Friday, October 22, 2010

Grounded in their own Alternative Reality

The NAACP released a report, detailed, supported in great detail, about the Tea Party movement and it's relationship to bigots and other extremists. The very first sentence of the report says:
We know the majority of Tea Party supporters are sincere, principled people of good will.

Okay, whatever, it's after that they get to the actual evidence.

As the "outrage" over pointing out the obvious ensues, let us look at how prominent members of the movement "doth" prove the evidence wrong -- outside of Carl Paladino's forwarded email of course:

How about Texas GOP candidate for the 30th District, Steven Broden?
“We have a constitutional remedy. And the framers say if that don’t work, revolution.” “The option is on the table. I don’t think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms. However, it is not the first option.”

Golly that's nice. Might be second option though.

Or maybe it is this guy?
The Republican candidate for state Senate in the 52nd District said Wednesday night that black men "find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs or other avenues rather than do education."

I imagine this gentlemen would find out more about black men, but when he sees them all garbed and black it makes him worried and nervous so he's never actually met one.

There are so few extremists and bigots associated with the Tea Party movement. Not this guy? Or this guy? Or this guy? Or even these guys and these guys ?

No, in David Broder's daily fantasy, they are all just people who will have to act like veterans. Veterans of either the Confederacy or the Einsatzgruppen, but veterans nonetheless.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Anonymous said...

why, the Tea Party is chock full of nuts!
We know this, but what is to be done?
They have guns too.
And lotsa money.
in france, rocks fly.
vox is vexed.

JDM said...

France may yet turn out OK. Sarko's not likely to win in 2012 without a massive fix, and neither will the Reich Socialists Strauss Kahn or Aubry. Segolene Royal could wind up the first female president of France and the first progressive socialist leader of a First World country in quite a while. Women, unions, youth and minorities are all with her, and she has promised to repeal Sarko's pension "reform" if it's finally enacted.

France of course has its own rich right wing fucktards, just as we have swine like the kkkock brothers. But Sarko is under investigation for taking bribes from rich ol' Lil Bettencourt and I bet she sprayed some money at least onto Strauss Kahn as well when he was still in electoral politics, before he went to DeeCee for the the IMF, to steal pensions from aged Greek women and others.

Anonymous said...

I missed the memo. Remind me again - when does the two minutes of hate start?

pansypoo said...

the hate party.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it is a good model to emulate as the Democrats had veto-proof majorities in each branch of Congress after the 1974 elections !

Dole & Ford cooperated because they were irrelevant otherwise.

Anonymous said...

It is spooky that good old fashioned racism has become the New Cool with the Repubs.

omen said...

a round up of sarah palin's top 10 mamma grizzlies.

pansypoo said...

they grew up with welfare queens dancing in their heads.