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AdLib On April - 15 - 2010

A poll has finally come out which provides a bit of demographics on Tea Partiers. The MSM is spinning it as, “They’re actually not poor and ignorant, they’re better off than average Americans!” because of course, the contrary to what we’ve all witnessed is news and they want the conflict to continue by further legitimizing these nutballs. The truth is, they’re better off than most Americans BECAUSE most of them are retired and receiving Social Security and Medicare.

This is a case of, “Who are you going to believe, your lying eyes and ears or the MSM?” The core Tea Partiers are now verified in this poll to be older, hateful, prejudiced white males, many of whom are on Social Security and Medicare.

Here are details from the NYT article on the poll that the rest of the MSM will gloss over in their stampede to brand these loons mainstream:

The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45.

And while most Republicans say they are “dissatisfied” with Washington, Tea Party supporters are more likely to classify themselves as “angry.”

…despite their push for smaller government, they think that Social Security and Medicare are worth the cost to taxpayers.

Of course they think SS and Medicare are good socialist programs the government should pay for, these hypocrites are getting both at the same time they wail about “socialism” and giving entitlements that other Americans who aren’t them might receive.

Tea Party supporters’ fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.

Yep, you read that correctly, these idiots think the real problem is that the government isn’t continuing to give everything to the wealthy!

More than half say the policies of the administration favor the poor, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites — compared with 11 percent of the general public.

They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people.

Wonder why they hate our president so much? Need anyone argue further about the racist mentality of Tea Partiers?

“The only way they will stop the spending is to have a revolt on their hands,” Elwin Thrasher, a 66-year-old semiretired lawyer in Florida, said in an interview after the poll. “I’m sick and tired of them wasting money and doing what our founders never intended to be done with the federal government.”

“I just feel he’s getting away from what America is,” said Kathy Mayhugh, 67, a retired medical transcriber in Jacksonville. “He’s a socialist. And to tell you the truth, I think he’s a Muslim and trying to head us in that direction, I don’t care what he says. He’s been in office over a year and can’t find a church to go to. That doesn’t say much for him.”

Note the ages of these people…they are retired and collecting SS and on Medicare, their mentality is, “Fuck everyone else, I got mine now and I don’t want money spent on other people…especially them black people!” And just as we might script her, the second old, white racist…er, “Christian”…displays her “Christian” values by attacking and hating and stereotyping a black man then nastily attacks his practices as a Christian…to infer that she is clearly a “real” Christian.

But while most Americans blame the Bush administration or Wall Street for the current state of the American economy, the greatest number of Tea Party supporters blame Congress.

They do not want a third party and say they usually or almost always vote Republican. The percentage holding a favorable opinion of former President George W. Bush, at 57 percent, almost exactly matches the percentage in the general public that holds an unfavorable view of him.

Uh…yep. They give Bush a 57% favorable. Here too, we can close the book on these idiots being anything other than unprincipled, hateful Republicans who are hiding behind “deficits” and “smaller government” to hate an American democracy that elected a black president. Bush destroyed the economy and the nation’s integrity but since he was white, Republican and patronized the Religious Right, his reckless tax-cutting, deficit spending and rape of the nation not only didn’t deserve Tea Party protests, he is seen by them as a great president. The question is answered, Tea Partiers are total frauds.

But in follow-up interviews, Tea Party supporters said they did not want to cut Medicare or Social Security — the biggest domestic programs, suggesting instead a focus on “waste.”

Some defended being on Social Security while fighting big government by saying that since they had paid into the system, they deserved the benefits.

Others could not explain the contradiction.

“That’s a conundrum, isn’t it?” asked Jodine White, 62, of Rocklin, Calif. “I don’t know what to say. Maybe I don’t want smaller government. I guess I want smaller government and my Social Security.” She added, “I didn’t look at it from the perspective of losing things I need. I think I’ve changed my mind.”

Hmm…they couldn’t find a Tea Partier who wasn’t even literally “White” and under the age of 62? And look at her idiocy. “Well, I’m supposed to say I want smaller government to mask my fear of black people and my selfishness…but being selfish, how can I stand on a principle of limited government when I want government giving me a lot? Hmm…maybe I should just say I’m for limited government for everyone who isn’t me! Yeah, even I can understand that!”

I hate to say it but the MSM continues to try and portray the Tea Partiers as “more normal than you think!”, helped immensely by the naked GOP propaganda machine, Fox News. We will continue to be told they speak for the average American, that they really just care about deficits and smaller government but these are flat out lies.

