Monday, May 10, 2010

Tea-baggers on the Rampage

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

The tea-baggers have yet to show that they can win an election (although they may feel that their support was key to Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts - it wasn't), but they are very skilled at gaming the system.

This past weekend they swamped a state Republican convention in Utah and managed to keep three-term Republican Senator Bob Bennett off of the primary ballot. Three thousand people chose the two candidates who will fight it out for the Republican nomination. It's a system, not democracy, and the tea-baggers gamed it! Bennett says he hasn't ruled out a write-in campaign as an independent, a move that would muck things up nicely for those rowdy gaggers!

It was the tea-baggers who mixed it up in New York's 23rd congressional district and wound up costing the Republican Party a congressional seat that they had held since the Civil War. The tea-baggers didn't think the Republican candidate was pure enough, and they wound up supporting an independent - and the Democrat won - thank you very much! And then those political geniuses rushed to Florida to support a right-wing ideologue against Governor Crist in the Republican senate primary. So Crist backed out as a Republican and reorganized as an independent - and he will win a three-way race and probably caucus with the Democrats, again - thank you very much!

(Okay, it is possible that I could be wrong about Florida. The Democrat, Kendrick Meek, could win. Wouldn't that be delicious - tea-baggers being responsible for sending a black man to the Senate!)

Today the once proud state of Maine fell victim to these noisy fools. Maine is a land of somewhat sensible people including moderate Republican senators Olympia Snowe and and Susan Collins. But tea-baggers can't stomach moderates, and today those raging knuckleheads managed to take over the Maine Republican Convention and throw out the party's proposed platform. And what did they replace it with?

The new platform of the Maine Republican Party promotes the elimination of the Department of Education and the Federal Reserve. (I guess if we jettison the Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs might send over a couple of trainees to help manage the nation's monetary system!) Maine's tea-baggers included a provision in the new platform to investigate "the collusion between government and industry in the global warming myth." Seriously! (These people must consider James Inhofe to be an intellectual!)

Other tidbits from this right-wing screed include a declaration that "freedom of religion" does not mean "freedom from religion," and an insistence that health care is not a right. The document also calls for the abrogation of the "Law of the Sea Treaty" and the "UN Treaty on the Rights of the Child."

These people are flaming idiots! They are loud and stupid and know how to make headlines through political stunts. But if Republicans want to be successful in November, they are going to have to figure out a way to get these snakes back in the bag!

(Tonight Keith Olbermann posited that the Democratic party may be secretly funding the tea-baggers!)

Republican party purity is democratic party security!

1 comment:

Mike Box said...

And I expect the Republican's elephant to be replaced by the symbol of right-wing nuts, the squirrel.