Video: Michelle levels Pelosi for smearing the tea parties as “astroturf”

posted at 2:39 pm on April 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

Nate Silver’s count of attendees is north of a quarter million, which is darned impressive given the absence of a central organizer like MoveOn to direct people to the protest nearest them. Contra Pelosi’s assertion, and as Liz Mair exhaustively argues, the parties weren’t ‘turfed, but so many smear jobs have there been in the past day or two that it almost feels unfair to single out Madam Speaker. For example, Rep. Jan Schakowsky called the rallies “despicable” and, per the Standard, an unnamed “senior aide” in the House is circulating this charming memo:

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tact: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…

In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them. The tea parties are also not peaceful, since reporters in Cincinnati had to seek “police protection” during one of the events, it states.

Pick through Zombie’s archives to remind yourself what sort of creatures populate left-wing protest habitats — or, for that matter, left-wing magazines. As Westley said in The Princess Bride, “Dear god, what is that thing?

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Go get them!
Michelle is a conservative treasure.

carbon_footprint on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Call me clueless – or unable to grasp allegory in political terms – but I had not realized that “astroturf” was the opposite of grassroots.

I doubt if most people do – so I hope they realize Nancy’s other meaning – we are beneath contempt and beneath her feet.

kybowexar on April 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Anybody check Nancy’s W2′s?

mankai on April 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Good Gravy, Michelle is beautiful!

(And I’m not just saying that because she is a conservative!)

Daddy-O on April 16, 2009 at 2:46 PM

The one here in San Antonio was very diverse. It was great – orderly, friendly.

catlady on April 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Is it just me or does it look like Stretch has two sets of eyebrows, upper and lower?

thomasaur on April 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Nancy is out-of-touch as is Obama since he was unaware of the tea parties.

deidre on April 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM

The upside for CNN, I guess, is that with this clip, they’ve reached their largest audience in years.

Snowed In on April 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Speaker Pelosi IS Astroturf herself. She’s so rich.

There was no George Soros funded protest and in fact, it was BI-Partisan.

This is disgraceful…of our elected leaders.

originalpechanga on April 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Pelosi’s drugs aren’t working…

d1carter on April 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

The voice in the background at the end of CNN Suzy’s report was the best “You’re no reporter…”

Kuffar on April 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

The truth is, doubtless, a stranger to Pelosi and her henchworms.

mchristian on April 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Call me clueless – or unable to grasp allegory in political terms – but I had not realized that “astroturf” was the opposite of grassroots.

Actually, it means fake or manufactured grassroots. The reason Pelosi knows so much about it is because the left invented and perfected it. David Axelrod built a big $$$ business out of it…and used it extensively to get Messiah elected.

AUINSC on April 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Anybody check Nancy’s W2’s?

mankai on April 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

No, and nobody has checked the immigration status of her farm laborers on her vineyard…you know the non-union farm laborers.

right2bright on April 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Astroturf _ As fake as Pelosi’s smile…

Kuffar on April 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Speaking of Pelosi, I was thinking of another Princess Bride quote.

And that’s what she is, the Queen of Refuse. So bow down to her if you want, bow to her. Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo.

TheQuestion on April 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM

I almost died while watching Pelosi. I had to tear my eyes from her quickly.

Mommypundit on April 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Why does Pelosi always have that smiling, eyes bulging look frozen on her face no matter what she is talking about? It’s frightening. I always get the feeling she’s about to say “Braaaaaaaains” and chomp down on the interviewer.

Funny, I don’t remember seeing any swastika flags at the rallies. I’m pretty sure Susan Roesgen would have found them if they were there. If moonbats rally, it’s an exercise in civil rights. If conservatives rally, it’s a goose-stepping Nazi march. I wonder how the Democrats and Independents who were at the rallies like being compared to “neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists”?

ExcessivelyDiverted on April 16, 2009 at 2:53 PM

“Astroturf” is a term that has been in use in political circles for over a dozen years. I wrote an article on it in 1996. It is a tactic often used to create the appearance of a grassroots movement when one does not really exist.

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Either Pelosi is ignorant, lying, or evil.

Here we have the Speaker of the House directly setting her will against the people of America WITHOUT even giving them an ear.

You know what? Scratch that first thought…. Pelosi is ignorant, lying, AND evil.

Daddy-O on April 16, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Someone tell the White House to find someone to help them get their idioms straight:

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tact tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/tact.html

BuckeyeSam on April 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Why does Pelosi always have that smiling, eyes bulging look frozen on her face no matter what she is talking about? It’s frightening. I always get the feeling she’s about to say “Braaaaaaaains” and chomp down on the interviewer.

ExcessivelyDiverted on April 16, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Major, major Botox and cosmetic surgery. She is 69 years old.

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Her forehead, with all that botox, looks like astroturf.

right2bright on April 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Rats in Congress will continue to push “they’re all neo-nazis, and racists” garbage, after all they have the DHS right wing extremist report to help them with it. It will continue to grow building up to 2010, who knows what will be by then.

SoxNation on April 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

From Nancy’s tone, I think she believes she is Queen Elizabeth I (Queen Bess). Well, they both have a lot of facial alterations in common. One had an inch of make-up. The other has an inch of Bo-tox.

kingsjester on April 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

I am just appalled (even as much as I detest her) at Pelosi’s elitist patronizing attitude. She is the Speaker of the House, not just a Democrat, and she just dismisses the concerns of people in that manner.

The Left just can’t deal with the fact that they don’t have the exclusive right to have grass roots protest marches. They really believe they own that. There has never been greater proof of what a bunch of elitists the Left are.

AmericanUnderground on April 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

This is Pelosi’s “Let them eat Cake” moment. What a hack.

portlandon on April 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tact: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…

Hello, knock, knock, is anyone home up there?

Corporate lobbyists do buy have a lot of influence with a certain group of people but those weren’t the people at the teabag rallies. As for the fascists? Well it’s pretty obvious where most of them are hanging out these days.

MB4 on April 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

BuckeyeSam on April 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Isn’t that a little ticky-tact tack tac

right2bright on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

I think I feel a pendulem swinging rightward.

Zetterson on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

The teaparties may have started as grassroots, but they are pure astroturf now.
You can’t come up with a single liberal tea-party supporter that will speak on FOX?
The teaparties are homogeneously white republicans.

Getting together a bunch of pissed off middle-aged white people with no clue about how the tax system works in public areas will generate a coherent agenda designed to combat the stimulus; if it gets enough media coverage, they will DOMINATE THE AGENDA.
It’s like taping a horn to a horse and waiting for it to alight on a magic cloud of stardust and pixies.

I have asked again and again for deliniation of the the teaparties’ goals and purpose…..I have searched the media coverage and listened to hours of FOX(teh horror!). THERE……ARE….NO…..LIBERALS…..IN……the TEA PARTY.
It is magical thinking.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Pelosi and the rest of the left are pure unmitigated slime.

rplat on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Madam Speaker=Rodent of Unusual Size

DC=Fire Swamp

Christien on April 16, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Major, major Botox and cosmetic surgery. She is 69 years old.

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Your tax dollars at work.

Snowed In on April 16, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Corporate lobbyists are having a field day in Washington now. They are as afraid of this movement as the liberal politicians are. If “We The People” really take back this government, the lobbyists will be as out of work as Nancy Pelosi and her henchmen.

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Someone tell the White House to find someone to help them get their idioms straight:

BuckeyeSam on April 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Proper grammar is sooooo passe. Get with the times dude, like criticizing someone’s writing abilities is like oppressing their freedom of speech and stuff. Txt spk rulz.

ExcessivelyDiverted on April 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

The teaparties are homogeneously white republicans.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Pointed out in a thread about a video featuring Michelle Malkin. *sigh*

Snowed In on April 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Absolutely shameful. No new WTC until 2030.

Modern day government is just a disaster.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

I almost died while watching Pelosi. I had to tear my eyes from her quickly.

Mommypundit on April 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM

I actually thought it was some one from SNL doing a parody…

Ann on April 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tact [tack- FIFY]: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them.

So DHS was coordinating with House Dem leaders. Nice.

Akzed on April 16, 2009 at 3:02 PM

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Several points.

1 – if you actually look at the pictures, you’d see you are wrong.

2 – if you checked the registration of the participants, you’d see you were wrong.

3 – even if it were white republicans, does that make their opinion less valid.

Take your pick of which you prefer.

We need a better class of troll.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Stretch Pelosi is pork chop* ugly.