The Tea Party movement is hugely funded by FreedomWorks which is hugely funded by wealthy Republicans and despicable people like Koch. It is a fraud that roped in hateful and spiteful and racist people and cloaked them in contrived legitimacy. If you’ve ever seen interviews with Tea Partiers at protests, they don’t seem to have a clue about the economy, Obama’s actual policies or even basic facts about The Constitution and history.

The conclusion is simple. If someone is hateful but has no meaningful knowledge about the things they claim are the causes of their rage, they are Tea Partiers who haplessly hold up a mask to hide behind it their selfishness and racism.

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Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. Chernynkaya says:

    I am not someone who takes pleasure in saying

    • AdLib says:

      I’m right with you. This has always been and is a heavily funded propaganda movement financed by RW Republicans to undermine the Obama Admin and put power back into Repub hands.

      Simple logic: FreedomWorks is a wealthy RW org and Koch is the 6th wealthiest man in America, the largest contributor to Freedom Works.

      Someone please recount a single grassroots organization that was founded and financed by a multimillion dollar Republican fund led by a former Republican leader.

      Fox is a partner in this venture, sponsored and promoted the tea parties from the beginning and pounded the rest of the media into accepting this tiny group into a force.

      Remember the PUMAs in the Dem Primary? All the angry Dems that were supposedly voting for McCain? And all the media attention they got, pundits announcing how they would vote McCain? Yeah, what happened there?

      The MSM has morphed into a neverending version of the old CNN show, “Crossfire”. They have a financial stake (read viewership and ad bucks) in promoting any story that pits one group of people against other people, even if the group is tiny or bogus, to create the equivilent of one ultimate fighting match after another.

      And the suckers in the audience are entertained by the bread and circuses as Caesar (The Ruling Class) further steals money and democracy from them.

      • Chernynkaya says:

        “Crossfire”-- OMG--YES! I get upset at the MSNBC anchors who devote a good portion of every show replaying clips from Limbaugh or Fox and I yell at the TV: If I wanted to hear what crap they spew, I’d tune in to THEM.

        A new Pew poll found something equally disturbing-- that 31% of a pretty large sampling had never heard of the TP! And another 30% had no opinion. Talk about low info voters.

        There is another point to all the media coverage-- and the subsequent cred the pols give — tells me: That the MSM (and its corporate owners) MAKE the news, not report it. Actually point the way for policy decisions. So dismal.

  2. Kalima says:


  3. HITO says:

    Laughing at the teabaggers is fun because it’s hard to take their antics seriously.

    But ignorantly angry is a dangerous combination in a person and if their numbers are growing in proportion to the baby boomers’ numbers growing, we could be looking at a nasty sector in 2012 with some pull.

    When the ignorant learn how to effectively mobilize, we are in some deep shit. Especially if their man Murdoch keeps feeding them via his media empire.

    Thanks for making me think, Adlib. Had to shake my brain awake tonight.

    • PepeLepew says:

      Hi, HITO, how are you?

      • HITO says:

        Hi Pepe.

        I feel like a truck hit me. But they told me I would. A couple of days laying down alot and building up my iron should should do the trick.

        Post, sleep, post, sleep…that’s the way it’ll go.


      • SeeknDestroy says:

        HITO says she’s good Pepe.
        She got tired and is laying down right now.
        She says thanks for asking….:-)

    • SeeknDestroy says:

      I love how these slobbering idiots deny being ignorant racists while standing there holding signs with the N-bomb misspelled in their hands.
      Their hypocrisy and stupidity baffle me to say the least.
      These folks scrape the bottom of the barrel in so many ways it’s horrifying.

      • PepeLepew says:

        My head is on the verge of exploding every time I try to talk to one of them. Hi!

        • SeeknDestroy says:


          It’s excellent to see you my friend!

          Stupid people are VERY frustrating!

          • PepeLepew says:

            I once had this MASSIVE meltdown on the other site arguing with a young Teabagger who kept insisting there was no racism in the Teabagger movement. He then said he grew up in Green Bay, Wisc., and there’s no racism there because there’s no black people in that town. YAAARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!

            I wanted to scream. 😆

            What I finally said to him, is “hey, go to one of those FEW blacks in Green Bay and ask them straight up if they’ve ever seen racism there before you make such an idiotic statement.”

  4. WLA says:

    Does it seem to anyone else that the polling suggests that baggers now include mostly “Raygun Revolution” holdovers? Selfists. Not nearly as many independents or libertarians anymore.

    I highly doubt that this current polling would match the same data if polled last year from looking at the footage.

    I mean, now that the wholesale GOP is behind it, it’s an entirely different movement from last year. Isn’t it? Maybe not the rural ones. Or has the GOP involvement just diluted it so much already?

