My take on tomorrow’s Tea baggers

 By now plenty of bloggers have covered the Dick Armey connection, the billionaire support and funding, and the absolute bullshit that drives this whole tea bagging event. 

Fox Gnus’ promo efforts are – – – words escape me. They are not nuts. They are simply trying one last time to be relevant, after the voters caught on, first in ’06, and again, in ’08.  

The GOP is dead. Brain dead. Morally dead. Ethically dead. As for honesty? Integrity? Not only do those words have GOP & Fox operatives rushing to their dictionaries for a definition, once they realize what those words mean, they gag on their own spit.  

What we will see tomorrow is that we have many problems in this country, most of them created by the neoconman branch of the GOP. We will see that our president is incredibly popular, topping an amazing 66%. We shall see that all of the millions (face it, the free promos pushed by Fox alone total underwrote tens of millions in free advertising)  spent by the Tea Baggers will have been wasted. 

What we will really see is that the pseudo movement was stillborn, sterile, and without popular support. If any location has even 1,000 participants, (NOT including media, DUers, Firesiders, dKossacks, or other curious spectators), I would be seriously surprised. In fact, with the "675" locations of this astro-turfed, make-believe, silly, inane, and worthless corporate-brainwashing based waste of time, I will eat one of my hats if the total attendance of participants exceeds 100,000. Given the huge financial push by the ultra-right, we are talking about the neocons and ultra-religionists spending close to $500 per attendee.  I could be wrong, but I suspect that tomorrow will rival the Cubs of 1969. 

Tomorrow will be memorable for another reason. We will witness the death of the GOP. It, and its most idiotic, creepy spinmeisters (Glen Beck, Sean, Rush and Billo) will eventually fade away. Misdirected, barren, misdirected policies do not get any better if the messenger just raises his/her voice. (See Glenn Beck) Acting crazy might entertain, but after a while, even crazy becomes little more than an irritation. Heck, even Billo realized that, despite his pea-sized brain, and his Hummer sized ego.

Yes, indeed. Tomorrow will be telling indeed.  Pity that the GOP doesn’t know that 2M4M or Tea Bagging really entails. Or maybe not. 


  1. griff

    That was the plan all along. The GOP hijacked a grassroots effort in order to marginalize it.

    But you are correct, the GOP is dead – suicided to ensure that the positions they used to represent but no longer do will die along with them.

  2. almandine

    Naw, I’m gonna give ’em more credit than that. I continue to believe that all who would get on board with the Tea Parties are doing it because of the financial implications of The Big O’s Fiscal Policies… Devastating-Monetary Policies… Tax-and-Enslave Policies… Bankrupt-the-Citizenry Policies… Create-A-Third-World-Society Policies… Hello-World-Government Policies…

    Oops, gotta go now… time to Party!

    Collectivism is slavery…

  3. bryan mcclellan

    Please try to find something other than my beloved hapless Cubbies (100 going on 101 ) to contrast with these foul bushco lap dogs.

    I wonder how many cold and weary homeless would like a warm cup of tea right now?
    You can bet the thought hasn’t crossed a single neocon mind on this eve of their hijacked stunt. HACK!

  4. DejaVuAllOver

    I live in a reasonably lib’rul town in Montana (lot’s of “outsiders” aka tourists) and I must confess I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see how this will play out. Here in the heart of Nutville, they still take Fox seriously and the magnanimity of The Church is not something you joke about, boy. My guess is that the God Fearing Hypocrites (i.e. locals) will “go to church” twice this weekend and will do what they always do: Sit around making stuff up, quote Scripture to try to justify their fantasies, worship themselves and their “righteous” pals and mock anyone who graduated high school with decent grades or knows what a Fourier transform is. (Of course, they won’t call it that, since they don’t know it exists. But that’s precisely what scares them.)
    The tourists, on the other hand, will be at the bar watching it all on Fox! Can things get any weirder?

  5. sherry

    I didn’t participate in the Tea Party. I was glad to see it.
    It is high time people become concerned about are out of control spending. Sooner or later folks, we are going to have to pay this back.
    This is not a liberal/conservative/democratic/republican issue. This is our nation at stake.
    Why the democrats have preverted this into a sex act is beyond me. Let me be clear, I equally detest both parties. Perhaps it is because they are in power, but I am just as disgusted with the current crew of democrats as I was the GOP.
    GOP Chairman Michael Steele wanted to speak at a tea party, but was denied. The organizers of this Tea Party, wanted it to be about grass roots America. No political parties allowed. I like that.
    As for the sexual overtones, it is just an attempt to marginalize. It didn’t work. Most of us are not perverse, and remember history lessons, like the Boston Tea Party. The one that didn’t have a thing to do with man’s anatomy.
    My Lord, what have we come to?