Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Time

The day for the big right wing American protest has come at last. The “tea parties” promoted by Fox Propaganda and corporate lobbyists for the past weeks have finally been staged around the nation. Staged, of course, would be the operative word here, and usually in socialist tax supported public parks.

These protests were very unlike the anti-war protests glaringly not covered by Fox and most corporate media. While the demonstrations largely ignored by media were motivated from a sense of justice, compassion and truth, these folks were aroused by their hatred of Obama, resentment over losing a fair election, and plain old selfish greed.

Outraged Americans turned out by the dozens at various localities. The group fronted by Gruppenfuhrer Glenn Beck was gathered in front of the Alamo.

Now, before you get too excited about my little SS tag on Beck, let me tell you about the gathering of tea baggers featured on Ed Schultz’s show the other day. A man was declaring that the American people were being brainwashed by the Obama Commies through the new digital conversion boxes on their TV sets. After this frightened and ignorant fellow screamed about the kids being brainwashed by Commie professors at college as well, a fellow Reich Wing woman was heard off camera yelling, “Burn the books!”

Gee, where have we heard that kind of talk before?

Except for the TV part, this scene was played out by masses of “good Germans” in the 1930’s.

Gruppenfuhrer Beck’s irate idiots were the lucky ones to be entertained by Ted Nugent performing a rather white teenage high school version of Hendrix’s Star Spangled Banner.

And speaking of white didn’t those crowds look as white as a Klan rally minus the robes? These were the same ilk, no doubt, who shouted, “Kill him!” and “Terrorist!” at Sarah Palin rallies.

So there they were, a bunch of Fox-brainwashed fools, most of them who have NOT had their taxes raised by Obama, shouting and protesting about paying taxes. I don’t suppose their simple little minds could explain how we are to pay for their beloved wars without taxes.

But, why would that matter? These mobs, composed of buffoons who most likely just had their taxes LOWERED by Obama, were out to vent their anger against...Obama.

Remember crazy old Krauthammer and his cute little name for liberals’ outrage at Bush’s lies, war, torture, and destruction of civil liberties? He called it “Bush Derangement Syndrome”.

What we now have is a remarkable case of mass “Obama Derangement Syndrome”. Now we see who’s really deranged.

The entire episode would be utterly and hysterically funny if it were not for the strong likelihood that some of the attendees are the same unstable sort as Richard Poplawski. He was the sociopathic conservative without a conscience who murdered three cops in Pittsburgh. Poplawski’s racist head was filled with crap like Beck’s poisonous lies about Obama coming to take his guns away from him.

I enjoy a good laugh at arrogant fools as much as the next guy, but there’s a sick gnawing sense of dread lurking in my gut.

How many more Reich Wing domestic terrorists were groomed for their evil mission today?


Anonymous said...

You write very well, are knowledgeable and it's an interesting read. I can see the disgust beneath the letters. Me? I like my green tea bag soaked in boiling distilled water with a teaspoon or two of sugar. When it comes to taxes, the little guy DOES pay - not corporate America. The deductions for businesses always overlay the income. Personally, I think we should lobby to bring the jobs back to America. When are they going to close the tax loop holes for companies that ship jobs out of the country. THAT might be what the tea bag distraction is all about.

Unknown said...

I had to laugh at Glenn 'Einstein' Beck and his bobble-head admirers. You would think someone in charge would have told them what really happened at the Alamo.

Santa Anna, had you waited until 4-15-09, you would have enjoyed much American support.

Kulkuri said...

In a way you have to hand it to the Never-Right-Wingnut elite to get people out to protest against having their taxes lowered and instead insisting we give all the tax breaks to the Mega-Rich and the Corporations!! Then again, if you can think for yourself, you wouldn't be part of the FuckingRepublican base.(they have been fucking me all my life that's why they are FuckingRepublicans)

jmsjoin said...

Hi Dave
They are calling them a success but I do not believe it was. Now there is a secessionist movement kicking in along with everything else. the right wing extremists will not stop short of their 2nd revolution they are instigating and will blame on Obama!

Dave Dubya said...

Thanks. Yes it is corporate smoke and mirrors at work here.

Brother Tim,
Yes, the Alamo may well be the first major pro-slavery insurrecton on our continent.

Texas has given us a lot of great people, but they also gave us Bush, Delay, et al. I'm not sure it has been worth it. I am about ready to let them go.

The Reich Wingers are master at herding their sheep. How are they any differrent from a cult?

The corporatists and Reich Wingers have been at war with us for 30 years at least.

They have done more to destroy our way of life and our Constitution than any foreign enemies could ever hope to accomplish.

Billie Greenwood said...

The Rethugs spent like there was no tomorrow for the last two administrations, allowing Wall Street and the bankers to run unfettered, and now they cry because we need money to fix the mess. To which I say: "Huh?"

Dan said...

Dave, I find your claim incredulous. Am I supposed to believe “an old-fashioned American citizen who believes in our traditional values of freedom, truth, and justice”, would steadily chip away the podium on which he ‘supposedly’ stands?

