Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – image issues edition

Good morning, everyone – well, I was gonna pull a Tbogg and threaten to quit this popcorn stand (so Athenae could talk me down and stroke my ego a little), but Ms. A isn’t answering her phone, and all my letters are coming back with “not at this address” stamped on them, except for the last one, which bore the legend “Who the fuck are you, anyway?”.

Probably the commie Post Office workers preparing for their upcoming every-Saturday Baccanalia.

Anywhoo, since there’s no one to tender my resignation to, I might as well go to work and pray someone’s still paying the electric bill for the containment building,

The blogs have been all a-fire with snark about the GOP’s effort to rebrand themselves, so let’s look at Freeperville’s attempt to get in on the remodeling craze, shall we?

First up –wrestling with their image!

The WWE’s Tea Party Wrestler Is Making Conservatives Hit the Mat

Atlantic ^

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:09:41 PM by Arthurio

CONNOR SIMPSON 5,918 ViewsF EB 20, 2013

The WWE’s new bad guys
in town are not-so-loosely inspired by the Tea Party, and that has
conservative commentators not-so-quietly complaining that the company is
bringing back a movement already under siege from Karl Rove — this time
in one of the country’s most curious of conservative spotlights, and as
a couple of outwardly racist xenophobes who want to send Mexicans back
across the border. Even if that was kind of the whole point.

the February 11 episode of Monday Night Raw — frequently the highest
rated cable show in the country — the fake-wrestling franchise
re-introduced “Real American” Jack Swagger, after a few months off, with
a new gimmick. He had longer, messier hair, a mean scowl, and a
newfound hype man. Swagger’s faux-manager, not so accidentally named
Zebadiah Colter, sported a bushy hunter’s beard and wore a beige vest as
he yelled to the crowd: “What’s wrong with America?” Colter then
explained that he “doesn’t recognize” today’s America. He said he saw
people with faces “not like mine” and heard people that “can’t even talk
to me,” and he screamed out again to the Nashville audience and the
Americans at home: “Where did all these people come from?” And then
Colter, who’s used other surnames to fit his gimmick in the past, threw
out some catchphrases familiar to any Tea Party observer — “We, the
people” was prominent — and made a point to stress, over and over, that
he and Swagger were “real Americans.” Oh, did the crowd ever boo.
Swagger and Colter are supposed to be the WWE’s big new bad guys, and
they drew “heat” from the crowd, as wrestling people say. They hated

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:09:51 PM
by Arthurio
This should go over well.

To: Arthurio

Kind of makes me glad I cancelled the cable.

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:14:33 PM
by fkabuckeyesrule
Yep – ever since Fox cancelled Red Eye and Atlas Slugged went Galt at the box office, there’s just no quality programming any more.

To: Arthurio

Except he got busted for pot yesterday so he fits Occupy better.

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:16:10 PM
by struggle
What a great idea! And his arch -nemesis could be Bankster Bob!

To: Arthurio

Just another TV character being used to slime and insult conservatives. What is so new?

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:31:52 PM
by GeronL
Nothing new at all. Stupid people who trip over their own preconceptions and fall on their asses has been grist for the comedy mill since – well – forever.

To: Arthurio

and how many FReepers thought the McMahon family would not do something like this? lol

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:33:09 PM
by GeronL

To: Arthurio

And he was arrested yesterday in Mississippi for weed
possession..f’n idiot..the only reason why Vince McMahon is doing this
is revenge for the Tea Party not supporting his RINO wife

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:40:06 PM
by Sarah Barracuda
Linda McMahon –RINO!

To: Arthurio

I may be alone with this, but this angle doesn’t offend me in the
least. Its just to put over Alberto Del Rio, who’s a top notch

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:50:18 PM
by goodolemr

To: Arthurio

They are taking a great American sport and using its genuine athletic competition and mocking the conservative movement.

posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:19:31 PM
by OKRA2012
Wait for it…

To: Arthurio; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Lucha Libre is an All-American sport! Like roller derby, cockfighting and ladies mud wrestling! MSM better stay away from them!

posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 12:00:36 AM
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
Well, hopefully the rebrandening will go better after the jump, which I have now rebranded “The link that clicks on itself so you don’t have to!”
Oh well, click on the frigging link, already.

What’s next in the image interocitor?
Ah –A Fine Whine!

Rush Limbaugh: I’m Not Your Problem, GOP

The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^

| February 21, 2013
| Rush Limbaugh

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 3:43:36 AM by 2ndDivisionVet


RUSH: There’s this ongoing battle about me
being too conservative for the Republican Party and too powerful, and
the Republican Party is scared of me, and nobody will stand up to me,
and they’re not gonna get anywhere until they have the guts to stand up
to me because I’m too conservative and they need to be more moderate.
They need to move to the center, but I won’t let them. But really, how
powerful am I? How good am I? And then people are out there saying,
“Look at Limbaugh’s track record in presidential races. He’s 1-for-6.”

the first place I’m 3-for-6, but the whole premise is flawed because I
don’t pick a single candidate. I am not in charge of any candidate
anywhere and his campaign. I don’t choose the consultants. I don’t
choose the ad people. I’ve got nothing to do — and never have had
anything to do — with one election in this country. Zilch, zero, nada.
So this is the kind of thing I’m talking about. This is the kind of
stuff that is just infantile, and it’s insulting, and it’s insulting to
everybody’s intelligence… –snip–

On the Republican side, it’s
not just truth. Sarah Palin wasn’t wrong about anything. She didn’t lie
about anything. Sarah Palin embarrassed some people. So they had to get
rid of her. The point is, the Republicans will not circle the wagons
and defend very many. Conservatives will not circle the wagons and
defend. Now, I defended Clarence Thomas not even knowing who he was
’cause I knew what happened. I knew the libs were lying about him
because I know the libs.

There are some conservatives today, if Clarence Thomas was accused today about Anita Hill, would throw him overboard…

posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 3:43:41 AM
by 2ndDivisionVet

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush is right.

As always.

Don’t doubt me.

posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 4:05:22 AM
by Jemian

To: SatinDoll

>>We need more Republicans who won’t take crap from media

One of the reasons Newt Gingrich is popular among conservatives
is that he hits back, he gives as well as he gets in debates and

Which is why Newt won the nomination in a landslide.

Wait, whut?

Spot on, and worth saying again.

In the 2012 primaries I was initially for Herman Cain, and then later
Newt, for exactly this reason.It is why I am fast becoming a big fan
of Senator Cruz.

This is what is called “Lowering your expectations”.

We must have candidates who can take on the media. Dole and Romney show us why the alternative is a disaster.