NASHVILLE — The 600 delegates at the National Tea Party Convention
feel taxed to death, ignored by their elected representatives and the
media, and appalled at the federal government’s spending — and there
are millions of Americans just like them.
Lord knows nothing makes me feel ignored by the media like a top story in the Washington Post agreeing that there are “millions of Americans” just like me. I mean, why not begin your story by validating everything your subject has to say, which is that they are oppressed, persecuted and alone? That’s the best way to demonstrate their persecution!
The story only goes downhill from there.
It’s a critical moment for a movement that is unmistakably
people-powered, that has been deliberately left leaderless to give
voice to all frustrations.
Jeff Link, a luxury jewelry maker from New York, says that PresidentGeorge W. Bush started the fiscal policies that ruined the economy and thatPresident Obama
is making them worse, a belief shared by many here. But, he says,
looking at the crowd, which is overwhelmingly white and middle-aged,
“it saddens me not to see this gathering more diverse.”
Sample follow-up questions, either unasked or unanswered: Why isn’t it more diverse, Mr. Luxury Jewelry Maker? Why would that possibly be?
I really wish poor people would show up to bitch about how awful it is to be taxed on your $10 million a year! Why don’t they? It’s so weird.
They can’t support Obama because he’s for “abortion and homosexuals,”
Tom Runn said.
For Homosexuals goes on the band name list.
“The tea party movement has grown out of a sense of frustration about government here in Washington,” senior adviserDavid Axelrod
said Friday in an interview that will air Sunday on C-SPAN. “It’s not
isolated to Democrats or Republicans. . . . There is a sense that this
town is consumed by politics, that people are consumed by their own
ambitions and that we’re not dealing with the real problems.”
Jesus Decaf Christ. Can we not? I mean, really, Axelrod. The tea party movement has grown out of a sense of stupidity, racist fuckwaddery, a follower mentality of which first graders playing soccer would be ashamed, and MONEY. That is all this is about. Take it any more seriously than that in public, and you’re feeding the angry, rabid porcupine in your yard.
Do you idiots really think if you pay lip service to the “real” concerns of these morons they’ll be less pissed at you, less willing to compare themselves to Holocaust victims and your president to Dr. Mengele, less eager to cast themselves in the roles of plantation slaves, less apt to long openly for the days when the different knew their places? Take them seriously behind closed doors, in whatever meetings you have to try to win the morning or the afternoon, but when you’re talking to the pretty shiny cameras, treat them with the respect they deserve.
A cheerful man with a broad set of interests — he is a pastor of “an
all-black Maranatha” church, a painter, a retired Secret Service and
Homeland Security employee, and a historical reenactor — he made these
pronouncements using an accent he hoped would sound early American, and
he was dressed in period costume as Button Gwinnett, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
STEP THE FUCK OFF BUTTON.He would kick your ass.
Although some here praised Obama for his energy and for making history,
many delegates said concern over his policies has pushed them into
political activism for the first time in their lives.
On Thursday night, giving the opening address, former U.S.
representative Tom Tancredo (Colo.), who ran for the 2008 Republican
presidential nomination as an anti-immigration candidate, railed
against Obama and “the cult of multiculturalism.” Americans could be
“boiled to death in a cauldron of the nanny state,” he said. “People
who couldn’t even spell the word ‘vote,’ or say it in English, put a
committed socialist ideologue in the White House.”
Yes. Nothing says “concern over his policies” like implying all his voters were illiterate crackheads.
When Tancredo said, “His name is Barack Hussein Obama,” the audience booed loudly.
Again with the high-minded policy concerns!
It’s like they don’t even listen to the stuff they’re writing down anymore.