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    Tea party leader: Restricting vote to property owners ‘makes a lot of sense’

    You can always look to the Tea Party folks for some great ideas!

    Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips said denying the right to vote to those who do not own property “makes a lot of sense” during a weekly radio program.

    …”If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.”

    So you know what else “makes a lot of sense”? Property owners can go ahead and pay all the taxes and be the only ones to serve in the military.  Vested interests, youbetcha.

    — 3 years ago
    #right to vote,  #judson phillips,  #property owners  #tea party  #tea party nation  #teabaggers 
    Here’s another winning Tea Party choice: Maine Gov-elect Paul LePage (R)

    Wow, Teabaggers, your elected candidates can’t WAIT to invite Corruption and Greed into their offices — they do it before they even begin serving their terms! Teaparty candidates are quick!

    On the campaign trail, LePage raged against a what he considered a corrupt state government and “pledged to surround himself with ‘the best and the brightest’ and to avoid political cronyism.” But on Thursday, LePage announced that he had hired his own 22-year-old daughter for a position in the “upper echelon of his administration,” with a salary of $41,000

    […] “According to the current administration, the average entry level salary is $30,000.” Indeed, the minimum starting salary for a certified teachers in Maine is only $30,000, and that requires extra study. Meanwhile, the entry-level salary for a Maine State Police officer is just $36,000 after graduation from the police academy.

    And as Maine progressive blog Dirigo Blue points out, LePage’s daughter will also be moving into the governor’s mansion with her father. With taxpayers footing the bill for her rent, utilities, food, and other expenses, “Not only will Lauren be earning $41,000 in direct income, but she’ll be making another $12,000 or more indirectly.”

    You’ve been had, t-baggers. Don’t say the rest of us didn’t warn you.

    (Source: underthemountainbunker.com)

    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    #teaparty  #tea party  #teabaggers  #paul lepage  #maine  #governor-elect lepage  #hiring 22-year-old-daughter  #$41000 salary 
    
Teabaggers, explain why on earth you voted GOP-Teaparty again?

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    Teabaggers, explain why on earth you voted GOP-Teaparty again?

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    — 3 years ago
    #gop  #tea party  #teabaggers  #lame duck goals  #pic  #gop goals  #teaparty goals 
    diegueno:

Now the Gadsden Flag has been updated for the 21st Century.

    diegueno:

    Now the Gadsden Flag has been updated for the 21st Century.

    (Source: marxbakuninhomoeroticfanfiction)

    — 3 years ago with 3 notes
    #gadsden flag  #tea party  #teabaggers  #conservatives  #GOP  #plutocrats 
    George Will Calls GOP Opposition To Raising Debt Ceiling ‘Suicidal’ →

    I know of no other developed nation that has a debt ceiling. This is a purely recurring symbolic vote to make people feel good by voting against it.

    The trouble is it’s suicidal if you should happen to miscalculate and have all kinds of people voting against it as a symbolic vote and turn out to be a majority. Because if the United States defaults on its sovereign debt, the markets will be — well, it will be stimulating.

    Of course, none of the Teaparty-GOP lawmakers thought that extending tax cuts to the wealthy was a bad spending idea.

    Symbolic votes for the idiocracy! Wait until they shut down government and the Social Security checks are late. Then we’ll see how much the Teabag Nation cares about about symbolic votes and debt ceilings.

    — 3 years ago
    #debt ceiling  #government shutdown  #incoming congress  #tea party  #teabaggers  #george will 
    The Shameful Attack on Public Employees →

    But the right’s argument is shot-through with bad data, twisted evidence, and unsupported assertions.

    They say public employees earn far more than private-sector workers. That’s untrue when you take account of level of education. Matched by education, public sector workers actually earn less than their private-sector counterparts.

    The Republican trick is to compare apples with oranges — the average wage of public employees with the average wage of all private-sector employees. But only 23 percent of private-sector employees have college degrees; 48 percent of government workers do. Teachers, social workers, public lawyers who bring companies to justice, government accountants who try to make sure money is spent as it should be - all need at least four years of college.

