WaPo columnist: That insane pilot sounds kind of like a tea partier, huh?

posted at 5:27 pm on February 18, 2010 by Allahpundit

Dedicated to my pal Michael Roston, who thought it was silly of me to cite examples at dKos and DU of people blaming this on tea partiers. Those are mere partisan echo chambers, after all, and such nonsense is to be expected.

Fair enough. Should we also expect it of WaPo contributor Jonathan Capehart?

Joseph Stack was angry at the Internal Revenue Service, and he took his rage out on it by slamming his single-engine plane into the Echelon Building in Austin, Texas. We now know this thanks to the rather clear (as rants go) suicide note Stack left behind. There’s no information yet on whether he was involved in any anti-government groups or whether he was a lone wolf. But after reading his 34-paragraph screed, I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we’re hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.

Follow the link and note the parts of the manifesto quoted by Capehart. Yes, of course the anti-Bush rhetoric and screeching about health care is omitted, but something even more revealing is omitted too. Here’s how Stack’s manifesto actually ended:

Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

And here’s how Capehart quotes the ending:

Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

What’s missing?

Capehart’s not the only offender. Reader Craig S. is e-mailing me new examples every 20 minutes or so. New York magazine’s Daily Intel feature slides this into a post on Stack just ahead of another long quote from the manifesto omitting the less narrative-serving parts:

5. He was mad at the IRS, and left what CNN reports was a suicide note on a local website, detailing his trials with the agency. In fact, a lot of his rhetoric could have been taken directly from a handwritten sign at a tea party rally.

Yeah, it could, although I confess to not having noticed a strong “capitalism is for suckers” vibe at rallies that are, let’s face it, driven mainly by laissez faire libertarian impulses. Meanwhile, Time magazine, while mentioning the anti-Bush passage, slipped the following hyperlink into its story on Stack:

According to news reports, 199 IRS employees work in the building, and all are accounted for. Toward the end of what appears to be his final note, Stack wrote, “Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.” (See the making of the Tea Party movement.)

The irony of all this is that violent IRS-hating cranks have been around for decades, long before tea parties were a twinkle in Rick Santelli’s eye. The NYT, to its credit, puts today’s attack in context by highlighting a few examples from over the years — while also taking care to note that a firebomb set in 1990 came packed with a tea bag. (Wink wink.) And a bonus irony: Taxes have actually been a surprisingly minor issue for tea partiers thus far, due in part to the fact that Obama and the Dems haven’t made any aggressive moves on that front yet. The tea party, in my experience, has focused much more heavily on cutting spending, ending bailouts, and auditing the Fed than dismantling the IRS, let alone flying planes into it.

Exit question: Isn’t part of the problem here that tea partiers haven’t decided yet precisely what they stand for in concrete terms, making it extra easy to associate them with disaffected nuts of all political stripes? Revisit this WaPo piece from a few weeks ago. Quote: “I am coming to realize at this convention that we are very, very different in terms of our beliefs.”

Update: PoliPundit supplies a lengthy, yet perhaps not complete, list of everyone Joe Stack was mad at. It wasn’t just the IRS.


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Sure, lets play this game. Who did he vote for?

javamartini on February 18, 2010 at 5:30 PM

I don’t think so maybe an anarchist. Have you been reading the last thread.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Sounds about right…I tweeted this a couple hours ago.

flipflop on February 18, 2010 at 5:31 PM

This is interesting:

ANARCHO-HUCKSTERS

“From each according to their gullibility, to each, according to his greed.”

http://a4a.mahost.org/huckster.html

ANARCHY FOR ANYBODY

http://a4a.mahost.org/index.html

FreeThinkerNYC on February 18, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:31 PM

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

yeah definitely sounds like one of those small government types from Obama’s Chicago ACORN office.

elduende on February 18, 2010 at 5:32 PM

I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we’re hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.

Were you similarly struck by how much Amy Bishop — sorry, Dr. Amy Bishop — was similar to your typical O-bot moonbat?

ddrintn on February 18, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Yeah, disgruntled Tea Partiers crash planes in buildings and Obama supporters send pipe bombs and shoot co-workers.

That’s America, baby!

