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Poor Maxine Waters seems to be confused. We realize it’s tough to tell the difference between a confused Maxine Waters and the normal Maxine Waters, so let’s just let Maxine be Maxine.

In this case, the California Democrat seems to be confused about who wants to do something to turn the economy around and who wants to continue the policies that got us into this mess. In her confusion she lashed out at the Tea Party.

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We think we just figured out our costumes for next Halloween.

The Los Angeles Times explains:

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood.

The event occurred a day after new statistics were released showing that California’s jobless rate last month went up to 12%, from 11.8%. California now has the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation, trailing only Nevada at 12.9%, and its jobless rate is well above the U.S. average of 9.1%.

Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs. “I’m not afraid of anybody,” said Waters. “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the ‘tea party’ can go straight to hell.”

More than 1,000 people attended “Kitchen Table Summit,” which was designed to give the jobless an opportunity to vent to elected officials and share their struggles about finding a job.

Typical liberal concept. “Come on down. We won’t do anything to help you get a job, but we’ll explore your feelings about how tough it is to get a job.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Commodore John Kerry and David Astroturf … er … Axelrod tell us that, unlike man-caused-disaster making freedom-fighters of ambiguous religious persuasion, Tea Party types are terrorists.

A recent Rasmussen poll reveals a whopping 29% of Americans agree, while a small group (55%) apparently didn’t hear the question:

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Those Tea Party terrorists scare the hell out of Democrats and the media

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Likely U.S. Voters … say members of the Tea Party are not economic terrorists. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% believe Tea Party members have been terrorists during the budget debates, while another 16% are undecided.

Wait! So by nearly 2-to-1, likely voters DON’T think Tea Party members are terrorists? Strange we didn’t see that in the media….

… 53% of Democrats view Tea Party members as terrorists, 57% of voters not affiliated with either major party disagree, as do 74% of Republicans.

… 60% of those in the Mainstream don’t see members of the Tea Party as economic terrorists. The Political Class is almost evenly divided on the question.

Democrats and the Political Class seem to think along the same lines. What a surprise.

….85% of the Political Class feel the Tea Party has made things worse for the country in terms of the budget debate. Mainstream voters by a 40% to 33% margin tend to think the Tea Party has made things better.

Voters feel more strongly than ever that decreasing government spending is good for the economy and think tax increases of any kind are bad….

Feckless political class types like Kerry and Axelrod are terrified their con game is in jeopardy. Terrorism, it seems, is in the eye of the beholder.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Rasmussen

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Morning Joe is where liberal politicians go to spew their venom in a cool, calm, generally unchallenged atmosphere. Take, for instance, this clip of Senator John Kerry suggesting that the media is toooooo balanced and should correct that problem by forgetting that the Tea Party exists.

Kerry: “And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

“It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what’s real, of who’s accountable, of who is not accountable, of who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t?”

He’s not only a horse face, but a horse’s ass.

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In a case of the pot calling the kettle black, the Reverend Al Sharpton has called the Tea Party “a monster” that “will destroy you.” Oddly enough, we are of the opinion that Sharpton is a monster that will destroy MSNBC.

The guy makes Chris Matthews look terse, makes Rachel Maddow look conservative, makes Ed Schultz look rational, and makes Lawrence O’Donnell look like a brilliant interviewer.

Need proof? (You probably don’t, but we’re going to provide it anyway.) Here’s the Reverend doing what now passes as an interview with Lee Fang from Think Progress.

H/T: Breitbart.tv

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It looks like John McCain is in the mood. In the mood for a little mainstream media love. And he knows just how to get it.

First he puts on a little Barry White. Then he pours a little of the bubbly and finally he gets them really purring by lampooning the Tea Party while letting it oh-so-casually slip that the RINO from Arizona has a fetish for those wee little people of Middle Earth.

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John McCain covers his face. Unfortunately, it wasn't done in shame.

One Reason story to rule them all:

The five-term Republican senator from Arizona gets his sneer on:

Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling.

