Over at Moonbattery, it all started when left-winger Andy42303 (one of the few left-wingers on Moonbattery who actually signs his diatribes), dropped by to leave some steaming piles of anti-Tea Party, anti-Right Wing Nonsense…
See how many of the five myths of Tea Parties Andy42303 hits on in his rant.
These TEA Bag Parties however, pretend to be about taxes (Myth #4) (which haven’t even been raised) but the content of the protests seem to be of a mixed bag. Other than the loud message that most were still somewhat butthurt over losing the election (Myth#1) and the parroting of far right terrorist accusations towards our President, the exact reason for the protests still seems to be unclear…
I detect an admission that you remained silent while [Bush] lowered taxes on the wealthy but was engaging in 2 expensive wars with no idea as to how to pay for them. (Myth #3) You admonished liberals as Bush bashers when they were against tax breaks for the most wealthy while we were borrowing $2 billion a day from China to offset our trade deficit. You sat silently when tax breaks were given to the wealthy while the 109th Rebublican Congress were handing out huge slabs of pork for bridges to nowhere.
There also seems to be an adamant denial that the TEA Parties were sponsored by FreedomWorks (Myth #2), an organization run by Richard Armey, the former House majority leader, and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires and was also highly advertised by FOX news. You want to pretend it’s a grassroots movement but once again you come up without roots.
So, he hit on 4 of the 5 discredited Tea Party myths, and threw in the juvenile left-wing tea-bagging slur that Anderson Cooper and Keith Uberdouche have been giggling about like a couple of not-quite-out-of-the-closet middle school boys.
Two Moonbattery Regulars, cowlove and Jay Guevara, promptly ripped out his bleeding progressive heart and showed it to him.
First, cowlove softened him up with a hard kick in the balls.
Considering Bush is not the President anymore, it doesn’t make sense to go on protesting his policies. Well, let me qualify that, it doesn’t make sense for sane, intelligent people to go about protesting his policies. The current policies are entirely the handiwork of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi. Do you know why?
Have you ever thought that maybe TARP1 was merely the first step on a process that’s culminated with astronomical spending and printing of money, the likes of which we’ve never seen before? Have you ever thought that maybe when we protest the behemoth that the government has become and its slobbering, gargantuan, orgy of spending, we’re upset about all of it? Have you ever thought? Period? Or, are you so intent on being a drooling, partisan troll that you simply don’t have time to let silly things like “thoughts” get in your way?
I would only have added that the reason there was a TARP1 because of Democrat/Progressive policies that politicized the mortgage lending industry by insisting that politically favored groups with bad credit be granted mortgages on unrealistic terms, a practice approved by Barney Frank, Artur Davis, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama!
While Andy42303 was still reeling from that attack, another left-winger, Ghost of Wellstone, tried to come to his aid, frantically swinging his rhetorical manpurse. His yips and yammers (in pink) were manfully thwacked down by Jay Guevara (in teal.)
If you wish, use a little memory power and recall the things the left has been called when we pleaded “Don’t borrow money from China to fight this War”, but of course we were called unpatriotic, and treasonous.
Straw man. You were called unpatriotic and treasonous for hoping that we would lose. And before you deny that leftists said that, see http://www.zombietime.com. Leftists were unpatriotic and treasonous.
And to continue, now borrowing still more money from China, to build, e.g., a Frisbee golf park in South Carolina, strikes you as sensible? Because that’s one of the items in the stimulus bill, which I’ve actually read. True story. So please don’t hold yourself out as the voice of fiscal prudence. It’s bad enough when Republican politicians do it, but you lot do it you’re in danger of being struck by lightning bolts.
Jay’s final smackdown was truly magnificent.
When we have told you not to shop at Wal-Mart for cheap plastic crap from China, you went shopping.
And when we told you that welfare would destroy the black family, you made welfare contingent on the family not having a breadwinner under the roof.
And when we told you that drug use would tear the social fabric, you exalted the drug culture and gave us the crack epidemic.
And when we told you homosexuality, especially male homosexuality, spreads disease and presents a public health threat, you bent over.
And when we told you that the UAW would make Detroit uncompetitive and ultimately bankrupt, you supported the UAW.
Jay also dealt the deathblow to Andy42303
the exact reason for the protests still seems to be unclear.
Good God, what does it take to get through to you? Are you being wilfully obtuse? Whether you agree or disagree with them, how could you possibly not grasp the exact reason for the protests? It’s because the government is acting like a subprime borrower, that’s why. Those of us who are prudent in our personal finances are horrified to see the government do something on our behalf we ourselves would never do. It’s like someone taking your life savings and sinking them on all lottery tickets. Madness!
Where is that $1,000,000,000,000 going to come from? Seriously, where? (And it’s got to come from somewhere; money represents a promise to work.) You. Me. All of us. For decades to come. Like some crappy Third World country, we’re going to have to go to international loan sharks to finance this additional debt, of which we had too much before any of this happened, and pay usurious interest rates. Just servicing the debt will be onerous. Paying it off is going to be onerous squared.
No, taxes haven’t been raised yet. But your argument is intellectually equivalent to maxing out your MasterCard at Best Buy, coming home and saying, “See? Nothing bad has happened!” (aka “Wile E. Coyote syndrome”). The grownups realize that the shit is going to hit the fan at the end of the month when the bill comes in. That’s the reason.
And if you’re over 20, you’re going to be paying off this debt the rest of your working life. The rest of your working life. Think about it.
Well done, cowlove and Jay Guevara.