/

Aquateen Hungerforce on February 18, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Here is a photo of him I have yet to see anyone on the boob tube show anyone what he looked like.

http://guanabee.com/2010/02/joseph-stack-suicide-note/

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:32 PM

We have a winner!!!

Tea Party people are racist, Nazi, homophobes who fly planes into buildings. Glenn Beck killed this man as sure as if he had steered the plane himself.

And we will still take back the House and Senate in November.

RadioFreeUSA on February 18, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Here is the band he played in Billy Eli Band – Austin Bands are notorious hot beds of tea party action SNARK.

http://billyeli.com/music.htm

Billy Eli – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Jim Hemphill – Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Resonator Guitar, Mandolin, 12 String Guitars, Vocals

Joe Stack – Bass, Vocals, Accordion on Spook Lights of Marfa

Ric Furley – Drums, Vocals

Michael Cerza – Congas, Bongos, Percussion

Produced by Jim Hemphill, Engineered by Jim Hemphill & Joe Stack, Mixed by Jim Hemphill

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Here’s how Stack’s manifesto actually ended:

Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

And here’s how Capehart quotes the ending:

Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

What’s missing?

Wow. What a lying sack of —-.

Can’t wait for Olbermann tonight.

toliver on February 18, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Tea Partier? Pffft….this attack just screams “Chino-wearing army veteran gun collecting Christian.”

Bishop on February 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Bleeds and crr666 should be along in 35 minutes to claim vindication, but they have to get their talking points in order first.

Del Dolemonte on February 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Isn’t part of the problem here that tea partiers haven’t decided yet precisely what they stand for in concrete terms, making it extra easy to associate them with disaffected nuts of all political stripes?

Nah… it’s characteristic of the left (or vain elitists) to assume anyone who doesn’t agree with them is a nut case or stupid.

Skandia Recluse on February 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM

About the exit question: I do not believe there is an correlation to the tea partiers not having not decided what they stand for; that is self-evident to anyone who is paying attention to the movement. I think it is the Palin Syndrome: they are afraid of the tea party and the power that has been unleashed to the middle Americans. This is why they attack the tea party and Palin. It is desperation to the nth degree.

carbon_footprint on February 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Sure, lets play this game. Who did he vote for?

javamartini on February 18, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Jug Ears.. indubitably!

max1 on February 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

The funny part is that, even with the communist/capitalist lefty drivel at the end, the suicide note is chock full of leftiness and victimhood, not to mention HEALTH CARE!!

The lame streams won’t be able to get any further with this idiocy than The Precedent got with his attempt to paint the Honduran situation as being a coup by the Honduran Supreme Court and legislature. And the Honduran situation had very little interest among Americans, unlike this nutjob’s lefty screed.

neurosculptor on February 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

The LSM is NOTHING if not predictable.

Isn’t part of the problem here that tea partiers haven’t decided yet precisely what they stand for in concrete terms, making it extra easy to associate them with disaffected nuts of all political stripes?

I was THERE at that first meeting in Seattle in February of 2009 — BEFORE the Tea Parties were called “Tea Parties”. I filmed it. I posted the videos on YouTube. I discussed the issues with MANY people. Let me assure you that there WAS NO and never has been ANY confusion about what the issue was – right from the inception of the movement. Tell’im collie.

My collie says:

It’s the spending, stupid.

CyberCipher on February 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

This was as predictable as the spittle flying from the mouth of Chris Matthews, which I’m sure will be prodigious this evening. At least there will be some rage-inducing video clips to fill the page with tonight and tomorrow.

I hate the media more and more every day. After 2004 I did not think that was possible, but they have yet again topped themselves in the last 3 years.

Brian1972 on February 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Bleeds Grow Fins and crr666 should be along in 35 minutes to claim vindication, but they have to get their talking points in order first.

Del Dolemonte on February 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Oops, fixed.

Del Dolemonte on February 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Reads like a typical DailyKos post. Has anyone checked if he was a member?

percysunshine on February 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM

no the tea party is not part of the problem, attacks will come no matter what they stand for.

rob verdi on February 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Look at the bright side. The libtards will push themselves into an apoplectic fit trying to wrangle this into a gun control issue.

Pelayo on February 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Kinda like how Amy Bishop was a huge Obama fanatic right???

Oh, but that was irrelevant.

Scrappy on February 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Capitalism sucks.

