Shark Week, Thus Far Don’t Drink the Tea!


There is a creature alive today.  It has survived millions of years of evolution,without change, without passion and without logic.  It lives to kill.  A mindless eating machine.  It will attack and devour anything.  It is as if God created the devil…”  Introduction to Jaws.

I don’t know about you, but The Pink Flamingo sure thinks this sounds just about like the tea party “patriots”.  They are without change, without logic, a mindless machine that will attack and devour anything….. yep, that’s the tea party “patriot”.

The Pink Flamingo has mentioned, previously, that it is appropriate that this is Shark Week.  Thus far, we have learned that the two legged sharks in Washington are far more destructive than even the Carcharodon carcharias is far less lethal.  The only possible creature who might be as vicious and destructive would be the Carcharodon megalodon.  Thank goodness those are extinct, thus far.

The tea parties are like a school of frenzied feeding sharks.  They destroy.  They are destroying the GOP.


Like the tea party freshmen in the House and Senate, the the bite of the juvenile Great White, we have learned this week, is rarely lethal.  It can do a tremendous amount of damage, but the juvenile is so immature, it doesn’t know what it is doing.  Yep, sure reminds me of the freshmen tea partiers. They don’t give a rip what they do, say or who they hurt.

We’ve learned that tea partiers are the bull sharks of DC.  They can survive in either salt water or fresh water.  They are lethal, nasty, and responsible for more deadly attacks here in the US than any other shark.  Let’s face it Jim DeMint, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, etc are bull sharks.

Jennifer Ruben wrote:

“...The result of all of this may be to make DeMint even more popular with the most extreme elements of the Tea Party (note that “59 GOP frosh voted yes, 28 voted no. More than half of the House ‘Tea Party Caucus’ voted ‘aye.’ ”) but much less influential in the Senate. The House and Senate leadership learned to maneuver around him. His colleagues witnessed his contrived excuses for opposing a debt-ceiling bill. In the end, DeMint was as influential as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.); that is, if influential at all, only in bolstering the Democrats’ resolve….”

Daily News

In the Telegraph on Tuesday, Toby Young wrote that the debt deal is not a triumph of the tea parties but the death of the socialist left.

“…Most pundits are crediting this U-turn to the political muscle of the Tea Party and it’s true that President Obama would never have agreed to this deal if the Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives hadn’t engaged in the brinkmanship of the past few weeks. But to focus on the Tea Party is to ignore the tectonic political shift that’s taken place, not just in America but across Europe. The majority of citizens in nearly all the world’s most developed countries simply aren’t prepared to tolerate the degree of borrowing required to sustain generous welfare programmes any longer….”

The bull sharks may come close to shore, like the infamous Long Island event that inspired Jaws. But, Jaws was a novel, a movie, fiction – just like the alleged ability for the tea parties to take out incumbents.  H/T Democrats for Sale.

Bloomberg - Ramesh Ponnuru

We have also learned that younger Great Whites are eating bottom feeders who are feeding off anything that is dumped off shore.  They are contaminated with massive levels of mercury and other toxic substances.  In other words, they can make a person sick, if they don’t kill ’em for lunch!  They can get you both ways – you eat them or they eat you.

“...Further, conservative groups are already calling for those who voted for the debt ceiling compromise to be challenged in a primary.

The Tea Party National Convention this fall “will focus on recruiting conservative primary challengers to guilty House GOP RINOs and frosh,” said Trento.

The debt ceiling compromise was “political suicide,” said Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation, after the vote. “We put them in power and now we’re asking ourselves, ‘Why did we do that?’”

In addition, The Hill reported yesterday that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who had previously promised that he would not endorse opponents to fellow Republican senators, might change his mind because of his outrage over the terms of the debt ceiling deal.

“He’s already opened the door to changing that policy in terms of supporting people in primaries — this deal could bring him to the point where he says he’s not going to make any guarantees,” said The Hill’s source.

In the end, the reward for spending months trying to work out a deal and withdrawing the United States from the brink of an economic calamity may well be a primary challenge from the right, and quite possibly a ticket home.

For example, Rep. Allen West, seen by many as a tea party favorite, was among those who voted in favor of the compromise bill – and now he’s being targeted by tea party groups who see him as a sell-out.

“One minute they’re saying I’m their Tea Party hero, and three, four days later I’m a Tea Party defector; that kind of schizophrenia I’m not going to get involved in it,” West said in consternation on Laura Ingraham’s talk radio show….”

I swear sharks are cuter, safer, nicer, more cuddly, sweeter, and more loyal.