Summer rerun from 09, but still applicable:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The “Teabagging” was real! But those fools we saw on TV were not the teabaggers. One might consider:

The naive and oft abused (by the GOP power brokers) wingnuts were out in farce yesterday, protesting, well… what exactly?

Did any of them really look to be of the bracket that would see their taxes go up? Only those who make over $250,000.00 per year are gonna see any requirement to pay more. Perhaps the motley crews we saw on the TV do make that kind of money; money doesn’t buy taste and there were some pretty tasteless hats, costumes and signs out. But mostly, they seemed to be the FAUX news sniffers and huffers of more modest means.

Why do they let themselves get suckered into spending a day of their lives making an attempt to make a rumpus over something that isn’t going on? Dollars to donuts not many of them are gonna see their taxes go up. Why do they let the PR machine of the Powers that brokered this dismal economy sway them into going outside and making fools of themselves over a great big non-event?

They all have representation. If they are not happy with the actions of their Representatives, they can run or run someone against them and change things. It’s the way representation works. If you have the hearts and minds of the most people on your side, you get your rep in. If not, you have to just be the ‘loyal opposition’ for the upcoming term, then take another turn at booting whichever rep you see as a bum. Ain’t democracy grand? America! I love it!

But they are taking a page from poorly learned history and trying to don the tri-cornered hats of the patriots who instigated throwing off the yoke of long established British power brokers who did not consider Americans to be full citizens with rights.

Badly learned history indeed. They are clowns performing FOR the same forces of class warfare that the long ago patriots fought against. They let themselves be victimized by the very thing they are pretending to be struggling (so bravely in their tea-bag bedecked chapeau) against.

This is not 1773. Obama is not Britain. The taxes are not going up. They all DO have representation. What’s the beef?

They are just pissed that the (white) candidate of their choice got his ass handed to him last November. They are making excuses for the social cancer they suffer from, racism. They are not being honest with the rest of us, with the majority of Americans who voted for the horse of a different color AND for change. Worst of all, they are not being honest with themselves.

They are just pissed and too lazy to really do the work of discovering what they are really angry about. They prefer to let the PR minions that is FAUX news and radio HATE do their thinking for them. They abdicated the most precious of ‘God’s gifts’, free will. They gave up most sacred of American rights/responsibilities, making INFORMED decisions. They threw away their right to representation by letting others fool, mislead, and abuse them. So much easier to be a blind follower and pretend you are a brave defender of the American Way. It’s pretty much like supporting the troops by slapping a yellow magnet on your car.

And by the way, sporting that magnet is NOT supporting the troops, paying the tax money that buys them equipment to survive IS.

Why the whole marketing exercise to attempt to raise hell about taxes? Because the lucky folks at the very top of the economic ladder, including the bastards with the Tax-Payer paid bonuses, are facing having their taxes rise back to the level they paid before bush & a GOP Congress lowered them prior to starting a very expensive war that their offspring were in no jeopardy of having to spill blood in. From 36% back up to 39% is the reason for the teabag season.

That is all it is. Three percent of tax rate on the very top tier of incomes. That tax break that DID NOT TRICKLE down, did not create jobs, did not ensure the financial security of the working class, the middle class, not even the upper middle class. It was a tax break for the fattest of cats at a time bush lied and his GOP dominated Congress lapped up the dishonest shit like it was mother’s milk and gave the OK to go to war.

NOW they wanna grumble about deficits? Where the hell were they when we gave tax cuts to the richest while sending the sons and daughters of the other classes to fight a war for profiteers? Do they never stop and consider all the lives, all the money they seem to hold so dear? Where were they and their bags when that shit was going on? Oh, that’s right, it was a president without a D after his name on ballots, and one who was the same color as they are. No harm, no foul if it is a fellow cracker, I guess.

But they were out yesterday, out in farce, after weeks of PR and marketing to them.

Teabagging? Yeah, I am one of the many who did not know that term for a particular adult activity (although I will not claim ignorance of the activity). I admit, I had to look that one up to find out what Rachel and the rest were so damned tickled about.

Teabagging? Yep that is EXACTLY what happened yesterday. Only it wasn’t a tax protest. It was the more vile minions and members of the very rich using the naive, confused, intellectually lazy. It was the most undemocratic of the top economic tier dipping and it was the idiots in the silly hats just laying there with their mouths open and the vague notion that somebody was screwing them.


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