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February 19, 2010

Showing Their True Colors

Filed under: Daily Observations,GOP,politics,Tea Party,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 2:30 pm
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The Tea Party Movement has been a group of people who have been trying to position themselves as a group of people who are harkening back to the days of the Enlightenment in the run up to the American Revolution.  Not once did I believe them.  They have come across as angry, hate filled people with an extremist agenda.  In Washington this week they exposed themselves for just that, angry and hate filled.  The Tea Party exposed themselves not as the American Patriots they claim they are, but the out of control megalomaniacs of 1930’s Germany.

For years I have been adamantly warning people about the right wings tactics being used on the right visa vie McCarthyism.  They cry Marxist, socialist, and communist at everything they disagree with and launch hyperbolic hate campaigns at those they disagree with.  FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and Johnny Come Lately – Glenn Beck have been trumpeting the McCarthyism of the 21st Century.  They have bleated and brayed for some time, then the de facto leader was plucked from obscurity and began her meteoric rise to the top of the McCarthyist pile with her “Obama is a Marxist” or “Obama is a Terrorist” speeches.  Sarah Palin does nothing more than preach and incite hatred.  She is not a patriot.  She offers no solutions.  All Sarah Palin offers is hate filled rhetoric and divides.  She preaches to the minions that she is a victim and so are they.  Sarah Palin has provided that last element needed to stir up megalomania on the right.

The Tea Party claims they are against the perceived out of control spending in Washington DC.  It is impossible to believe this when there had been out of control spending going on in Washington DC under former president Bush for the entire eight years he was in office.  There have been dozens and dozens of articles written about Bush’s lack of fiscal conservatism by Reagan Republicans that can be found on the Cato Institute and Heritage Foundation websites.  (The Cato Institute is the nation’s leading libertarian think tank and the Heritage Foundation is the nation’s leading conservative think tank.)  So their claim of wanting fiscal responsibility back rings hollow and false.  What it comes down to is the disenfranchised right have been seduced by the siren song of the McCarthyists long enough that since they lost the 2008 presidential election to a centrist black man and lost both Houses of Congress to liberals, they have been duped into becoming the McCarthyist’s Brown Shirts and have showed their colors this week in the state of Washington at a Tea Party rally.

At the rally a Tea Party organizer called for the hanging of a Democratic senator.  Organizer Diane Capps is quoted saying the following about US Senator Patty Murray:

“How many of you watched the movie Lonesome Dove?”  Capps asked the crowd.  “What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd?  What happened when he ran with the wrong crowd?  He got hung, and that’s what I want to do with Patty Murray.”

The Tea Party is now calling for lynching.  Yes, lynching, also known as murder.  Murdering people they disagree with.  Murdering the opposition over political differences.  How patriotic.  How totalitarian.  How Hitleresque.

Since Ms. Capps is claiming that her words are taken out of context, here is the link to the video of her making those comments:  http://www.klewtv.com/news/local/84743992.html?video=YHI&t=a Here you can listen to her say those very words, uncensored and in their entirety.

This is the movement that had held a conservative litmus test for Republicans running in Upstate New York’s congressional race this past fall, a litmus test that was lead by none other than Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin.  They lost that one, but they won recently in Massachusetts.  Yes, they are proud of the victory.  Senator Brown now proudly displays the number 41, because that makes him the 41st Republican senator, so he can block bills and be an obstructionist.  Of course, the Tea Party isn’t through with the Republican Party.  They are going after Charlie Crist in Florida too.  He does not meet their conservative litmus test.  The Tea Party is trying to take over a legitimate political party with megalomania extremism.  As if the Republican Party did not become extreme enough under former president Bush.

So the Tea Party has shown their true colors.  The Tea Party has started using litmus tests to take over one party and calling for the murder of the other party.  Dangerous megalomaniacs, not patriots.

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  1. […] (“I hope [the President] fails.”) is reaching a head, from suicide-plane attacks to advocating lynching government officials, the right wing is getting further and further from reality, living in the daily stew of hate, […]

    Pingback by Thank you, President Reagan « Spreading the Word — February 19, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

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