Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tea Party People are Just Plain Selfish

Tea Party supporters are so selfish that, when you call them selfish, they don't care, because they only care about about what they think of themselves and each other.

After seeing them in action for the past few years, it's become apparent that the Tea Party supporters only care about one thing...themselves...and to hell with everyone else. And the representatives in the House show that they are exactly like the people that they represent --- self-serving, self-centered and selfish.

According to a Times/CBS Poll, the core Tea Party demographic are working middle-aged white men (between the ages of 45 and 64) who are more likely to be better educated than most --- and classify themselves as “angry” (so yes, they really are angry old white men).

Tea Party supporters hold the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich (because most in the Tea Party are either middle-class or rich...and to hell with everyone else). More than half of Tea Party supporters say the policies of the Obama administration favor the poor, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites (even though there are more poor whites than there are poor blacks).

About 6 in 10 say “America’s best years are behind us” when it comes to the availability of good jobs for American workers --- as though Obama's at fault for the corporate offshoring of jobs over the past 40 years --- or that all the low-paying jobs (at places like McDonalds and Walmart) are a direct result of Obama's leadership and policies (although, if Obama gets the TPP free trade agreement passed, then he will be just as guilty as those who pushed the NAFTA agreement).

Tea Party followers think Social Security is OK (because most will eventually need and use this government program that the Republican leadership hates), but they hate other social programs such as food stamps for the poor (remember, most Tea Party people are middle-class and employed...and to hell with everyone else).

They hate Obama, ignorantly believing he's a Socialist when he's clearly a crony capitalist (even though Tea Party supporters are supposed to be better than average educated); they hate Obamacare (but they love Medicare, which taxes their paychecks) and they hate most government spending (but mostly just spending that they themselves don't personally benefit from in any way...and to hell with everyone else).

The Tea Party leaders in Congress today are EXACTLY like the Dixiecrats who broke away from the Democrats in 1948 --- just as the Tea Party broke away from the Republicans in 2010.

The Dixiecrats were determined to protect what they portrayed as the southern way of life, which they believed was beset by an oppressive federal government; and just like the Tea Party, they put states' rights above all others. The Dixiecrats opposed racial integration --- wanting to retain Jim Crow laws and white supremacy in the face of possible federal intervention (just as the Tea Party has also been oppressing voting rights). The Dixiecrats' party nominee was the South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond (who was steadfastly against Civil Rights) --- and just like Ted Cruz, would make a perfect Tea Party candidate today.

But what is the most obvious --- especially during the talks about a continuing resolution to pay America's bills --- those in Tea Party leadership are not only selfish, but they are liars, cheats, manipulators, hostage takers, kidnappers, blackmailers and traitors --- who don't give a rat's ass about how many people they might hurt, just so long as a small minority of people (themselves) will get their own way. That's more than just selfish, that's plain evil.

As an aside: As far as being more educated, why do so many Tea Party followers think the Affordable Care Act is a better deal than Obamacare? (Maybe they were home-schooled?)


  1. Spiegel Online's Gregor Peter Schmitz dubbed the Tea Party as the "kamikaze party" and described them as "a brigade of Republicans who conduct themselves like a bunch of Berlusconis -- as enemies of the state from within who want to cripple the country because that's the desire of their conservative voters at home. As fundamentalists within the world's largest democracy, the hardline wing of the Republican Party are once more crippling the United States, who does not engage in democracy, but in dogmatism."

    Acommentator in Collogne's Stadt-Anzeiger, "Here are fundamentalists at work who hold up their country to ridicule, to advance their pure doctrine. What a tragedy."

  2. The Republicans have chosen not to be good, not to be fair, not to be rational in the common sense of these words. The needs of the "folks" pale by comparison to the distributive demands of the moment. Since they can't win -- and since where they have positioned themselves anything less than a win is a shameful loss -- they have chosen to bring the game to a halt. Their goal is to "win" by disallowing a win by the opposition --- and then to worry about explanations later.

