Barack Obama to Tea Party and America … Let Them Eat Taxes … “They should be saying thank you”

 

Obama Arrogance on display …

President Barack Hussein Obama has nothing on Marie Antoinette as The One says to the Tea Party and Americans for that fact, “LET THEM EAT TAXES”.

One thing is for certain, Barack Obama cannot take criticism. Yesterday, at a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, FL, Obama addressed the Tea party members and those that were protesting across the country on Tax Day by saying … “they should be saying thank you” because of the tax cuts he has signed into law.

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Yes, the peasants should be thanking me and kissing my ring

What President of the United States mocks and makes fun of the people he serves? Do you ever remember a President being so flipped and condescending?

President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was “amused” by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.

Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying “they should be saying thank you” because of the tax cuts he has signed into law.

The president went as far as to say that this week’s special election in Florida, which was won by Democrat Ted Deutch, was portrayed by Republicans as “a referendum on healthcare, a referendum on the stimulus.”

“And you know what, it was,” Obama said to applause.

Obama continued to dare Republicans to run on a platform of repealing healthcare reform, telling the audience “they won’t be very successful.”

Mock the Tea Party and We the People all you want Obama … We will Remember in November!

I am sure the Tea Party and Americans that disagree with the over taxing, out of control spending, record federal deficits and no jobs AMUSE YOU! I wonder just how amuzed you and your ilk will be come this November after the midterm elections? Think you will be laughing then President Obama? Or wondering what political tsunami just hit you?

It is not just the Tea Party that oppose your higher taxes and out of control spending, a super majority of Americans think you waste their tax dollars.

Seventy-four percent of people questioned say that a lot of their tax dollars are wasted by the government; 23 percent say that some of their tax dollars are misspent and three percent say that not much of their tax dollars are wasted.

I wonder just how much trash this low rent President will be talking when he finds out election eve November 2010 that Republicans swept the elections in a landslide. Pundits have stated that Dems might lose 50 seats in the House, personally I think with the mood of the country and a smug and arrogent President who has no respect for the people that he works for … the Democrat loses will be much higher that predicted.

What is most contemptible about this President is the dismissive manner in how he treats people. He cannot take criticism and when he reacts to it is in a condescending manner.

That ignorant cowboy BushHitler had his faults, but somehow I don’t recall him ever saying anything that dismissive about the anti-War protesters, do you?

Actually,not only does Obama have contempt for his opponents, but he has it even for his rabid partisans at a Dem fund raiser. There’s no other explanation for him pulling off that wheeze about how he’s supposedly cut taxes.

All of the American people are so appreciative of your taxes and efforts to turn American into a socialized, Marxist state. Thank you Mr. President for not focusing on jobs and having no clue how to get the US economy going again.  Hey America, wait until next year when all the Obamacare taxes kick in … get your thank you’s ready.

Personally, I say provide Obama with a thank you in the midterms and 2012 elections. A message to Barack and the Democrats … We will remember in November!



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  • Comments

    93 Responses to “Barack Obama to Tea Party and America … Let Them Eat Taxes … “They should be saying thank you””

    1. super dave on April 16th, 2010 9:06 am

      i will thank the fresh prince of somalia when
      he bends over for America to put a foot up his
      scrawny a$$.

    2. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 9:40 am

      I am posting a link to Michelle Malkin’s blog where there are pictures and even video of liberals crashing the tea parties. How this for class?

      http://michellemalkin.com/2010/04/15/crashers-they-came-they-saw-they-failed/

      Why do liberals feel the need to crash a peaceful tea party?

    3. Buster on April 16th, 2010 9:40 am

      obamanos sucks worse than anything that ever sucked before !!!

    4. Fern on April 16th, 2010 10:18 am

      Michelle, the real signs that Tea Party members carry are far, far worse than the one on this link. Sorry, they just are.

      You know how the Tea Partiers could tell he wasn’t one of their own? His sign was spelled correctly.

    5. Brenda in Virginia on April 16th, 2010 10:26 am

      Definately living in his own reality. check out this article. Dude actually suggests going to asteroid instead of the moon. someone needs to tell him it was a movie…we really don’t need to land on an asteroid…unless he is volunteering to go and then I say there couldn’t be enough money spent of the project right now :)

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100415/sc_nm/us_obama_space_asteroid

    6. Scott on April 16th, 2010 10:42 am

      Liberals are scared which is why they are using intimidation tactics but it’s not going to work. I wish one of those idiots would have approached me and got in my face or tried to attack me like they attacked a poor helpless woman in New Orleans. I’d happily spend the night in jail after I knocked their tree hugging teeth out.

