Tulsa's wingnuts and malcontents were on full display last Friday in Tulsa at a so-called "tea party," an event to protest the federal government or taxes or Obama or whatever it is these folks don't like. (We would like to provide a list, but it would be a very, very long list.)
We couldn't make it to the protest on Friday, but we paid attention to the news coverage and the local blog reports, most of which convinced us that this was a underwhelming collection of sore losers.
One sign seemed especially idiotic. It read: "220 years to build the republic--one month to destroy it."
Really? The U.S. has been destroyed in 30 days? Is Obama so powerful (and evil) that he can destroy the nation in 30 days? And we're supposed to take this notion seriously?
Back in the reality-based world, U.S. citizens are still getting up every morning and going to work. They're manufacturing things. They're building. The Republic stands.
And despite the bleak economic news, people are still buying things. Students are going to school and learning. Mothers and fathers are still raising their children and taking care of them. The Republic stands.
Although Obama's stimulus plan has just barely begun and may in time bring the U.S. economy back to life, these morons are already predicting the end of civilization as we know it. Seriously?
So the Republic been destroyed in 3o days? We don't think so. Nor do most Tulsans.