By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial

“This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party candidates for the Senate in 2010.

And while we would like to commend the man for the sort of crackhead political thinking that will lead to the creation of a third major party we’re not sure we need any more lessons from John McCain.

He’s already taught us everything we need to know about losing presidential elections.

– Written by Kip Hooker at TheVitaminPress.com

Source: Reason

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In the sixties the counter-culture encouraged the stodgy squares of the era to “teach your children well”. Well, at least the members of Crosby Stills Nash & Young did.

How the times have changed … or are a-changin’ … or something like that.

Big Government has all the details:

The 17-year-old high school senior waded into a sea of communist red to deliver the truth of liberty in the form the US Constitution to the political pagans assembled.

In the process, Patrick was verbally assaulted by an old man who graphically described sexual tea-bagging to the high school student. The incident took place during dueling protests in Jefferson City, Missouri, and was caught on two separate video cameras.

Patrick had grabbed a stack of Pocket Constitutions and Declarations offered for free by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition The Tea Party held a rally on the south side of the Missouri Capitol. He took those Constitutions to the north side of the Capitol where the unions and socialists had gathered to denounce Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

The contrast of the two generations–the dying union generation that demanding more of others with the rising Generation Tea–could not be more stark. Or more encouraging.

On the one hand, you have a creepy old man, speaking filth to a boy. On the other, you have Patrick, politely fending off the old pervert’s sexual advances.

To paraphrase the words of another graying sixties icon, this kid is alright.

Here’s a low-quality video of the incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvpsTppoCXM

– Written by Kip Hooker at TheVitaminPress.com

Source: BigGovernment.com

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Maybe we exaggerated the highly intelligent part. And maybe we stretched the truth when called it a sophisticated discussion.

In reality, this short video is an angry, ignorant union thug screaming at the top of his lungs about those stupid, damn Tea Partiers.

But it is amusing to see someone this ignorant calling someone else ignorant.

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In what amounts to an amazing display of left wing lunacy even by Media Matters standards, the Soros-backed scandal sheet has attacked Fox News yet again.

What has the evil Fox done now? According to Media Matters, “Fox News’ coverage of the Wisconsin protests over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate public employees’ collective bargaining rights, among other things, has been marked with repeated attacks on the protesters. However, by contrast, Fox has relentlessly promoted and even encouraged viewers to participate in tea party and “Tax Day” protests over the past few years.”

As much as we hate to admit it, Media Matters may have a point. The two events are exactly alike if you overlook the fact that the Tea Party was a grassroots movement that was entirely lawful, while the strike in Wisconsin is an illegal strike by teachers, or the fact that “doctors” wrote phony sick notes for the Wisconsin teachers which were not really necessary for the Tea Party members as once again THEY WERE NOT ACTING ILLEGALLY!

The liberal left, who consider themselves to be intellectual giants, seems to have a hard time with the word “illegal” as in “illegal strike” or “illegal immigrant.”

Speaking of hypocrisy however, why doesn’t Media Matters show some of the signs from Wisconsin portraying the Governor as Hitler and showing him in crosshairs? Wasn’t that the same “violent rhetoric” that the left was condemning mere weeks ago?

On second thought, Media Matters doesn’t have a point after all.

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Somebody grab the smelling salts. When a confirmed liberal like Slate’s Dave Weigel commends a newly-minted Tea Party senator, we get a bit weak in the knees.

Slate.com has Weigel’s report on Rand Paul:

The junior senator from Kentucky just gave his maiden speech on the Senate floor. It was, unusually for this sort of thing, memorable. Paul remarked that he had been assigned the desk once used by Sen. Henry Clay, Whig-KY, the great compromiser. Was it a mistake, Paul asked, to “lionize” Clay, since his compromises had prolonged the lifespan of slavery? Why not lionize the abolitionists like Clay’s cousin, the abolitionist Cassius Clay?

