@5 months ago with 399 notes
#tea party #koch brothers 
miss-southern-liberal:

thejewishaphi:

luanaoprea:

Tea party protest signs translated (via)

I’m tired of conservatives using the attempted genocide of my people and millions of others that weren’t Jews as a metaphor/analogy for their own disgusting agenda.

Reblogging myself, buuut ^ a million times over.

miss-southern-liberal:

thejewishaphi:

luanaoprea:

Tea party protest signs translated (via)

I’m tired of conservatives using the attempted genocide of my people and millions of others that weren’t Jews as a metaphor/analogy for their own disgusting agenda.

Reblogging myself, buuut ^ a million times over.

(via think4yourself)

@1 year ago with 2018 notes
#tea party #politics #election 2012 

"The Tea Party isn’t a movement. It’s massively funded by private capital. It’s a movement which demographically is not unlike what the Nazis succeeded in organizing. It’s petty bourgeois, almost entirely white, nativist tradition, with the fear that within a generation or two the white population will be a minority and those others are taking our country away from us. … As long as they can be the storm troopers for the cooperate sector they will succeed. The Republicans mobilize them, like the religious right, they have to. The Republican Party, decades ago, stopped being a traditional parliamentary party. It’s in lockstep obedience to the very rich and the corporate sector. But they can’t get votes that way. So they’ve got to mobilize these sectors of the population, also the religious right. But the republican establishment is a little bit afraid of them. It was quite striking to watch the primaries. Romney was the candidate of the republican establishment, but he wasn’t the popular candidate. So one candidate after another came up, Santorum, Gingrich, and they had to be shut down by massive funding, propaganda, negative advertising and so on. You could tell very easily that the establishment, the rich bankers and businessmen, they were worried about it."

@2 years ago with 190 notes
#noam chomsky #tea party 
sinidentidades:

Tea party speaker: ‘Force these Mexicans’ to build border fence
A speaker told a coalition of tea party groups in South Carolina on Monday that the U.S. could save $260 billion on the border fence if they “force these Mexicans to make $5 a day” to build it.
Speaking to the inaugural South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, author Colin Heaton noted that he believed it would cost $400 billion to build a fence along the U.S. border if the government used labor unions.
“I proposed a two dual-fence system, multi-tiered wall with a no man’s land — I put a minefield in there, but they said no — intrusion detection systems like we use in detecting tunnels with nitrous and oxygen emission control emitters to detect carbon dioxide upon exhalation of someone digging a tunnel,” he explained. “Then you pump gas in there, — tear gas, nothing lethal. Just make it come out the other side.”
“But what you do, you take all these incarcerated illegal aliens — even give some of the guys who are U.S. citizens in the U.S. prison system, who make about 27 cents a day doing ridiculous work — kick out the union labor charging $28 an hour, force these Mexicans and these other people to make $5 a day, making more money than they made in Mexico anyway,” Heaton continued. “Put them to work building a security fence under military and local-state law enforcement administration. … Projected budget: $140 billion, which will pay for itself in four years once you get them the hell out of here.”
Heaton went on to propose a large, single federal detention system to incarcerate undocumented immigrants, “sort of like a KOA Campground with walls.”
The tea party speaker also drew a comparison between Adolph Hitler and President Barack Obama, but admitted that the current White House resident would not have caused the Holocaust.
“The only difference between Adolph Hitler and Barack Obama is that Barack Obama not overtly ethnically challenged with regards to various groups and religious paradigms,” he said. “But socialism is alive and well in Washington.”

sinidentidades:

Tea party speaker: ‘Force these Mexicans’ to build border fence

A speaker told a coalition of tea party groups in South Carolina on Monday that the U.S. could save $260 billion on the border fence if they “force these Mexicans to make $5 a day” to build it.

Speaking to the inaugural South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, author Colin Heaton noted that he believed it would cost $400 billion to build a fence along the U.S. border if the government used labor unions.

