Friday, April 24, 2009

Fuck Your Tea Party and Fuck You Part Deux

I really want to avoid overstatements here because I think this shit is important and I want those of you who disagree with me to finish reading this. So, I’m going out of my way not to alienate anybody.

So, this post is brought to you with a limited amount of swears.

Aside from the ones in the title. I have some restraint, but I’m not Jesus.

And aside from my taking a quick moment here to reaffirm that I firmly stand by my characterization of Rick Santelli as a ginormous fucktard of a walking abortion.

I’d also like to reiterate my call for help on spelling the non-word ‘ginormous.’

Little help?

Here’s the thing. I really didn’t hear anybody calling the Tea Party protestors on April 15th on their shit.

Where to begin?

Okay, I’ll just choose a random jumping-off point.

Um, this is not at all in the spirit of the Boston Tea Party.

First off, that was not an attention-grabbing gimmick.

Second, that was about taxation without representation. Whereas President Obama was elected with a mandate.

And boy is he ever representing.

These things that he’s doing that you have such a big problem with, they are nothing more than the promises he ran on.

We the people chose a President who said that he was going to increase taxes on the upper class and corporate America and give the lower class a break.

You can call it socialism if you like, (and believe me, I do like) but it is what we voted for.

As an aside, I have to say that watching these people meltdown, throwing tantrums in their impotence isn't just gratifying. It's actually good for your soul.

Some restriction has to be put over the unbridled, hedonistic capitalism that started this whole mess we’re in.

So exactly why Obama isn't just doing exactly what we asked him to.

Now on to the underlying racism found at some of these protests.

The worst sign I saw was from one of the tea parties here in Kansas City. I’ve been trying to locate an image of it on the web for a few days now, but I can’t find one.

Basically, it’s a caricature of Obama with gigantic, exaggerated lips over a banner that says, “Beware of Dog.”

You’d think that the racism of the twenty-first century would be a little more subtle than that. Here are some of the other signs from these rallies.

“Obama’s Plan White Slavery.”

“The American Taxpayers are the Jews for Obama’s Ovens.”

“Our Tax $ given to Hamas to kill Christians, Jews and Americans.”

This might be my favorite, given the irony of insinuating that Obama is giving aide and comfort to our enemies and overlooking Bush’s close, intimate, almost homo-erotic relationship with the Saudi Royal Family.

“Obama. What you talkin’ about, Willis!”

And let’s not forget the calls for the lynchin’ of Obama’s allies.

Now am I trying to say that everyone involved in these tea parties are racist? No, but I am saying that none of them seem to be going out of their way to condemn the fringe wackos.

The Young Turks posted an exceptionally enlightening rant about the tea-bagging protestors and their rhetoric.

To sum up, speaking up about this president scant months after you were screaming that anyone who opposed YOUR President hated America and wanted to offer comfort and aid to our enemies sounds disingenuous to say the least.

Has it been so long that we've forgotten what actual tyranny looks like? It's been like three months for Christ's sake.

To those of you who’ve been talking about the erosion of our liberties and about tyranny, why don’t you come back after the biggest country music group in America is banned from the radio pretty much all around the country and has their career wrecked because they criticized Obama.

Until that happens, sit the fuck down and wait your turn, which thankfully is like 19 months away.

As long as we don’t listen to the right, and why would we, since they’re in the minority, we can make a pretty good chunk of our agenda a reality in 19 months.

Yes, we can.

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