  5. WLA says:

    Just checked out the Daily Show coverage of Bagger Day. Not all that great. Holy crap, Tracy Morgan is drunk as a skunk.

  6. PatsyT says:

    It’s time to recall the Viagra, this is one of the adverse affects
    Racism lasting more then 4 hours

  7. whatsthatsound says:

    There’s nothing we can do that isn’t dumb
    nothing we can think, our minds are numb
    no one we can trust who doesn’t look and talk like me
    it’s easy

    All We Have is Hate da da da de da
    All We Have is Hate da da da de da
    All We Have is Hate, Hate
    Hate is All We Are

    All We Have is Hate da da da de da (all together now!)
    All We Have is Hate da da da de da (everybaaaa-dy)
    All We Have is Hate, Hate
    Hate is All We Are

  8. WLA says:

    I don’t care if they all have MBAs and drive Bentleys, they still can’t fucking spell and dress like NASCAR fans.

    And they’re selfish assholes.

  9. PepeLepew says:

    Sign at the Tea Party protest in our town:

    “Ali Bama and his 60 thieves”

  10. choicelady says:

    Sacramento local media just reported that the crowd at the Tea Party outside the Capitol was 2500-3000, down from 5000 last year.

    In the Sacramento Bee, one man was quoted as saying there were no ‘birthers’ or other wackos, but in the electronic blog, one said he was there and went into a total rant about “no birth certificate”. So much for participant observation by the Tea Party attendees.

    Glad I stayed in the office with y’all.

    • kesmarn says:

      On the evening news tonight, one guy was carrying a sign comparing Obama to Hitler. When confronted on it, he declared that it “wasn’t meant to be offensive.” When asked how comparing anyone to Hitler could be regarded in any other way he was speechless and just kept shrugging his shoulders.

      At least they could have the guts to own their ugliness. To insult someone and then deny that it was meant to be insulting is pure cowardice.

  11. choicelady says:

    What happened to “Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten”?

    Share. Play fair. Don’t hit. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take what is not yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt someone. When you go out in traffic, hold hands and look out for each other.

    How did those rules all get shoved into the rubric of “Socialism” and dismissed?

  12. Chernynkaya says:

    And let’s hear it for Anthony Weiner:

  13. Daedalus says:

    Thank you, AdLib. If only we could discover that cure.

    • KQ says:

      He Daedalus great to see your moniker again. BTW we’ve named all our computer devices using ancient Greek names and I named one of my portable hard drives Daedalus. The laptop I use most is Artemis and my wife’s is Athena.

  14. KQ says:

    Great piece Adlib the sad part is all the attention the right and left is giving to the Teabaggers could assure that Republicans take back the House this fall. The big conspiracy here is the unbounded coverage this group is getting when it’s just the Republican Party for the most part. Republicans are doing absolutely nothing for the country and they make no bones about it. But since this group aligns with Republicans it gives them a bloated sense of accomplishment and support. Republicans win again because the control the media in this country.

    • Chernynkaya says:

      KQ--That is EXACTLY how I feel. I feel the same way about Palin, that the media made her a star. She has something like a 20% approval rating, yet she is promoted daily my ALL media as a star. Same with the Tea Baggers. You said it!

  15. Khirad says:

    It was funny that at the Metro was a black guy selling American and Gadsden flags. I thought it a bit ironic, but don’t begrudge the guy wanting to make a buck. I’d be curious to find out how many of them bought one from him, though. For those curious, no, I headed on down to Georgetown today and only saw a about half a dozen clear Tea Partiers on the streets headed to the rally.

  16. SanityNow says:

    I suppose I could write something more lengthy but these people are literally not credible. This has, from the very beginning, been an obvious venting of racial hatred. The timing of the forming of these groups is the dead giveaway. The Tea Party movements weren’t formed until Obama was elected and took office. The arguments for fiscal responsibility? Really? so then they were just fine with big gummint before Obama?

    They are unbelievable racists and since they are uncomfortable with the truth of that racism they craft other reasons to hide behind, never minding that each of those reasons crumble upon any meaningful examination.

  17. escribacat says:

    For some reason, this reminds me of:

  18. PepeLepew says:

    I’ve strongly resisted the temptation to label Tea Partiers as racists, but from their signs and rhetoric and behaviour, it’s become painfully apparently that racism infests the movement.

    I’m not saying every single Tea Partier is a racist; you can’t make blanket statements like that, but I’ve become increasingly convinced that what really drives the rage of many of these people (maybe even MOST of them), is the thought a black man in the White House.

    • boomer1949 says:



    • choicelady says:

      Pepe -- I’ve not gone over to the Capitol in Sacramento to see, but last year I was there, and it was downright scary. The numbers of furious signs with racial overtones and outright racist remarks was horrifying.