* she has to tie a pork chop around her scrawny neck in order to get even the dog to notice her

kooziegirl on April 16, 2009 at 3:04 PM

As the leader of the little cadre of organizers (7 of us) of the San Jose, California, Tea Party (2000 people), I can say that we were all volunteers and we all chipped in our own money to make this happen. Several of us are self-employed professionals who spent lots of hours and suffered substantial opportunity cost losses to make this happen. This is probably the least ‘astroturfed’ political even I’ve ever been to.

BananaSlug on April 16, 2009 at 3:05 PM

The teaparties may have started as grassroots, but they are pure astroturf now.

And you know this how? Got a link?

You can’t come up with a single liberal tea-party supporter that will speak on FOX?
The teaparties are homogeneously white republicans.

That’s all YOU have seen on the biased TV reports. Unless you personally attended all 1000 of these rallies, you have zero reason to make any such generalizations.

Getting together a bunch of pissed off middle-aged white people with no clue about how the tax system works in public areas will generate a coherent agenda designed to combat the stimulus; if it gets enough media coverage, they will DOMINATE THE AGENDA.
It’s like taping a horn to a horse and waiting for it to alight on a magic cloud of stardust and pixies.

No, that would be the Obama voters waiting for their Unicorns, along with their “free” health care and their “middle class tax cuts.”

I have asked again and again for deliniation of the the teaparties’ goals and purpose…..I have searched the media coverage and listened to hours of FOX(teh horror!). THERE……ARE….NO…..LIBERALS…..IN……the TEA PARTY.
It is magical thinking.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

IT. IS. A. GRASS. ROOTS. MOVEMENT. Maybe you don’t know what one looks like. Hint: they often do not have “delineated goals and purposes.”

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Pelosi is a WINO
(Woman in Name Only)

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Pick through Zombie’s archives to remind yourself what sort of creatures populate left-wing protest habitats — or, for that matter, left-wing magazines. As Westley said in The Princess Bride, “Dear god, what is that thing?”

I don’t contest the wierdo factor is expressed on both sides.
I do contest Malkin’s premise that these teaparties consist of anything but partisan disenfranchised conservatives and republicans.
Otherwise she could pull up a few liberals and democrats to speak on FOX news.
You got the mic Michelle. Show us the bipartisan support.

Nate Silver’s count of attendees is north of a quarter million, which is darned impressive given the absence of a central organizer like MoveOn to direct people to the protest nearest them.

Nate is not impressed.

I present this data merely as a reference; it is not intended as a value judgment about the success of the protests or their lack thereof. One should bear in mind that ours is a large country, and that gatherings of this magnitude (if several hundred individual protests can be thought of as a “gathering”) are not especially uncommon. For instance, protests in favor of immigration reform drew several million participants in the spring of 2006, including several individual events of at least 300,000. Likewise, anti-war protests in 2003 involved attendance of at least 300,000 in a single American city (New York) on a single day.

And neither am I.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Don’t feed the trolls, not even the pitiable ones.

Akzed on April 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

ExcessivelyDiverted on April 16, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Apparently you’re not familiar with the effects of Botox.

Oink on April 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

What does astroturf mean? I don’t get it.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

The teaparties are homogeneously white republicans… THERE……ARE….NO…..LIBERALS…..IN……the TEA PARTY.
It is magical thinking.

So you are saying that all white people are Republicans and all non-white people are liberal? In liberal-land aren’t such sweeping generalizations considered racist?

ExcessivelyDiverted on April 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tact: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis

In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them. The tea parties are also not peaceful, since reporters in Cincinnati had to seek “police protection” during one of the events, it states.

The economic component of Fascism is the government control of private industry – which is exactly what is happening here, in America, because of these same political pigs in perpetuity.

So, it’s the Fascists calling the tea partiers … Nazis?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Fake participation using professional activists.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

IT. IS. A. GRASS. ROOTS. MOVEMENT. Maybe you don’t know what one looks like. Hint: they often do not have “delineated goals and purposes.”

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 3:05 PM

The left thinks ‘grass roots’ = people paid in dollars and/or drugs show up and perform like the fools they are.

kooziegirl on April 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

hahaha, poor Nancy, the feckless rump just can’t for the life of her come up with an original statement, telling Fox news

“What they want is a continuation of the failed economic policies of President George Bush which got us in the situation we are in now.”

