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Most Tea Party members are ok with their taxes

From a CBS News poll:

Yet while some say the Tea Party stands for "Taxed Enough Already," most Tea Party supporters – 52 percent – say their taxes are fair, the poll shows.

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Via Wonkette

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Setting the stage for clueless demagoguery

My adventures continue at Confederate Yankee where today I was confronted by this morsel:

If Democrats think that the Tea Party has little use for them now, imagine what the sentiment will become if some bomb-throwing left-wing sociopath splashes a peaceful group of Tea Party protesters with homemade napalm.

The title of the post is “Setting the Stage for an American Neda”. Yeah, that’s right. Dude actually thinks the Tea Party protests are similar in import and personal risk to the Green Revolution in Iran.

For a guy who’s obsessed with the supposed anti-Americanism of others, Mr. CY sure has a low opinion of this country if he thinks he may as well be living in Iran.

UPDATE: Apparently my blog is now “questionable content” according to Confederate Yankee. I’m also having trouble posting a comment to the “Neda” post. I promise it’s clean! He’s just sensitive, I guess.

UPDATE 2: And now I’m not allowed to post comments on CY anymore. Does that count as a win?

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Balance alert!

Well, this is a nice surprise. Fox News has published a story about the nutty things some Tea Partiers say. Of course, the article’s thrust is to portray the crazies as the fringe of the movement. Nevertheless, it’s hard to argue with reporting like this:

Other Tea Party members continue to question the president’s citizenship — a sign reading “Show Us Your Birth Certificate” popped up at a recent rally in Traverse City, Mich.

“What’s more disturbing is that he’s not answering them,” Tea Party member and conservative blogger Andrea Shay King said of the questions over Obama’s birthplace.

The Hawaiian government twice confirmed during the 2008 presidential election that a copy of Obama’s birth certificate was authentic. Factcheck.org tracked down the birth certificate and posted copies of it online.

Via Wonkette

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“Tea-Bagger” as bad as the n-word. I guess.

Debbie Gunnoe, a tea party organizer from Navarre, Fla., who was in the House gallery for Ryan’s comments called on him to apologize for “making the generalization that a few rogue people are an example of the rest of the” tea party movement and “for calling all tea party people across the United States ‘tea baggers,’ which is a denigrating word with negative connotations. It’s as bad as calling a black person the N-word.”

Politico has a story in which Tea Party supporters denounce the racist and homophobic slurs that some of the their members hurled over the weekend. But they also go a step further and demand apologies from Democrats for making a deal out of it.

I think this tidbit illustrates why they won’t get very far disassociating themselves:

Debbie Gunnoe, a tea party organizer from Navarre, Fla., who was in the House gallery for Ryan’s comments called on [Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)] to apologize for “making the generalization that a few rogue people are an example of the rest of the” tea party movement and “for calling all tea party people across the United States ‘tea baggers,’ which is a denigrating word with negative connotations. It’s as bad as calling a black person the N-word.”

Is it really?

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Obama Will Ban Fishing after He Kills Your Baby

 Obama Will Ban Fishing after He Kills Your Baby

Throw another one on the pile of absurd lies that Real Americans are willing to believe without a second thought as long as they will get another reason to hate Obama.

Apparently now, the President wants to ban fishing. What? Yes, he has set up a task force that is looking to make some recommendations about managing our waterways. It is therefore not a stretch (read: completely untrue) that the task force will ban recreational fishing.

Here’s some research from Media Matters.

Via Wonkette

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