Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Very Brief History of the Courageous St. Louis Tea Party

October 2009: Dana Loesch and Bill Hennesssy tell Roy Blunt that if he doesn't endorse Doug Hoffman over Dede Scozzafava, they will vote him out. Dana says:
We will vote you out! We will come at you with so much heat, you won't even know how to handle it!
Roy Blunt ignores them. They cry themselves to sleep, but nevertheless "quietly support" Roy Blunt in the Republican primary against Chuck Purgason, who did endorse Hoffman.

Present: Tea Party claims they have evidence of Roy Blunt pinky-swearing that he hates earmarks, and they demand that he vote for an earmarks ban. Dana says:
I can't say what the heat is going to be like if @royblunt refuses to stand against earmarks.
Roy Blunt ignores them. They cry themselves to sleep, and decide to attack...Claire McCaskill?



In fact, tea party "media liaison" Jen Ennenbach claims that McCaskill's support of an earmarks ban was a "desperate repositioning strategy" by McCaskill.

Actually, McCaskill has been fighting earmarks since she was elected in 2006, but let's not have pesky facts or coherency get in our way. The tea party is courageously standing up to the people with a D next to their name who are actually reforming congress, because putting real pressure on a Republican would be way too scary.

5 comments:

  1. It is funny because McCaskill has been heavily against earmarks since elected. I don't care much about earmarks, they make up less than 1% of the budget. I support reform, but I don't get all frothy like the Tea Party does.

    Tt seems to me, though, that the Tea Party doesn't walk the talk when it comes to what they say they will or will not support. I expect the Tea Party to basically fade away, maybe to be dragged out at election when the Republicans deem them useful. They're just so much pop and fizzle.

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  2. The TeaParty will be discarded and thrown to the back of the Republican bus after the 2012 election.

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  3. While this shows the inconsistency and selective reasoning of the "Tea Party" (which is neither a party nor a movement, but the same malcontents that have been whining and being used by the plutocrats for years), earmarks are a non-issue. The real story is the IMMEDIATE shift of Republicans from showing faux concern about the deficit to championing tax cuts for the wealthy, adding some $700 Billion to the deficit. Where are the TPs on this one??

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  4. Well...at least we know Roy Blunt isn't on the Tea Party bandwagon. Espeically since he is sitting comfort eagle on the millions of dollars he's "made" over the years being a hardcore Repugnican for his Corporate Overloards.
    BTW, is Roy doing anything important tomorrow, or is he also "too busy" to meet with the President because he has to stay home and wash his hair like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell say they need to?
    I think it is time we cleared their schedules to MAKE TIME to see the leader of the free world, no matter who the President is!

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