Conyers: “Teabaggers” have compromised their rational faculties with anger

posted at 9:01 pm on April 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

Ace thinks he’s using “teabagger” deliberately, to be provocative. I don’t. What I think you’re seeing here is a byproduct of the left using that word to deride tea partiers so casually and frequently — even among congressmen — that Conyers may honestly not know it’s a derogatory term. He may simply be hearing it so often from his colleagues that he thinks it’s legit. At least, that’s my preferred explanation; the idea that an 80-year-old would stoop to an insult this crass and childish is too depressing to contemplate.

The rest of it is straight out of the left’s dimestore psychoanalysis handbook: Tea partiers are too dumb/angry/racist to know what’s in their own best interest, so we’re better off ignoring them — and, I guess, the gigantic majority that’s angry at government right now — and passing whatever insane liberal boondoggles we like. Because ultimately, those boondoggles are for their own good, right? This is unvarnished nanny statism, as condescending as you’ll ever hear it formulated. It’s not that the government can make better decisions for you than you can, it’s that you’re too much of a rage-drenched wretch to make good decisions in the first place. There’s your Democratic Party campaign slogan for November.


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Key West Reader on April 19, 2010 at 10:20 PM

What she said.

Sorry, KWR.

fogw on April 19, 2010 at 10:24 PM

You know, I haven’t heard Barney Frank use the term “tea bagger” anywhere.

rollthedice on April 19, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Thats because just the thought of that term gives him multiple teagasms !!

macncheez on April 19, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Key West Reader on April 19, 2010 at 10:20 PM

I’m being facetious with you, but I do know how you feel.
I talked to a firefighter in Plantation who said he liked to come to the area with his family to “get off the rock for a while”.
I’m sure you understand that. In fact, you might know him.

Cybergeezer on April 19, 2010 at 10:29 PM

I’m angry, no, I’m just PISSED OFF that people like you feel the need to reshape America in Stalin’s image. Other than that, I think you’re the bee’s knee’s!

M-14 2go on April 19, 2010 at 10:29 PM

How’s Conyer’s wife liking her prison time?

That was pretty much off the state media’s radar.

jukin on April 19, 2010 at 10:29 PM

What I think you’re seeing here is a byproduct of the left using that word to deride tea partiers so casually and frequently — even among congressmen — that Conyers may honestly not know it’s a derogatory term.

I’m from Detroit, and I have to disagree. Conyers is a low life who is not above using derogatory terms to describe his opponents. I’d be more surprised to learn that he really wasn’t using it purposely.

holygoat on April 19, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Conyers: “Teabaggers” have has compromised

their rational

faculties with anger

bluemarlin on April 19, 2010 at 10:33 PM

What the hell does John Conyers know about rational thought? He hasn’t had a rational thought enter his head in over 40 75 years.

Fixed it for you.

SeniorD on April 19, 2010 at 10:35 PM

So, doesn’t the fact that we are teabaggers suggest that there has to be teabaggees? Who are we teabagging exactly, them? Do they like it so much that even unconsciously they say it, can’t keep it out of their heads? If I remember correctly Rachel Maddow was one of the first ones to come up with the term; I believe she would like to be able to teabag someone, wait maybe she is…

TitleofLiberty on April 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM

TitleofLiberty on April 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Okay, now I’m (fortunately?) confused about the meaning of the word.

chris999 on April 19, 2010 at 10:40 PM

So, why is the “n” word banned again? Hell, the defecrat icon Robert Byrd thinks it’s ok. And according to him, it does not only apply to blacks, er, African Americans.

Just think what white boys would get if they started calling each other the “n” word. Why not? Black guys do it all the time.

Teabaggers, crackers, white trash, it’s all ok.

“A slave is someone who can’t speak his own mind”.

… out of fear of punishment.
… or out of ignorance.

BowHuntingTexas on April 19, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Barack Obama is uh. 40 Years too late. Nice try, Barack. Try to beat this.

MLK had a dream, and all Americans fulfilled it. I was witness to it. His/Our Dream came true. Thank God for that.

Key West Reader on April 19, 2010 at 10:53 PM

You look at this man, you listen to this man, and in no way can you trust him or his type. This man has no character, and obviously lacks decency. Who in their right mind would trust such a flawed human? These people wonder why they can no longer brainwash the masses, despite having their full arsenal in motion and working overtime.

We, the people are going to rid our government of your kind Mr. Conyers. We are also going to watch as the MSM receives payback from Americans across our nation. Hollywood as it exists today, the recording industry as it exists today; every piece of the machinery that brought us to this point in our history will receive the justice they so richly deserve.

