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Friday, April 16, 2010

Tea-Bagging

I didn't attend the Tea Bagging rally in Scranton, as my oldest daughter is in from Kutztown and I thought it would be more fun to spend time with her instead of listening to a bunch of angry white folks talk about how they are being oppressed. Well that and I figured that I could always turn on Fox News and get all the information I need from Tea-Bag central. I did, however, drive by the rally twice. The one thing that struck me? It seemed more like a Lou Barletta campaign rally than anything else. Tons of Barletta supporters and signs.

Fitting when you think about it: the worst rap against the Tea Baggers...one I am sure they are trying to shake...is that they are kloset klansmen. Who shows up in force at their rally? Why the guy running for office who has been warning about the "great brown horde" infesting our nation. To quote that great Canadian philosopher Alanis Morissette, "...isn't it ironic, don't you think?".

1 comment:

JD Curtis said...

"While Massachusetts is Democrat over Republican 3 to 1, Reagan carried the state in 1984, and Hillary Clinton clobbered Obama in the 2008 primary, though the Kennedys were in Obama's corner. The Scott Brown Democrats were the Hillary Democrats were the Reagan Democrats.

But if McDonnell, Christie and Brown could roll up large enough shares of the white vote to win in three major states McCain lost, why did McCain lose all three?

Answer: In 2008, the working and middle class had had a bellyful of the Bush-McCain Republicans. They were seen as pro-amnesty for illegal aliens and pro-NAFTA, when U.S. workers had watched 5 million manufacturing jobs disappear in a decade – and reappear in China. They were willing to give Obama a chance because Obama had persuaded them by November he was not just another big-spending utopian liberal.

So what have Obama and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi been doing for a year? Crafting a federal takeover of health care with a vast plan that provides coverage for the uninsured – most of whom are minorities – while sticking it to Medicare recipients, 80 percent to 90 percent of whom are white.

Immigrants are 21 percent of the uninsured, but only 7 percent of the population. This means white folks on Medicare or headed there will see benefits curtailed, while new arrivals from the Third World, whence almost all immigrants come, get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance. Any wonder why all those tea-party and town-hall protests seem to be made up of angry white folks?

What the McDonnell, Christie and Brown victories teach is that the GOP should stop listening to the Wall Street Journal and start listening to these forgotten Americans."

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