“The activists who didn’t compromise — William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Cassius Clay — are heroes because they didn’t compromise,” said Paul.

Paul delivered a caveat — nothing in our current politics could compare, morally, to the debate over slavery. But wasn’t it odd that our current political debate called for people like him to compromise? “Should we compromise by raising taxes as the deficit commission proposes?” he asked. No: We have a “spending problem,” not a revenue problem.

But the speech folded back on itself. Paul didn’t follow the abolitionist comparison to its conclusion. He suggested that everyone needed to compromise.

“Can the Tea Party work with others to find a solution?” he asked. “The compromise must come in where we cut spending. The compromise that we as conservatives must acknowledge is that we can cut some money from the military. The compromise that Democrats must acknowledge is that they can cut domestic spending.”

Rand Paul is never going to be the Great Compromiser like Henry Clay, but if he gives a few more speeches like this he may end up being the Great Communicator like Ronald Reagan.

Source: Slate

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If Arizona Senator John McCain had shown a fraction of the gumption he’s shown this week, he might be President now.

“I’m saying to the Tea Partiers this morning, ‘grab your pitchforks let’s stand up against this, it can be stopped,’” he said of the Omnibus Spending Bill during a Fox News interview on Thursday.

Near the end of the interview, he issued the same battle cry, “Grab the pitchforks and come to Capitol Hill, Tea Partiers.”

Then he led the conservatie troops into battle yesterday and defeated the obscene Democrat bill.

Final score: Pitchforks 1, Democrats 0.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXjIA9mNm4

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Cher, one of the intellectual giants of late 20th century political thought, told Jay Leno that the Tea Party is f-ing nuts. Of course, this comes from a woman who is f-ing nuts herself. This is a woman who:

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Cher has had so much plastic surgery that she is now virtually indistinguishable from OctoMom

  1. Has had so much plastic surgery that she is now virtually indistinguishable from OctoMom.
  2. Named her son Elijah Blue.
  3. Named her daughter Chastity.
  4. Has a daughter (Chastity) who recently became her son (Chaz).
  5. From 1965-74, added an accent to her name to become Chér, a Frenchification that rendered her one syllable name virtually unpronounceable.
  6. Moved in with a 22-year old bagel maker when she was forty.
  7. Dated a 38-year old biker when she was sixty-three.
  8. Married heroin and cocaine addict Greg Allman three days after divorcing Sonny.
  9. Changed her name to Cher in 1979. No middle name. No last name. No accent, either.
  10. Called David Letterman “an asshole” during an interview on his late night TV show (OK, well, maybe that one doesn’t count against her).
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New York City Mayor and professional elitist snob Michael Bloomberg is worried that the band of non-professional, non-liberal politicians (read: Tea Partiers) who swept into power last week just aren’t up to his standards.

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Mayor Bloomberg is not only short, he's shortsighted

Why those rubes are so damned ignorant that they might spark a trade war with China.

The billionaire mayor reportedly said Americans who voted for these politicians may do a disservice to U.S.-Chinese relations because the incoming freshmen aren’t worldly enough to grasp diplomacy or the economic upside of China’s emerging economy.

“If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate — they can’t read,” The Wall Street Journal quoted Bloomberg as saying.

“I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is,” he reportedly said.

Unlike Bloomberg, however, those ignorant Tea Partiers are smart enough to read the handwriting on the wall. And it says, “Sorry, Mr. Mayor, but you’re never going to be President.”

Source: FoxNews.com

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Unrepentant terrorist Bernadine Dohrn, wife of Bill Ayers, co-founder of the radical Weather Underground, and close friend of President Obama, spoke her mind during an interview with NewsClick India.

She said you – assuming that you’re on the right – are “racist,“ ”armed,“ ”hostile,“ and ”unspeakable.“ And while she was on a roll, she said the American government was the “real terrorist.”

If a man is truly judged by the friends he keeps, President Obama was judged properly on Tuesday.