These creatures continue to play us all for fools. Elections have consequences, as we so painfully have realized with these creatures in power. The table will turn come November and beyond. The constant war between good and evil rages on. Look closely at that mans eyes in the captioned photo; pure evil. Look into the eyes of any of these creatures currently running our government; pure evil.

Keemo on April 19, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Obama can’t Touch Dis!

Key West Reader on April 19, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Ace thinks he’s using “teabagger” deliberately, to be provocative.

Here in Michigan it an open secret that he knows the term “teabagger” more from experience.

mechkiller_k on April 19, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Let’s hope the voters in Michigan send him on a long conjugal visit.

scullymj on April 19, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Keemo: Glad to see evil called out.
++

GaltBlvnAtty on April 19, 2010 at 11:21 PM

This is unvarnished nanny statism, as condescending as you’ll ever hear it formulated. It’s not that the government can make better decisions for you than you can, it’s that you’re too much of a rage-drenched wretch to make good decisions in the first place.

Conyers wants us to believe that he, Maxine Waters, and Hank Johnson (island will tip over), could make better decisions? Bahahahahaha!

TN Mom on April 19, 2010 at 11:26 PM

chris999 on April 19, 2010 at 10:21 PM

The whole black caucus seems to be enamored with Castro. Didn’t a crew of them take a recent field trip to that island paradise?

How beholden is Conyers to the Muslims in Detroit? Isn’t his district filled with “persuasive” constituents?

onlineanalyst on April 19, 2010 at 11:28 PM

“that Conyers may honestly not know it’s a derogatory term.”

That’s possible, after all he didn’t know his wife was on the take in Detroit.

Part of that leadership is Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Last week his wife Monica, who is the former president pro tempore of the Detroit City Council, was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in a bribery scandal–she pleaded guilty last year.

DSchoen on April 19, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Keemo on April 19, 2010 at 10:54 PM

But will the constituents in Conyers’s district vote him out? Wasn’t it in Detroit that the gimme-crowd was lined up for “Obama Money…from his ‘stash’”? How do we wean people from the mindset that nothing that government hands out is free?

I used to tell my students that anything that government “gives away,” it can take away, as well. Why would anyone rely on such a fickle benefactor?

onlineanalyst on April 19, 2010 at 11:44 PM

the idea that an 80-year-old would stoop to an insult this crass and childish is too depressing to contemplate.

AP, you are such a n00b!!! ( /s )

dissent555 on April 19, 2010 at 11:45 PM

I think Conyers is going to tip over.

Mojave Mark on April 20, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Maybe Conyers constituents back home will finally decide it’s time for this fossil to retire.

GarandFan on April 20, 2010 at 12:19 AM

John, go visit your larcenous cockroach of a wife behind bars. Maybe John is an expert at teabagging.
Philly on April 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Wow! That’s so cruel, so over the top!

You would actually sentence him to conjugal visit with his wife?

DSchoen on April 20, 2010 at 12:44 AM

GnuBreed on April 19, 2010 at 9:34 PM

You can appeal a conviction even if you pleaded guilty?
I did not know that.

DSchoen on April 20, 2010 at 12:59 AM

The funny thing is his wife is going to jail for bribery, from a company that Mr. Conyers changed his vote on the floor of congress to help. His wife is expendable I guess, but they don’t even question Mr. Conyers. Him and all the rest of the crooks in Michigan caused me to leave.

jainphx on April 20, 2010 at 1:38 AM

fogw on April 19, 2010 at 9:32 PM

I’d be more concerned if the Dems can figure out how to use the ballot?

Every time they lose we get ta see em on TV crying about how hard how confusing ballots are!

DSchoen on April 20, 2010 at 2:10 AM

And Conyers knows a thing about being compromised!

What a stupid jackass. Trying to browbeat normal, law abiding tax payers while his own wife is serving 3 years for attempted bribery. Dumb a-holes like this are the reason for the rage.

Detroit is like Rowanda-lite. John’s friends, family and associates run Detroit like a third world country and expect the rest of the country to continue to foot the bill.

Screw John Conyers. Go brow beat the clowns that elect your sorry butt year after year and ask them to pay more into the system.

R Square on April 20, 2010 at 2:13 AM

Speaking of compromised:

In the middle of a blog item about credit default swaps, Felix Salmon of Reuters drops the following nugget about Sen. Chris Dodd and the CME Group, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange.

“Dodd’s wife, Jackie Clegg, is a director of the CME, which paid her $153,219 in 2009; she also owns shares in the company worth about $235,000. (The CME makes no mention of her husband on its website or in its SEC filings, despite the fact that he’s surely a big part of the reason why she has the position.)”