      Anyhow…is he talking about the $8 a paycheck tax cut? LOL. Yeah, which is why sales plummeted in 2009. Sure….$8 whooping dollars.

      My neighbor who worked in the military office at the WH told me two weeks after he took office; that many many employees retired or quit because of this arrogance. Many thought he was aloof, but Nope…he’s as arrogant as a person who talks in the 3rd person; probably worse.

      See all throughout his life he’s been told how great he is and he has no balance.

      Keep talking Mr. President….as you do your numbers continue to plummet!

    7. Scott on April 16th, 2010 10:45 am

      Fern you liberal twit….the signs at the TEA Party are FAR LESS severe than the anti war signs depicting Bush as HITLER or calling for his death.

      Noboby is buying your Keith Olberloser and the butch Rachael Maddow talking points. You must one of the losers who actually watch their shows as O’Reilly and Hannity continually blast them in the ratings by 3 to 1. Geez wonder why that is?
      Maybe…because people know where the truth is….

      You attempts are futile and worthless.

      You know how you can tell a liberal crashed the tea party..his mommy was holding his hand.

    8. Fern on April 16th, 2010 10:47 am

      Brenda, what an enlightened response. And I assume you’re an astronomer or scientist of some kind? Because surely you know what you’re talking about.

    9. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 10:50 am

      #4 Do you have proof of any of these signs? Oh, low blow, you are stereotyping tea partiers as being dumb. Not cool

    10. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 10:53 am

      Fern

      I would like you to do me a favor, humor me okay? Go to youtube and look up machosauceproductions and watch his videos and tell me honestly what you think. His name is Alfonso Rachel and he is a wise man.

    11. Fern on April 16th, 2010 10:59 am

      Michelle, take a look at this Jimmy Kimmell video of Tea Party signs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qSMWTgLPuA. I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair this morning.

    12. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:00 am
    13. Scott on April 16th, 2010 11:00 am

      Michelle don’t worry about elitist pricks like Fern and the rest of her liberal loser friends.

      Liberals don’t have any facts or logic to their argument. If you took a nationwide poll as to who was cooler; liberals or tea partiers; I’d be willing to put my six figure salary up that tea partiers would win in a landslide.

      Let’s see…nerdy tree hugging heartless liberals or real Americans who love their country more than they love themselves?

      Fern…you haven’t had your Fern flowered in a while have you? LOL.

    14. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:02 am

      It’s especially ironic because so many Tea Partiers accuse other people of being illiterate and not able to speak English. I’m sorry, the signs that are not threatening death to someone make me crack up so hard.

      Here are some more: http://gawker.com/5506871/the-illustrated-tea-party-dictionary.

    15. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:05 am

      Yeah, when WILL those foreigners learn some English? http://www.flickr.com/photos/pargon/4468910837/in/set-72157623594187379/

    16. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:07 am

      I love Jimmy Kimmell. Sigh.

    17. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:11 am

      Founder of the Tea Party Dale Robertson, who denies Tea Partiers use racial slurs, holding a sign with the N-word on it:

      http://www.theroot.com/buzz/pesky-teabagger-sign

      AND it’s misspelled. Classic!!!!!!1

    18. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:15 am

      You Tea Party folks are your own worst enemies. Stop blaming everyone else that you look like jackasses.

    19. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:23 am

      Why don’t you invite Dale Robertson to speak at a get-together for the “Scarred Monkees.”

    20. super dave on April 16th, 2010 11:30 am

      yep, fern’s cousins in the crowd screaming
      racist remarks at their own people.
      fern, how much does obama pay his thug trolls ?
      you must be getting a lot of freebies as loud as
      your mouth is. a year’s supply of twinkies and
      crack.
      i guess you enjoyed the beating of the GOP official and her boyfriend didn’t you. more
      of your cousins ?

    21. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:39 am

      This is a riot: http://www.spitefulcritic.com/home/20-favorite-tea-party-signs. The “I’m Teabagging for Jesus” sign is my favorite. Sometimes you have to laugh or you’ll cry. And I laughed so hard I cried looking at these signs. I have to get back to work now. Project is due today!

