April 23, 2010

This was a pretty good debate with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks and former Libertarian vice presidential candidate, now tea bagger Wayne Allyn Root. If you didn't watch it I posted this clown along with fellow wingnut Dana Loesch on Larry King talking about getting rid of Social Security. I bet most of those tea party protesters who look like they are old enough to be on Social Security and are out there with them don't know they want to take their evil Socialist entitlement program away.

Cenk tries time and again during this interview to get Root to admit that he's just a corporate tool of Dick Armey's and asks him why the tea partiers aren't out there protesting Wall Street. Root pretends he doesn't like what they've done either but spends most of his time changing the subject rather than actually answering Cenk.

It would be nice to see these wingnuts challenged by our sorry excuse for a "main stream media" as well as Cenk did here. They'd be marginalized in the manner they deserve to be rather than propped up as some sort of grass roots movement, which they're not.

This tea party movement is one part Dick Armey and company fake astroturf protest, one part angry McCain and Palin soreloserman, one part abortion clinic protester, one part white nationalist militia movement/gun rights nuts, one part ClusterFox/Glenn Beck brain dead watcher, one part anti-immigration Lou Dobbs/Tom Tancredo fan, one part southern racist that isn't done fighting the Civil War yet and one part Ron Paul/Libertarian.

What could ever go wrong with that special blend of tea? And you can argue that what I described here is not all of them, but I think it would be very hard to make the case that most of the people out there protesting at these tea bag rallies don't fall into one or more of those categories.

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