Tag Archives: teabaggers

Right Network: 'Pro-America, Pro-Business, Pro-Military sensibilities'

Allison Kilkenny 21 Replies

(Updated) Comcast has joined forces with the Tea Party movement to form by airing “Right Network,” a television/web/phone venture that hopes to “entertain, engage, and enlighten Americans who are looking for content that reflects and reinforces their perspective and worldview.” (emphasis mine) It’s all very exciting. Kelsey Grammer is a partner in the venture! Remember [...]

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Things that will end badly: State-approved militias

Allison Kilkenny 33 Replies

(Updated) Bad idea of the month: Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty. Tea party movement leaders say they’ve discussed the idea [...]

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Tea Party harbors a dwindling, confused demographic

Allison Kilkenny 10 Replies

Charles Blow points out the obvious. The Tea Party is home to a dwindling demographic: the white, Evangelical Christian, who is “less educated … than the average Joe and Jane Six-Pack” according to a Quinnipiac University poll released this week. As Blow points out, these voters are anachronistic to the country’s demographics. the country is [...]

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The violence and lies post-reform medley

Allison Kilkenny 29 Replies

The most frequent dissent I received in response to my post about Tea Party bigotry is that racist teabaggers are a small part of the Republican Party, and they do not represent the party at large. But there has been a shocking lack of condemnation on the part of Republican leadership in the wake of these [...]

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Tea Party's bigotry is a birthmark, not a tattoo

Allison Kilkenny 44 Replies

The very public implosion of the Republican base into a tribe of frothing-at-the-mouth racist, homophobic militants has been so extensively documented that it has inspired former Conservative bloggers like John Cole and Andrew Sullivan to renounce and/or heavily modify their political ideologies. Through it all, the claim from party leadership and beltway insiders has been that [...]

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Shorter David Brooks: 'You're all paranoid idiots'

Allison Kilkenny 4 Replies

In this thrilling issue of the NYT, David Brooks explains how teabaggers are like the New Left because they distrust authority figures and protest in the streets. Of course, this is all very silly and zealous, Bobo explains. But just in case anyone dares accuse him of portraying protesters as cartoonishly simplified lemmings, he clarifies: There [...]

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Republicans rethink Mad Max future

Allison Kilkenny 5 Replies

Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) hates Big Gubment. He hates it so much that he once rejected $700 million of stimulus funds, saying, “We simply cannot afford to base 10 percent of our state budget on money that will disappear in two years’ time.” Translation: Thanks, but we’d rather just have a budget hole. The feds [...]

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