He also spends the first two pages or so bragging about all the "evil" stunts that he's pulled as a Republican strategist. That, even more than the above, strikes me as bullshit. Nobody, not even Republican strategists, see themselves as doing "evil". Everyone is the hero in their own story. Even Hitler thought he was doing good.
Regarding the "second amendment remedies" to use the going Tea Partier euphemism, it's getting to the point of disturbing. Several prominent "Republican" (tea party) candidates are talking openly about armed resistance if they don't win. Couched in the euphemism, of course.
My guys see it more as a fight to help reshape the debate and protect future generations from creeping socialism and unimaginable debt.
Within hours Medina was being treated like a malignant tumor within an otherwise credible movement.
Did you get an automated call from the sister of a 9/11 victim asking you to reelect President Bush in 2004?
“Because it's written without identification, the piece has to be read with a measure of skepticism. That said, much of what is written seems grounded in reality. The Tea Party movement described by the consultant doesn't come off as inherently outlandish. In fact, there is a sense of admiration in the prose. ‘This cause is worthier and more real than anything I've done in the past,’ the consultant writes. ‘I'm all in.’
But the piece certainly dispels the myth -- if it still existed -- that the Tea Party is some sort of folksy grassroots movement merely trying to add a modicum of sense to today's corrupt political process. In fact, the movement gets giddy pleasure from sticking it to institutional powers but is quietly dependent on the type of politicking they deplore, as even the author admits.
‘[T]he worst thing I can say about the Tea Party I work for is that it can make lots of noise but can't win without professional help. I love the irony of helping run this organization from the St. Regis Bar [one of D.C.'s fanciest hotels].’” *
'Every day all around this country, women and men who work hard for a living are proud to put on purple to symbolize their strength when they stand united. It doesn't matter how many t-shirts the Tea Party puts on to cover themselves up -- the Tea Party leaders' ugly and anti-American rhetoric is out of sync with SEIU's 2.2 million nurses, janitors, child care providers and other members who through their union want to win justice for all working people.'" *
"Based on my prior experience with them, locally active Tea Partiers will be devastated to find out that their newly discovered passion for politics and recommitment to the American way is being driven, reworked, and violated by a small group of DC insiders whose only goals are to get people into power who will bring them the biggest paycheck."
Jon David and Maura Flynn filmed the Andrzejewski TV spot. David is multitalented. In addition to being one of the best directors I’ve seen, he took the stage before Sarah Palin at the Nashville Tea Party convention...
... He uses a pseudonym because he would lose his job in Hollywood if it were known he uses his free time to play the beautiful intro ballad for Michele Bachmann speeches.
So I can straight-out say nigger or faggot or retard or cunt on metafilter and nobody will so much as blink (it was many, many comments upthread, nihil obstat so far) as long as I'm talking about some "they" whose presumed-by-metafilter mindset is to be totally OK with the word?
You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."
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