- Tea Partiers

/WaPo, left off

Good Lt on February 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM

WaPo columnist: That insane pilot sounds kind of like a tea partier, huh?

As news of this gets out, I don’t think the WaPo will appreciate the shear outrage and disgust they will have generated across the country…

Seven Percent Solution on February 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Destruction of government property in protest? I’m gonna have to get an opinion from Bill Ayers on the propriety of that.

a capella on February 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Yeah…Matthews had some nut on from the Southern Poverty Law Center and they pretty much came to the conclusion that it was a right-wing nut-job…then he moved on to the CPAC meeting, calling them “Teabaggers”…At that point I had to switch over to King of Queens…

Marconi on February 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM

ROVE THE MAGNIFICENT

RealMc on February 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Knee-jerk hate.

Red Cloud on February 18, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Let them continue to paint this man as a tea party person. The truth will come out and may reveal him to be an anarchist/communist, and then the MSM will once again backpedal and stammer.
Reading his “manifesto” was like reading posts at the DailyKos or Huffpo. So much hatred for everyone and everything; blaming others for his own mistakes. Heck, some of the commenters at HuffPo are already saying how much they agree with his statements, just not his actions.

MississippiMom on February 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Look at the bright side. The libtards will push themselves into an apoplectic fit trying to wrangle this into a gun control issue.

Pelayo on February 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM

It`s not so hard. He used his plane like a missile. A missile is like a bullet. A bullet is fired from a gun………. GUN BAN!

See?

ThePrez on February 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Sorry, AP but the tea parties could have stone tablets with goals and tenents in crystal clear simplicity and the media would still find a correlation to every crackpot walking, flying or crashing.

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Exit question: Isn’t part of the problem here that tea partiers haven’t decided yet precisely what they stand for in concrete terms, making it extra easy to associate them with disaffected nuts of all political stripes?

Oh yeah, AP, because the left-wing media would have never turned this in to an unjustifiable smear on tea parties had tea parties just defined themselves better. Man, I really don’t get this dreamworld you live in sometimes. You sound like Obama, the most overexposed POTUS (possibly person) in the history of the world, saying that we dont’ agree with his policies because he just hasn’t been out there explaining them enough. WTF.

Taxes have actually been a surprisingly minor issue for tea partiers thus far, due in part to the fact that Obama and the Dems haven’t made any aggressive moves on that front yet. The tea party, in my experience, has focused much more heavily on cutting spending, ending bailouts, and auditing the Fed than dismantling the IRS, let alone flying planes into it.

If your hatred for Glenn Beck didn’t keep you so uninformed, you’d have caught the episode with Art Laffer this week (or Cavuto with Laffer today) in which they discuss how they’ve held off the tax increases until next year so they can put up a bogus recovery for the 2010 elections (hey, ya ever wonder why only 1/3 of the “stimulus” has been spent). 2011 is when we go off the cliff (Beck’s words) or off the tracks (Laffer’s words).

Get ready folks, it’s about to get REALLY bad.

RightWinged on February 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Oh, noes! Now the Tea Party brand will never successfully sell out by Noesvember.

Christien on February 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM

The WaPo cannot afford this kind of “journalism”…they got more problems than a woodpecker with chapped lips…

d1carter on February 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Simple things amuse simple minds. So this coming from the WaPo and NYT is hardly surprising. The “intellectual elite” aren’t known for very deep thought.

GarandFan on February 18, 2010 at 5:44 PM

F.B.I. is speaking right now on CNN – MSNBC is covering the Olympics so they don’t seem concerned about covering this incident.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Who wants to bet that Olby is going to have a very, very, very special komment tonight? I do!

Lance Murdock on February 18, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Never let a good crisis go to waste – Rahm Emmanuel.

And take control of the story. Media minions, get to work!

Queen0fCups on February 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM

A good tea party capitalist should start making some t-shirts that say “Be glad we vote rather than fly”.

myrenovations on February 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Surely everyone’s read the Mount Vernon statement railing against profits, eveeeeel insurance and drug companies that kill thousands of people daily, capitalism and lastly stoking that Communist fire that burns in us all?

Right?

darwin on February 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Tingles already trotted out Mark Potok from SPLC who said the suspect sounds like a typical tax-dodger. Irresponsible doesn’t begin to reflect how effed up that is.