    22. Fern on April 16th, 2010 11:42 am

      Scott, are you teabagging for Jesus?! Because I think He would like you to stop.

    23. Brenda in Virginia on April 16th, 2010 12:08 pm

      Fern…how did you know? I was trying to keep a low profile. (Did I spell all that correctly?)

    24. Brenda in Virginia on April 16th, 2010 12:09 pm

      Michelle #9,

      If one is a lib…all they have to know how to spell is:

      “Hey, hey. Ho, ho. such-in-such has got to go.”

      Know what I mean?

    25. Brenda in Virginia on April 16th, 2010 12:19 pm

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1546645/Angry-Obama-the-pothead-is-not-how-they-remember-him-in-Hawaii.html

      In the book, Sen Obama recalls that he had “been headed” to the status of “junkie” or “pothead”, which he describes as “the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man”. He recalls smoking “reefer” in the backs of his friends’ vans, dorm rooms and “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school”.

      That is not what Bryon Leong, a former classmate at the elite Punahou School where Sen Obama won a scholarship aged 10, remembers.

      “He was known as a partier, as a guy looking for a good time, but not much more,” Mr Leong said. “

    26. lawguy on April 16th, 2010 1:24 pm

      Yes, but do you have a response to his statement that he lowered income taxes for the vast majority of Americans?

      I mean he did right? So, if income taxes are lower than they were under Bush, what are people complaining about. I mean tax wise at least.

    27. Fern on April 16th, 2010 2:13 pm

      Scott, it’s pretty pathetic when anyone brags about his salary. (I’ve heard men who do this are usually desperately insecure about their “shortcomings.” LOL.)

      My husband (I think you’re slamming my sex life, right?) is 100% man. I’ve never seen him parade around like a rooster and broadcast his salary. He doesn’t need to. He’s very secure in his manhood. He’s a wonderful husband and father.

    28. Fern on April 16th, 2010 2:19 pm

      Let’s see, Scott. You’ve called me an “idiot,” a “twit,” and a “loser,” among many other insults. Why don’t let your arguments speak for themselves? Do you need all these insults as a crutch?

      By the way, I don’t have any respect for grown men who insult people like that, especially men who insult women or children. They’re usually bullies. If you have something to say, say it. If you’d like to debate, debate. But I don’t think you can do it without insulting. And I really have no respect for that.

    29. Fern on April 16th, 2010 2:26 pm

      I went back and reread some of your comments, Scott, and you don’t really make any sense. Make your point! Maybe your point is just to insult, but you have to have better reasoning skills to pull down your “six-figure salary,” don’t you?

      And just how do you have time to post all your childish insults on this blog while still pulling down your “six-figure salary”? It’s pretty impressive that you are making a “six-figure salary” and can play around on the Internet all day. I am working from home part-time right now until our youngest goes to school, and this is why I have the time.

    30. Fern on April 16th, 2010 2:29 pm

      Sorry to post so many times in reply to you, Scott, but it just occurred to me the last time a man insulted me in such a bald and cowardly manner, and he was this really *itchy gay man I work with. I guess since he considers himself a woman, he just saw it as a catfight.

    31. NewGirlBoston on April 16th, 2010 2:30 pm

      Fern! Are you serious? Can you stop with your BS and all the cutting and pasting? Stop with this! I saw WITH MY OWN EYES a peaceful assembly this week in Boston! Want to look at the signs held—go on line to Boston.com and click on the pics of the convention and hundreds of signs held. Also! Who are YOU to imply that WE THE PEOPLE or ANYONE cannot fully exercise their Constitutional Rights and more than one at that!!!

      Please get a grip on yourself! First you come in here and attempt to call us all racists- (which makes you nothing but a RACE BAITER)–what the heck is your problem, anyway? We can all read and – why all the picking apart on the grammar? Former Schoolteacher syndrome or something? Look within your own party if you want to see millions of Americans with poor language and reading comprehension skills.

      Not sure what point you are trying to prove here by bombarding these threads with so many ranting, consecutive posts. Suggestion: If you want the general public on this blog for starters to take you a little more seriously you may want to do a better job at hiding all of your hidden rage and animosity towards others in addition to your finger pointing, name calling and immaturity.

      Just because we do not agree with any, some or all of your views doesn’t mean we have to stand here and be scorned or ridiculed OR JUDGED by you! All of the things you seem to have a problem with others doing—you have been doing non-stop on a daily basis since you joined here. Let’s see- Fern—wouldn’t that make you a HYPOCRITE???

