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Notice — This one is long, but I think you will enjoy the laughs unless you’re a Republican. Then you may not find the humor in it. J
Disclaimer — Before I even start this one I must ask some of you reading this to please excuse my play on certain words and phrases, but I can’t resist this one. I will be as cautious as possible. For those who don’t know what I’m referring to don’t worry about it.
*I’m walking to the podium now for the TI&S Press Conference regarding the activities going on today with the so-called Republican Tea Party.*
Who’s bright ideas was this and what in the Hell were they thinking?
If you’re going to have a protest that you’re attempting to reference history there has to be a connection, truth in your reference. I will spare the American history lesson, but to summarize the revolt that is known as the Boston Tea Party that occurred in 1773 you got to consider the conditions that sparked that revolt. The phrase many of you’ve heard of before, taxation WITHOUT Representation was at the heart of this protest.
What the Republican Party is doing is the opposite and still confuses me why this?
Taxation with Representation
Alright let’s have a three minute lesson about basic American History. The original premise of the Boston Tea Party was the right for our own representatives to make decisions about our Tax policies not Great Britain.
Now I know this is difficult for the organizers to fully comprehend, but let me help you understand it better. You see back in the 1970’s there was a video by Schoolhouse Rock called “No More Kings” that really helped me understand the Boston Tea Party maybe you can have this video ran on FOX News.
Silly Scare Tactics
The ridiculous cry of socialist doesn’t fit. Do you realize how you participate in the dreaded socialism? No you probably don’t, because you’re grabbing hold to the claims of a delusional Right-Wing Radio Talk Show Host and the equally erratic hosts on FOX News to base you claims of Socialism, Liberals, Fascism and Marxism.
So I thought that I help you out on this one.
Who in the crowd today knows the definition of socialism?
No. One at a time.
OK big guy in the back… Um that’s incorrect.
Yes, you with the cheese sandwich… WHAT! No the Bible has nothing to do with this.
Let me help you out.
Socialism is a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. So to offer a real-life definition for you, it’s like the program you as taxpayers contribute to and will participate in when you retire; Social Security, Medicare. So for those with parents of retirement age, this means your momma is a socialist.
If you disagree with me ask your Republican member of Congress to publicly denounce Medicare or Social Security and let’s see what happens.
Alright, next question. Who can tell me what is liberalism?
Um Sir, there’s no need to curse. Calm down. OK, you can call me uppity, but you’re too scared to say the rest. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, please sit down.
Yes you, the gentleman the corner with the stuffed animal in your hand. Do you know the answer?
OK, someone who hasn’t been drinking or indoctrinated by Rush Limbaugh and FOX News.
Alright the older lady with the t-shirt on.
I thought I recognized you. NO, the President is not an Arab. Ma’am, please take your medicine.
<Big Sigh> My goodness, this is ridiculous. Seriously, how did you graduate?
Liberalism is a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual. That sounds like something like various arguments we’ve heard from Republicans. A nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties. Hmmm… Where have we seen this before?
So since this is suppose to be a peaceful protest of an economic institution [IRS] doesn’t this mean you all are Liberals? Hey, I’m just looking at the definition of the word and comparing it to your actions and words. Don’t get mad at me.
The Fringe of Sanity
Each time someone makes the ridiculous notion that has been proven false by the state of Hawaii of the citizenship of the President it weakens the credibility of your entire group. If you really want to get at the heart of your fear I can, but I don’t think you want to go there.
What you fail to understand about President Obama’s tax plan is beyond me, because I can’t see how it can be said more elementary than it has already been said. Let’s see if we can make it so easy that even Joe the Plumber can understand it.
- Click Here to see the Tax Policy Center’s 2008 Comparison of Obama & McCain’s Tax Proposals and decides if your accusations prove to be accurate of President Obama.
- Click Here to view FactCheck.org’s research of then Presidential Candidates Obama & McCain tax plans.
- Chick Here to view The White House overview of President Obama’s tax agenda.
If you can read and comprehend English you can understand this. The claim of President Obama raising taxes are false and the carryover from the McCain Campaign. The lie has been proven false by factcheck.org. Your ‘outrage’ is foolish at best unless everyone protesting makes $250,001.00 or more a year. If so, I can understand your outrage.
I guess we’ll see who’s standing over whom when this over. My guess is that this is going to backfire, but let’s wait to see who’s going to be on their knees.
I’m trying to hold back, but I think I’m gonna… talk about the people at the center of this one. Oh tell me it isn’t so, Sen. David Vitter, Newt Gingrich and Dick Army. Oh this is too good. This should help me reach the climax of this blog post. But I can’t forget the media mouthpieces for the T-Bagging with FOX News’ Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity’s excitement over the event.
Perhaps the biggest Nut of them all comes from Neil Cavuto’s defense of FOX News covering the spectacle. “We are going to be right in the middle of these tea baggers because at FOX we do not pick and choose these rallies and protests. We were there for the Million Man March”.
OH REALLY. FOX News was there in Washington DC October 16, 1995 for the Million Man March. You’re making this too easy, but since I like kicking a man when he’s down lets see what a simple Google search comes up with shall we.
WHAT! FOX News has been in operations since October 7, 1996. (Source) How can that be, that means either the Newscorp website is wrong or you do not have a proper understanding of time. You see that was practically a year before you came on the air. It’s OK, my 4 year old son made the same mistake.
I know you all are upset. You feel used. During the last election McCain/Palin basically t-bagged their morals for political gain and conservatives got screwed again. This demonstration is entertaining, because I’ve enjoyed myself. Listen, I only want you all to get off your knees and stand-up. Stop falling for the same old tricks. Who’s leading you?
Do you understand exactly what you are protesting and from whom are to blame for the tax increases? I don’t believe you do, because if you did you all would be Democrats.
Conservative Charlie Brown Moment Side-Note
As many conservative bloggers are still wiping the Easter egg off of your face from this past weekend when they called President Obama weak and a pantywaist I hope you rethink your involvement or cover of your latest Charlie Brown moment. Maybe this time you’ll be able to actually kick the football, since President Obama snatched the football away by ordering the Navy Snipers to shoot to kill the Somali Pirates.
President Obama gave you a clear hint between him and the Republican paper leaders, “I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak.”
Its OK Charlie Brown at least you tried.
Oh don’t bother him Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s upset right now. Stop laughing Woodstock.
Besides the misinformed Republican lawmakers and governors have signed on to speak at local events so you’ll know the individuals who’s promoting this to bring them into question.
- Former Rep. David Davis (R-TN)
- Representatives from Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) office
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
- Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
- Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)
- Representative from Rep. Sam Graves’ (R-MO) office
- Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)
- Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
- Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH)
- Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ)
- Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
- Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC)
- Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)
- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
- Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC)
- Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)
- Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)
- Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL)
Let’s hope this stunt doesn’t prove true and you’re caught on your knees. That’s not a sight I want to see, but enjoy your Tea bagging.
References & Inspirations
Eyewitness to History – “The Boston Tea Party, 1773”
AFP/Google News – 04/14/09 “US Protestors Brew Tea Party Tax Revolt”
Barack Obama for America – “Economy”
Tax Policy Center – September 2008 “Major Provisions of the McCain & Obama Tax Plans”