Last Wednesday we saw the gathering of Americans across the country in cities far and wide to protest the out of control spending and expansion of government that they feel is ruining America. I have to say that I am proud of those that did so. The protests were peaceful (which is in direct contrast to most of the liberal protests that have happened over the years). The protests were non-partisan (despite the claims of those who opposed them). The protests were controlled and organized, and from what I could see, the protests were even cleaned up after, as those who protested made sure to pick up their mess when they were done. I can tell you the one thing that the protests were not….. Covered by major media outlets. Disgraceful. And I am now watching to see the reaction from the far left to the parties. I wondered how far they would go to disgrace or demonize those who held a different opinion. And I have to tell you, the far left has not disappointed me in providing example after example of why they are despised by many in America.
We can start with the fact that the Tea Parties were not covered when they were happening. I already covered this. But it was a welcomed admission of bias to me. By making that choice, the media in unison, in my opinion, stood up and said to America, “We are biased in favor of the left. We no longer feel that we have to hide it. We are going to shout it to the heavens. A pox on the house of honest journalism,”. I believe that most of the main stream media are biased pieces of shit, who are no more interested in reporting honest news than I am interested in cutting my left arm. I applaud them for each and every thing that they do to provide me with ammunition against the idiots who want to claim I am wrong about media bias. And they gave me some good ammunition there. Thanks MSM, for making my day.
Let’s take a look at some of the antics so far from the far left: Let’s start with CNN. In an effort to characterize the tea parties as anti-government extremists, they sent “reporter” Susan Roesgen out to harass tea party protesters. She feigned interviewing them and when they tried to state why they were there, she continually argued with them, and tried to keep him from finishing his statement. When the protester was finally allowed to speak again, he stated that people should have the right to share in the fruits of their own labor and that government should not take it. She then arrogantly stated “Wait, did you know that the state of lincoln (they were in IL) gets $50 Billion from this stimulus?” She then walked away from him and stated, “I think you get the general tenor of this. It’s anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.” She also said that she was throwing it back to the studio because this was not really family viewing.
Personally, I think what CNN was attempting to do here was obvious and was despicable. Their intent was to attempt to portray the protests as extremists groups who were the fringe of society and should be ignored. Not only should CNN be publicly outed for doing so, I would like to see this Susan Roesgen have the testicular fortitude to go on Fox and defend her actions, or for that matter to go and defend herself in any interview that is not done by the other far left networks who will giver her a free pass on tough questioning. But understand this, she won’t. And her career will go nowhere. She was sent out there as the sacrificial lamb and her lack of journalistic integrity will limit her future dramatically.
Then there was the the clown brigade that attempts to call itself a news source over at MSNBC. I have to tell you, these guys annoy me to no end, because they are 100% biased 100% of the time. They no longer try to hide it. The are right out there flying the far left flag (and finishing dead last in the ratings because of it…. weird). MSNBC’s David Shuster filled in for Countdown host Keith Olbermann. He took the opportunity to show that he has not matured past puberty. The protests, he explained, amount to “Teabagging day for the right wing and they are going nuts for it.” He described the parties as simultaneously “full-throated” and “toothless,” and continued: “They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending.” Shuster also noted how the protesters “whipped out” the demonstrations this past weekend.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s segments over the past week with guest, Air America’s Ana Marie Cox, would dissolve all doubt. Their on-air gymnastics, dancing around the double entendre of the week, looked like live-action Beavis and Butthead. By one count, the two of them used the word “teabag” more than 50 times on one show. And on Monday, they even let viewers who may not know what the joke was in on it– referencing Urbandictionary.com, a site which offers a number of colorful definitions for the term “teabagging.” I can just see Butthead now, “Uh-huhuhu, she said teabag…”
On a quick side note here, is it any wonder that MSNBC continually ranks dead last in the cable network news ratings? The question I have for those who love to tell us that the conservative movement in America is dead, is why is this so? By your liberal count, we are a weak and small fringe in America, and we need to wake up and join the rest of you in seeing the reality. If this is the case why is the most far left news network continualy dead last in number of viewers? And furthermore, why is Fox News, according to you the “bastion of conservative thought”, ALWAYS #1? O’Reilly has been the number one cable news show for over 8 years running. How is that possible if it is only a “small fringe” that share this view?
In another article in the NY Times, columnist Paul Krugman critized the American people’s tea party saying, “They are AstroTurf (fake grassroots) events manufactured by usual suspects (G.O.P).” He said the tea parties are not an accurate representation of public sentiment. “These parties — antitaxation demonstrations that are supposed to evoke the memory of the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution — have been the subject of considerable mockery, and rightly so,” said Krugman.
The Huffington Post, in its so-called comprehensive coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests, published an article entitled, “Tea Bag Error: Protests Causing Scares, Evacuations at Congressional Offices.” According to the post legislators are fleeing for their lives as concerned citizens mailed out tea bags. The article reads as follows: “Local reports indicate that the practice of mailing actual tea bags to legislators is raising security concerns, and sometimes forced the evacuation of congressional offices in anthrax-like scares.”
Today we started to get some of the big boys on board. David Axelrod, a top advisor for Obama, and one of the campaign leaders credited for his successful election, weighed in today. He also took a negative view (expectedly), and offered this: “The thing that bewilders me is this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face,”. Axelrod was asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” for his opinion on what the show’s host described as “this spreading and very public disaffection with not only the government, but especially the Obama administration.” Axelrod replied: “I think any time that you have severe economic conditions, there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy.”
Ah, but topping my list thus far of the far left loons weighing in on the tea parties would be our one and only poster child for stupidity and ignorance, Jeanine Garofalo. Witness this exchange between her and Keith Olberman this week (I did cut parts of this out that were irrelevant. I did not do anything that would in any way influence the tone of what she was saying or make things sound better or worse):
JANEANE GAROFALO: Thank you, let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. And there is no way around that. And you know, you can tell these type of right wingers anything and they’ll believe it, except the truth. You tell them the truth and they become — it’s like showing Frankenstein’s monster fire. They become confused, and angry and highly volatile, because their limbic brain, we’ve discussed this before, the limbic brain inside a right-winger or Republican or conservative or your average white power activist, the limbic brain is much larger in their head space than in a reasonable person, and it’s pushing against the frontal lobe. So their synapses are misfiring.
OLBERMAN: Well, what do we do about it, though? If you can’t get them to make that last leap to what are we all doing here, Howard Johnson is wrong, how do you break through that?
GAROFALO: I don’t think you do, for most of them. This is a — it’s almost pathological or elevated to a philosophy or lifestyle. And again, this is about racism. It could be any issue, any port in the storm. These guys hate that a black guy is in the White House. But they immigrant bash, they pretend taxes and tea bags, and like I said, most of them probably couldn’t tell you thing one about taxation without representation, the Boston tea party, the British imperialism, whatever the history lesson has to be. But these people, all white for the most part, unless there’s some people with Stockholm syndrome there.
OLBERMANN: And, I didn’t see them, the fact that they weren’t near the cameras which is bad strategy on the part of the people that were staging this at Fox.
GAROFALO: True, and Fox News loves to foment this anti-intellectualism because that’s their bread and butter. If you have a cerebral electorate, Fox news goes down the toilet, very, very fast. But it is sick and sad to see Neil Cavuto doing that. They’ve been doing it for years, that’s why Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch started this venture, is to disinform and to coarsen and dumb down a certain segment of the electorate. But what is really, I didn’t know there were so many racists left. I didn’t know that. I — you know, because as I’ve said, the Republican hype and the conservative movement has now crystallized into the white power movement.
OLBERMANN: Is that not a bad, long-term political strategy because even though your point is terrifying that there are that many racists left, the flip side of it is there aren’t that many racists left.
GAROFALO: They’re the minority, but literally tens of people showed up to this thing across the country.
OLBERMANN: But if you spear your television network or your political party towards a bunch of guys looking who are just looking for a reason to yell at the black president, eventually you will marginalize yourself out of business, won’t you?
GAROFALO: Here’s what the right-wing has in, there’s no shortage of the natural resources of ignorance, apathy, hate, fear. As long as those things are in the collective conscious and unconscious, the Republicans will have some votes.
I can only say wow. She just comes out and says that Republicans are racists. How is that for a stance from the far left? I didn’t hear a single racist statement made in regard to the tea parties or from any of the people that attended them. That doesn’t mean that it wasn’t there. Oh, and before you bring it up Ray, the watermelon sign is a whole different thing than what you are trying to make it out to be. Watermelon is the analogy for the Environmental groups using global warming for gaining control. Green (environmental) on the outside, Red (Communist) on the inside. It isn’t about race.
I have to imagine that the reactions that we are seeing from the far left (and lets be clear here that I don’t have an issue with the left, but I do have an issue with the far left) are the result of fear. They are starting to realize that perhaps the rest of America isn’t as stupid as they once thought. Sure there are lots of dumb Americans. But until now, the left had a monopoly on persuading them to follow. All of the sudden they are afraid an alternative viewpoint might actually have a voice in the debate. People like Garofalo are typical of the far left. Make no bones about it. They are not friends of America. The Far left is the most dangerous group of people in this country in terms of individual liberty. They are communists at heart.