I found out for anyone interested. Throughout the history of the United States the poltical parties have redefined, split, fractured, changed names and back again with frequency. It is hard to keep up but what has remained the same, is that we basically have had two veins of belief no matter the name:

Left ideology: liberalism-belief in the importance of liberty and equality. Most liberals support such fundamental ideas as constitution, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, capitalism, free trade, and the separation of church and state. Influence/elements of socialism.

Right Ideology: conservatism-political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports minimal and gradual change in society. Some Conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were.". Influence/elements of facism.

The Democratic Party traces its origins to the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. However, the modern Democratic Party truly arose in the 1830s, with the election of Andrew Jackson. Since the division of the Republican Party in the election of 1912, it has gradually positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party on economic and social issues. Until the period following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Democratic Party was primarily a coalition of two parties divided by region. Southern Democrats were typically given high conservative ratings by the American Conservative Union while northern Democrats were typically given very low ratings. Southern Democrats were a core bloc of the bipartisan Conservative Coalition which lasted through the Reagan-era. The economically activist philosophy of Franklin D. Roosevelt, which has strongly influenced American liberalism, has shaped much of the party's economic agenda since 1932, and served to tie the two regional factions of the party together until the late 1960s.
The conservative coalition was an unofficial Congressional coalition bringing together the conservative majority of the Republican Party and the conservative, Southern, minority of the Democratic Party. It was influential in the United States Congress from 1937 through the 1960's and remained a political force until the mid 1980s, eventually dying out in the 1990's. Republicans attracted conservatives and white Southerners from the Democratic coalition with their resistance to New Deal and Great Society liberalism, Civil Rights Act and the Republicans' use of the Southern strategy. African Americans, who traditionally supported the Republican Party, began supporting Democrats following the ascent of the Franklin Roosevelt administration, the New Deal, and the Civil Rights movement. The Democratic Party's main base of support shifted to the Northeast, marking a dramatic reversal of history. With the presidency of John F. Kennedy the Democratic Party began to embrace the civil rights movement, and its lock on the South was irretrievably broken.
Liberal Democrats gained control of the House Rules Committee, and thus the congressional agenda, in 1961. But conservatives in the Senate could still veto legislation using the filibuster. Under President Lyndon Johnson, who had an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of Congress, liberal Democrats, together with Republicans led by Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, who convinced all but six Republicans to vote for cloture on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This vote broke a Southern Democrat filibuster led by Senators Robert Byrd (D-WV) and Strom Thurmond (D-SC), the former's filibuster address famously lasting 14 hours and 13 minutes. Though a greater percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for cloture and for the bill, the GOP Presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), voted against cloture. Many blamed that vote for heavy losses among conservative Republicans in Congress in 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson (D) signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Integration and the civil rights movement caused enormous controversy in the white South, with many attacking it as a violation of states' rights. When segregation was outlawed by court order and by the Civil Rights acts of 1964 and 1965, a die-hard element resisted integration, led by Democratic governors Orval Faubus of Arkansas, Lester Maddox of Georgia, and, especially George Wallace of Alabama. These populist governors appealed to a less-educated, blue-collar electorate that on economic grounds favored the Democratic Party, but opposed desegregation. After 1965 most Southerners accepted integration (with the exception of public schools). Believing themselves betrayed by the Democratic Party, traditional white southerners joined the new middle-class and the Northern transplants in moving to the Republican Party. Meanwhile, newly enfranchised Black voters began supporting Democratic candidates at the 80-90-percent levels, producing Democratic leaders such as Julian Bond and John Lewis of Georgia, and Barbara Jordan of Texas. Just as Martin Luther King had promised, integration had brought about a new day in Southern politics. The Republican Party's southern strategy further alienated black voters from the party.

It is never as simple as we would like. It is usually messy, confusing and complicated. It takes much more energy to have work for the clarity of equanimity. I hope that we are entering into a time that we are willing to challenge ourselves to live up to our precepts-no matter what the party name. We need it with the current waive of bulls*#$. Great posts everybody-thanks!

Patricia A (0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 8:06 pm
Another words, the members of the party they are taking such a noble stand against, is in truth the very members that make up the modern day Republican party. They may have wanted to think about that stink bomb before they let it out.
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