    32. Fern on April 16th, 2010 2:34 pm

      Hey, everybody, Scott makes over $100,000 a year! (That was just for anyone who missed your earlier post.)

      : )

    33. Brenda in Virginia on April 16th, 2010 2:52 pm
    34. Brenda in Virginia on April 16th, 2010 2:53 pm

      Pay special attention to definition #6 at the link…

    35. sugarbiscuit on April 16th, 2010 3:49 pm

      This post and the resulting comments in support of the incoherent thesis that it is our President who cannot take criticism when all Obama states is the truth (i.e., income taxes for the middle and lower classes have dropped), while the poster and his commentators react as if he firebombed their homes is priceless. Irony much?

    36. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 4:26 pm

      Take a look at this video and you will see where all the housing problems started. That’s right it started under Bill Clinton. Slick Willy

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivmL-lXNy64

      Also Fern, you don’t really expect me to believe something from Jimmy Kimmell do you? Wow is this where you get your news?

      I’m done with the discussion if you can’t look at what I’ve posted and give me an honest reply. Without posting all this lame crap about misspelled signs, violence at tea parties & racial slurs at tea parties when it’s not happening. Why can’t you just discuss the issues? Why do you refuse to reply to my posts? Go ahead laugh it up. The only joke is the President.

      It’s typical that you will not reply to my posts except to poke fun at a few people who can’t spell when there are plenty of liberals who can’t spell either. BTW, do you remember when Obama was campaigning and he said he had visited 57 states and only had 2 more to go? How about him talking about the Constitution and quoting the Declaration of Independence?

      Get ready for your electricity bill to skyrocket thanks to your President

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4

      Or maybe you think this is funny to Fern

      http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=XdSUuz8zZu

      Oh look a black tea party member. I guess he’s racist too, huh? Where is his misspelled & vulgar threatening sign? Do you see it?

    37. Fern on April 16th, 2010 5:20 pm

      Michelle, he’s cute, too. You found a cute black man at a Tea Party rally! They should make an online game like “Where’s Waldo?” Find the ethnic person at the Tea Party rally. There’s one there!

      Oh, wait, that’s a guy with a sunburn.
      ____________
      SM: Why would you expect many blacks at a Tea Party when 95% of blacks voted for Obama? However, that said there are blacks and other minorities at Tea Parties.

      By the way, just a question to the 95% of blacks who did vote for Obama … how’s that “Hopey Changey” thing working out for you? That unemployment rate is as high as ever for black and for black teens it is through the roof.

      Just an FYI: Lloyd Marcus and Kevin Jackson are prominent speakers for The Tea Party Express. Listen to what they say some time, you could learn alot. Read Kevin Jackson’s book “The Big Black Lie”.

      R

    38. Fern on April 16th, 2010 5:25 pm

      Come on, lighten up, Michelle. You don’t see the hilarity in a man holding a sign calling other people morons–and he can’t even spell morons? That’s comedy gold.

    39. Fern on April 16th, 2010 5:28 pm

      I sent that one to my girlfriends this morning, and they loved it.

      Also, come on. It’s funny when people are angrily demanding that “Americans speak English” and they can’t even write a ten-word sign! The irony there is beautiful.

    40. Brenda in Virginia on April 16th, 2010 5:36 pm

      I love tea. It is so calming. Fern, you should try a cup.

    41. Fern on April 16th, 2010 5:37 pm

      NewGirlBoston, you have a hair-trigger temper, don’t you? All of your posts read like you’re shrieking at the top of your lungs.

    42. Fern on April 16th, 2010 5:46 pm

      OK, Michelle, I will watch your videos. I can’t do it tonight, but I’ll watch them tomorrow.

      Have a blessed day and a glorious weekend.

    43. NewGirlBoston on April 16th, 2010 5:59 pm

      #32-Fern–I don’t think Scott was bragging about his salary. Of course, you blow it up and over-emphasize it that way …what is this now the “World according to Fern & her lopsided translations??”?

      Did we really have to hear about how wonderful and masculine your husband is in return? Honestly, do what do you really get out of being so immature on a public blog? WHO CARES!!!!!