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“Republicans are extremists. The Tea Party will doom the Republican Party. We’ll hold the majority. People will love ObamaCare once they understand it. Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh!”

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Hmmmmm. Maybe, just maybe, the mainstream media’s narrative about racist Republicans isn’t quite true.

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The decimation liberals are about to suffer at the ballot box has driven some of them beyond the fine line separating sanity and insanity. Chris Matthew, for example.

The MSNBC host interviewed AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the two lunatics came to the conclusion that the Tea Party’s “every man for himself” philosophy would have doomed the Chilean miners.

Why stop there? Why not claim the Tea Partiers would have danced on the miners’ graves? That they would have worn their Nazi uniforms to the mine site and goose stepped to the air shaft and covered it with a giant, golden swastika. That they would have chanted witches’ incantations as the cold, dead bodies were brought to the surface.

C’mon, Chris, put a little more creativity into your lunacy.

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Daddy handed his Senate seat to Lisa Murkowski and only daddy can take it away. What’s that? Daddy’s dead? Well, then as far as Murkowski is concerned, the seat is hers until Daddy climbs out of the grave and takes it away from her.

Now she’s trying to strong arm Alaskan broadcasters to reject anti-Murkowski commercials produced by the Tea Party Express. Because no one should criticize the Princess, damn it.

Fox News has the details:

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign is warning Alaska broadcasters not to air ads by a national tea party group that the campaign says are “littered with lies and intentional mischaracterizations” about her and her write-in campaign.

Attorney Timothy McKeever, in a letter to broadcasters Monday, said they are under a “legal and moral obligation” not to air the new ads from Tea Party Express, which is supporting Joe Miller, the political upstart who defeated Murkowski in the August GOP primary.

A little bit of an overreaction, Lisa? For god’s sake, girl, it’s not even that good a commercial.

Source: Fox News

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This audio clip tells you all you need to know about how extreme the Democrats have become. They now say that quoting the Constitution is evidence of Republican extremism.

Liberal wacko Representative Jan Schakowsky guested on liberal wacko Stephanie Miller’s radio program on Friday. During the interview, she coined a new term: Tenthers. It’s definition? Those extremist Tea Party people who believe in the Tenth Amendment.

In case you’re not up on your Constitution studies, here’s how Wikipedia describes the Tenth Amendment:

“The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution of the United States are reserved to the states or the people.”

The exact words are pretty clear: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Clearly, the Tenth Amendment prohibits virtually everything the Obama administration (and most Republican administrations) have been doing for the last 75 years. No wonder the Tenth Amendment has now become an even bigger boogieman for liberals than the First and Second Amendments, their traditional boogiemen.

Is it November yet?

H/T: TheBlaze.com

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Remember when the Coffee Party was founded – with great fanfare from the media despite attracting a “crowd” of fewer than a dozen people – as a counter-protest to the Tea Party?

Well, the Coffee Party has proven itself to be quite a little success. In nine short months, they’ve gone from filling the corner of a coffee shop to filling the corner of a hotel ballroom in beautiful, downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

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Annabel Park, founder of the Coffee Party, always looks like her best friend just died

The Courier-Journal reports:

The Coffee Party USA — which was founded on Facebook and is holding its first national convention in Louisville this weekend — bills itself as a more thoughtful and reasoned alternative to the tea party.

Saturday night the organization held a panel discussion, part of its three-day “Restoring American Democracy” convention, that included bloggers, college professors and communications strategists talking about what they can do to make politics more inclusive. They also discussed how to draw more disenfranchised voters back into the democratic process.

The discussion before about 350 people at the Galt House touched on policy, politics and values and how to bridge the partisan divide.

350 people? Surely, that’s a typo. Americans are clambering for more government, more taxes, more intrusion into their lives, aren’t they? Surely a few digits were accidentally omitted and the accurate figure was 350,000. No. We just confirmed. 350 is the correct number. And that included reporters and bus boys.

Ironic, isn’t it, that a gaggle of left wing lunatics should meet at a place called Galt House?