    When Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to slash SNAP assistance two weeks ago -- and when they shut down the government yesterday and denied food to low-income mothers and infants -- they were just like the Egyptian Pharaohs, taking away the straw. The Bible's verse (Jeremiah 6:15) "Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush."

    House Republicans fear that compromise would weaken their power. "We're not going to be disrespected," Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) told The Washington Examiner. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."'

  3. The Tea Party leaders must think that the vast majority of Americans are just as ignorant as their Tea Party followers are, by offering to pass (piece meal) certain parts of government spending in the "continuing resolution" that tugs at the heartstrings of American patriotism (such as passing Veteran benefits and opening the World War II memorial) in exchange for totally dismantling Obamacare. And then when the Democrats refuse to submit to the Tea Party's blackmail, accuses them of refusing to negotiate with them for passing a bill which, is not meant for appropriating any tax dollars in government spending, but just for paying for the government spending that's already been legally and democratically approved of by members of Congress. For example: the GOP Representative from Iowa, Steve King, has already received $3,588 for food and lodging during a six-day trip to Russia to buy steak, caviar and his extravagant trip has to be paid for. So that makes him and the rest of the Tea Party "deadbeats" --- right up there with "hobos", "drug addicts" and "lazy takers".

  4. One asinine female CNN reporter asked Senator Harry Reid at a press conference about a little girl who can't cancer treatment because of the government shutdown, and shouldn't she get treatment? Well, if we are going to pass (piece meal) a resolution for everything the government has already promised to pay for in exchange for dismantling Obamacare, what about all the other little girls who wouldn't get treatment with Obamacare? I'm beginning to greatly disrespect CNN as a nonpartisan news agency.

  5. With Fox News so-called "news" pumping out pro-Tea Party propaganda, and other news outlets (either too cowed or too busy laughing to look closely at who was really behind it all) it seemed, for a while at least, that the Tea Party was indeed a grassroots popular uprising. But as the smoke cleared, it became clear that the Tea Party was far from a democratic grassroots was the creation of billionaires intent on destroying our government, preventing Americans from getting access to healthcare, and sabotaging any attempt to regulate Wall Street or the oil industry. (Remember who funded the Tea Party?)


  6. At YouTube: The Republican Doomsday Cult

  7. To those in the Tea Party who claim to not only have "family values" and "patriotism" on their side, but also claim to be good God-fearing Christians as well:

    "The Bible speaks clearly about the role of government, and that is what really is being challenged here. It's time for those people of faith who want to shut down the government to read their Bibles. The biblical purpose of government is to protect from evil and to promote the good -- protect and promote. Government is meant to protect its people's safety, security, and peace, and promote the common good of a society. Read Romans 13 by the apostle Paul and other similar texts. The Scriptures also make it clear that governmental authority is responsible for fairness and justice and particularly responsible to protect the poor and vulnerable. Read Isaiah, Amos, Jeremiah, the Psalms, and even the book of Kings to see that God will judge kings and rulers (governments) for how they treat the poor. And it wasn't just the kings of Israel who were held accountable for the poor, but also the kings of neighboring countries -- all governments. That's what the Bible says. There are two ways the political extremists are being unbiblical. First, to be hostile to the role of government is unbiblical according to the Scriptures. Second, because of their hostility to government, many of those who are promoting this crisis are also hostile to the poor, who are supposed to be protected by the government. They blame the poor for their poverty instead of asking how government can protect the most vulnerable and even help lift them out of poverty."

  8. A World War II Veteran chastises the Tea Party wackos Steve King and Michele Bachmann:

    It doesn't trouble them that as a result of the government shut down, thousands of airline inspectors are off the job; nutrition assistance for women, infants and children has been wound down, sexual assault investigations are on hold, food safety inspections are suspended, and NASA is grounded --- but, oh my God, did we hear from them when they shut down the World War II Memorial! FINALLY, there was something that Steve King and Michele Bachmann could stand up to --- and they did --- and they got their pictures taken -- with their flag pins.