      Scott has been a long time blogger here way before your slanted, one-sided opinionated arse and possessed fingers began smoking up your keyboard on here, Fern—so please spare us your childish drama & rants. You are a borderline pathetic case who seems to be screaming “Look at me!? Can you see me?? Can you hear me?! Listen to me, damnit! Me, Fern, of 29 consecutive, insignificant posts? Hey, everyone?! It’s me! Fern!! I’m over here!!! Please pay attention to only me!!!” Can you please try and act your age whatever that number may be?

    44. Tom M on April 16th, 2010 6:21 pm

      I realize you’re a scared monkey and all but when you say:
      …not just the Tea Party that oppose your higher taxes and out of control spending,… I hope you can understand that taxes for a super-majority of US taxpayers are lower, not higher, under Obama.
      If you go to the White House website, you can find a link to the OMB and look at the 2011 budget. You’ll see that their forecast for federal tax collections is only 14.9% of GDP, much lower than any year (averaged 18%)under GwB.
      The GwBush doubled the national debt in just 8 years, averaging budget deficits of more than $500 billion each year. He and the Republican Congress (until 2006) incurred as much debt in 8 years as the country incurred in over 200 years. And you’re upset with Obama? Were you living under a rock for 8 years?
      Can you see why people think that there’s more to the Tea Party than just taking offense at “high” taxes (which a super-majority of said Tea Party knows little if actually nothing about) and government spending?
      GwB took over the banks, not Obama. That was a Paulson plan.
      The first loans to the car companies were GwB, not Obama.
      The deficit in the federal year ending 9/30/2009 of $1.4 trillion was a Bush budget not an Obama budget.
      If you’re going to get angry about taxes and spending, you might want to learn just a little teensy tiny bit about the topic before engaging in your logorrhea
      ______________
      SM: LOL, believing stuff off the Obama web site … Priceless. I bet you think that Obamacare will really lower the deficit and lower the cost of health care too. But then again, you are just so much smarter than us.

      We know that part of the budget was from GWB, why do you think many Republicans had an issue with him? However, what Obama did since in office is criminal. Its the difference in comparing a Finster to a Rembrandt … figure it out.

      R

    45. Michelle on April 16th, 2010 8:32 pm

      Good Lord the loonies are coming out of the woodworks around here. I’m done trying to educate people about what is wrong with this Country and what is wrong with this administration. I post fact after fact only to hear how the tea party has people holding up signs with misspelled words and how violent the tea party protesters are when I’ve seen the videos and the pictures and it’s not true. More lies from the liberal press and liberal blogs. It would be nice if those posters from the left could have an intelligent discussion without sarcasm and left wing propaganda. We patriots of the tea party have every right to protest their/our disgust with what is happening to this Country.

      Now grow up

    46. Fern on April 16th, 2010 8:33 pm

      Mr. Monkey, you really like that “how’s that hopey-changey thing working out for you” line, don’t you? You’ve used it four times that I’ve seen. It’s not really that funny.
      __________
      SM: Actually I think it is and I hardly need the likes of you to tell me what is and is not funny.

      Know what;s going to be really funny … your face on election eve November 2010 and 2012. Libs buy up now on Kleenex, you are going to need it.

      Funny is Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid getting voted out of office. Funny is Joe Biden’s old DE Senate seat being lost to a Republican.

      Remember in November.
      R

    47. Michelle on April 16th, 2010 8:34 pm

      #44 Wait till this healthcare law kicks in. Our taxes will be increased in order to cover this atrocity of a healthcare bill. I have news for you my taxes have not decreased.

    48. Michelle on April 16th, 2010 8:36 pm

      Sorry guys I have several posts back to back to Fern. I should have let it go before it got this far. I’m done with it now.

      And now back to our regular scheduled program.

    49. Fern on April 16th, 2010 8:39 pm

      Tom, of course Mr. Scared Monkey offers no facts to disprove what you are saying. Perhaps Sarah Palin will post something on Facebook about it and he can reword it and post it here.

      It’s funny when anyone brings up Bush, they’re like, “Bush who?”

      Good post.
      __________
      SM: Fern, you are a guest on this site, i suggest you remember that.

      This is where you Kool-aide drinking , lying libs lose the argument. You act like Republicans enjoyed that GWB and manys GOPers in Congress went against their principles and spent $’s. Why do you think they were voted out?

      Of course libs and your ilk thought that GWB did not spend enough, that’s why you like the lying Socialist Obama.

      FACTS: You mean like when Obama said that the $787 billion stimulus bill would keep unemployment from going over 8%.