“I proposed a two dual-fence system, multi-tiered wall with a no man’s land — I put a minefield in there, but they said no — intrusion detection systems like we use in detecting tunnels with nitrous and oxygen emission control emitters to detect carbon dioxide upon exhalation of someone digging a tunnel,” he explained. “Then you pump gas in there, — tear gas, nothing lethal. Just make it come out the other side.”

“But what you do, you take all these incarcerated illegal aliens — even give some of the guys who are U.S. citizens in the U.S. prison system, who make about 27 cents a day doing ridiculous work — kick out the union labor charging $28 an hour, force these Mexicans and these other people to make $5 a day, making more money than they made in Mexico anyway,” Heaton continued. “Put them to work building a security fence under military and local-state law enforcement administration. … Projected budget: $140 billion, which will pay for itself in four years once you get them the hell out of here.”

Heaton went on to propose a large, single federal detention system to incarcerate undocumented immigrants, “sort of like a KOA Campground with walls.”

The tea party speaker also drew a comparison between Adolph Hitler and President Barack Obama, but admitted that the current White House resident would not have caused the Holocaust.

“The only difference between Adolph Hitler and Barack Obama is that Barack Obama not overtly ethnically challenged with regards to various groups and religious paradigms,” he said. “But socialism is alive and well in Washington.”

(via think4yourself)

@2 years ago with 110 notes
#tea party #racism 
inothernews:

R.J. Matson / The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Roll Call
(via CagleCartoons.com)
@3 years ago with 94 notes
#politics #republicans #rick perry #tea party 

"

We’ve got a real problem, and I’m tired of Republicans and Democrats, who either — Republicans who want to burn the place to the ground, or Democrats — with all due respect — who wanna offer a plan that gets (their party) through the end of the second term of their presidency, and then screws me and my kids when it’s over!

…We have to deal wit the extraction that is afoot. It is the reason the financial markets are behaving the way they’re behaving — that is a mathematical fact! This is not some opinion! This is a mathematical fact: tens of trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of America! Democrats aren’t doing it; Republicans aren’t doing it. An entire, integrated financial system, trading system, taxing system, that was created by both parties over a period of two decades is at work on an entire country right now! And we’re sitting here, arguing about whether we should do the $4 trillion plan that kicks the can down the road for the President (until) 2017, or burn the place to the ground — BOTH of which are reckless and irresponsible and stupid.

…The fact of the matter is that there is a refusal on both the Democratic and the Republican side of the aisle to acknowledge the mathematical problem: that the United States of America is being extracted (from): it’s being extracted through banking, it’s being extracted through trade, and it’s being extracted through taxation. And there’s not a single politician who has stepped forward… to deal with this.

I would like (President Obama) to go to the people of the United States of America and say ‘People of the Unites States of America: your Congress is bought. Your Congress is incapable of making legislation on healthcare, banking, trade or taxes because if they do it, they will lose their political funding, and they won’t do it. But I’m the President of the United States, and I won’t have a country that is run by a bought Congress!’

"

@3 years ago with 207 notes
#dylan ratigan #politics #tea party 
goodreasonnews:

Yet another Far-Right Racist whackjob who hates the Obamas makes the  news, and her name is Shery Lanford Smith, the chairwoman of the Sumter  Tea Party.She  make a very derogatory and racist statement encouraging the  assassinations of both President Barack Obama (D) and First Lady  Michelle Obama.
SUMTER, SC (WIS) - The chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party is  taking some heat after posting a joke on Facebook about killing the  president and first lady.
Shery Lanford Smith posted the joke on her public profile Thursday  afternoon, according to a screen-capture taken by the Sumter Item’s Nick  McCormac. Smith removed the post after being asked about it.
In the joke, the Obamas’ helicopter pilot says to his co-pilot, “I  could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people  very happy!” Smith also posted, “If you’re one of [the] 256 million,  pass it on,” implying she herself would be happy to see the Obamas  killed.
Smith was elected chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party in February 2011, according to the organization’s now-defunct website.

goodreasonnews:

Yet another Far-Right Racist whackjob who hates the Obamas makes the news, and her name is Shery Lanford Smith, the chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party.
She make a very derogatory and racist statement encouraging the assassinations of both President Barack Obama (D) and First Lady Michelle Obama.

