Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Anti-Tea Party Message

4 comments:

T. Paine said...

I am confused Dave. I actually like and agree with your sign. What doesn't make sense is the title of your post, sir.

Dave Splash said...

No, I am confused. How you can you support the tea party, which promotes xenophobia, religious intolerance, and class warfare, yet say you support the sign? That seems odd to me.

T. Paine said...

Xenophobia? Where for dost thou find this within the Tea Party? Please don't tell me that you think this is the case because we actually want to be a nation with borders.

Religious intolerance? You mean like the anti-Christian progressives that denigrate and demean the vast majority of Americans that call themselves Christians? That kind of intolerance?

Class Warfare? You mean like the progressives stating ad nauseum that the rich are stealing from the poor and not paying their fair share of the tax burden? (Despite the fact that the richest 1% of Americans' federal tax burden is greater than that of the bottom 95%of wage earners.)

You might want to remove that sign after all, Splash! ;)

Dave Splash said...

Really? These are all arguments the tea party has actually made just in 2010.

The tea party:

Xenophobia = Obama is not a citizen. Obama holds a "Kenyan" world view. Mexicans are invading the US, Hispanic citizens are less worthy of 4th amendment protections than everyone else. Illegal immigrants are only here to kill and harm Americans. Illegals are beheading Americans. Obama "bows" to foreign leaders

Religious intolerance = a Muslim community center in NYC is a "victory mosque." Muslims need to understand their freedom of religion is subject to community approval. Support for community center in NYC is akin to Nazism. Christians and Jews who believe in social justice are "evil" and anti-religion, and anyone who disagrees is a "false-Christian." Obama is not really a Christian...he is Muslim.

Class warfare = calling unemployed people "lazy." Tax cuts for the middle class are "giveaways" while tax cuts for millionaires are "fair." Wealthy people are better people, are more "productive" and the poor are poor because they deserve it - and helping the poor is akin to Nazism.

I left out hundreds more gems like this. I know the right hates having its ideas injected with intellectual honesty, but the tea party practices all three of the traits I ascribed to them...and then some.