Dodd, as the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, is leading a charge to pass legislation from which the CME Group would likely benefit greatly. The CME Group’s two exchanges in New York and Chicago are among the leading exchanges for derivatives in the world. Currently, many derivatives are traded over the counter – not on any exchange – but the legislation recently introduced by Dodd seeks to change that and put more trades onto exchanges like those owned by the CME Group. This is anticipated to be a boon for the company.

The move to put derivatives on exchanges is something that has widespread support in the House of Representatives and the Obama administration, but what about the connection between Dodd and one of the major beneficiaries of this potential reform?

Full Story

R Square on April 20, 2010 at 2:33 AM

At least, that’s my preferred explanation; the idea that an 80-year-old would stoop to an insult this crass and childish is too depressing to contemplate.

Since when has advanced age been a shield against crassness and prolonged childishness?

He knows damn well what the term means.

Gang-of-One on April 20, 2010 at 3:00 AM

And sometimes your rational abilities are compromised when your trophy wife, known primarily for angry hollering, being profane, screaming and using profanity, is headed to the slammer for bribery, eh, Congressman?

SukieTawdry on April 20, 2010 at 5:56 AM

Perfect: penetrating psychoanalysis from the idjit who declared that he was too uneducated to understand the health care “reform” bill (so why read it) and whose knowledge of the Constitution invented the “Good and Welfare Clause”.

He’s second in duration behind John “Dingleberry” Dingell in time served in the House. As a former Michigander, I’m ashamed that voters there keep sending such fools to Washington instead of to a secluded and secure rest home.

ya2daup on April 20, 2010 at 6:00 AM

… your trophy wife, known primarily for angry hollering, being profane, screaming and using profanity, is headed to the slammer for bribery, eh, Congressman?

SukieTawdry on April 20, 2010 at 5:56 AM

He’ll trade her in for Maxine Waters if the opportunity presents itself… and not notice any difference whatsoever.

ya2daup on April 20, 2010 at 6:02 AM

You know, I haven’t heard Barney Frank use the term “tea bagger” anywhere.

rollthedice on April 19, 2010 at 10:14 PM

When the opportunity to use it arises his mouth is usually full… but he is thinking it at that very moment.

ya2daup on April 20, 2010 at 6:17 AM

that Conyers may honestly not know it’s a derogatory term.

i’d have to disagree with you, he’s no dummy….

cmsinaz on April 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM

The only thing Conyers left out was that bitter xenophobic Bible Belting cousin marrying line. Otherwise he’s in tune with his boss, Obama.

eaglewingz08 on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Doesn’t this presuppose that Conyers is rational in the first place?

tarpon on April 20, 2010 at 8:16 AM

So the option that is “Allah preferred” is that Conyers, a 45 year representative for an area that includes a large urban city may honestly not know it’s a derogatory term and is too lazy to wonder why people who hate the tea arty movement are using a term that he never heard before?
Allah has to be one of the most naive people on the face of the earth or he thinks the posters at HA are the stupidest.

katiejane on April 20, 2010 at 9:10 AM

‘…the idea that an 80 yo would stoop to an insult that low…’ Hey, AP, they do stoop that low. Life as you know it does not stop at 60. Some things might not work as well, but this guys brain works well enough to understand a slur when he hears one. My 88yo mother and I attended a tea party in our little town and I was appalled the first time I heard the libs in media use that term in reference to us. It has now become an established talking point for all on the left.

Kissmygrits on April 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Conyers knew “teabaggers” was a derogatory term and used it purposely. His error is that he believes those on the right still don’t know it. He is a typical condescending leftist.

BlancheBourgeois on April 20, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Conyers used “teabaggers” to accent his hatemongering racism. This guy is a black racist, nothing more, nothing less.

volsense on April 20, 2010 at 9:54 AM

Why does he hate gays???

stevezilla on April 20, 2010 at 10:49 AM

You mean that crooked old bastard actually had the gall to open his mouth?

mojo on April 20, 2010 at 11:33 AM

I’ve never heard the individual utter a sensible thought. He’s a crook, his wife is a crook. There is only one reason he maintains his position. Can you guess what it might be?

LarryG on April 20, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Considering that Republicans are “required” to know every possible racial/ethnic/sexist connotation of everything they say, I don’t think its necessary to let him off the hook on “teabaggers”.

taznar on April 20, 2010 at 12:23 PM

And from the NEOCON side…KATHLEEN PARKER!

BobAnthony on April 20, 2010 at 3:43 PM

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