JUST TO GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OF WHAT THE TEA PARTY CONSIDERS THE TRUTH
Topics Gleaned From a Visit to the Tea Party’s Web Site Earlier Today. All Are Titles of Articles Appearing on the Tea Party's First Page
Limbaugh, “American Left Has Made Christianity It’s No. 1 Enemy”
(Nothing to say here. This is one of Rush’s daily themes.)
Concealed Gun Carry Guide
(That the Tea Party’s web site would publish a “Concealed Gun Carry Guide” pretty much says it all.)
Baltimore Prosecutor Mosyb [sic] on Cops: “Thugs”
(This is a repost from conservative Web Site WND: “On May 6, Mosby favorited a tweet by 3ChicsPolitico calling the charged officers “thugs.”” Note that it was not Mosby’s tweet. The Tea Party could at least spell her name correctly.)
Obama Administration Asserts Dominion Over Creeks, Stream, Ditches – Even Big Puddles
(Well nothing to say here. Anything the EPA does is anti-American and a violation of guaranteed Constitutional rights according to the Tea Party.)
Baltimore to Bill Taxpayers for Protest Damage
(Even the conservative source web site WND states that the bulk of the $20 million is for overtime pay for emergency responders and that the state will apply for a 75% claim to FEMA for reimbursement.)
(Illegal immigration peaked in 2007 has been declining since then (Pew Research) but the Tea Party continues to just plain lie about this issue. So do Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage.)
Man Fired After Refusing to Remove “Marines” Shirt On Memorial Day
(The tee shirt is against Little Caesar’s chain-wide dress code policy. I wonder what the Tea Party’s reaction would be if some “Librul” wore an “Impeach George Bush” Tee-Shirt to work?)
Clinton Foundation Hit With Racketeering Lawsuit
(Yup! This one is true. But the lawsuit was brought in Florida by discredited WND columnist Larry Klayman who filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons in the 1990’s and hasn’t slowed down since.)
COULTER: America Has Already Taken in One-Fourth of Mexico’s Entire Population!
The population of Mexico is 122 million. One-quarter of this total is 30 million which, with a current population of 33.7 million Mexican Americans in the U.S., would mean that she is correct. But then Mexicans have been coming to America for the past 200 years or more so some portion of her one-quarter would already be dead. Well, unless Mexicans have a unique gene that gives them super long lives.)
Jihad in Los Angeles?
Given the title of this little piece, one might expect that the LAPD had some evidence that Dawud Abdulwali acted out of some religious terrorism motive. But you would be wrong. The LAPD has labeled this $20 million dollar fire in which no one was injured as a case of arson. The building was still under construction.)
In other news: Am I detecting the faintest of liberal resurgence around the country? As I hear other-than-Republican politicians in this election run-up season, many – if not most – seem to be getting the idea that conservative economic policies have not been good to America. At least not good for us ordinary Americans. This in itself is a huge departure for Democrats from the past thirty+ years of swallowing the Chicago School/Milton Friedman theory of nirvana as co-terminus with "unfettered free market economics."
It’s a start.
But we’re not there yet. On the Republican side, all I hear is cutting taxes creates jobs.
BELOW: THE TWO REALITIES OF TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICA