A Tea Party Sign I Agree With!

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Spotted at the Tea Party Rally in Madison on Saturday, April 14th (h/t Michael Matheson)

This is the clearest definition of the recall process I’ve seen in a long time.


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14 thoughts on “A Tea Party Sign I Agree With!

  1. The thing that disturbs me is the reliance on fear. Wasn’t it FDR who said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself?

      1. To be fair, GOPs appeal to all negative human emotions, like greed for example. “Vote Republican and you will be admitted into the 1% wealthiest Americans club!” is a call being answered by countless cloth coat Republican voters.

        Needless to say, mathematics proves how this promise is impossible to keep, even if they intended to.

  2. Sadly, they had signs I couldn’t understand and they didn’t seem to understand our signs. Right-wing talk radio provides a very different frame of reference from the one you can gain just by hanging around the Capitol.

    1. The view from K Street NW to downtown Madison is quite poor it seems. 😀

      I was told that the protest at the Capitol building was flown in from the USSR. I looked hard for the Aeroflot planes at the airport and the parade of ZiL buses that they swore were swarming the area, I really did. But I just kept on running into people I knew from Madison…

  3. There was some J-S picture that showed sharks swimming around taking pieces and complaining (I think) about corporate oligarchy. And this is kind of the sad thing about Baggers (the real ones, not the ones paid off by Koch and Dick Armey). They’re on the right track in that a small well-connected group does have a disproportionate amount of power in this country, and that only a few people have seen the beenfits over the last 30 years, and that’s it had a lot to do with bringing this country down and that it has to be stopped.

    But they are an epic FAIL at understanding that deregulation, crony capitalism, and unregulated campaign financing is the big reason behind it, and they have ZERO clue on how to fix it other than whining about three things that help keep those forces in line- higher taxes on the rich, tougher regulation on corporations, and unionization. But that would take effort on the Baggers’ part to analyze the situation, and they instead choose to cop out, sit on their massive backsides, listen to hate radio, repeat the pointless slogans that they’ve been instructed to say, and cling to what they want to believe.

    1. After all these years, so many disciples of Howard Beale out there, willing to get mad as hell at the drop of a tricorn hat.

        1. LOL…

          “DON’T TREAD ON ME” in large block letters. “MADE IN CHINA” in much smaller ones.

  4. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
    This is the quote by Thomas Jefferson.

    1. Which is why I like it and why I’m surprised to see it in the hands of a Tea Party supporter. They tend much more to the John Adams / Federalist side of the Colonial street. Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine are normally far too democratic for their tastes…

  5. Jefferson and Paine were radical progressives. I think aligning these people up with John Adams gives them way to much credit. While adams was a horrible power hungry president his career as a whole was good one nad he was very helpful and important in founding our country.

    The people who showed up as part of the “tea party” rally are tories through and through…. We see by the VTR that they would be the first to run to the King and tell them who was not loyal to him!

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