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - The chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party is taking some heat after posting a joke on Facebook about killing the president and first lady.

Shery Lanford Smith posted the joke on her public profile Thursday afternoon, according to a screen-capture taken by the Sumter Item’s Nick McCormac. Smith removed the post after being asked about it.

In the joke, the Obamas’ helicopter pilot says to his co-pilot, “I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy!” Smith also posted, “If you’re one of [the] 256 million, pass it on,” implying she herself would be happy to see the Obamas killed.

Smith was elected chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party in February 2011, according to the organization’s now-defunct website.

@3 years ago with 30 notes
#tea party #politics #racism 

Michele Bachmann: the Tea Party crusader electrifying the US right 

socialisimo:

Mary Cecconi is the only Democrat to have beaten Michele Bachmann, the rising star of the Republican right, in a popular election. “It’s my claim to fame!” she laughs.

Her victory came in a race in 1999 for a seat on the school board of Stillwater, Minnesota, a tiny, picturesque river town on the banks of the St Croix river. Bachmann – then known locally as a conservative education activist – had unexpectedly run as part of a slate of rightwingRepublicans. The move politicised what had previously been a non-partisan affair. It failed. Cecconi, the incumbent, held her position.

It was a minuscule electoral footnote yet it saw the political birth of a woman who just 12 years later is running for president and electrifying the radical right wing of the party.

Bachmann, who announced her White House run last week, and then shone in the first major Republican debate, is eclipsing Sarah Palin as the new darling of the Tea Party. She is an evangelical whose husband runs a controversial Christian counselling service. She is a Minnesota congresswoman who has vowed to repeal healthcare reform and lambasts Barack Obama as a socialist. Like Palin, she makes political capital of her role as a mother to a large family: five children of her own and more than 20 foster kids. She is also a glamorous woman in a party that is frequently dominated by older white men.

Yet her remarkable story began with that Stillwater race and Cecconi, now head of a parental lobbying group for schools in Minnesota, is not the only person to remember it. Joan Beaver, a now retired Stillwater high school teacher, recalled the election as heralding a shift in the town away from smalltown moderate Republicanism towards more extreme rightwing thought. “The town changed,” she said, noting that the shift occurred after the development of suburban housing estates and an influx of wealthy newcomers.

@3 years ago with 1 note
#politics #republicans #tea party 
azspot:

Democrats Send ‘Tea Party Membership Cards’ To GOP Freshmen
@1 year ago with 57 notes
#tea party 

"

I’m like ‘the Tea Party is racist’ and my friend is like ‘Kamau, you can’t call the Tea Party racist. They’re not all racist.’ And I was like, you know what, I don’t need the Tea Party to be 100% racist for me to feel perfectly fine calling them racist. I don’t need 100% racism in the group. It could be way less than 100%. 10% is plenty for me. If the Tea Party is 10% racist I feel comfortable labeling the whole group racist.

Let me explain how that works. If I offer you a shake, a milkshake. I say ‘would you like a milkshake?’ You go “yeah, sure I’d like a milkshake.” I go, ‘okay, here you go, but just so you know it’s 10% shit.’

Oh, now you suddenly you understand how it works. 10% is kinda a lot ain’t it. You go ‘uh oh, that’s too much shit in my shake.

"

W. Kamau Bell on the Tea Party and Race
(via modernmonkeys)

Best milkshake analogy ever.

(via kararikue)

If 10% of the apple is rotten the apple is rotten.

(via solitarysocialist)

(Source: themushroomblues, via titotansey)

@1 year ago with 33067 notes
#tea party #racism 
@2 years ago with 817 notes
#abortion #pro-life #tea party 

cognitivedissonance:

Tea Partiers cheer the deaths of the uninsured. This is after they cheered executions and booed Ron Paul for his claim that not all Muslims are responsible for 9/11.

If this doesn’t show the true character of the Tea Party, nothing will.