And says it with a straight face! The same woman who devised the biggest porkulus pig in a poke package in the history of America! WOW. Just WOW.

scalleywag on April 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

I know what a grass roots movement is.
I object to the calumny that this particular “grass roots” movement is bipartisan.
And while I do believe the Teaparties started as a REPUBLICAN grassroots movement, they have been coopted by your insane clown posse leadership.
And now are astroturf.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Absolutely shameful. No new WTC until 2030.

Modern day government is just a disaster.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Just think. If we’d have let them build the Hate America (You’re Genocidal Terrorists, Too) Museum, they’d have something up already.

LibTired on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Been said many times and many ways, but you are a moron.

I attended the Raleigh, NC Tea Party. Just check out this “non-liberal white person” addressing the crowd.

Here’s a hint: he happens to be the editor of the EXTREMELY liberal Carolinian (African-American newspaper).

That whistling sound is your “argument” coming in for the harsh landing it deserves.

PJ Emeritus on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

This is Pelosi’s “Let them eat Cake” moment. What a hack.

portlandon on April 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

I know the gutter and I know the stink of the street
For too long now I have pressed through your festering heat
How you Queen Nancy have lorded above me

You who give me the smack of your rod
Now I will give you the gutter
I will give you the judgment of God!

Now Queen Nancy gaze on our Goddess of Justice
With her shimmering, glimmering blade
As she kisses you she will sing you a last serenade

PercyB on April 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Speaking of Hitler , Goebbels would be proud of CNN.

the_nile on April 16, 2009 at 3:13 PM

And says it with a straight face! The same woman who devised the biggest porkulus pig in a poke package in the history of America! WOW. Just WOW. scalleywag on April 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

A PLASTIC straight face at that! She can’t possibly manage any other expression than the infamous “scream.”

kooziegirl on April 16, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Peloser has always been a compulsive liar, but now she can add delusional to her list of inferior personal traits that makes her unfit to hold public office. Not a sane person on earth would give anything said by her any credibility.

volsense on April 16, 2009 at 3:13 PM

LibTired on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Yep. Took em all of a month to get the pro-islam memorial completed in PA. Complete with anti-america sayings on it too, if memory serves.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I was there! And I am far from rich!!!!

I have a one year old. Rich and parent do not go hand in hand unless you are in congress or a celebrity.

jeffn21 on April 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM

THERE……ARE….NO…..LIBERALS…..IN……the TEA PARTY.
It is magical thinking.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Why would a socialist go to a capitalist gathering? I mean, besides the CNN reporters.

Patrick S on April 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I know what a grass roots movement is.
I object to the calumny that this particular “grass roots” movement is bipartisan.
And while I do believe the Teaparties started as a REPUBLICAN grassroots movement, they have been coopted by your insane clown posse leadership.
And now are astroturf.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Prove it, or shut up.

rockmom on April 16, 2009 at 3:15 PM

LibTired on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Forgot. Was watching some movie over the weekend with Stallone in it. He was some EMT guy and the holland tunnel (?) in New York collapsed. Typical disaster movie type stuff. In the end, they show the WTC in the background for like 10 seconds. Can’t even look at it. It’s so depressing. And that nothing has been done about it, it’s maddening.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Otherwise she could pull up a few liberals and democrats to speak on FOX news.
You got the mic Michelle. Show us the bipartisan support.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Early days. Word of these parties has only been spread mainly through conservative outlets. Just wait until regular people hear that there’s parties gathering that want to protect their freedom and their money against encroaching government.

They will get bigger. They will get more ideologically diverse.

And you will be crying in your little glass of milk at the “bipartisan support” represented. And, by then, our President might have even heard about these parties. Maybe.

LibTired on April 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

And while I do believe the Teaparties started as a REPUBLICAN grassroots movement, they have been coopted by your insane clown posse leadership.
And now are astroturf.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

The world may be ugly, but each man must do what he must
Give in deary, in a year you will be dust

PercyB on April 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Why can’t you acknowlege the fact that this is a purely conservative populist movement?
It is perfectly obvious to every one else.

The tea parties on Tax Day offered a perfect confluence for conservative populism: a Founding Father-sanctioned rebellion against big government combined with the age-old frustration of paying taxes, especially during a recession.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:17 PM

There is a difference between being a lib and being a conservative democrat. Plenty of the latter down here in Texas. Not fans of Bush and don’t like the direction of O either. And those were the types that showed up in Dallas. Republicans, Independents, and Blue Dog Dems were all represented.

