Ya Got Trouble My Friend, Right Here in River City!!!

Saturday , for reasons even I can’t fathom, I flicked on NBC’s “The Today Show”. Suddenly the morning’s gentle, newly- formed vibrations were tsunami-ed by the spectacle of Sarah Palin addressing a Tea Party mob in Searchlight, Nevada. Anchorman Lester Holt, who’s face always looks like it’s about to rupture into a smirk, was playing it straight this time, soberly addressing the phenomenon of thousands of disaffected “real” citizens, led by their anointed pompom girl,  descending on Harry Reid’s hometown to “take back America”.

Normally I would have lunged for the remote in search of some more intellectually stimulating fare, like, let’s say, “Man Vs. Food” or “America’s Dirtiest Jobs”, but instead was immediately sucked in . There was Sarah, in all of her Peggy Hill glory, telling the crowd “We’re saying the big government, big debt, Obama-Pelosi-Reid spending spree is over, you’re fired!” There was the mob, erupting into cheers! There was Palin, again: “How’s that hopey-changey thing working out for you?” Grown men swooned, women wept.  The camera cut to one woman’s homemade sign, next to a picture of President Obama with devil horns, that read  “Liar, Thug, Traitor, Commie Usurper.” Finally, Palin announced  “We’re not going to sit down and shut up.”, and the crowd exploded into an orgasmic frenzy. America was safely back in their hands again.

No, Sarah and her un-glued acolytes are not going to sit down and shut up any time soon, and the media will continue to treat the “movement” with respect and dignity. Look, when the bible of your religion is Glenn Beck’s “Arguing with Idiots” and your savior is Sarah Palin, you deserve about as much dignity and respect as the fools who jump into Lake Winnebago on New Years Day. But, in fact, journalists and pundits instead are stumbling all over themselves trying to explain the tea party phenomenon. Just in today’s New York Times, there are three seperate pieces that attempt to analyze the tea baggers. Two columnists, Frank Rich and Charles M. Blow, are convinced that racism motivates the mob, while reporter Kate Zernike thinks the ‘ baggers are merely the unemployed with too much time on their hands.

All three may be partially right, but is it possible that the tea party movement is just a collection of gullible idiots, whipped into a frenzy by pitiless demagogues? The bunch that was so easily convinced that “death panels” would rule the land and that Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim, now believe that a law that leaves 100% of medical coverage in the hands of for-profit insurance companies is communistic. Hell, they’ve even traipsed out Joe-the-Fucking-Plumber  again, proving that there is literally nobody unworthy of their rapt attention.

Actually I hope these shitbirds don’t sit down and shut up. They are a constant source of amusement for me , plus they’re single-handedly making the Republican Party irrelevant. And besides ,were it not for a subculture of the misinformed leading the uninformed, no one would  flip this clown’s rock and put him on national television:

16 thoughts on “Ya Got Trouble My Friend, Right Here in River City!!!”

  1. Another great post, Stacy! Those of us who use FB are tending to post back to you there so I thought I’d do it here like you requested :o)

    I do find it interesting that Sarah Pales-in-comparison-to-everything is shilling for McGrumpy again. Did he give her the RNC credit card again so she could go shopping at Neiman Marcus? If she is supposed to be the sweat heart of the teabaggers (or as Matt Taibbi puts it: Gidget addressing the Reichstag) why is she pimping for him and not the teabagger(s) running against him?

    Yup, as I read somewhere recently, the teabaggers went to vomit all over Searchlight, NV.

  2. Nice piece, Stacy! It’s amazing to me that anyone actually pays any attention to Sarah Palin.

    Hey, ya ever notice that about half of the Tea Baggers are wearing camo?

  3. I’m with Kate Zernike but I also think that most of Palin’s “fans” have IQ’s slightly below retarded.

  4. Stacy,
    Great post…. I shared it on ‘Intelligent Women and Men Against Sarah Palin’ and ‘1,000,000 strong against Sarah Palin’. Both very interesting groups. It’s great to have you back!

  5. Has anyone other than Alan Colmes noticed that the Teabagger making speeches that certain windows need to be broken is on Government Disability? Those teabaggers were here in Tucson (McCain and Palin) on Friday and I went ten miles out of my way to avoid them.

  6. Stacy I don’t see the links on your blog which would lead to the money.

    I heard the teaparty is lobbing bricks through windows on capitol hill. Wasn’t it a part of the coffee clutch throwing bricks? Well I don’t know who threw it but I’d like to think it works… that a little broken glass could get their attention and reconsider their current path of not being a part of the republic.

  7. Hey Stacy… great post. So glad to be able to read your stuff again. I’m having issues with some old classmates now that FB has become so popular. They are FIX news junkies. I really have no time for them, but being somewhat old friends, it’s hard just to shut the door and ignore them. I know it is useless to try and make them see the light, it is just too much work, and I know the outcome! Being about the same age, (OK I’m older) I’m sure you have run into this issue. What to do?

  8. I wonder if Palin or any of her fans ever thought to have a tea party protest when their heroes Reagan and W were running up the largest national debts in the history of the nation?

  9. Right on, Stacy! Although, I do have to say that I was very taken w/ Charles M. Blow’s editorial in this weekend’s WashPo, particularly this quote:
    “Even the optics must be irritating. A woman (Nancy Pelosi) pushed the health care bill through the House. The bill’s most visible and vocal proponents included a gay man (Barney Frank) and a Jew (Anthony Weiner). And the black man in the White House signed the bill into law. It’s enough to make a good old boy go crazy.”

  10. Right on the money Stacy! These people lack the ability to think critically. But they scare me because they own more guns than brains!

  11. Don’t worry about the guns. The tea baggers are too busy taking America back from all those brown-skinned people, homos, and communists.

  12. Your a better man than I am, Gunga Din. I avoid those ass clowns. And, the sound of Palin’s voice makes me understand why Elvis shot his TV! She’s getting worse.
    On the other hand: Run, Sarah, run!