Tom Tancredo and Tea Party Sewage
We're reliably informed that the inartfully named "Tea Party" Party, or whatever it claims to be, is holding its Konvention in Nashville complete with Konstitooteyonal Skollers to explain what it all means.
Tom Tancredo-you know, that wild and crazy guy who wants to grab this wolf by the ears sooooooo bad-stated "People who could not even spell the word 'vote,' or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama."
I guess there's nothing that cuts like an old canard, no matter how discredited. In one sentence he managed to smear blacks, immigrants, muslims and the Prez-who knows, he probably got in a few jabs at the homos as well. A supersized bucketful of tea bagger sewage to be sure.
Tom, wouldja hit that "Hussein" thing about 30 more times just so the Skollers in the back of the room get the joke? Attaboy.
I'm quite sure Joe Vogler's ghost sat up and took notice-this was just his speed.
Interestingly enough, some of the attendees took this stuff at face value, saying that their movement/expression of angst is not about name calling and that Tancredo's rant did not further dialogue.
Maybe some folks in this national lower gastrointestinal tract movement want to have a serious discussion about policy but the chances for such a dialogue went down the crapper along with the town hall meetings last summer and Sara Palin's death panels, and the old fool around these parts who said the only solution was to get a gun and go to Washington.
The water's been polluted but good. It's damned dirty, and the tea party types own it. All of it.
After last summer and fall, expect no dialogue.
Well, nevermind. Health care reform is as dead as last month's coleslaw, and good riddance to what it was likely to become with the public option stripped out of it.
Whatever this exercise in national peristalsis turns out to be, mainline politicians should be very wary of grabbing hold of a party whose platform seems to be "Awwww fuggit-I don't like nuthin' or nobody."