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM

So when’s the ribbon cutting for the new troll hole AP is going to build for us?

scalleywag on April 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:17 PM

And yet, you are so bothered by it. If you don’t feel threatened by a “purely conservative” movement, you spend a lot of time yammering about it.

You are disproving your own point by your continuous whining.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM

The Tea Parties are actually Libertarian, but our resident morons can’t cross a road without blaming the Republicans.

PJ Emeritus on April 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Hmm… about the media refusal to carry this.

I remember early in the Iraq war there was a million-iraqi protest against terrorism (and not exactly _for_ the occupation) all across Iraq. Something from 100 thousand to three million Iraqi citizens participated.

And the Media completely ignored it.

CrazyFool on April 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Patrick S on April 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Took the words right out of my mouth.

There’s really no point in engaging with Skanklet. She’s an immature, mindless Obamabot. She’s just here seeking attention because her mother ignored her when she was a baby (just a few of years ago) If we ignore her, she’ll go somplace else to satisfy her compulsion to be noticed.

UltimateBob on April 16, 2009 at 3:20 PM

There is a difference between being a lib and being a conservative democrat. Plenty of the latter down here in Texas. Not fans of Bush and don’t like the direction of O either. And those were the types that showed up in Dallas. Republicans, Independents, and Blue Dog Dems were all represented.

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Are you feeding the troll? It’s futile you know.

scalleywag on April 16, 2009 at 3:20 PM

PJ Emeritus on April 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM

And Fox.

They can’t see beyond their own moronic blinders. It’s stunning.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:21 PM

What I would like to know is who sews her lips on?

This poor women is a moron …

tarpon on April 16, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Don’t tax Grandma to bail out Goldman Sachs!

MB4 on April 16, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Are you feeding the troll? It’s futile you know.

I know. I know. Consider me scolded. I know better too.

:hangs head momentarily:

Alright, lesson learned, all better.

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Forgot. Was watching some movie over the weekend with Stallone in it. He was some EMT guy and the holland tunnel (?) in New York collapsed. Typical disaster movie type stuff. In the end, they show the WTC in the background for like 10 seconds. Can’t even look at it. It’s so depressing. And that nothing has been done about it, it’s maddening.

lorien1973 on April 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

I watch the local WPIX broadcast footage of their destruction every year. I’m not particularly morbid, but the coverage is so intimate and intense and longing, I can’t help myself. The local reporters got it in a way CNN and even Fox could not.

I loved those buildings and I obviously weep for my brothers and sisters that were lost. The greatest icon to what they went through and how they died, would be those buildings back there again. They should have been up already. People would buy the space and people would work there. I understand there’s a creep factor, but there’s also a “you can’t knock us down” factor. People would work there. Let’s not fool ourselves.

I’m not in love with the plans for the new place (though the reflecting pools are a nice touch), but every day that place sits there looking like a construction site is a day we lose our fight. The bottom line is, that building anything there feels to the cowardly bureaucrats in charge like a slap in the face to the people who did this to us.

And we don’t want to make them mad. That’s what I’ve felt going on since the place was cleaned up and turned into a lot for yellow trucks that push things back and forth.

That’s why there’s nothing there and there won’t be anything there except some pretty signs until well after 2030. Even 2030 is a lie. It’s a crying shame.

LibTired on April 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM

The economic component of Fascism is the government control of private industry – which is exactly what is happening here, in America, because of these same political pigs in perpetuity.

So, it’s the Fascists calling the tea partiers … Nazis?

After tearing a guy a New a-hole for calling me a Nazi at the tea party I went to(not something you do to a person with my particular family ancestry, if you get my drift), I explained that to him too. All I got was a glazed over look.
History is not the friend of the idiotic and illterate, apparently.

mjk on April 16, 2009 at 3:28 PM

The only reason the anti-war protests weren’t 100% white was because the libtards allowed immigration activists and the black nationalists to spout off and boost their numbers.

Speedwagon82 on April 16, 2009 at 3:29 PM

The conservatives organizing these events kept studiously repeating the apparently poll-tested line that these rallies were not about Republicans or Democrats, but their appeal is self-evidently partisan.

Everyone but you can see the truth.
What is wrong with a grassroots republican rally anyways?
Why do you have to pretend its bipartisan?

