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A Primer on the Tea Party’s Hypocrisy

October 3, 2013

The fact that America is just about the only country in the world without universal healthcare has provided the Tea Party terrorists with a unique and powerful WMD to us against the American people, and they don’t intend to miss the opportunity.

imageSo here we are America, standing on the edge of the abyss, with our democracy at risk and the well being of millions of Americans hanging in the balance. And why is this happening? Because of a small core of radical jihadists who have taken one branch of our government hostage with the intention of inflicting as much harm on our country as possible. Yep, while America worried about the threat of terrorism from abroad, the terrorists in our midst, the Tea Party Movement, made their move to destroy our democracy and harm Americans in ways Al Qaeda could only dream about.

To understand how we let this happen, we need only look back to 2009 to see just how insidious and cunning these terrorists were, and how they and the secret forces that bankrolled them carried out their diabolical plan of destruction.

Shortly after the bail out of Wall Street and the nation’s largest banks by the government to avert economic disaster, and in the immediate aftermath of Obama taking office, Rick Santelli, a rich Wall Street fat cat who until then was an irrelevant and embarrassingly untalented media personality on CNBC, went on an alleged ‘spontaneous rant,’ blaming everyone from Obama to the Congress for being irresponsible, promoting bad behavior, and screwing the average person. It was then that Santelli, as scripted by the Koch brothers and the Heritage Foundation, suggested that perhaps people should do what the Patriots did in Boston to protest taxes and have a Chicago Tea Party. In that rant he conveniently neglected to mention the real culprits that had brought the country to the brink; the rich and powerful Wall Street interests of which he was, and still is, a part.

After Santelli’s amateurish performance, the Tea Party Movement was born and immediately went viral. People who for 8 years could have cared less about a Republican Administration that drove the country deep into debt, waged two wars we could not afford, endangered our civil liberties with a Justice Department bent on prosecuting political enemies ahead of criminals, and lied to the public on a regular basis, were suddenly enraged by an Obama Administration that was but 60 days old. And following Santelli’s corporate supplied script, everyone who feared having a black man in the White House began blaming everything that was wrong in the world on the Federal Government. And Wall Street and Big Business, who bore the bulk of the responsibility for almost bringing down our economy? Well, they conveniently got a pass. Go figure!

With websites, chapters and organization seemingly appearing overnight and funded by mysterious and unseen benefactors, the Tea Party Movement leveraged all of middle America’s greatest fears to fuel a movement that whispered a little too loudly about the POTUS’ being a black man for the racists among us; gave rise to ‘birther’ claims for the paranoid conspiracy lovers out there; shouted threats of retribution for immigrants stealing our plush jobs flipping burgers and trimming hedges to satisfy the anti-immigration set; and called for punishment at the alter and in the law for those with alternative lifestyles to the delight of the religiously righteous and homophobes alike.

Some sensed that this new movement was less about government spending and frustration with ineffective government, and more about racism and white anger at losing power and preference. Others charged that it was yet another example of rich, educated and powerful forces manipulating populist anger and fears so average Americans would do their dirty work, even if it was contrary to their own self-interests.

And while the main stream media ignored these concerns, and happily rode the movement’s notoriety and YouTube targeted antics to ratings glory, troubling evidence suggested more at work than a populist uprising. Such as the report in Playboy (that was subsequently pulled under mysterious circumstances from the Playboy site) suggesting Santelli’s rant was not off the cuff “but rather it was a carefully planned trigger for the anti-Obama campaign.” In other words, a carefully organized and sophisticated campaign, one in which Santelli served as a frontman, using the CNBC airwaves for publicity, for a cabal of right-wing interests including the infamous Koch family, multibillionaire owners of the largest private corporation in America, and funders of right-wing think-tanks and advocacy groups. The scion of the Koch family, Fred Koch, was also a co-founder of the notoriously extreme, right-wing John Birch Society.” And that “Big Business was pouring tens of millions of dollars into their media machines in order to destroy just about every economic campaign promise Obama has made,” and that what is at stake “isn’t the little guy’s fight against big government, as Santelli and his supporters claim, but rather the “upper 2 percent”’s war to protect their wealth from the Obama Adminstration’s economic plans.”

So yeah, it was pretty clear then, and is even more clear now that the whole Tea Party thing was not a wave of outrage from the proletariat standing up against oppressive government and injustice. Nope, it was the rich and powerful basically doubling down to make sure they would continue becoming richer and more powerful on the backs of the average Joe and Jane. And guess what, with the help of the mainstream media, Fox News, and the almost pathological avoidance of the American voter to even question what they’re being told, let alone take the time to actually investigate the facts, the Tea Party plan worked beautifully….UNTIL NOW!

What the masterminds from Wall St. and in America’s corporate boardrooms didn’t count on was how ugly and dangerous the movement would become. One only had to look at Tea Party signs and the rhetoric displayed at the well funded rallies that sprang up to know the movement was getting pretty ugly. Or the town hall meetings where the movement came equipped with scripts and talking points provided by insurance companies and lobbyists, which they used to stifle discussion and shout down elected officials as they set the standard for thuggish behavior and mob mentality intended to intimidate and threaten. Or the spectacle of Tea Party enforcers, some wearing Americans for Prosperity logos on their hats and shirts, attacking a man with Parkinsons at a healthcare reform rally, or three male supporters of Tea Party darling Rand Paul stomping on the head of a woman who was protesting at one of his rallies.

