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Tea Party Founder to Tea Party: Go Screw Yourself

One of the original founders of the tea party movement says that the Tea Party has been “hijacked” by the very people it was protesting.

You can tell how far away he is from what is now called the Tea Party, because he still has a sense of humor. Karl Denninger declared that he “ought to sue” anyone who uses the name Tea Party “for defamation”, but then added “Yeah, that’s a joke. But so are you. All of you. Especially Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and the douchebag groups such as the ‘Tea Party Patriots’.”

But he also still has plenty of anger. He continues “Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party’s own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!”

Go read Denninger’s rant. If this was what the Tea Party stood for and was fighting for, then I would sign up.

Remember Dylan Ratigan from the other day — speaking truth that elicited stunned silence on the Morning Joe show? Watch this segment of his talking about the hijacking of the Tea Party movement and what can be done about it:



  1. patriotsgt wrote:

    excellent IK. That is the true essence of many in the original Tea Party groups (from early 2009) I’m guessing alot have since dropped out and been replaced by the political hijackers. Originally, it WAS non-partisan. Unfortunately, its roots, leaning to the conservative side, as it relates to the constitution got hijacked. There must be some original groups left out there, like in Delaware who voted against the favored Rep candidate giving them C.O. and a certain win to Coons who previously had no chance.
    Bring back the originals and sign me up.

    Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink
  2. Ace Justice wrote:

    My thoughts exactly. The tea party was originally pretty admirable when it was still linked to the whole Ron Paul thing, but now all it stands for is hateful xenophobia and substituting anger for rational thought. Disgraceful. Why is it that we Libertarians cant have anything nice without Glenn Beck coming along and laying claim to it?

    Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 12:39 am | Permalink
  3. We’ll see how long this “tea party” stays “anti-government” after Republicans regain power.

    Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  4. juandos wrote:

    One fly in the oinment here, Denniger is no more a founder of the Tea Party (its not a party, its a movement) than Rev. Wright is the founder of the “I LIKE WHITIES” party…

    Monday, October 25, 2010 at 7:40 am | Permalink
  5. Mad Hatter wrote:

    Excellent comment CGELVIS. It will be 180 degree, turn on a dime switch to being adamant apologists for the Republican controlled House.

    You know Juandos, I’ve never liked the term Tea Party….it sounded contrived, inappropriate and it’s definitely not a distinct Party from the Republican Party. Let’s call it the Bowel Movement…contrived again maybe but much more appropriate.

    Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  6. Edwin wrote:

    Do you anticipate the Tea Party organizing into a legitimate national third party any time in the future, or do you believe the group will just continue to focus on advocacy and support for conservative candidates

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 3:58 am | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    Unfortunately, I fear the Tea Party has been completely taken over by Republicans, funded by big corporate money. Hard to imagine them giving up their grip. See this chart, showing the multiple connection between the GOP and the supposedly grassroots Tea Party Be sure to click on the arrows under “Follow a path” for more information.

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
  8. Mike S wrote:

    I thought I’d never say this, but my beliefs are pretty much in accord with the founder of the Tea Party.

    Still looking back at that paragraph, slackjawed, not believing I said it.

    I do have one small quibble- my interpretation is the Second Amendment guarantees no infringement of the right of the people to maintain a well-armed militia, not for everyone and his dog to own a gun. But there’s wiggle room there for me personally.

    In awe. Thank you for bringing this to light.

    Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Permalink