Monday, August 16, 2010

Grumpy Old Men: Conservative Cranks Make up the Tired Ole Tea Party

The Tea Party gang—always rattling on about the terrible state of nearly everything—turns out to be a group of grumpy old men.

USA Today recently released polling data on the Tea Party guys, most of whom are white (77 percent), male (56 percent) and older (47 percent are over 55). 

And in a surprise to no one, they are overwhelmingly Republican (78 percent) and conservative (69 percent).

Think of old Uncle Gus, for instance, still whining about them damned hippies with their long hair, their weed and their free love!

That's right, Sooner fans, the Tea Party wingbags are the same folks who blame the Sixties for everything bad that's happened over the last 50 years. Of course! 

Why'd we lose in Vietnam? The hippies!

Why'd God get kicked out of the classroom? The heathen liberals!

Why'd women and minorities start demanding equal rights? The potheads and flower children.

It's all their fault. Where's Richard Nixon when we need him? 


burningprairie said...

You kids get off my lawn!

Tulsan said...

Tea: for the old and the old at heart.