      But the anti-government sentiments are maybe more scary since we’ve already seen the waves of violence these people are capable of inflicting. If Dick Armey, Michelle, Glenn, Rush, and even Sarah are thinking they are immune, I think they are wrong. Their greed and money will eventually be objects of envy and then hate by the very forces they have unleashed. All the BS rhetoric against ‘privilege’ will NOT render them free from wingnut hates.

      I’m very scared for our nation. I think the tea party people are probably less likely (LESS likely, not NOT likely) to inflict violence, but they are giving aid and comfort to the militias with this rant. Tim McVeigh would not have been in the tea party crowds, but he drew from the mainline mentality of loathing the poor and people of color and NRA screeds.

      I dread next week. April 19th has been, over and over, an opportunity for violence. Not only OKC but several movements have given rise to action on that date -- or the 20th which is Hitler’s birthday -- so I won’t rest easily until May.

      America the weird. I think we will see worse before this subsides. I hope dildenusa is right and that the people who have suffered in the downturn are really finding the tea party and militia rants unbearable, and that eyes will be opened by those who might otherwise have been supporters.

      Those who support Ron Paul do so at their peril -- among other things, he wants a return to the gold standard that is the death knell for open credit for small business and ordinary homeowners. They do not know that their own historic precursor, William Jennings Bryan who WAS a populist, demanded an end to the gold standard (his “cross of gold” message). This contemporary group is pitiful. Theirs is a pretend populism, and if you listen to the messages today, they are NOT populist but support continued privilege.

      Back to the original premise: you can’t fix stupid.

      • Chernynkaya says:

        Ron Paul is also a darling of the John Birch Society, which was a sponsor of CPAC. The Birchers were responsible for his lead in the straw poll they took at CPAC.

      • PepeLepew says:

        Yeah, how asinine is it that several gun rights groups across the country are planning rallies on April 19th? Disgusting!

  19. kesmarn says:

    AdLib, the Quinnipiac University poll in which I participated few weeks ago bears out your conclusions. The results are in. They’re published here:


    But the bottom line shows strong connections between males, fans of the Tea Party, self-proclaimed White “Born Again” pseudo (my addition) Christians, and the Republican Party.

    They can claim all they want that they’re independent, but they consistently express negative opinions of the Democratic Party, its policies and candidates.

    The Tea Party is nothing but a front group for white male racists and their collaborating Palinesque “babes.” I really do hope the CrashTheTeaParty.com movement takes off.

  20. dildenusa says:

    What we have with the tea bag partiers is the old myth about poverty and the poor being brought back by demagogues on the extreme right. The myth being that some people like to live in poverty because they are lazy and want a handout. Or they are drug addicts who refuse to get clean. There are people on the right who actually believe that if you are laid off because of a reduction in the workforce it was your own fault and if you collect an unemployment check you are a deadbeat.

    The current recession is doing more to debunk the myths about poverty and the poor than any sociologist could ever do in a lifetime of research. The truth is more like government policies which since 1980 have favored a small percentage of wealthy individuals and families at the expense of ordinary people. So now the tea bag partiers instead of looking at the truth which is staring them in the face, turn to myths which have already been debunked.

  21. Chernynkaya says:

    So many thoughts, AdlIb.

    1.) Tea baggers are being more and more presented as mainstream. I got an almost lethal dose of that today on Morning Joke. Joke had on ex-Governor Pataki and Pontificator Tom Brokaw.

    Pataki kept repeating lies about HCR

  22. choicelady says:

    AdLib -- we must have had a shared brainstorm this morning!

    I totally agree that this group at least has reduced everything to:

    Just so I got mine.

    In a way, I am GLAD they are being portrayed as above average white folks because it makes them look really stupid. They lose nothing, are not unemployed or bankrupt, they take government supports (we ALL pay taxes to the government, even the poor) but don’t want anyone else to get help. They support the ‘great risk shift’ of having handouts to the rich and to corporations -- they are NOT the people who have real problems. They are utterly selfish, utterly narcissistic.

    Damn their eyes. They are the people who still think Reagan is a saint, think they ‘made it on their own’ -- NOT, and think white is right.

    Disgusting people.

    • AdLib says:

      Choicelady, indeed we are on the same wavelength!

      These are the people who are the product of the Reagan Revolution way of thinking.

      Greed and selfishness are the sensible American traits. All for me, who cares about you?

      Is it any wonder we find ourselves in such a pathetic state as a society, when selfishness has become so enshrined in this nation?

      And for all the howling attacks on Obama as being a Muslim

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