The Death of the Tea Party, A Day of Celebration!

Lee Papa, The Rude Pundit often says it better than anyone and he nails it on the head again with this piece about the future of the Tea Party. Here is my favorite part of his excellent post.

Here’s what’s going to happen after the vote on the reconciliation bill in the House on Sunday: Almost every Tea Partier who was out there protesting will go the fuck away. They will devote whatever energy they have left to posting comments on blogs and Facebook pages. Their leaders, desperate to still be relevant and still draw a paycheck, will try to come up with some other phantom issue to whip up enthusiasm. But once it passes, no one will give a shit except the people it helps. The Civil War won’t be re-fought. The Constitution won’t be shredded. One or two states might try to force their misinterpretation of the 10th Amendment. Soon, Beck and Hannity and Michele Bachmann and Steve King will discover another Republic-ending crisis, probably immigration reform, and we’ll start the magical cycle all over again.

Meanwhile, those poor, ignorant bitches and bastards in the photo up there will shuffle home, curse the process, and, like good corporate tools, continue to suck down fast food and sodas and buy shit they don’t need because it’s cheaply made in China and sold at Wal-Mart and proudly drive gas-devouring vehicles and keep their children stupid and tell themselves that they aren’t the problem, no, they are the solution, wondering how to fill the desperate couple of hours between the end of Limbaugh’s radio show and the start of Beck’s TV rants, despising those who are attempting to do something for them and their neighbors, wondering where their country went, when, after all, this is where it’s gone.

Is immigration the next issue to get the racist, hateful, unpatriotic tea partiers riled up? Seems like a good fit for their agenda.


3 thoughts on “The Death of the Tea Party, A Day of Celebration!

  1. Bubbye tea party buffoons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You looked like complete fools this weekend, but hey, you impressed your Mormon Militia leader, Glenn Beck, though! Nice. Domestic terrorists high fiving each other. :roll:

  2. I photographed the 3/20/10 DC Tea Party as a freelance photographer and can say that racism did NOT characterize that rally, the people, or the day’s entire events — and certainly does not characterize the movement. Any such incidents that may occur at the Tea Parties are isolated, although you wouldn’t know that if you weren’t there or had to rely on the mainstream media to report accurately about the Tea Parties.

    I posted three blog posts, including photos and an audio slideshow, regarding the 3/20/10 DC Tea Party addressing the Tea Party people, the health-care reform bill and the charges of racism. My latest blog post is titled: “Are Tea Party Conservatives Racists?” and can be found at:

    A full photo gallery of the 3/20/10 DC Tea Party is coming up in the next post. The photos reveal spirited citizen dissent — not racism or bigotry.

    Deb Phillips
    Documenting America’s 9|12 Spirit

  3. That would be all good, Deb, except the signs, chants, death threats, lies, birthers, etc…..uh, it’s there. In plain site. Yes, there may be people who have legitimate concerns, but so much of what they say when they appear on new shows is just not true. Facts are not debatable or just an opposing viewpoint. Many of them believe falsehoods that have been fed to them by people with other motives. There appears to be a lack of wanting to know facts, the truth or actually engage on the issues. They believe what they believe and no damn fact is going to get in the way of that.

    On the 9/12 project….personally, I was pretty depressed on 9/12. I really didn’t like 9/12 much, it was surreal. I don’t quite understand why you would want to go back to that day. Maybe 9/10, prior to the horrific attack on our country. Now that would be a good day to go back to.

    I also wonder why people would be nostalgic for that day? I guess that whole nationalistic, patriotic feeling appeals to some folks, it’s a sense of belonging to a larger group. But it is kind of sad that people aren’t able to feel good about themselves without having to wrap themselves in that nationalism. Nationalism hasn’t always produced great results. Look back in history a bit, it’s great when it’s American nationalism, but when it’s a country we don’t agree with, then it’s dangerous.

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