(via think4yourself)

@3 years ago with 762 notes
#CNN Debate #Republican #Tea Party #politics #republicans #teabate 
cognitivedissonance:

jacobjoaquin:

Sums it up nicely. (via The Economist)

THIS



Why paying attention to U.S. politics is relevant.

cognitivedissonance:

jacobjoaquin:

Sums it up nicely. (via The Economist)

THIS

Why paying attention to U.S. politics is relevant.

@3 years ago with 112 notes
#Debt #Tea Party #debt ceiling #politics 
cognitivedissonance:

Click through twice to enlarge
If FDR approves, I approve.

cognitivedissonance:

Click through twice to enlarge

If FDR approves, I approve.

@3 years ago with 71 notes
#Tea Party #politics 

US economy: The Tea Party is a real threat to America 

cognitivedissonance:

This goes to the heart of the stand-off. Although the ultra-conservatives are not in control of the White House and the Senate, they feel they have the political wind at their back. Why compromise when they can get all they want – no increase to the debt limit and the entire pain being taken by swingeing cuts to federal spending? Which is why President Obama and Democrat Senate leader, Harry Reid, have given so much ground. The Democrats’ latest plan for deficit reduction contains virtually no tax increases, despite Obama’s insistence it is a balanced package with the rich and corporate America taking some of the burden. But it does require that the issue be taken off the table until after next year’s elections.

All the US’s great advances – in the internet, computers, aerospace, space, the internal combustion engine, drugs, optics – have had the federal government as their sponsor. A well-designed social security system offers people security while not removing their incentive to work; well-judged federal spending on innovation boosts the economy; a banking system needs federal deposit insurance and a central bank as a lender of last resort when banks are distressed.

But in the land inhabited by Michele Bachmann, these propositions are false; they undermine US self-reliance and individualism and obstruct America’s road back to greatness.

Just to reinterate: We’re pretty much laughingstocks right now. The rest of the globe cannot comprehend how we’d let this happen.

@3 years ago with 49 notes
#politics #tea party 
5 months ago
#tea party #koch brothers 
azspot:

Democrats Send ‘Tea Party Membership Cards’ To GOP Freshmen
1 year ago
#tea party 
miss-southern-liberal:

thejewishaphi:

luanaoprea:

Tea party protest signs translated (via)

I’m tired of conservatives using the attempted genocide of my people and millions of others that weren’t Jews as a metaphor/analogy for their own disgusting agenda.

Reblogging myself, buuut ^ a million times over.
1 year ago
#tea party #politics #election 2012 
"

I’m like ‘the Tea Party is racist’ and my friend is like ‘Kamau, you can’t call the Tea Party racist. They’re not all racist.’ And I was like, you know what, I don’t need the Tea Party to be 100% racist for me to feel perfectly fine calling them racist. I don’t need 100% racism in the group. It could be way less than 100%. 10% is plenty for me. If the Tea Party is 10% racist I feel comfortable labeling the whole group racist.

Let me explain how that works. If I offer you a shake, a milkshake. I say ‘would you like a milkshake?’ You go “yeah, sure I’d like a milkshake.” I go, ‘okay, here you go, but just so you know it’s 10% shit.’

Oh, now you suddenly you understand how it works. 10% is kinda a lot ain’t it. You go ‘uh oh, that’s too much shit in my shake.

"

W. Kamau Bell on the Tea Party and Race
(via modernmonkeys)

Best milkshake analogy ever.

(via kararikue)

If 10% of the apple is rotten the apple is rotten.

(via solitarysocialist)

(Source: themushroomblues, via titotansey)

1 year ago
#tea party #racism 
"The Tea Party isn’t a movement. It’s massively funded by private capital. It’s a movement which demographically is not unlike what the Nazis succeeded in organizing. It’s petty bourgeois, almost entirely white, nativist tradition, with the fear that within a generation or two the white population will be a minority and those others are taking our country away from us. … As long as they can be the storm troopers for the cooperate sector they will succeed. The Republicans mobilize them, like the religious right, they have to. The Republican Party, decades ago, stopped being a traditional parliamentary party. It’s in lockstep obedience to the very rich and the corporate sector. But they can’t get votes that way. So they’ve got to mobilize these sectors of the population, also the religious right. But the republican establishment is a little bit afraid of them. It was quite striking to watch the primaries. Romney was the candidate of the republican establishment, but he wasn’t the popular candidate. So one candidate after another came up, Santorum, Gingrich, and they had to be shut down by massive funding, propaganda, negative advertising and so on. You could tell very easily that the establishment, the rich bankers and businessmen, they were worried about it."
2 years ago
#noam chomsky #tea party 
2 years ago
#abortion #pro-life #tea party 
sinidentidades:

