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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYIZnbDC8Kc]YouTube - Who Funds the Republican Tea Parties?[/ame]


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Tea-Bagging Is All Fun and Games, Until It Pokes Out an Eye

Posted by ZP Heller, Brave New Films on April 15, 2009 at 7:58 AM.

Like many progressives, I’ve been laughing a lot about the GOP’s tea-bagging antitaxation demonstrations planned for today. But childish jokes aside, here’s why these protests are so insidious. They will provide a staged, corporate lobbyist-sponsored moment for Republicans and Fox News personalities to amplify their specious objections to President Obama’s tax increase for the rich, while furthering their own right-wing conspiratorial claims about liberal values. By usurping and bastardizing an iconic event from the American Revolution, they offer an ersatz grassroots movement from the right–complete and utter AstroTurf–in an attempt to reclaim the national spotlight.

As Think Progress’s Faiz Shakir exclaimed on Fox Business when he ripped the network a new one:

These tea parties are a sham. The reason they’re a sham is because they’re directed by lobbyists here in D.C. …
And on top of that, you’ve got this network, Fox News, which is advocacy — pushing this, promoting this with all of its heart. And it is not a grassroots movement when you have Jonathan Hoenig, Neil Cavuto, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren promoting this up the wazoo. That is not a grassroots movement.

Faiz, of course, was dead on because corporate lobbyists like Dick Armey’s Freedom Works are orchestrating today’s protests, and Fox has been relentlessly pushing them too. As for the GOP’s ludicrous cries of Obama turning our country socialist, Paul Krugman notes that while Obama will raise taxes on high-income Americans, that tax rate will still be ten percent lower than it was under Reagan.

When I was a kid in Philly, Veterans Stadium was known as a “career-killer” because the cement-like AstroTurf wrecked the knees and ankles of so many promising baseball and football players. Let’s hope tomorrow’s AstroTurf movement turns out to be a career-killer for all the lunatic Republicans and hedge fund directors and Fox shock jocks who make the wild accusations that Obama isn’t from our country, or that evolution is a lie.

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoRrPoMEL1s]YouTube - The Rich Have Misdirected the Anger of the Right into Silly Tea Parties[/ame]


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"republicans are nearly a minority". That comment right there shows how blind and ignorant people like this guy are. Obama only won by 52% so I'm not sure why he thinks republicans are a minority now.

I tend to ignore videos from this guy as well as news on FOX. So what if the republicans are organizing tea party's. It's no where near as dangerous as Obama releasing terrorists from camps or Obama trying to take away out gun rights.


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he isn't going to ban assault weapons it was a big stink at the meeting w the prez of Mexico and it was one of our reporters who brought it up at the press conference I'm sure its on youtube somewhere

Obama had 53% McCain 46% and Nader took 1% (man we really need a real 3rd party >.<)

I dun like faux news either and there's nothing wrong with protesting but it helps if you know what your protesting X'D


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What partisans like VK hope youll forget is that the tea parties in particular are protests by real people who had to take real time from real jobs. Liberal demonstrations are often filled out by professional demonstrators, college students, and the like. _______________________________________Website I designed for payday loans in canada company.

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