Friday, June 13, 2014

Tea Baggers For Dummies

Our theme today is "Tea Baggers For Dummies," and we have a flock of stories to explain why low-grade maroons flock to the banner of stupidity and hate.

First, a toon to get us started...

After the humiliating loss by Eric Cantor, "The Tea Party Appears To Have Replaced Eric Cantor With an Idiot," an article by Jason Easley tells us about the new village idiot on the block.

GOP civil war explodes anew: Raging tension amid bitter fight to lead House
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Credit: Associated Press)
Gang war or civil war? Simon Maloy at Salon.com has an article to tell us what's happening in "GOP civil war explodes anew: Raging tension amid bitter fight to lead House," as "Cantor's fall gives Kevin McCarthy a shot at power. But the Tea Party has an opening -- and it's not passing it up."



As Carol Hartsell reports at the Huffingtonpost.com, "Colbert Celebrates The Tea Party's 'Frankenstein'-Like Return From The Dead," millions lock their doors...

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Caitlan MacNeal starts us on our way to understanding the Conservative mentality with an article at Talkingpointsmemo.com, "The GOP's Distraction Meme: The 'Real' Scandal Is Always Another One."

The Introduction:

"For conservatives, all roads seem to lead to Benghazi, but they have encountered a few distractions along the way.

"Earlier in June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) suggested that President Obama ignited a new controversy by negotiating for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in order to detract from the real VA scandal.

"This tactic is not new for the right. Conservatives constantly cry "distraction" when the media covers an issue unrelated to their scandal du jour."

Go Fox Yourself

We've held our tongue in cheek for this one, a piece by "News Corpse" at Media Watch -- "Is Fox News Trying To Kill The Republican Party? Or Is It Just A Happy Accident?"

"Once again, an academic study of the American electorate has found that 'Fox News Republicans are the most uninformed.' This new survey was conducted by the The Brookings Institution along with the Public Religion Research Institute. What's different about this study is that it does not merely pit Republicans against Democrats and Independents. It distinguishes between Republicans who regularly watch Fox News and those who don't. And the conclusions reveal that Fox News Republicans are even more uninformed and extreme in their views than their non-fox viewing comrades in the same party."

It's time to fight Fox News: "The right wing wants to destroy everything great about this country"
Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Megyn Kelly (Credit: Fox News)
Paul Rosenberg tells us what we should do with the house organ for the GOP: "It’s time to fight Fox News: 'The right wing wants to destroy everything great about this country."

"The right was always going to obstruct Obama. Liberals must match their media might, or history will repeat itself."



In a "Duh" moment, Danny Vinik reports from Newrepublic.com that "Does Fox News Cause Ignorance, or Do Ignorant Viewers Prefer Fox News?"

"A new study reveals the gap between the channel's fans and the rest of America."

Staver and friend...
And who are these people?  Rika Christensen tells us about one of them at Aattp.org in her story, "Meet the Conservative Idiot Who Thinks Discrimination isn’t Discrimination if Christians Do It! (Video)"

"...discrimination is perfectly okay when Christians do it, because they’re just exercising their religious beliefs. But it’s not okay when anybody else does it, because then they’re treading into the realm of civil rights issues, and thus, breaking the law.

Whoops

And finally, we take a peek at the backbone of Fox News, the Christian bigot, in a collection culled from the Bible by Randa Morris at Addictinginfo.org, "14 Sins From The Bible That Bigots Conveniently Forgot About (VIDEO)."

"Bacon cheeseburgers are a sin.

"According to the book of Leviticus, many foods are off limits to Christians, including cheeseburgers and bacon. The Old Testament forbids any foods that have fat or blood, and any food taken from an animal that does not both chew their cud and have split hooves (sorry pigs, this means you)."

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"We have a lot of work to do. It’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation
on the Iraq-Pakistan border."

John McCain. (The countries share no common border.)


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