The Tea Party extremists seem to think they know all about this country, what makes it tick, and how it should be run. The problem is, from the statistics we know, today, many of the people involved in the tea parties have never been active in politics before now. They show a marked ignorance about the Constitution, how things work, and just why we are who we are. They are literally in the process, with their ignorance, allowing the ALEC, AFP, and the Koch Machine to completely dismantle everything this country once was. They don’t know much at all about history.
“…My fellow writer RMuse wrote yesterday about the U.S. Constitution and Republican nullification laws designed to undermine the Constitution. This is all very funny of course because, speaking of ignorance, corruption, and injustice, the Republicans claim to be the defenders of the Constitution; this while wishing to do away with every amendment save the Second and the Tenth- narrowing Republican goals to guns and secession.
And thinking about the Constitution got me thinking about the Declaration of Independence, that other all-important Founding document. We think now of the Declaration as the document that got the ball rolling; that laid out the ideological and philosophical framework of the country-to-be….”
Today’s tea partier is an ill-educated lout who doesn’t give a damn about what this country is all about. To him/her it is all about them, I want I want, I need I need. They have some good ideas about holding the line on spending, cutting corruption, and trying to get government out of our lives, when reasonable. Their problem is they can only see their side of things. Typical of all extremists, only their wishes matter. Only their opinion matters. They are no different from the far left nut cases.
They are so full of themselves, and so certain they are the be all and end all of all knowledge, that they are making fools of themselves and everyone else. In making fools of themselves, they are doing great damage to our country, and truly, in an ironic fashion, doing more to limit freedom than the most socialist liberal ever dreamed of doing.
Case in point. In Mississippi, if a woman has a miscarriage she could go to prison if the GOP has its way. Yes, they are so zealous of protecting the rights of the unborn that they are abjectly ignorant of the fact that miscarriages are a part of nature. It’s nature’s way of preventing a birth that should not happen. Yet, tea party legislatures are so stupid, so ill educated, and so anti-abortion they are now trying to make illegal that which is a part of the natural process of life.
Or, how about Tom Cotton of Arkansas. He wants to have even family members of anyone who violates sanctions against Iran sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Never mind that…
“…Article III of the Constitution explicitly bans Congress from punishing treason based on “corruption of blood” — meaning that relatives of those convicted of treason cannot be punished based only on a familial tie…”
One of the reasons this nation was founded was to prevent such atrocities from happening. Evidently in his self-righteous zealotry, Cotton would rather throw out the Constitution.
Did you know that Grover Norquist is a secret Muslim. Why? He has a beard. Yes, that is what came out of the mouth of Cathie Adams, at the Far North Dallas Tea Party. Adams is the president of the Texas Eagle Forum and former chair of the Texas GOP.
“…“As you see, he has a beard,” she pointed out. “He’s married a Muslim woman. But he denies that he has converted himself. He denies that.” “He and Karl Rove are very good friends. I don’t like Karl Rove, and I certainly don’t like Grover Norquist.” Adams went on to suggest that CIA Director John Brennan could also be a secret Muslim. “Where is the outcry?” she asked. “Thank God that Ted Cruz is now in the United States Senate!” Norquist, along with conservative activist Suhail Khan, are often labeled as stealth Muslims by Islamaphobic conservative activists led by Pamela Geller, Frank Gaffney and Robert Spencer, most recently at at 2013 CPAC panel…”
Yes, the woman is that stupid.
Then, there is the tea party calling for Susan Collins to be assassinated. Yes, they think she should be shot. Isn’t that a crime?
Like Paul Krugman says, today’s conservative movement leaves no room for independent thinking. If you are an independent thinker, and dares to question the current, irrational status quo, like The Pink Flamingo, you are branded a liberal, socialist, baby-killer, and are basically cast into the bowels of hell the way Don Giovanni was at the end of the opera of the same name. We’re useless because we dare think.
I like this, better:
“...Teabaggers are not patriots; they are the Tea Party Taliban. No other group in America openly threatens violent insurrection against the legally elected government of the United States, passes nullifications laws, supports theocracy, and no patriot calls for assassinating elected representatives for their votes. Republicans are just as culpable for not tamping down threats and calls for revolution or civil war, and openly advocating for armed revolution “if President Obama won re-election.” There is a reason teabag leaders advocate for armed resistance against the federal government and it is because they know their followers are bound to take them seriously and begin an uprising to overthrow the government evident in gun zealots stockpiling weapons and ammunition to defend themselves against government tyranny they never claimed during the Bush Administration, and it exposes their real anti-American bent is racial animus. Teabaggers were content with millions of jobs lost, a decimated economy, and unnecessary wars so long as a white man was president, but they became uber-patriots fighting tyranny when an African American was elected President.
The tea party is no more patriotic to America than Osama bin Laden was, and their desire to see this government fail is only matched by their incessant threats to “take America back” to the 1770s when the country was under tyrannical English rule. Teabaggers feel strong support for America, but it is an America that never existed and unrelated to 2008 when their worst nightmare came true; the people elected an African American President. After he saved the economy, cut spending, created jobs, and cut taxes that most Americans believed earned him a second term, the Tea Party Taliban threatened more violence, stocked their armories, and prepare for revolutionary war….”
I consider myself a patriotic American. I detest people who try to destroy this nation, and attempt to crumble the very bedrock of our society, no matter what political inclination they are. I truly detest the tea party patriots. They are doing far more damage to this nation than any liberal ever thought of doing. I don’t consider them patriots at all. I consider the tea party movement an unwitting and brainwashed tool to help destroy the country. I consider Republicans and Conservatives who allow this situation to continue to be just as bad.