      You mean like when he said that people making under $250K would not be taxed?

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303348504575184132943720638.html

      Obama has signed 25 different tax hikes totally $640 billion over ten years into law, including 14 that break his “no new taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000″ pledge

      Obama’s campaign built on lies
      http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/obamas_campaign_built_on_lies_1.html

      Obama promising transparency in health care debate

      http://www.breitbart.tv/the-c-span-lie-did-obama-really-promise-televised-healthcare-negotiations/

      Hope & Change: CBO – Obama’s Record Budget Deficits Even Worse Than Thought, To Add $9.7 Trillion to US Debt by 2020 (+$1.2 Billion)
      http://scaredmonkeys.com/2010/03/05/hope-change-cbo-obama%E2%80%99s-record-budget-deficits-even-worse-than-thought-to-add-97-trillion-to-us-debt-by-2020-12-billion/

      The 10-year outlook by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is somewhat gloomier than White House projections, which found that Obama’s policies would add $8.5 trillion to the debt by 2020. While the two agencies are in relative agreement about the short-term budget picture, with both predicting a deficit of about $1.5 trillion this year and $1.3 trillion in 2011, the CBO is less optimistic about future years, predicting that deficits will grow rapidly after 2015.

      CBO: Obama’s Record Budget Deficits Even Worse Than Predicted

      Communist China Warns Obama On His Record Deficit

    50. Fern on April 16th, 2010 8:44 pm

      sugarbiscuit (what a great name), I think the irony may be lost here.
      __________
      SM: Fern, you think you are just so far superior than every one here. I hardly think you want to match intellect, TROLL!

      What is wrong with you people on the LEFT that you feel the need to try and state that others are ignorant. Are you just trying to make up for your own shortcomings?

      Seriously, it gets really old. It is so typical of you folks.

    51. Scared Monkeys on April 16th, 2010 9:28 pm

      TROLLS like Fern do not want to speak to the point of this post.

      FERN, message to you, keep on topic or your posts will be deleted.

      Obama the Arrogant actually acted in one of his most smallest ways since he has been President when he said the Tea Parties amuse him and they should be saying thank you.

      I honestly have never quite seen anything like this out of a President. It is as unbecoming and arrogant as I have ever seen.

      Middle of the road and independent folks have run from Obama because of these types of actions and comments.

      For his pettiness he will be politically blasted out of office. But not before he loses Congress in 2010.

      Barack Obama … Lost in Smallness. However, what else could we have expected from a community organizer.
      R

    52. right=right on April 16th, 2010 11:14 pm

      So much for that! Was interested to see comments to this article, Red. Discovered I’d tuned in to the [laughable but after a while boring] Fern show. I’m sure she’s aware that her buddies pictures are photo-shopped, you know, smart as she’d like us to think she is….ok, all laugh together on 1-2-3..go!
      Obama is so ‘amused’ by the TeaPartiers he has his thugs on tv, blogs, newspapers decrying them, racists, angry white men etc., etc. Won’t work this time Obama, unlike the last time it was tried and worked!!..we now have the internet thanks to Al-baby Gore.

    53. katablog.com on April 16th, 2010 11:45 pm

      #4 Fern: tell me which of these signs you think is soooo bad. Now Huffington Post has their most outrageous TEA party signs except that I couldn’t find any outrageous ones.
      Lastly, while you die laughing at the misspellings you turn around and put two r’s in Scared Monkeys. When you are drawing out a sign, it is pretty easy to accidentally misspell a word and yes, much of America (including myself) not good at spelling.

      #44 Tom >>>>I hope you can understand that taxes for a super-majority of US taxpayers are lower, not higher, under Obama.>>>>> The only taxpayers with lower taxes this year were ones who were how he supposedly lowered taxes – now go back and ask him to NAME THOSE TAXES that supposedly were reduced by him. Then ask him to name the taxes that he RAISED (cigarette tax for one).

    54. katablog.com on April 16th, 2010 11:47 pm

      Above should read (not sure what happened to the missing words):
      #44 Tom >>>>I hope you can understand that taxes for a super-majority of US taxpayers are lower, not higher, under Obama.>>>>> The only taxpayers with lower taxes this year were ones who were unemployed. You sucked in to O’s hype about how he supposedly lowered taxes – now go back and ask him to NAME THOSE TAXES that supposedly were reduced by him. Then ask him to name the taxes that he RAISED (cigarette tax for one).

