"The car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel, and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides, and a dark wind blows. The government is corrupt, and we're on so many drugs, with the radio on and the curtains drawn. We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine, and the machine is bleeding to death. The sun has fallen down, and the billboards are all leering, and the flags are all dead at the top of their polls."
After yesterday's Tea Party video post, I started thinking that maybe, just maybe, it was edited to make these Tea Party folk look foolish by dwelling on...ummmm...well, the complete fools amongst them.
So I went through a bunch of Tea Party blogs, wallowing in their dreck for an hour or two.
The video wasn't skewed. These people are idiots.
Here's one of my fav's, proudly posted by a Tea Partier.
@ O:26, check out the look on the guys face with the green VOTE YES badge on his shirt.
@ 0:38, we have the chubby guy screaming "I want everyone to get ready. Your gun in one hand & a Bible in the other, and we'll take back our country!"
@ 1:07, the dissenters and free speech lovers have the Socialist contingent removed by the coppers.
@ 1:33 we have the very brave black girl who doesn't let a little thing like being outnumbered deter her.
@ 1:35, you can hear the fat white guy say, "I don't need anything. I got plenty of money."
@ 1:57 one can plainly see that dissent has a lot in common with tailgate parties. Apparently both come with fan gear. Is this guy serious? What's he going to do? Die on someone & hope they get injured in the fall?
@ 2:12 we have the equally clueless Obama supporter who actually thinks there's help coming. I give her credit for having bigger balls than those Christian poontangs laughing at her. Like all good Christians they offer hymns and nothing else. If these folk are heaven bound, I'm glad I'm not.
@ 2:55 we have the Cult of the Flag joining hands with the Cult of the Cross and...ummmm...singing more hymns.
Hitler would have understood.
The real winners here won't be the people, that's for damn sure. It will be the GOP.
Being Bad Cops in every episode of Law & New World Order, they're quite accustomed to ratcheting up fear & then capitalizing on it. I think Fear & Tax Cuts pretty much comprise the entire GOP party platform. And nobody does pants shitting fear like an American.
The Republican National Committee plans to raise money this election cycle through an aggressive campaign capitalizing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and a promise to "save the country from trending toward socialism."
The strategy was detailed in a confidential party fundraising presentation, obtained by POLITICO, which also outlines how “ego-driven” wealthy donors can be tapped with offers of access and “tchochkes.”
The presentation was delivered by RNC Finance Director Rob Bickhart to top donors and fundraisers at a party retreat in Boca Grande, Florida on February 18, a source at the gathering said.
In neat PowerPoint pages, it lifts the curtain on the often-cynical terms of political marketing, displaying an air of disdain for the party’s donors that is usually confined to the barroom conversations of political operatives.
The presentation explains the Republican fundraising in simple terms.
"What can you sell when you do not have the White House, the House, or the Senate...?" it asks.
The answer: "Save the country from trending toward Socialism!”
Manipulating donors with crude caricatures and playing on their fears is hardly unique to Republicans or to the RNC – Democrats raised millions off George W. Bush in similar terms – but rarely is it practiced in such cartoonish terms.
One page, headed “The Evil Empire,” pictures Obama as the Joker from Batman, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leaders Harry Reid are depicted as Cruella DeVille and Scooby Doo, respectively.
The document, which two Republican sources said was prepared by the party’s finance staff, comes as Chairman Michael Steele struggles to retain the trust and allegiance of major donors, who can give as much as $30,400 a year to the party.
Under Steele, the RNC has shifted toward a reliance on small donors, but the document reveals extensive, confidential details of the strategy for luring wealthy checkwriters, which range from luxury retreats in California wine country to tickets to a professional fight in Las Vegas.
Good job GOP.
Now, let's hope you all see the wisdom in the idea of rallying clueless redneck America around her:
I think that she would make the perfect captain for this red, white, and blue Titanic as it finishes the last leg of its journey into that really big fucking iceberg up ahead.
No...no...I have a better idea: