Thursday, October 28, 2010

Message to the Tea Party - What took you so long to get angry?

Not necessarily an lgbt issue per se, or is it? I didn't write this. The actual author is unknown but he/she speaks gospel. In anticipation of the election and most assured coronation of the astroturfed group as kingmakers, no matter the outcome:

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq .

You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.  

You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.   You didn't get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.  

You didn't get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.    

You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq .    

You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.     

You didn't get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.     

You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.

You didn't get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.    

You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.  

You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans drown.   

You didn't get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in taxbreaks. You didn't get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.   

You didn't get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.  

You didn't get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.   

No.....You finally got mad

When a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.

Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick...Oh, Hell No!!

Editor's note - as you may have noticed in the comments section, some tea party member tried to answer back this post. I answered the person back but a more complete version of what I said to him/her is at this link. It was enjoyable to refute the tea partier's lies but his/her callous comments were sad.

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27 comments :

Brad said...

Exactly what I was thinking!

Karen said...

Amen.

The Shaman Of Hedon said...

Can I cross-post this? It's fucking brilliant!

BlackTsunami said...

By all means, please do ;p

The Shaman Of Hedon said...

http://trinityofhedon.blogspot.com/2010/11/message-to-tea-party-what-took-you-so.html

Done. *curtsies*

Carlos said...

Goes without saying the Democrats should have had commercials like this...

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!
I'll link to Reddit, unless you object...

BlackTsunami said...

No objection here, anonymous. And thanks for getting it out there ;p

Anonymous said...

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

Bush won. Multiple independent recounts completed in the years since have confirmed that fact. Get over it.

You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq .

Democrats voted unanimously to send us to war. Twice. And Democrats have approved every spending bill to keep our troops there since.

You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

Plame lied. Journalism died.


You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

Of course we didn't. We wrote it.

You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

We invaded Canada?

You didn't get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.

Shame to have all those really cool weapons and not use them.

You didn't get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.

Actually, that's kind of what started our getting mad.

You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.

Yes we did.

You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

Yes we did.

You didn't get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

Yes we did.

You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

Yes we did.

You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.

Yes we did.

You didn't get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

Yes we did.

You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

Yes we did.

You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans drown.

Yes we did get mad -- at the Democrats that ignored 30 years of warnings that the levies were inadequate. We got mad at the useless governor who blocked Federal assistance at every level. We got mad at the useless mayor who refused to evacuate his city. We got mad at the useless Democrat emergency management officials who didn't HAVE an emergency evacuation plan. We got mad at the useless Democrat citizens who sat around waiting for their useless Democrat officials to save their useless Democrat butts. We got mad at those same useless Democrat citizens who re-elected the same useless Democrat mayor. And we're still mad that the same useless Democrat emergency management department STILL HASN'T WRITTEN AN EVACUATION PLAN!

You didn't get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in taxbreaks.

No, because those rich folks are our employers. The money they don't send to the government in taxes is what we call "pay checks".

You didn't get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

Because we don't live in the Democrat-conrolled states where all those jobs were lost.

You didn't get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

Red herring. Every hospital in the United States is required to administer life-saving health care to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. Look it up.

You didn't get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

Oh we got mad -- mad at the Democrats who have been in control of the institutions that CAUSED the financial meltdown. We also got mad at Bush for not taking action when the fraud was uncovered.

BlackTsunami said...

Let's take your claims one by one:

1. Let's see those multiple recounts.

2. Everyone, including the Democrats were lied to about weapons of mass destruction.

3. You are gonna have to do better than that. How did Plane lie? And if there wasn't any wrongdoing by the Bush Administration, then perhaps you should set up the "Scooter Libby went to jail for nothing" fund.

3. The Patriot Act was definitely a demonstration what Beck always accuses Obama of doing - taking away our freedoms.

4. How was Iraq a threat to us? It had no link to Osama Bin Laden or Al Queda.

5. Cool weapons? That remark was both callous and cruel. You wanna repeat that line to the families of those who do died? How about Pat Tillman's family?

6 - 15 I don't remember any protests or signs or marches on Washington.

16. Yes it was the Democrats who told Michael Brown, "you are doing one heckuva job, Brownie." And a lot of those people were either unable to move because they had no transportation or was in the hospital or in nursing homes. But those "stupid people" deserved to die, right?

17. Standard silly line about rich people. You sound like you live in a feudal society.

18. So only states controlled by Democrats had high unemployment? South Carolina has an unemployment rate of of 11.5 in August. Didn't know the Republican governor Mark Sanford was a Democrat. Georgia at the same time had an unemployment rate of 10.3. Who knew the Republican governor at the time, Sonny Perdue was a secret Democrat. Need I say more?

18. So you don't refute this fact, you just call it a red herring. And imply the notion that if these people die, it's their stupidity. According to a 2002 study - * Uninsured people with colon or breast cancer face a 50% higher risk of death.
* Uninsured trauma victims are less likely to be admitted to the hospital, receive the full range of needed services, and are 37% more likely to die of their injuries.
* About 25% of adult diabetics without insurance for a year or more went without a checkup for two years. That boosts their risk of death, blindness and amputations resulting from poor circulation.


19. Bush was President at the time, but it was the Democrats' fault. That makes sense. Whatever happened to the "buck stops here?"

My friend, you really shouldn't have bothered to answer. If your aim was to defend the tea party, you failed. Your comments, especially the ones about the weapons demonstrate the real tea party - a group created by resentment and so cowardly that they can't even admit their own prejudice so they wrap it up in jingoism and phony patriotism. Sad.

Anonymous said...

I have posted this on my Facebook page and look forward to comments. Excellent piece of writing.

Anonymous said...

what a great post. I have agonized about this very thing. All I can think of is that the teaparty people were partying while all that stuff happened. And then they woke up when Fox told them to. Kind of like Zombies.

Anonymous said...

who cares ?

we are mad now

put in a white person in the whitehouse with the same policies

we will still be mad


hope democrats have fun wasting money on bush's war

BlackTsunami said...

A lot of people care because of the tea party movement's hypocrisy. I sincerely doubt that a white person would have dealt with the same problems and name calling Obama has to deal with.

Anonymous said...

BlackTsunami said...

A lot of people care because of the tea party movement's hypocrisy. I sincerely doubt that a white person would have dealt with the same problems and name calling Obama has to deal with.

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so what ? all groups have hypocrites

BlackTsunami said...

Your "so what" mentality is sad but comforting. It's good that you are acknowledging all that this post says about the tea party. Are you proud of the group's hypocrisy?

Buffy said...

I've been asking questions like that for a long time. I even asked that of a "Tea Party" aficionado. Her response? "The Tea Party wasn't around back then." Facepalm.

Walldude said...

I am the unknown author. The piece was originally written back in Aug of 09' when the HCR bill was in deep debate. It has been modified slightly, some things were added and the final paragraph was thankfully removed as it was pretty nasty. What can I say I was pissed. Here's a link to the original piece if anyone wants to see it... Thanks for keeping it alive
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6296630

BlackTsunami said...

Walldude, it's a pleasure to meet you. Please know that your piece is resonating BIG time now.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding and spot on!

The comment that states that "If the president was white and passing the same policies, they would still be mad" is nonsense. Tea baggers are full of shit and are equal to that of 'brown shirts.'

President Obama's policies are working, it is a slow and torturous process to get us out of the hole that the Republicorp got us in over their eight year occupation of the white house.

Anonymous said...

BT, when you replied to the long anonymous post with all the "Did TOO!" answers, you seemed to overlook mentioning that he was an asshole.

MommieDammit said...

I know I'm late to the party, but I'm re-posting this to my blog as well - www.mommiedammit.com. It's brilliant. I wish I had written this.

pg200 said...

I love it that the person with all the answers to the freakin' tea party wants to remain anonymous.

A friend sent me a really good article "What if the Tea Party were Black."
Wish I could find it. If the Tea Party were black and showed up at a Bush rally with their gun strapped to their leg and were holding their "socialist" signs they would have been carted off to jail. There wouldn't have been enough jails to hold them all.

Anonymous said...

It's awesome, thanks!! I posted it on FB.

Micia said...

Amazing! The DNC need to use this as a commercial!

Anonymous said...

This is two years old and still as valid today that it was then. As a matter of fact it could be expanded on to include women and the recent ruling on gay marriages. Marvelous piece of work. I really enjoyed reading it..and glad I accidentally came across it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks...have been bullied by some republican "friends" and family lately, and sorely needed to hear your excellent analysis.