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Christianity &Judaism Thomas on 29 Sep 2010 01:00 am

Another big group of morons is the Tea Party (mostly Christian). Read this article

Here is an excellent article that lays bare the heart of the Tea Party. The Tea Party, mostly Christians, is a bunch of morons:

How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster

After Palin wraps up, I race to the parking lot in search of departing Medicare-motor-scooter conservatives. I come upon an elderly couple, Janice and David Wheelock, who are fairly itching to share their views.

“I’m anti-spending and anti-government,” crows David, as scooter-bound Janice looks on. “The welfare state is out of control.”

“OK,” I say. “And what do you do for a living?”

“Me?” he says proudly. “Oh, I’m a property appraiser. Have been my whole life.”

I frown. “Are either of you on Medicare?”

Silence: Then Janice, a nice enough woman, it seems, slowly raises her hand, offering a faint smile, as if to say, You got me!

“Let me get this straight,” I say to David. “You’ve been picking up a check from the government for decades, as a tax assessor, and your wife is on Medicare. How can you complain about the welfare state?”

“Well,” he says, “there’s a lot of people on welfare who don’t deserve it. Too many people are living off the government.”

“But,” I protest, “you live off the government. And have been your whole life!”

“Yeah,” he says, “but I don’t make very much.” Vast forests have already been sacrificed to the public debate about the Tea Party: what it is, what it means, where it’s going. But after lengthy study of the phenomenon, I’ve concluded that the whole miserable narrative boils down to one stark fact: They’re full of shit. All of them. At the voter level, the Tea Party is a movement that purports to be furious about government spending — only the reality is that the vast majority of its members are former Bush supporters who yawned through two terms of record deficits and spent the past two electoral cycles frothing not about spending but about John Kerry’s medals and Barack Obama’s Sixties associations. The average Tea Partier is sincerely against government spending — with the exception of the money spent on them. In fact, their lack of embarrassment when it comes to collecting government largesse is key to understanding what this movement is all about — and nowhere do we see that dynamic as clearly as here in Kentucky, where Rand Paul is barreling toward the Senate with the aid of conservative icons like Palin.

They are morons. Their religious delusion is either the cause or a symptom of their moronic inability to reason. It is so simple: If you are against government spending, you would take no government handouts. They can’t even see THAT.

A helpful video for all Tea Party Morons:

Would you like to stop being a moron? Here are two sites that can help you:

Why won’t God heal amputees?

God is imaginary

8 Responses to “Another big group of morons is the Tea Party (mostly Christian). Read this article”

  1. on 29 Sep 2010 at 1:18 am 1.Hieronymus Fortesque Lickspittle said …

    Good post today, thank you. I appreciate your frank writing style. Keep telling it like it is! Your two websites were some of the first I found when I decided I was an atheist a few years ago and I’ve always wanted to thank you for the insight and good presentation.

  2. on 29 Sep 2010 at 2:41 am 2.NFQ said …

    I’m here to say I appreciate the frankness too. We have to be able to call out stupidity, especially when it’s so breathtaking.

  3. on 30 Sep 2010 at 3:06 am 3.Really said …

    I agree people who do not believe in God like Mao. Stalin, and Hitler are much better for society then those terrible people like Mother Teresa , Billy Graham, and Jimmy Carter.

  4. on 30 Sep 2010 at 2:12 pm 4.Anonymous said …

    “What they are, in truth, are narcissists. They’re completely blind to how offensive the very nature of their rhetoric is to the rest of the country. I’m an ordinary middle-aged guy who pays taxes and lives in the suburbs with his wife and dog — and I’m a radical communist? I don’t love my country? I’m a redcoat? Fuck you! These are the kinds of thoughts that go through your head as you listen to Tea Partiers expound at awesome length upon their cultural victimhood, surrounded as they are by America-haters like you and me or, in the case of foreign-born president Barack Obama, people who are literally not Americans in the way they are.

    It’s not like the Tea Partiers hate black people. It’s just that they’re shockingly willing to believe the appalling horseshit fantasy about how white people in the age of Obama are some kind of oppressed minority. That may not be racism, but it is incredibly, earth-shatteringly stupid. I hear this theme over and over — as I do on a recent trip to northern Kentucky, where I decide to stick on a Rand Paul button and sit in on a Tea Party event at a local amusement park. Before long, a group of about a half-dozen Tea Partiers begin speculating about how Obamacare will force emergency-room doctors to consult “death panels” that will evaluate your worth as a human being before deciding to treat you.”

  5. on 01 Oct 2010 at 11:33 pm 5.Rostam said …

    I enjoy the anti Tea Party bigots. The same hate that eminated when Lincoln led the charge to reform government under the Republicans.

    Some just don’t like it if you will not fall under one of the existing mind-numbing parties. Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity.

    There is now Real Hope for America.

  6. on 02 Oct 2010 at 10:07 pm 6.3D said …

    5.Rostam said …

    I enjoy the anti Tea Party bigots. The same hate that eminated when Lincoln led the charge to reform government under the Republicans.

    Yes, damn those bigots for infringing on your God-given right to be a bigot. How dare they.

    Some just don’t like it if you will not fall under one of the existing mind-numbing parties.

    No, actually I would think it was great if you had some new ideas that fell outside the two major parties. Unfortunately so far, you’re just spouting off the same tired bullshit the Republicans do (poor people have it too easy, less taxes for the rich, white people are a downtrodden, oppressed minority, etc.).

    Try to come up with some ideas that weren’t already bankrupt in 1910.

  7. on 02 Oct 2010 at 11:48 pm 7.Xenon said …

    Ideas like not spending what you don’t have, everyone pulling their weight and small government are time tested ideas. It just doesn’t play well for those who desire power and control.

    You are no only 1D.

  8. on 20 Aug 2012 at 8:30 am 8.Proud Liberal said …

    People that are not well educated and not exposed to a wide variety of literature that has varied opinions tend to look for simple answers to complex questions. This explains the appeal of the Right Wing backed Tea Party. They provide a simple analysis to peoples problems. They create a boogie man when there is nothing out there to fear. People always want something or someone to blame thier troubles on. The Tea Party think tanks come up with all sorts of propaganda to distort the real truth. The real truth is that Bush, Cheney and the Right Wing deliberatly set out to destroy the American Economy with thier policies so that it could not be fixed (or at least not right away). By doing this they are able to get thier policies re-elected by blaming it all on the Liberal Policies of Clinton and the Democrats. It’s the same thing the Nazi’s did to the Jews in Germany in 1933. The Right Wing GOP wants to turn the clock back to the feudal times when there were only the Ultra Rich Nobels and the Poor Surf’s with no middle class in between. They don’t want the Government to tell them that they can’t pollute the air and water (elimination of the EPA). They don’t want the Government telling them that they cannot create a monopoly and end the Free Enterprise System of Economics. They don’t want the Government telling them to do anything. This is the message of the Tea Party.

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