I have to give you credit in regards to your subtle (sometimes not) attempts to marginalize the Tea Parties. You stripped a page from Napolitano’s script when she so timely warned us of “radical right-wing extremist” (and Obama claimed to know nothing of the Tea Parties). I find it laughable as well as hypocritical, that hard-core liberals who have made a history of protest can in good conscience cast stones at those protesting. Perhaps just beyond the realm of your comprehension lie those protesting their concerns about trillions of dollars and debt for future generations as well as expressing their frustration as they watch the government bail out large corporate entities. (Only a fool can believe that taxes will not go through the roof once the ‘recovery’ takes place). Many are also fair tax proponents, of course that would be a problem for those forty-fifty percent that don’t currently contribute federal tax dollars, but still receive refunds.

I’ve stayed too long…now back to reality. I trust never-never land will rest in your capable hands.

billie said...

i see the trolls are back to making the rounds. why should we bring jobs back here? why not use american ingenuity to make new ones? oh, guess that's a liberal thought. the tea parties were a farce because the folks who protested- all 3 dozen of them- were being used by the corporate shills as a smokescreen. they whip the red meat mouth breathers into a frenzy- and haul them out there in the last act of a desperate party. they are out of ideas so these parties are the hail mary passes to a cardboard end zone.

i will certainly not 'misunderestimate' what is going on with the rightwing extremist groups- i mean they did make homeland security's report- and i am sure that takes some doing as that agency isn't known for it's competence- anyone remember the orange alerts under bushco?

two crows said...

hey, Dave--
great post, as always.

it never fails to amaze me how the right wing talking heads can convince the Republican rightwingnuts to decry their own interests -- and vote against em.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the post and your opinions as usual. Also the dialog and opinions here in the comments. I think it's pretty much all been said, so nothing more to add. Good post. Sharp readers.

Anonymous said...

The truly scarry part of all of this is that it was promoted, advertised and covered as, "news" by the FOX propaganda stations. So we don't just have "right wing" journalists, we have propaganda machines, bent on sacrificing our democracy at any cost to promote the military/industrial complex,(remember Dick Chaney revealing the names of CIA operatives?).
When these "reporters" are seen as biased, then they just refer to themselves as entertainers, so they can say anyting that they want and not have any journalistic responsibilities to promote the flow of factual information.
Andy W.

Dave Dubya said...

Thanks for your input. Your podium metaphor isn't quite clear to me.

You said, I "stripped a page from Napolitano’s script when she so timely warned us of “radical right-wing extremist”. No I didn't.

And besides, I would credit someone for any page I would strip them of. BTW. Nice post you got over there.;-)

In fact, violent right wing radicalism has been around for a long time.

US News And World Report: 2005

"In the 10 years since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, roughly 60 right-wing terrorist plots have been uncovered in the United States, according to an upcoming report by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. The plots, all foiled by law enforcement, reportedly included violent plans by antigovernment militia groups, racist skinhead organizations, and Ku Klux Klan members to use various types of chemical bombs and other weapons."

And we all know of the recent right wing politically motivated killings of Tennessee Unitarians and Pittsburgh cops.

Face it, Dan. Right wingers are more violent than libs and moderates. It's in their authoritarian nature.

You may be surprised to learn liberals detest the bank bailouts, too.

American corporatism has always been the offspring of Republicans and right leaning big business dems.

Remember when the righties called us traitors for protesting Bush's lying us into a war that has cost us the first trillion dollars of the Bush debt?

Where was the outrage from the conservatives when Bush started the TARP corporate welfare program?

And just who are the ones casting stones anyway, those accusing Fox/corporate lobby sponsored shills as dancing puppets of their corporatist masters, or those accusing demonstrators of treason?

Don't get me wrong, I believe you love your country, but you appear to love conservatism more.

Dan said...


I have to admit I’ve bookmarked your site; the entertainment value is priceless.

The podium reference was rather tongue-in-cheek. You claim to support traditional values. As a side note, the Wikipedia entry for right-wing mentions “an adherence and obedience to traditional values”.

I was not suggesting you had plagiarized Mrs. Napolitano’s work, only that you used the same tired scare tactics. All veterans must be ‘right wing’ and since they know how to use weapons, we add one and one and come up with four. (the extra two came from the logical assumption that right wing=angry and deranged). Only by using such poisonous terms as “Reich wing” will the conservative right ever include such hate groups as the skin-heads and KKK. On the lines of hating, I don’t suppose you caught Janeane Garofalo’s interview (a fine representation of a hate-filled lib)

Tarp funds were certainly not a unanimous choice on either side, but it is worth noting the bill carried through the house with a nearly two to one margin Dem/Rep 172/91.

No matter your position on the Iraq war only the ‘Bush-haters” have turned it into a lie. I’m assuming by the “Bush lie” you mean W.M.D.’s (“boo…hiss…dirty words”). It was a very popular lie as it seems Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, Hilary Clinton, Al Gore, John Edwards, Ted Kennedy, and Madeline Albright also told the very same lie back then. Hindsight will always be 20/20 and a short memory serves it well.

It is no secret President Obama believes in a heavily involved government: socialized health care (one look at the mismanagement of the V.A. program should send us running) and the refusal to accept repayment of tarp money (is the president erring on the side of caution or do I smell a big, fat pot of socialism brewing?)

I do love my country, just as our founders intended it to be, with a small, limited role for government.