Ayn Rand would laugh her ass off.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

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Chris Matthews obviously needs help. He goes from rabid raging one night to being completely lucid the next night.

Last week the MSNBC host demonstrated one of his more lucid moments when he delivered this rational and impassioned message during his “Let Me Finish” segment:


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And while we’re at it, screw Karl Rove

by editor on September 15, 2010

Karl Rove trashed Delaware’s new GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell on Sean Hannity’s show last night. And it’s painful to watch.

Rove proved he’s a member in good standing of the Official Inside the Beltway Republican Establishment. No congratulations for O’Donnell, no job well done, just petulant whining and mocking from The Architect.

Isn’t Karl Rove the architect of the Republican strategy that led directly to the election of Barack Obama?

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christine odonnell Let the Republican cannibalism begin. And the main course is Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell.

Before Christine O‘Donnell even had a chance to deliver her remarks to accept the Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) announced that the party’s fundraising organization would not be supporting the Delaware tea party favorite in the Nov. 2 election.

According to Fox News, Republican aides have confirmed that “O’Donnell would not be getting national fundraising support.”

This latest news underscores the expanding rift between the GOP establishment and tea party grassroots conservatives.

The tea party has proven to be a formidable force in taking on the GOP establishment. RedState’s Erick Erickson notes tonight that the NRSC‘s unwillingness to help O’Donnell may actually be a “good thing for O’Donnell given the NRSC track record.”

And now word comes in that primary opponent Mike Castle won’t endorse O’Donnell. So we say screw the Republican Party. Just plain screw ‘em.

We’re sending off a check to O’Donnell today. Hope you do the same.

Source: TheBlaze.com

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The NAACP‘s Hilary Shelton appeared on The Factor to talk about a brand spankin’ new website, TeaPartyTracker.org, they’ve come up with that’s designed to track all those horrible incidents of Tea Party racism.

He demanded that the party repudiate any racism at their rallies. Bill O’Reilly pointed out that the group had already done that, but that wasn’t good enough for Shelton. The racism continues, he insisted.

That’s when it got interesting. O’Reilly asked for specific examples of this rampant Tea Party racism. After a bit of stuttering and stammering, Shelton had to ‘fess up that “the closest things we’ve seen so far is we saw a t-shirt at one the rallies that said something really problematic.”

Not just problematic, mind you, but really problematic.

So it turns out that Tea Party members aren’t really racists. But they are definitely problematicists.

H/T: TheBlaze.com

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Ahhhh, the gentle voices of liberal tolerance and understanding as expressed at Saturday’s Glenn Beck rally in Washington, DC.

Consider this clip in two parts:

In the first part, black tea partiers educate a black Democrat who just couldn’t comprehend why other black people would support Beck and attend the rally.

In the second part we get a white guy who’s baffled by the concept of black and Christian being used as adjectives to describe the same person.

But he’s a liberal, so that’s not racism. It’s enlightenment.

H/T: Weasel Zippers

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For months, the media’s been pounding home the meme that the Tea Party is filled with extremists and racists who live out their angry lives far beyond the American mainstream.

And now new research shows that those idiot Americans have ignored the media and made up their own minds about Reid and Pelosi?

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Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Less popular than the Tea Party, marginally more popular than gonorrhea

Damn it, people, why do you refuse to cooperate with your intellectual superiors in the media?

The Hill reports the people’s preferences:

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed that 30 percent view the grassroots conservative groups very or somewhat positively compared to 34 percent who view them very or somewhat negatively.

But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was seen positively by 21 percent of those polled and 46 percent viewed her negatively. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) received a lower positive rating, 11 percent, but also a lower negative rating of 31 percent.

The numbers indicate that the public is dissatisfied with the way Congress has been run; 32 percent believe that this Congress’ overall performance and accomplishments are “one of the worst.” Only 4 percent say that Congress has done above average or excellent work.

So remind us once again – who are the extremists?

Source: The Hill

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