    Compare apples to apples and and you’d see that over the last fifteen years the pay of public sector workers has dropped relative to private-sector employees with the same level of education. Public sector workers now earn 11 percent less than comparable workers in the private sector, and local workers 12 percent less. (Even if you include health and retirement benefits, government employees still earn less than their private-sector counterparts with similar educations.)

    (Source: azspot)

    — 3 years ago with 23 notes
    #public employees  #gop  #right wing  #tea party  #teabaggers  #public sector workers  #bad data  #private sector workers 
    "President Barack Obama urged newly empowered Republicans on Saturday not to wage “symbolic battles” against him but to instead work together to help spur job growth and economic recovery. Obama issued his appeal in his weekly radio address after Republicans took power in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up potentially fierce fights with the president and his Democrats on spending, debt and healthcare."

    Things that, sadly, will never happen

    The GOP-Teaparty has one goal: obstructionism until Election Day 2012 to put a Republican in the White House. End of goal.

    Country last.

    — 3 years ago
    #president obama  #gop  #tea party  #gop-teaparty  #112th congress  #spending  #debt  #healthcare  #jobs  #economic recovery  #winning 2012 
    Tea Party Group Blames 'Leftist' for Giffords Shooting →

    Showing no sign of tamping down on divisive political rhetoric in the wake of the shooting of 20 people that left six dead in Tuscon Saturday, the Tea Party Nation group e-mailed its members Sunday warning them they would be called upon to fight leftists in the days ahead and defend their movement.

    […] “The hard left is going to try and silence the Tea Party movement by blaming us for this,” [TPN founder Judson Phillips] wrote. Clinton used the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to “blame conservative talk radio, especially Rush Limbaugh” and “The tactic worked then, backing conservatives off and possibly helping to ensure a second Clinton term.”

    — 3 years ago with 2 notes
    #arizona  #gabrielle giffords  #jared loughner  #leftists  #shooting  #tea party  #Judson Phillips  #teaparty nation 
    AZ Republicans Resign After Giffords Shooting, Citing Threats From Local Tea Partiers

    Instead of saying “both sides do it,” it may be more correct to say that the Tea Party does it to “both sides:”

    Think Progress:

    Just hours after 22-year-old gunman Jared Loughner launched a shooting spree at a Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) constituent event in Tucson on Saturday that left six dead and 14 wounded, Legislative District chairman Anthony Miller, a Republican, announced that he would resign his position. In an email to the state’s GOP chair, Miller cited “constant verbal attacks” after his election last year “and Internet blog posts by some local members with Tea Party ties made him worry about his family’s safety.”

    […] The newly-elected Dist. 20 Republican secretary, Sophia Johnson of Ahwatukee, first vice chairman Roger Dickinson of Tempe and Jeff Kolb, the former district spokesman from Ahwatukee, also quit.

    — 3 years ago
    #tea party  #violent rhetoric  #extreme rhetoric  #threats  #politics  #political  #republicans  #gop  #arizona  #gabrielle giffords  #tucson  #teabaggers 
    More Than a Quarter of Republicans Believe Anti-Govt Violence Can Be Justified →

    CBS News published a new poll today, showing that a majority of Americans believe Jared Lee Loughner’s politics were a factor in the Arizona mass murder.

    […] But another poll question has a pretty shocking response:

    The poll also shows that while three in four Americans say violence against the government is never justified, 16 percent say it can be justified — the same percentage that said as much in April.

    Markos Moulitsas emailed CBS and asked for the partisan breakdown of responses to that question, and this is where it gets even more disturbing:

    Do you think it is ever justified for citizens to take violent action against the government, or is it never justified?

    Republican 28% yes, 64% no
    Democrat 11% yes, 81% no
    Indepdent 11% yes, 81% no

    the percentage of Republicans who believe anti-government violence can be justified is about the same as the percentage of Pakistani, Indonesian and Turkish Muslims who support terrorist acts against civilians.


