Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Conservative at the Tea Party: It's Kooks and Conspiracy Nuts

The Tea Party folks cast themselves as patriotic Americans fighting to save the nation. The record, however, shows that they should be fighting to keep their feet on the ground.

Newsweek sent a conservative to the Tea Party convention in Nashville last week. His portrait was unflattering. Turns out the Tea Party is filled with conspiracy theorists who don't like or trust anybody who can pronounce a three-syllable word. 

A sample from the report
Their villain list includes the big banks; bailed-out corporations; James Cameron, whose Avatar is seen as a veiled denunciation of the U.S. military; Republican Party institutional figures they feel ignored by, such as chairman Michael Steele; colleges and universities (the more prestigious, the more evil); TheWashington Post; Anderson Cooper; and even FOX News pundits, such as Bill O'Reilly, who have heaped scorn on the tea-party movement's more militant oddballs.
It would be sad if it weren't so stupid. Read all the conspiracies here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.