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Tea Party and Michele Bachmann Embrace the Bigots Again

Tea Party BigotryThe news is all about how John McCain “blasts unjust attacks” by Michele Bachmann on Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton in the Department of State.  What the news should be about, however, is that once again the tea party has gone for the bigot vote.

It is despicable that the tea party represents bigotry. The tea party rallied around Donald Trump only after he made bigoted remarks. The tea party rallied around Herman Cain only after he made bigoted remarks. The tea party rallied around Rick Santorum only after he made bigoted remarks.

And now Michele Bachmann is trying to get the tea party (whose caucus she leads in the House) to rally around her – by offering egregiously dishonest and bigoted remarks!

Where is the rest of the Republican party? Why haven’t they stood up to Bachmann’s bigotry? Why? Because the Republican party has embraced the bigots in America. Their nominee, Mitt Romney, rather than speaking out against bigotry is cozying up to Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh while they spew bigotry. Without the bigots the Republicans cannot win. After all, the Republican party has waged war on immigrants, gays, women, Muslims, minorities, and pretty much anyone who isn’t a white male evangelical Christian. They figure that since they have disdained everyone else they have to encourage the bigots to come out and vote for them.

You can see the bigotry and dishonesty of the tea party in full neon here on Gather.

It’s disgusting. And it is NOT America.

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July 19, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Republican Ricketts Plan Goes Straight for the Bigot Vote

ImageOnce again the extremist tea party wing of the Republican party is catering to bigot vote.  In a proposed plan dubbed “the Ricketts plan” after the super-rich Joe Ricketts, another of the stable of super-rich who are trying to get their man (super-rich Romney) into the White House. The plan is laced with code words for bigotry.  Even to the point of including President Obama’s middle name, a sure-fire way to rile up the bigots of the party.

The plan proposes to raise the specter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose cherry-picked diatribes were employed by some for a similar purpose in 2008.  At that time, however, the Republican nominee John McCain refused to play the bigot card.  [In part due to his shock that some in his campaign event crowds were shouting not only bigotry by suggested acts of violence.]  Apparently the Republican party has devolved even more since then, as this proposal caters directly at those bigots who can’t stand to see an African-American man with a funny name in the Oval Office.

This line of attack shouldn’t surprise people.  The Karl Rove Super-PAC has already been out with lie-filled ads, and we can can expect even more from the super-rich funded super-PACs.  Keep in mind that only a few dozen super-rich men are financing the vast majority of these super-PAC organizations who don’t have to play by the same rules that us normal people have to play by.  These handful of super-rich have been giving millions to these uncontrolled groups, while you and I are limited to donating $2500 per election.  Guess who has more influence.

This direct play to get the bigot vote is both shameful and an example of how dishonest – and just downright mean – the Republican party has become.  It’s a sad thing to know that a party has stooped so low and attacked so many (anti-gay/anti-women/anti-Muslim/anti-minority/anti-Latino/anti-non evangelical/anti-science, etc.) that it must cater to the bigots of the world.

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment