Monday, April 13, 2009

Teabagging

So, so, so out of touch.

You want to create a conservative 'movement' and the only brand you could come up with is Teabag?

Hilarious.



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Daily Kos: State of the Nation:

"Having realized too late that 'teabagging' - the unfortunate gerund that Conservatives chose to brand their spittle-lipped protest of whatever amorphous terror they're currently ginning up so as not to go the way of the Whigs - has a... well... second, sexualized meaning, Republicans have quickly and deftly announced that April 15th 2009 will be renamed, henceforth to be known as... NATIONAL FISTING DAY!"
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And grassroots/netroots it ain't.

Sponsored by FAUX News.

Spontaneous Uprising? Corporate Lobbyists Helping To Orchestrate Radical Anti-Obama Tea Party Protests:

"Despite these attempts to make the “movement” appear organic, the principle organizers of the local events are actually the lobbyist-run think tanks Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works. The two groups are heavily staffed and well funded, and are providing all the logistical and public relations work necessary for planning coast-to-coast protests:"
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And the branding attempts get even better.

2M4M? Ever visited Craigslist?

How gay is the Republican party?

Anti-Gay Rights Group Calls its Marriage Campaign '2M4M' | TPMDC:

"Now that activist legislators are legislating from their legislatures to legalize gay marriage, activists are turning up the volume on anti-gay marriage rhetoric.

There's just one, ahem, kink.

In an unintentional but hilarious nod to gay sex chatters everywhere, the National Organization for Marriage has dubbed their campaign '2 Million for Marriage'. Or 2M4M. Whoops."
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Another dumb ass from Alabama wanting to be McCarthy Jr.

Name 'em, bitch.

Republican Rep. Bachus Makes List Of 'Socialists' In House Of Representatives

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'Doo-doo' head and 'fart face' are just around the corner.

Media Matters - Conservatives warn of social-fasc- commun-Nazi-McCarthy-Marxism:

"Since January, Media Matters for America has documented numerous examples of conservatives in the media warning of socialism, fascism, communism, Nazism, McCarthyism, and Marxism, or using such language to describe President Obama or other Democrats."

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And yes, it is:

Daily Kos: It's Panic. �Sheer Panic.

If a space alien unfamiliar with our politics and customs were to visit the United States and acquaint itself with our recent history, it would be astonished, no doubt, upon witnessing the seeming insanity that has gripped the opinion leaders of the more conservative wing of our political divide. It would surely pity and find ill-used a long-suffering American public forced to waste their time with increasingly insane drivel unbecoming the attention of a great nation.

That a popular new president just three months into his term, desperately trying (whether one agrees with his particular choice of solutions or not) to undo the damage unquestionably caused by his predecessors and a clearly failed ideology of deregulatory bellicose fervor--that such a president should be given a reasonable space of time in which to attempt to solve the problems set before him would seem to be common sense. Certainly, our hypothetical space alien would point to the years of forbearance given to the previous President after 9/11/01, and wonder that a similar unanimous embrace of bipartisan good feeling should not have emerged during an economic crisis of centennial proportions.

Instead, the conservative wing of our nation embarrasses humanity itself before our space alien by subjecting us to hysteria the likes of which have rarely been seen since 1950s McCarthyism.

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Contradiction? We don't need no stinking contradiction.

Think Progress � Home Page:

"KRUGMAN: What’s so wonderful is watching Republican congressmen saying, “But this will cost jobs!” The very same Republican congressmen who were denouncing the stimulus, saying government spending never creates jobs, but cutting defense spending costs jobs. It’s wonderful."
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"I see your true colors shining through"

Alabama has some stupid politicians, but Texas.... ah Texas.

Texas lawmaker suggests Asians adopt easier names | Front page | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle:

"“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.

Brown later told Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”"
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2 comments:

David Johnsen said...

Rachel Maddow had fun with the teabagging story, too.

JPW said...

Love me some Maddow.