Tea party speaker: ‘Force these Mexicans’ to build border fence
A speaker told a coalition of tea party groups in South Carolina on Monday that the U.S. could save $260 billion on the border fence if they “force these Mexicans to make $5 a day” to build it.
Speaking to the inaugural South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, author Colin Heaton noted that he believed it would cost $400 billion to build a fence along the U.S. border if the government used labor unions.
“I proposed a two dual-fence system, multi-tiered wall with a no man’s land — I put a minefield in there, but they said no — intrusion detection systems like we use in detecting tunnels with nitrous and oxygen emission control emitters to detect carbon dioxide upon exhalation of someone digging a tunnel,” he explained. “Then you pump gas in there, — tear gas, nothing lethal. Just make it come out the other side.”
“But what you do, you take all these incarcerated illegal aliens — even give some of the guys who are U.S. citizens in the U.S. prison system, who make about 27 cents a day doing ridiculous work — kick out the union labor charging $28 an hour, force these Mexicans and these other people to make $5 a day, making more money than they made in Mexico anyway,” Heaton continued. “Put them to work building a security fence under military and local-state law enforcement administration. … Projected budget: $140 billion, which will pay for itself in four years once you get them the hell out of here.”
Heaton went on to propose a large, single federal detention system to incarcerate undocumented immigrants, “sort of like a KOA Campground with walls.”
The tea party speaker also drew a comparison between Adolph Hitler and President Barack Obama, but admitted that the current White House resident would not have caused the Holocaust.
“The only difference between Adolph Hitler and Barack Obama is that Barack Obama not overtly ethnically challenged with regards to various groups and religious paradigms,” he said. “But socialism is alive and well in Washington.”
2 years ago
#tea party #racism 
3 years ago
#CNN Debate #Republican #Tea Party #politics #republicans #teabate 
inothernews:

R.J. Matson / The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Roll Call
(via CagleCartoons.com)
3 years ago
#politics #republicans #rick perry #tea party 
cognitivedissonance:

jacobjoaquin:

Sums it up nicely. (via The Economist)

THIS



Why paying attention to U.S. politics is relevant.
3 years ago
#Debt #Tea Party #debt ceiling #politics 
"

We’ve got a real problem, and I’m tired of Republicans and Democrats, who either — Republicans who want to burn the place to the ground, or Democrats — with all due respect — who wanna offer a plan that gets (their party) through the end of the second term of their presidency, and then screws me and my kids when it’s over!

…We have to deal wit the extraction that is afoot. It is the reason the financial markets are behaving the way they’re behaving — that is a mathematical fact! This is not some opinion! This is a mathematical fact: tens of trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of America! Democrats aren’t doing it; Republicans aren’t doing it. An entire, integrated financial system, trading system, taxing system, that was created by both parties over a period of two decades is at work on an entire country right now! And we’re sitting here, arguing about whether we should do the $4 trillion plan that kicks the can down the road for the President (until) 2017, or burn the place to the ground — BOTH of which are reckless and irresponsible and stupid.

…The fact of the matter is that there is a refusal on both the Democratic and the Republican side of the aisle to acknowledge the mathematical problem: that the United States of America is being extracted (from): it’s being extracted through banking, it’s being extracted through trade, and it’s being extracted through taxation. And there’s not a single politician who has stepped forward… to deal with this.

I would like (President Obama) to go to the people of the United States of America and say ‘People of the Unites States of America: your Congress is bought. Your Congress is incapable of making legislation on healthcare, banking, trade or taxes because if they do it, they will lose their political funding, and they won’t do it. But I’m the President of the United States, and I won’t have a country that is run by a bought Congress!’

