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Oct 23 2013

If the flaming cross fits …

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This flaming cross and text distributed in an email by Florida Rep Alan Grayson has the entire Teaparty and a few centrist dems all up in arms. Because, as we all know, there is no racist element in the Teaparty and there never has been. So ignore your lying eyes:

MoJo — Chris McDaniel is taking the “GOP Civil War” to a new level. Two months ago, the tea party-backed Mississippi Senate candidate addressed a neo-Confederate conference and costume ball hosted by a group that promotes the work of present-day secessionists and contends the wrong side won the “war of southern independence.” Other speakers at the event included a historian who believes Lincoln was a Marxist and Ryan Walters, a PhD candidate who worked on McDaniel’s first political campaign and wrote recently that the “controversy” over President Barack Obama’s birth certificate “hasn’t really been solved.”

.. Attendees were advised to dress in “Confederate uniforms and antebellum ball gowns or wee kilties.” McDaniel’s appearance at the Rosin Heels heritage conference was not a one-off occurrence; weeks earlier he was the keynote speaker at a separate event in Jackson. The Rosin Heels does more than regret the outcome of the Civil War. Its monthly newsletter routinely features articles and essays advocating for present-day secession.

It’s not like the usual suspects compare any policy they don’t like to slavery, with the proponents of said policy playing the part of slave owners of course. Or declare it the mutant love child of Adolf HItler and Yosef Stalin on a regular basis.

So yeah, you can see their point, they’re playing fair! And so it’s terribly unfair, just mean really, to remind people imply that a critical chunk of the modern day GOP includes an even more sizable chunk of teatards who has their heart away … away … away down south in Dixie. Mr Grayson should apologize, and we should all rush to condemn him for his hard-hitting analogy, immediately. In fact, shouldn’t we demand Barack Obama apologize for it too? /sarc

 

 

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  1. 1
    Trebuchet

    In fact, shouldn’t we demand Barack Obama apologize for it too? /sarc

    Surely you mean Barack HUSSEIN Obama, don’t you?

  2. 2
    left0ver1under

    It may be accurate, but Grayson may have cost himself any chance of winning election again, for the same reason Kucinich will never be the democrats’ presidential nominee. In US politics, you’re not supposed or allowed to say certain things, no matter how true or how much it needs to be said.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @1. Trebuchet : I think that’s the same person actually.

    Its not that common a name unless the President or some in his family having been following the very unimaginative Barack Obama Jr / Barack W. Obama / Barack Obama II route which I’m not aware is the case.

    It still amazes me that someone with that name could actually get elected – not that names really mean that much and most people clearly understand hat very well.

    (Always a few exceptions though.)

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    PS. Actually isn’t the correct way to address Obama simply “Mr President”, right?

    Or just President Obama when talking about and not directly to him?

    (Wonders how many Obama’s are in the average US or even global phone book.)

    I think the Tea party movement is now finished, over, kaputski, done and in the process of being quickly tossed into history’s wastepaper bin. Is that too optimistic / unrealistic of me?

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    The Beautiful Void

    I think the Tea party movement is now finished, over, kaputski, done and in the process of being quickly tossed into history’s wastepaper bin. Is that too optimistic / unrealistic of me?

    I don’t think the Tea Party know that they’re defeated.

    The trouble with legislative “fighting to the last man” is that since unlike the military type it doesn’t actually result in the bitter-enders dying, they’re free to keep repeating it again and again. Some political scientist should probably look into changing this.

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