I posted this because it is humorous, but it does bring up a serious point. If we are to believe that the tea party protests are not just racist or partisan, they need to make it clear what they are protesting. As this interesting blog post points out:
They say it is about “freedoms”… but they can point to no freedoms that have been lost over the last 14 months.
They say the Constitution is being destroyed, but when you ask them what parts of The General Welfare Clause or Congresses’ power to regulate Interstate Commerce are being violated … they stand mute with rage.
They say it is about taxes … but they can find no drastic tax increases in the last 14 months.
Another great take on this is “The Odd World Of Right Wing Rage“.
UPDATE: Someone did a conservative response: “The Bizarre World of Left-Wing Rage“.
These very same thoughts (almost verbatim) struck me when I recently saw a bumper sticker on a Subaru (epitome of middle class car) bemoaning the higher taxes a loss of rights under Obama’s “regime”.
I had no idea you were a biker Iron Knee! I joined this site after upgrading my old bike. Planning a tour of the states in July. This site is full of free-minded thinkers, mostly American, but these days that’s where most of the interesting stuff is taking place. I am really curious if I can get a better sense of what all the fuss is about. It’s difficult to get a sense of it all looking down from our cold perch here in Canada….
The conservative comic is an inverse of what I sense is the truth.
For instance, the people who staunchly criticized the Bush administration are not the same people who fail to hold the Obama administration under scrutiny. The people who felt powerless and ignorant under Bush are the ones who sit in comfort with Obama. The ones who saw Bush as Hitler are the ones who are now shocked that Obama has escalated the war in Afghanistan.