“Narcissists”

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Matt Taibbi on the tea baggers:

Scanning the thousands of hopped-up faces in the crowd, I am immediately struck by two things. One is that there isn’t a single black person here. The other is the truly awesome quantity of medical hardware: Seemingly every third person in the place is sucking oxygen from a tank or propping their giant atrophied glutes on motorized wheelchair-scooters. As Palin launches into her Ronald Reagan impression — “Government’s not the solution! Government’s the problem!” — the person sitting next to me leans over and explains.

“The scooters are because of Medicare,” he whispers helpfully. “They have these commercials down here: ‘You won’t even have to pay for your scooter! Medicare will pay!’ Practically everyone in Kentucky has one.” A hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters, railing against government spending and imagining themselves revolutionaries as they cheer on the vice-presidential puppet hand-picked by the GOP establishment. If there exists a better snapshot of everything the Tea Party represents, I can’t imagine it.

3 thoughts on ““Narcissists”

  1. Sandman says:

    If there is a silver lining in this dark-clouded political season, it is that the GOP’s most fervent supporters on the far right will suffer the worst if they eliminate the “socialist” programs that cut into their profits and wealth. And for those fat fucks on their free scooters, have fun dragging your Jabba the Hutt ass through Walmart without any assistance. You get what you pay for, and you get the government you deserve. Oh, and yeah, go fuck yourselves.

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  2. hoppy says:

    Once more Rolling Stone demonstrates what the news media could be. That was an outstanding article. Deeply depressing, but outstanding.

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  3. pansypoo says:

    gee, aren’t these the guys the republkkklans wanna throw to the curb? shouldn’t we let them get what they want?

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