"
3 years ago
#dylan ratigan #politics #tea party 
cognitivedissonance:

Click through twice to enlarge
If FDR approves, I approve.
3 years ago
#Tea Party #politics 
goodreasonnews:

Yet another Far-Right Racist whackjob who hates the Obamas makes the  news, and her name is Shery Lanford Smith, the chairwoman of the Sumter  Tea Party.She  make a very derogatory and racist statement encouraging the  assassinations of both President Barack Obama (D) and First Lady  Michelle Obama.
SUMTER, SC (WIS) - The chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party is  taking some heat after posting a joke on Facebook about killing the  president and first lady.
Shery Lanford Smith posted the joke on her public profile Thursday  afternoon, according to a screen-capture taken by the Sumter Item’s Nick  McCormac. Smith removed the post after being asked about it.
In the joke, the Obamas’ helicopter pilot says to his co-pilot, “I  could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people  very happy!” Smith also posted, “If you’re one of [the] 256 million,  pass it on,” implying she herself would be happy to see the Obamas  killed.
Smith was elected chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party in February 2011, according to the organization’s now-defunct website.
3 years ago
#tea party #politics #racism 
US economy: The Tea Party is a real threat to America→

cognitivedissonance:

This goes to the heart of the stand-off. Although the ultra-conservatives are not in control of the White House and the Senate, they feel they have the political wind at their back. Why compromise when they can get all they want – no increase to the debt limit and the entire pain being taken by swingeing cuts to federal spending? Which is why President Obama and Democrat Senate leader, Harry Reid, have given so much ground. The Democrats’ latest plan for deficit reduction contains virtually no tax increases, despite Obama’s insistence it is a balanced package with the rich and corporate America taking some of the burden. But it does require that the issue be taken off the table until after next year’s elections.

All the US’s great advances – in the internet, computers, aerospace, space, the internal combustion engine, drugs, optics – have had the federal government as their sponsor. A well-designed social security system offers people security while not removing their incentive to work; well-judged federal spending on innovation boosts the economy; a banking system needs federal deposit insurance and a central bank as a lender of last resort when banks are distressed.

But in the land inhabited by Michele Bachmann, these propositions are false; they undermine US self-reliance and individualism and obstruct America’s road back to greatness.

Just to reinterate: We’re pretty much laughingstocks right now. The rest of the globe cannot comprehend how we’d let this happen.

3 years ago
#politics #tea party 
Michele Bachmann: the Tea Party crusader electrifying the US right→

socialisimo:

Mary Cecconi is the only Democrat to have beaten Michele Bachmann, the rising star of the Republican right, in a popular election. “It’s my claim to fame!” she laughs.

Her victory came in a race in 1999 for a seat on the school board of Stillwater, Minnesota, a tiny, picturesque river town on the banks of the St Croix river. Bachmann – then known locally as a conservative education activist – had unexpectedly run as part of a slate of rightwingRepublicans. The move politicised what had previously been a non-partisan affair. It failed. Cecconi, the incumbent, held her position.

It was a minuscule electoral footnote yet it saw the political birth of a woman who just 12 years later is running for president and electrifying the radical right wing of the party.

Bachmann, who announced her White House run last week, and then shone in the first major Republican debate, is eclipsing Sarah Palin as the new darling of the Tea Party. She is an evangelical whose husband runs a controversial Christian counselling service. She is a Minnesota congresswoman who has vowed to repeal healthcare reform and lambasts Barack Obama as a socialist. Like Palin, she makes political capital of her role as a mother to a large family: five children of her own and more than 20 foster kids. She is also a glamorous woman in a party that is frequently dominated by older white men.

Yet her remarkable story began with that Stillwater race and Cecconi, now head of a parental lobbying group for schools in Minnesota, is not the only person to remember it. Joan Beaver, a now retired Stillwater high school teacher, recalled the election as heralding a shift in the town away from smalltown moderate Republicanism towards more extreme rightwing thought. “The town changed,” she said, noting that the shift occurred after the development of suburban housing estates and an influx of wealthy newcomers.

3 years ago
#politics #republicans #tea party