At least he remembered the circle above the ‘i.’
In case you didn’t hear, Clive Bundy’s militia is headed south to “defend our borders.” This won’t turn out well.
At least he remembered the circle above the ‘i.’
In case you didn’t hear, Clive Bundy’s militia is headed south to “defend our borders.” This won’t turn out well.
Teabagistan is just not about taxes any more.
Statements that concerned the end of the war in Afghanistan, government shutdowns, mass shootings, repealing tax breaks for oil companies, and giving Americans raises did not sit well with the right. After all, Teabagistan is the new Black in Congress. Watch above.
In other State of the Union responses, gay rights groups were upset that the president did not mention support for ENDA. I guess it’s their job to do so; however, with all that Obama has done for LGBT rights and given the problems he is having in the polls and with passing his agenda through Congress, let’s give the guy a break, OK?
I doubt much will change this year in terms of Congress’ usefulness but one can only hope.
Yes. Seriously. Via Raw Story:
Joshua Black (above), a candidate for Florida House District 68, said on Monday that the time had come to “hang” President Barack Obama. In a tweet on Monday afternoon, Black wrote that he was “past impeachment.” “It’s time to arrest and hang him high,” he added. Republican candidate for House District 67 Chris Latvala replied in shock. “You aren’t seriously calling for the killing of Obama are you?” he asked. “I know you are crazy but good heavens. U R an embarrassment.” “Execution is the appropriate punishment for traitors,” Black shot back in another tweet. At that point, Latvala recommended that the “tin foil hat crazy” candidate take his medication. “I don’t do drugs,” Black insisted. “Not intimidated by the secret service, or #criminalpoliticians like you.”
Here’s the ongoing Twitter conversation:
Remember when Rick Santorum criticized public schools during the 2012 presidential campaign?:
“Yes the government can help,” Santorum said. “But the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic. It goes back to the time of industrialization of America when people came off the farms where they did home-school or have the little neighborhood school, and into these big factories, so we built equal factories called public schools.”
More and more right wingers are calling the validity of a public school education into question, calling them “indoctrination” centers for atheists and liberals. They consider things like science “theories” and strive to add Christian creationism to the curriculum.
Now, Alaskan Tea Party senatorial candidate Joe Miller is repeating these ridiculous claims:
Alaska Tea Party senate candidate Joe Miller spoke at this weekend’s “Family Leadership Summit” in Iowa, where he shared the stage with Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Steve King, and various others.
During his remarks, Miller told the audience that “we are at war for the heart and soul of this country” and that this war was started “over a century ago by the utopian statists” who have managed to turn our schools “into centers for atheist indoctrination” while imposing a doctrine of moral relativism upon the nation.
“If we ignore” this fight, Miller warned, “it would be cultural and political suicide,” before declaring that “the President of the United States and his allies are engaged in a form of systematic spiritual and religious apartheid”
Meanwhile, Gun Owners of America’s chief Larry Pratt is making his own argument against public education:
Later in the program, Solomon tried to rally those who might not buy into his Obama-centric conspiracy theories. “The people who the Nazis slaughtered for the most part supported their policies initially,” he warned. “If you think because you’re black, because you’re gay, because you’re a Democrat, because you’re a liberal, that they’re not going to do equally or worse to you than they are to the rest of us, I believe you are mistaken.”
“Well, that’s the history of despotism,” Pratt replied, going on to compare Obama to Vladimir Lenin. “You’re absolutely correct that those that think that if Obama were to continue moving in his dictatorial direction that they would somehow be immune because they have been politically allied, big mistake, and it reflects a government-school spawned ignorance of history.”
I warn all of us to keep our eyes on these wing nuts – they will stop at nothing to dismantle public education and distribute “vouchers” to fund Christian education regardless of one’s beliefs. And while the right has argued for decades that we need to do away with education, they are now blaming Barack Obama (of course) for imposing A ‘Systematic Spiritual And Religious Apartheid.’
At this point, they feel that if they agitate their angry white constituents with bullshit like this, they will stand a better chance of infiltrating Congress. And by fighting immigration reform and denouncing education, they will succeed in keeping non-whites out of the election process.
And, they are probably right.
Via Right Wing Watch
Teabagistan at its best. This dude believes that Muslim/Kenyan Barack Obama and 11 of his male (gay) friends held an orgy at Camp David. With a total of 12, each one had a anal sex partner. And Rahm Emanuel and Obama belong to a bathhouse in Chicago. And we need to arrest Nancy Pelosi.
Or something like that.
National Review, the conservative “intellectual” magazine that serves as home to the likes of Maggie Gallagher, does not spare words in its latest cover story on President Obama:
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does,” Williamson’s story begins. “There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes an alarming number of authentic radicals, but the president’s politics are utterly conventional managerial liberalism. His manner is aloof, but he is too plainly a child of the middle class to succumb to the regal pretensions that the Kennedys suffered from, even if his household entourage does resemble the Ringling Bros. Circus as reimagined by Imelda Marcos when it moves about from Kailua Beach to Blue Heron Farm. Not a dictator under the red flag, not a would-be king, President Obama is nonetheless something new to the American experience, and troubling.
Touching upon themes that are well-loved in Teabagistan – birtherism, socialism, facism, racism and liberalism – one reads this article and wonders how nasty the 2014 and 2016 elections will be. Then, there are the comments:
It’s time for another edition of “Today in Teabagistan” – our digest of daily hilarity a.k.a. “Today in Wing Nuttery.” Since most of today’s nonsense is around the Tea Party, we change the focus.
First and foremost, Sarah Palin is headed back to Fox News with her tail between her legs. Or, she has credit cards to pay:
As Elton John would say, the bitch is back:
Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is rejoining Fox News as a contributor, months after she and the network parted ways.
Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said Palin, a former Alaska governor, will return on air Monday morning during the Fox & Friends program. She will also contribute to the Fox Business Network.
“I have great confidence in her and am pleased that she will once again add her commentary to our programming,” Ailes said in a story posted on the Fox News website. “I hope she continues to speak her mind.”
Palin is quoted as saying, “The power of Fox News is unparalleled. The role of Fox News in the important debates in our world is indispensable.”
Do you think you think she took a pay cut from her earlier contract of $1 million per year? You betcha.
There’s nothing the wing nuts like more than fear mongering and conspiracy theories.
Don Feder of the World Congress of Families has written a column entitled “Concentration Camp Obama,” where he predicts if you opposed the boogeyman’s Communist government, you will be put in a “cattle car” and taken to Siberia (or maybe Canada):
In the 1942 Jack Benny/Carole Lombard movie “To Be Or Not To Be” – about a troupe of Polish actors trying to flee the Nazis – one villain, a Col. Ehrhardt, is referred to as “Concentration Camp Ehrhardt,” to which Benny quips, “He does the concentrating. The Poles do the camping.”
Since he came to office 4 1/2 long years ago, Obama has been concentrating on destroying the conservative movement – eliminating any opposition to the socialist republic he’s creating. In a few years, many of us could be “camping” in a very real sense.
If that sounds alarmist, read on. And try to see the big picture – not snooping, secret e-mail accounts, official harassment and intimidation, sundry assaults on the First Amendment and using the IRS as a presidential goon squad in isolation– but as a deliberate, coordinated, far-reaching plan to use the machinery of government to crush dissent.
Recall Obama’s bitter-clinger remarks from the 2008 campaign – identifying resistance to his message primarily among those who cling to religion, guns and “anti-immigrant” sentiment. Think of his anti-nationalism (including the rejection of American exceptionalism) and attacks on the family, via same-sex “marriage” and taking medical decisions out of the family’s hands.
The president is harassing his opponents, monitoring their activities, intimidating them, limiting their funding and generally creating a hostile environment for un-Obama speech.
Defending the super-snoops in his NSA, on Friday, the president warned, that if people can’t trust their rulers – himself first and foremost – “We’re going to have some problems here.”
How can you not trust a man who lied to you about what happened in Benghazi, lied when he told you that if you liked your health insurance plan, you could keep it under ObamaCare, lied about not raising taxes on the middle class, lied about the impact of sequestration, lied about the use of chemical weapons in Syria being a “red line,” and, just today, promised to keep North Korea from getting the nuclear weapons it already has.
Never mind. You just trust Obama, and you go right on trusting him – until they shove you in a cattle car.
Maybe Teabagistan will be a real country!?
Ricky Ricardo is back in the headlines:
Sen. Marco Rubio has reiterated that he won’t support an immigration reform bill that includes rights for same-sex couples, and he predicts such a provision will kill the bill.
“If this bill has in it something that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill,” the Florida Republican told conservative radio host Andrea Tantaros on her show today. “I’m gone, I’m off it, and I’ve said that repeatedly. And I don’t think that’s going to happen, and it shouldn’t happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is.”
Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont Tuesday introduced an amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill that would allow citizens to sponsor foreign same-sex spouses for permanent residency in the U.S., just as citizens with opposite-sex foreign spouses can now. Leahy, a Democrat, had withdrawn the amendment last month “with a heavy heart,” as he put it, but he decided to try again.
Rubio, a rising star in the Republican Party, also told Tantaros any immigration bill he would support must also provide for improved border security.
We all know that gay immigration was always a bargaining chip, anyways. Eventually, we know our use as bargaining chips will subside but that it will be bumpy in the short-term.
The New Civil Rights Movement:
Immediately following the kick-off luncheon on Thursday, more than five hundred FFC members will hit Capitol Hill for what is being called, “Lobby Day.” They will meet with their Senators and Congressmen to lobby on marriage, immigration and IRS reform. On marriage, the thrust of the conversations will center on pushing lawmakers to start figuring out a replacement for the Defense of Marriage Act, assuming the Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional. Immigration talks will focus on making sure any immigration reform bill is fully anti-amnesty and full of real border security requirements. As for the IRS, FFC members will be lobbying for passage of two bills: The first one has a clever name: It’s called, “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013? and is sponsored by Tom Price in the House and John Cornyn in the Senate. It seeks to stop the Internal Revenue Service from putting into place or implementing any requirements of ObamaCare. The second bill is the IRS Anti-Abuse Act, sponsored by Paul Gosar. This legislation would make it a crime to discriminate against organizations and individuals based on their political affiliation or ideology.
Why don’t they all move to Texas? That would be easy to wall in and offer the great white hope.
The sun is setting on Teabagistan. Until tomorrow…
A racially-charged t-shirt featuring President Obama as a “witch doctor” who has hijacked “medicine” through the Affordable Care act has become popular at a South Carolina tea party convention.
The shirt depicts Obama as a “medicine man” in tribal clothes, with a bone through his nose. It reads that Obama is “your new doctor, coming soon to a clinic near you!”
Bob Cramer, the creator of the shirt, told Palmetto Public Record that people have stopped to ask him about his shirt and seemed interested in getting their own. He claims the shirt is “not racist, it’s political.”
No, not racist at all. You keep believing that, teabaggers, until your “tea party” sinks into obscurity. Disgusting.
With Tropical Storm Isaac heading to Florida and the Gulf Coast, the Republicans canceled the first day of their 3-day parade against the socialist, Marxist, homo-loving President Obama. But, this change just meant they met in smaller orgies to bemoan everyone else. Here’s a sample of today in wing nuttery:
Reverend Jesten Peters of Keys of Authority Ministries told the Christian Broadcasting Network that her organization successfully prayed Isaac away from Tampa, Right Wing Watch reports.
“We have had lots and lots of people praying around the clock that it would move, and after you watch from the very beginning where they were saying it was coming and now where they say it is going, then it has really moved out of the way for us and we appreciate God doing that and moving it for us!”
Go here to see video – if you can stomach it.
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips, speaking at yesterday’s Unity Rally 2012 in Tampa ahead of the Republican National Convention, claimed that President Obama and Congressional Democrats are out to destroy the country. Phillips told the crowd that Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are socialists who support a system that causes “poverty, tyranny and occasionally mass murder:”
Here’s the video:
This does it – I’m going to invest in porn:
“Distribution of obscene or hardcore pornography on the Internet is a violation of current federal law,” explained MIM’s President Patrick A. Trueman. “Yet, most children in America have free access to obscene pornography as soon as they learn how to use a computer. The average age of first exposure to obscene Internet pornography is now eleven.”
Trueman also suggested that under this wording, the federal government should police “obscenity,” not only in the distribution of hardcore porn on the Internet, but also on hotel or motel TVs, cable or satellite television, and in retail shops.
Since a number of Republicans have declared to end the Department of Education, it is not surprising that the Tea Party has drank the Kool-Aid and boarding the bandwagon for Christian education (only):
Conservative talk show host Neal Boortz, speaking at yesterday’s Unity Rally 2012 in Tampa ahead of the Republican National Convention, denounced public schools as “government schools” that are “forced upon us.” Boortz blamed “100 years of government education” for bringing America “to the point that a man like Barack Obama could be sworn in as president of the United States.”
Boortz directed the crowd to change the way they speak about public schools – calling them “government schools” instead. He also called on the audience to “preach school choice,” by which meant efforts to defund public schools and provide taxpayer dollars for religious and private schools and homeschooling.
Tune in tomorrow, folks, when the Romney family arrives and attendees dump tea into the Gulf of Mexico.