    Christian Patriots!
    — 3 years ago
    #anti-government violence  #politics  #jared loughner  #republicans  #gop  #conservatives  #tea party  #muslims 

    Daily Kos: Town meeting attendee confronts GOP freshman over health reform repeal

    Guess what happens when a congressional town meeting audience isn’t created by the Koch brothers or fueled by Fox News? There’s a different kind of confrontation. Here’s what happened at a meeting earlier this week at Ohio’s Walsh University, with GOP Rep. Jim Renacci (OH).

    —- Question for all GOP: “There’s a lot of things that took effect that help seniors. Once you repeal it, what happens to all that?”

    — 3 years ago
    #tea party  #koch brothers  #townhall meeting  #Rep. Jim Renacci  #Ohio  #health care reform 
    Apparently Sarah’s use of “blood libel” wasn’t quite offensive enough
Doubling down on The Outrageous. Or is this an example of “don’t retreat, instead reload?” 
“A Washington Times editorial defends Sarah Palin’s use of the phrase “blood libel” in the   wake of the Tucson shootings, by calling media criticism of Palin “the   latest round of an ongoing pogrom against conservative thinkers.” […]   The choice by the Times to describe media attacks as “pogroms” is even   more unfortunate since the term usually refers to destructive riots that   targeted Jews during the time of the Russian Empire, and often  resulted  in massacres.”
— Criticism Of Palin’s ‘Blood Libel’ Part Of ‘Ongoing Pogrom’ Against Conservatives
Wow. What is wrong with these people?

    Apparently Sarah’s use of “blood libel” wasn’t quite offensive enough

    Doubling down on The Outrageous. Or is this an example of “don’t retreat, instead reload?”

    “A Washington Times editorial defends Sarah Palin’s use of the phrase “blood libel” in the wake of the Tucson shootings, by calling media criticism of Palin “the latest round of an ongoing pogrom against conservative thinkers.” […] The choice by the Times to describe media attacks as “pogroms” is even more unfortunate since the term usually refers to destructive riots that targeted Jews during the time of the Russian Empire, and often resulted in massacres.”

    Criticism Of Palin’s ‘Blood Libel’ Part Of ‘Ongoing Pogrom Against Conservatives

    Wow. What is wrong with these people?

    — 3 years ago
    #politics  #Republican Party  #Tea Party  #anti-semitism  #blood libel  #conservatives  #genocide  #pogrom  #sarah palin  #Washington Times 

    kateoplis:

    azspot:

    Bill Maher - the Tea Party vs the Founders

    Bill at his best:

    Now I want you teabaggers out there to understand one thing. While you idolize the Founding Fathers and dress up like them and smell like them, I think it’s pretty clear that the Founding Fathers would’ve hated your guts, and what’s more, you would’ve hated them!

    They were everything you despise. They studied science, read Plato, hung out in Paris, and thought the Bible was mostly bullshit.”

    — 3 years ago with 148 notes
    #bill maher  #real time  #tea party  #tea party vs the founders 
    Glenn Beck recently named nine people as enemies of America and humanity. Eight are Jews. →

    This is a post about Beck’s recent naming of nine people — eight of them Jews — as enemies of America and humanity. He calls these people prime contributors to the — wait for it — “era of the big lie.” The eight Jews are Sigmund Freud; Edward Bernays, the founder of public relations, and a nephew of Freud’s (which Beck discloses as if this had previously been a secret); Soros, of course; Cass Sunstein, now of the White House; the former labor leader Andy Stern; Walter Lippman, who is no longer here to defend himself; Frances Fox Piven, who Beck believes is “sowing the seeds” of revolution; and, of all people, Edward Rendell.
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    […] My modest suggestion to those Jews who fear the building of mosques in American cities is that they look elsewhere for threats that seem to be gathering against them.”

    Glenn Beck’s Jewish Problem – Jeffrey Goldberg

    — 3 years ago with 44 notes
    #enemies of America  #enemies of america and humanity  #gathering threats against jews  #glenn beck  #Jews  #politics  #rage  #religion  #republican party  #gop  #tea party