Im a hereditary republican.
This is my therapy, working out revenge fantasies by mocking your sorry magical thinking.
I drink your powerless misery and its sweet.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:31 PM

And those were the types that showed up in Dallas. Republicans, Independents, and Blue Dog Dems were all represented.

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM

show me. show me one democrat.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM

PJ Emeritus on April 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I’m proud to say I was there too, in Raleigh, NC, PJ!!

Awesome, awesome rally.

Oh, and when the hell are we going to call them on the lie that this was about TAXES. This was not about taxes, it was about government growing too big and spending OUR money like drunken sailors. I have no issue with paying taxes. I do, however, take great offense at the government ignoring the fact that it’s OUR money and spending us into economy oblivion. They answer to US, not the other way around. It’s time we reminded those bastards!

tickleddragon on April 16, 2009 at 3:35 PM

show me. show me one democrat.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Hey Dumba$$, PJ linked to a news report from Raleigh, your Liberal Dem was a speaker, and non-white to boot. If you’re not willing to look at evidence, stfu.

tickleddragon on April 16, 2009 at 3:36 PM

What happened to the Whitehouse \ government being “unaware of the Tea Parties” – those were good times, eh? Screw ‘em if they can’t take the pressure.

BrideOfRove on April 16, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Im a hereditary republican.
This is my therapy, working out revenge fantasies by mocking your sorry magical thinking.
I drink your powerless misery and its sweet.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Here’s the one sweet lesson of history
Every soul is a mystery
Faces change. What you knew grows strange
And we all have so many faces
The real self often erases
With all those lies dancing in our eyes!

PercyB on April 16, 2009 at 3:37 PM

show me. show me one democrat.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Why is this thing still not banned?

BrideOfRove on April 16, 2009 at 3:37 PM

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Heh, how do you think I learned the lesson? Some of them are kinda fun to bat around and will at least give a credible argument for their cause, but then there are others stuck in derangement mode that aren’t worth the bother.

scalleywag on April 16, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Translation: “Let them eat cake.”

Ah, poor Nancy. It seems your days as an elected official, along with any of your ilk, are numbered. When you’re booted out of office, I hope the vision of 250k people chanting in revile against policies you supported burn in your eyes.

CatsGodot on April 16, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Oh, and when the hell are we going to call them on the lie that this was about TAXES. This was not about taxes, it was about government growing too big and spending OUR money like drunken sailors. I have no issue with paying taxes. I do, however, take great offense at the government ignoring the fact that it’s OUR money and spending us into economy oblivion. They answer to US, not the other way around. It’s time we reminded those bastards!

Good point. Lot of mischaracterization about being anti-government as opposed to pro-responsible government. Way too much wasteful spending and expansion of the federal government is the main problem; not that we don’t understand that government needs our money to function. We get that. But there is no accountability or responsibility from our elected officials.

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:40 PM

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM

I already did, dummy. He was even onstage addressing the crowd – video, to boot!

PJ Emeritus on April 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Hey Dumba$$, PJ linked to a news report from Raleigh, your Liberal Dem was a speaker, and non-white to boot. If you’re not willing to look at evidence, stfu.

Eh. He/she is not worth the hassle.

XWing5 on April 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM

This was not about taxes, it was about government growing too big and spending OUR money like drunken sailors. I have no issue with paying taxes. I do, however, take great offense at the government ignoring the fact that it’s OUR money and spending us into economy oblivion. They answer to US, not the other way around. It’s time we reminded those bastards!

tickleddragon on April 16, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Their heads will never get big enough to wrap around that. It’s too complex. :)

scalleywag on April 16, 2009 at 3:42 PM

“Just good Americans who have a different idea of how things should be run.”

peacenprosperity on April 16, 2009 at 3:42 PM

show me. show me one democrat.

strangelet on April 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM

And also – I know it’s the popular thing to denigrate Democrats but not all Democrats are mindless drones. there are some out there who are capable of individual reason. And. They were happy to talk on Camera – some to Cavuto on Fox. Democrats USED to be real people, some still hold out and support the country and not a cult of personality. I may not always agree with them, but they are not stupid.

Anyone who believes we can spend the way we are spending and not destitute the next generation and bankrupt THIS generation is stupid. There is no economic model where this comes out well for us. We need to stop. Right now. Claw back what we can. Take the temporary pain like adults. And get back on track. Bush is as much to blame as Obama on this one.

BrideOfRove on April 16, 2009 at 3:43 PM

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