The Race Card on February 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Glenn Beck is on Fox News but Fox isn’t covering the F.B.I. spokesperson in Austin.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Don’t they need to have some evidence that he attended a tea party to make this connection, or is journalism in this country just that far into the commode?

capitalist piglet on February 18, 2010 at 5:46 PM

My collie says:

It’s the spending, stupid.
CyberCipher on February 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Your collie is smarter than 85 percent of the people in D.C. and 100 percent of the people working for the NY Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNN.

NebCon on February 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Well, in Capehart’s defense (I’m feeling charitable today):

…. the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.

But unless he can show a connection to the Tea Party movement (which he can’t), why try to make a connection? It’s strained and really reckless; he’d never do this with a liberal/left group.

This pilot’s party affiliation was “I” for insane.

SteveMG on February 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM

a typical tax-dodger.
The Race Card on February 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Democrat?

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Joseph Goebbels would be proud of today’s media.

darwin on February 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM

or is journalism in this country just that far into the commode?

capitalist piglet on February 18, 2010 at 5:46 PM

That.

carbon_footprint on February 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Exit question: Isn’t part of the problem here that tea partiers haven’t decided yet precisely what they stand for in concrete terms, making it extra easy to associate them with disaffected nuts of all political stripes?

Absolutely not. As you’ve pointed out yourself ‘journalists’ will massage quotes to fit their narrative. They have no problem lying – it is totally irrelevant to these people if the tea party movement have a concrete platform/policy.

gwelf on February 18, 2010 at 5:48 PM

why try to make a connection? It’s strained and really reckless; he’d never do this with a liberal/left group.

After all, one of the motivating factors (apparently) in these acts was the 1986 TEFRA tax act promoted by Reagan.

He’s clearly anti-Reagan. An Olbermann fan I betcha’

(tongue in cheek here)

SteveMG on February 18, 2010 at 5:48 PM

They consider it a criminal act by a lone person -individual.

They will report on motivation at some other time.

They still are not showing his photo which is online so what’s the hold up showing people what he looked like?

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Exit question: Isn’t part of the problem here that tea partiers haven’t decided yet precisely what they stand for in concrete terms, making it extra easy to associate them with disaffected nuts of all political stripes?

Aren’t you the same Allahpundit who keeps telling us over and over that if the Republican party doesn’t expand to essentially become all things to all people, we can’t possibly win elections?

Cognative dissonance…. thy name is AP

psrch on February 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Obviously this was a terrorist, whose Spiritual advisor was Glenn Beck. /

The media sure is quiet about that Harvard Edumacated professor murdered her co-workers in Alabama who was an Obama worshipper.

portlandon on February 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Yeah, it’s kind of how Timothy McVeigh was a Christian terrorist. Thank heavens we have our superior media to clear matters like this up for the rabble.

illustro on February 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM

disgusting. at least a lot of people in the comment section at WaPo are giving it to capehart, like this one:

Pathetic. I’m a journalist myself, at a major paper, and I can scarcely believe that a responsible pro would serve up such crap. Read the entire document–http://tinyurl.com/y8ovz9a–and see that the guy’s an all-purpose crank, denouncing taxes, big business, the Bush administration, the Catholic Church and religion in general, capitalism, communism…he’s probably opposed to Daylight Saving Time too. This guy seems to have hated everything and everybody. To ascribe his act to any particular political ideology is a contemptible and stupid attempt to score points off a sad and tragic event.

I hope he gets fired.

sarainitaly on February 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Well, in Capehart’s defense (I’m feeling charitable today):

…. the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.

Yeah, I noticed that but I think he’s saying that the Tea Party movement is itself comprised of extreme elements, not that there are extreme and non-extreme elements. Could be wrong, though.

Allahpundit on February 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM

OT: another story about the Dems passing a health care bill via reconciliation.

WashJeff on February 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM

He -Stack, railed against the IRS, Catholic Church, Wife, George W Bush and CPA.

One federal employee not accounted for or Joseph Andrew Stack.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:51 PM

But the “Safe Schools” czar, Kevin Jennings, is in no way aligned with pedophiles.

SouthernGent on February 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM

They are now showing his photo I wondered when they would start using it. CNN is the only channel covering this F.B.I. briefing.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM

It was a matter of time.Who cares.They’re going to blame conservatives for everything anyway.

ohiobabe on February 18, 2010 at 5:53 PM

CNN are trying to get the authorities to determine and call it Terrorism. They are calling it a cowardly criminal act.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Don’t they need to have some evidence that he attended a tea party to make this connection, or is journalism in this country just that far into the commode?

capitalist piglet on February 18, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Uh … no. This is the left were talking about here. The same left whose motto is “the ends justify the means”.

That left. Nothing is beneath them as millions of dead will attest to.

Nothing on the right can ever, ever, ever come close to matching the subhuman vileness of the left.

Let them screech about “extremism” all they want. The entirety of the left is nothing but extreme … that’s why they have to hide it and distract us from it.

darwin on February 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Tonight Obama will hold a press conference because he has to pass health care before somebody else flies a plane into another building

historian on February 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM

I noticed that but I think he’s saying that the Tea Party movement is itself comprised of extreme elements, not that there are extreme and non-extreme elements

People asking that the government not bankrupt the country five times over = “extreme elements”

LOL

Good Lt on February 18, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Yeah, I noticed that but I think he’s saying that the Tea Party movement is itself comprised of extreme elements, not that there are extreme and non-extreme elements. Could be wrong, though.

If he wants it to be read a certain way he should write more clearly. The point is, he intended to link this guy with the Tea Party otherwise he wouldn’t have mentioned the Tea Party.

jaime on February 18, 2010 at 5:57 PM

http://www.prisonplanet.com/ already has the Conspiracy angle covered

jp on February 18, 2010 at 5:57 PM

WashJeff on February 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM

It’s hard for me to imagine that they could get enough of their on folks to vote on this.

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2010 at 5:57 PM

They are hoping this won’t give terrorist ideas because this shows how vulnerable the public buildings are to this kind of attack. They don’t want Terrorist to get any ideas…but so far they won’t call it domestic terrorism.

Odd CNN was the only covering the F.B.I. making a statement in Austin, on this the biggest news story of the day.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM

I was reading some of his diatribe… sounds more like a commie pinko to me… Sad.

CynicalOptimist on February 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM

I did mention the wonderful omission that Allahpundit points out, in the original news post about this incident, in that comment thread, and that it was only a matter of time till liberals started pointing fingers at a completely unrelated group…… especially what their doing with the Professor shooting incident as Michelle mentioned on her site…

I also mentioned, that I really hate being right sometimes….

I repeat again.. there are times, that I really hate being right about things…

Razgriez on February 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Let’s look at the bright side of this latest MSM embarrassment-at least they called us Tea Partiers and not Tea Baggers.

thuljunior on February 18, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I understand MSNBC not interrupting their Olympic Hockey coverage, but why wasn’t Beck interrupted with breaking news?

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:59 PM

We all know it was a manmade accident, right, Janet?

NebCon on February 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Yeah, sorry – that’s pretty thin gruel right there.

One could point to the parts decrying the evil healthcare/insurance companies, Wall Street and capitalism in general and paint the guy as an obvious leftist Obama supporter. *shrug*

Midas on February 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM

It’s hard for me to imagine that they could get enough of their on folks to vote on this.

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2010 at 5:57 PM

That what I think also. What was that house vote 220-215? And there are already a couple switches. Do these many Dems support these types of paraliamentary moves?

I would expect this topic to show up tonight on HA.

WashJeff on February 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM

“That insane pilot sounds kind of like a tea partier, huh?”

That guy who killed Tiller sounds like a typical domestic right-wing terrorist, huh?

Didn’t work then. Won’t work now.

joejm65 on February 18, 2010 at 6:02 PM

At a very fundamental, core level, Springston did not share our vision for a news publication with a progressive perspective. He held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News.

Breath taking.

J_Crater on February 18, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Joe Stack – Bass, Vocals, Accordion on Spook Lights of Marfa

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 5:34 PM

What’s the difference between a bass player and a large pizza?

The pizza can feed a family without getting in trouble with the IRS.

James on February 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Wolf Blitzer is calling it a suicide attack on a building office housing abt 200 IRS workers. Is he trying to triangulate this to Islamic suicide bombers?

Oh I see this is diversity at work, see suicide bombers not just jihadis.

CNN is going in a whole other direction with their reporting.

Dr Evil on February 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM

PoliPundit still has a blog?

jp on February 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

Up the Tea Party! Up the proletariat! State property NOW! Lower taxes NOW!

It’s like peanut butter and jelly.

misterpeasea on February 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Destruction of government property in protest? I’m gonna have to get an opinion from Bill Ayers on the propriety of that.

a capella on February 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Ayers gets a royalty – right?

oldfiveanddimer on February 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM

What a fun little game this is, the libeling of thousands even millions of Americans based on oblique, selective quotations and the act of one individual. But every crisis is an opportunity, right?

Once again we see who the guilt-by-association fanatics are. Who the true McCarthyites are. Nevermind that leftists constantly repeat the phrasings of Lenin and Stalin and Mao who killed milions of people. That doesn’t count.

rrpjr on February 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Andrew Wilkow said this would happen on his show, that MSM would pick up on it and connect it to Tea Partiers, somehow…can’t wait to hear what he says about this tomorrow…and he did tweet about it…

When the he11 is enough enough?? I am so sick of every little thing that happens being blamed on Tea Partiers…

Makes me wanna hibernate, and wake up in November.

RoxanneH on February 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Let’s look at the bright side of this latest MSM embarrassment-at least they called us Tea Partiers and not Tea Baggers.

Not to sound like a “Glass half Empty” kind of guy (I subscribe to the Shot glass version of that anyways. It’s Either Empty or Full, anything in between, and someone just isn’t trying hard enough) But right now, that consolation is a bit… worthless…. And lets face it Matthews, and Olby will correct that “mistake” in a few hours.

lack of fact checked news reports are not enjoyable….

Razgriez on February 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Yeah…Matthews had some nut on from the Southern Poverty Law Center and they pretty much came to the conclusion that it was a right-wing nut-job…then he moved on to the CPAC meeting, calling them “Teabaggers”…At that point I had to switch over to King of Queens…

Marconi on February 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Was the SPLC guy a guy with glasses and a flea-bitten beard who looked like a college professor straight out of Central Casting? O’Really had him on this week. What a maroon.

Del Dolemonte on February 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Joe Stack: “The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.”

The Precedent and his spiritual mentor: “White man’s greed runs a world in need.”

We have a match!

neurosculptor on February 18, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Jonathan Capehart, you ignorant slut.

He moved from CA to Austin, displays Bush Derangement Syndrome, rails against organized religion, rails about corporations and lack of socialized medicine, expresses a self-centered liberal-tarians nonsense about taxes. Self centered in the extreme, right up to and including suicide and lashing out.
This dude was a leftist in every way that mattered.

And Jonathan Capehart’s a Ted Rall -class classless moron.

rayra on February 18, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Taxes have actually been a surprisingly minor issue for tea partiers thus far,

Right. Thank God the “TEA” in tea partiers isn’t an acronym for “Taxed Enough Already.

Because boy would that be bad!

crr6 on February 18, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Bring it on!
I’m all for keeping a tab on the party affiliations of every nutjob murderer and crook that makes the headlines! Yeah, lets keep a list and then we’ll compare and see which list gets the largest! The Marxists/Lib/Democrat/Socialist list or the GOP/conservative one!
We already know the Ft. Hood soldier agreed more with Obama than he did with the GOP. And the Alabama shooter was a hardcore Obama supporter! (Oh, and by the way, the person that possibly saved lives that day and stopped the shooter was a woman from our area! A God fearing woman who grew up in a family that hunted and was familiar with guns! That’s why she didn’t hide like all the other professors! She confronted the shooter and pushed her out into the hall way!)
Here’s the link to that! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzW5qtpddrs

JellyToast on February 18, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Surprise! Surprise! I’m going to have to disagree with you Allah. If the Tea Party hasn’t made a clear statement of their focus why were you able to list them off so easily? Spending, Big Government, Spending, Bailouts, Spending…. The leftist MSM will always claim it doesn’t know what the agenda of the Tea Party is so they can’t slander it as much and in any way they want.

chicagojedi on February 18, 2010 at 6:09 PM

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