This ugly and hateful foundation then spawned a class of GOP Tea Party candidates, many of whom were unfit to hold a job at McDonalds let alone hold elected office, like deadbeat dad Joe Walsh of Illinois. With a remarkable number of them combining the lie induced Tea Party rage with the limited attention span of the American voter and getting elected.

So now, the country now finds itself once again teetering on the edge of economic Armageddon due to the Tea Party fueled government shutdown and coming Debt Ceiling crisis. And the creators of the Tea Party movement, the Wall St. elite, now find themselves also facing disaster as a result.

And these terrorists are not content with just destroying our economy, they also are bent on harming as many Americans as possible by denying them access to healthcare as they seek to destroy the Affordable Care Act that people are now flocking to. The fact that America is just about the only country in the world without universal healthcare has provided the Tea Party terrorists with a unique and powerful WMD to use against the American people, and they don’t intend to miss the opportunity.

We can only hope that as more and more Americans become aware and realize how they have been duped by the Tea Party Movement and the lies being told by politicians in the pockets of corporate lobbyists and by corporate leaders on Wall Street and in Big Business, the anger will continue to grow, and they will finally come to their senses at the ballot box. The sad truth is this…if we don’t stand up and take action to destroy the terrorist Tea Party Movement, then we as a nation, a people and a democracy, may not survive.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2013 7:19 pm

    Every sane person has finally come round to the self-evident fact that teabaggers are typically racist soiciopaths with such a warped view of the U.S. that it defies all rational argument. And that’s putting it mildly. Obviously they must be humiliated and marginalized at all costs. Problem is the Nazi Party was also considered unworthy buffoons by their opponents in Weimer Germany, who had their Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts as well. Obviously it’s not enough to laugh no matter how good it feels. The only good news is that the TP seems to have committed political suicide at least in the short term. But all Americans of good will must keep the pressure on until the TP is nothing more than a historical footnote like the Know Nothing party of the 1850’s, which I might add the TP is a worthy successor of.

  2. Ed Bradford permalink
    October 3, 2013 5:28 pm

    Serious people who have read about America and America’s political scene won’t read this. This article is for those who know nothing and want to believe something. Not well written, and certainly not truthful. Both comments are easily recognized by the graphic that appears before the first letter of the first word of the first paragraph. READERS! Find facts. Don’t listen to hyperbole.

    • October 4, 2013 4:21 pm

      ED!! Good to hear from you again…long time. Glad you stopped by and commented. Yea, not the best effort, but when you’re pissed off you can’t see straight, it gets in the way of eloquent prose. And yea, the graphic is a bit over the top, but heck, there are those who find Obama with a bone in his nose or a Hitler mustache hi-freakin-larious. Not saying you, but you know who they are. And yes, there is some conjecture in there, but FACT…Santelli did shoot off his big mouth about the help given to homeowners mere weeks after bankers were bailed out to the tune of $700B, so was he directed by them to do what he did? Maybe not, but if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck….FACT, Rand Paul supporters did attack a woman at an appearance of the Tea Party darling….FACT, Freedom works supporters did attack a man with Parkinsons for demonstrating in support of the ACA…FACT, Freedomworks, the Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers bankrolled the Tea Party…FACT, those disgusting signs were, and still are central to the Tea Party gatherings, no photoshopping there dude. And finally…FACT, if the Tea Party Republicans were to succeed in killing Obamacare at this point, thousands of Americans who have already signed up would have their HC coverage pulled out from under them, thus harming these people. If a foreign entity or movement, say Al Qaeda, were to intentionally harm hundreds, let alone thousands of Americans, no matter how and no matter why, they would be labeled a terrorist organization.

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      • Ed Bradford permalink
        October 12, 2013 4:38 pm

        If ObamaCare were stopped today and replaced by a rational health care policy like this one, All of America could have health care on the day the bill is signed into law. Universal coverage would be available immediately. ObamaCare and Medicare are political solutions to real human problems and, thus, are subject to politics. Politicians, HHS Secretary and private insurance interference in health care cases death. The aforementioned allows none of that. Medicare is bad for America (I know, I’m on it). Obamacare makes matters worse. Premium costs skyrocket for the young and their out of pocket expenses rise. Better to pay the fine for most — which is obvious proof the ObamaCare policy is broken.

      • October 12, 2013 8:55 pm

        Yes, and the reason it is so flawed is the irrational opposition by the very people that designed it.

    • oldwhiteguy permalink
      October 7, 2013 7:06 pm

      i’m all for destroying the tea party. But, how would we do it?

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      • October 12, 2013 6:22 am

        AJ, first off…all CAPS? Really? C’mon, you just reinforce your teabag bonafide a. And now he’s a red? I thought the problem was him being black. But I do admire your retro name calling. I haven’t heard someone called a ‘red’ since the 60’s!

      • filbert brazil permalink
        October 12, 2013 6:22 am

        I want them to follow through with their “armed revolution” threats so we can employ f-16s, f-18s, m1a1’s, napalm, air/fuel bombs, cluster frag bombs and what not against these clowns. we’d win back the house, for sure. I want to see how they respond to some 155mm HE rounds.

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