    55. J.Jay on April 17th, 2010 4:32 am

      I am sorry, but the tea partiers make it so easy to mock them. I am sure there are reasonable people in there, even if they are hard to see.
      Calling Obama condescending when you listen to what gets said, displayed or impersonated at these rallies is a bit strange.

      The meetings are loud and agressive. Of course there is no agression when only people are there who agree. As soon as people of the other side appear, (even politicians) they get attacked or threatened. That has been seen numerous times. That is not a peaceful protest, that is a mob.

      And, in my opinion, Obama can tax cigarettes and alcohol until their price triples. Smoking creates dirt and cost and both are health hazards creating more cost. Taxing stupidity that costs everyone else to clean up and cure is something I am all for.
      ___________
      SM: So as long as it is people who are motivated who agree with what you say, you are ok. Nice. I happen to believe that people should have the right to protest their govt no matter who is in office. I don’t have to agree with them; however, a President should have the class to take criticism.

      “I am sorry, but the tea partiers make it so easy to mock them. I am sure there are reasonable people in there, even if they are hard to see.”

      Things are really hard to see when you are Constitutionally and intentionally blind. You would mock people because they want to take back an over-reaching govt. The LEFT had no problem calling GWB a Nazi and state that he was trying to take away individuals rights. When Obama does the same thing and more, the LEFT finds nothing wrong with it.

      Because being against higher taxes, out of control spending, record deficits, a govt demanding the purchase of insurance or else is such a terrible thing.

      Being for capitalism and America as a super power is such a rotten point of view isn’t it.

      Having spoke to hundreds maybe even thousands of Tea Party folks at this point I have come to one realization … 99.999% of them are just average Americans who are fed up with an over-oppressive govt and want to take their country back and have a govt working for them and not the other way around.

      Sorry, but I believe in American Exceptionalism and it comes from the people, not the government.

      R

    56. Tom M on April 17th, 2010 6:39 am

      Okay:
      The credits included:

      * An increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit
      * An expansion of the Child Tax Credit
      * For those who work, the Making Work Pay tax credit offered $400 per individual and $800 per couple
      * For those who lost their job, there was a 65 percent tax credit to help cover the cost of health care. The first $2,400 in unemployment benefits went tax-free
      * Up to $2,500 under the American Opportunity Credit for students and parents paying for college tuition
      * $8,000 for first-time home buyers
      * A deduction of state and local taxes paid on a new car
      * Up to $1,500 for home improvements to increase energy efficiency

    57. Larry on April 17th, 2010 8:24 am

      Good grief…you TeaBaggers are pathetic. You’re too f*(edit)ing stupid to realize that your taxes have been lowered. You spend your meaningless days, sucking at the teat of Fox News, getting spoonfed your thoughts and beliefs. Well…f*ck each and everyone of you ignorant morons.
      ______________
      SM: Who says SM does not allow free speech, in so many cases we post the foolish LEFT comments to prove the point of just how hateful and intolerant the LEFT really is. Thank you Larry for proving our point. Maybe you can learn to formulate a sentence without cursing … or is that a Big F’ing deal for you to do.

      Maybe you might want to check your “spooned” fed thoughts from the LEFT. Do you honestly think that a $trillion Obamacare program is not going to raise taxes on every one? What do you call a national sales tax and VAT tax that Obama is shopping? That is a tax on every one.

      Oh, but because a socialist, Marxist says it rather than a Republican that makes it ok. Be very careful what you wish for.

      12 Taxes in Health Care Law Violate Obama’s Pledge Not to Increase Taxes on Households Earning Less than $250,000
      http://cnsnews.com/news/article/63313

      As many as a dozen taxes in the new health care law violate President Barack Obama’s campaign pledge not to raise taxes on families earning less than $250,000 and on individuals earning less than $200,000.

      At least seven of these taxes directly affect health consumers regardless of income, such as the individual mandate to buy insurance, the employer mandate, the tanning tax, and limits and penalties on health savings accounts. In addition, Republicans argue that the tax impact of the law should include indirect taxes, such as the annual taxes on the health care sector that will be passed on to consumers.

      Remember when Obama made the following promise. Because who really thinks you can spend like a drunken sailor and not raise taxes on everyone?

      “If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not a single dime,” the president said.

      The bulk of the $500 billion in tax increases in the new health care law targets households earning $250,000 and individuals earning $200,000 — for example, the increase in the Medicare payroll tax. But many of the taxes hit the general public at large.

      The individual mandate, for example, will require all legal U.S. residents to purchase a government-approved health insurance plan beginning in 2014. Once the reconciliation bill is voted on in the Senate to amend the law signed by Obama this week, the individual mandate will require a single person to pay 2.5 percent of their income or $695 if they do not purchase health insurance.

      Generally, a single person making $30,000 or more will have to pay a 2.5 percent penalty if they do not carry health insurance. A person making less than $30,000 will have to pay $695. This penalty/tax is found in Section 1501 of the bill for “requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.

      When Obama taxes medical supply companies who exactly do you think pays for that? Do you think a corporation will actually eat the tax or pass it on to the individual?

      Some of you folks need to take an economics course and a BS meter post. No one can continue to spend and not raise taxes on all of we the people. Then again I wonder who the hateful LEFT feels about Obama beailing out Wall Street? Hmm?

      As Larry said above, “You spend your meaningless days, sucking at the teat of Fox News” as opposed to what sir … you sucking the teat of the government and other Tax payers? You might want to take a good look in the mirror and realize the words you spew at others are really you just describing yourself.
      R

    58. super dave on April 17th, 2010 9:00 am

      all democrats and liberals are racists.

    59. Fern on April 17th, 2010 9:00 am

      Katablog, putting two r’s in Scared Monkeys was a joke. Sarcasm. That’s why it’s in quotes.

      Yes, it’s easy to misspell something. But maybe one should pull out a dictionary for a sign in which one is calling others morons or declaring everyone in America should speak English. Also, if you don’t find anything wrong with the content (not the spelling) of some of those signs, I’m not sure what to tell you.

    60. Fern on April 17th, 2010 9:01 am

      Thanks, Tom.

    61. super dave on April 17th, 2010 9:05 am

      obama needs to remember that it is the white man that has allowed him to live here illegally all these years. let all those who think white people are racists move to their beloved Africa. none of them would last more than a day there. they have it so much better here and they should be thanking the white man.
      of course, judging from the violent action from the democrats lately, they would fit in just cozy with all the killing going on in Africa.
      ___________
      SM: Dave, don’t give these fools ammo.

      What Obama and the libs who love to use the race card need to realize is it was White America who elected Barack Obama. Without that vote he could never have been elected President.

      http://brandtao.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/demographics-for-us-presidential-election-2008/

      43% of Whites voted for Obama, 55% voted for McCain. Imagine what the media and Libs would be howling about if Whites voted for Obama like blacks did at a 95% to 4% margin.

      Whites voted for GWB and Kerry in 2004, 58% to 41% in the 2004 Presidential Election. Thus Obama gained more of a % of the white vote than did John Kerry.

      Whites voted in the 2000 election, 55% for Bush, 42% for Gore.

      WHITE VOTE
      2000 Election Gore: 42% – Bush 55% (+13)
      2004 Election Kerry 41% – Bush 58% (+17)
      2008 Election Obama 43% – McCain 55% (+12)

    62. super dave on April 17th, 2010 9:07 am

      all the democrat propaganda printed here makes no difference. you people would do well to call your wanna be president and cry to him. guess what, he doesn’t give a damn about any of you. his only agenda is to get re-elected to further his destruction and feed his hate and racism.

    63. katablog.com on April 17th, 2010 9:31 am

      #55 Tom M on April 17th, 2010 6:39 am:
      Tom, I’ve paid taxes and worked since I was 15 years old and allowed to work. Hubby and I are now in our “golden years” but still work. Not ONE of the taxes you listed above apply to us and yes, we make under $250,000 per year. So we have nothing to thank Mr. Barack Hussein Obama for except increased debt, increased taxes, increased deficit and controlled medical care.

      Instead we see a boat load of taxes coming our way to pay for the “stimulus”, cash for clunkers, weatherization, mortgage bailout, financial institutions bailout, trillion dollar deficits, increased unemployment insurance, and obama care. We also are concerned about being classified as too old for medical treatment.

      The TEA Parties are not just about taxes (even though held symbolically on April 15th). They are about a loss of freedom, ignoring the US Constitution, an elitist who makes jokes about the very people he was elected to serve, the corruption and backroom deals and the gall of congress in passing something that 57% of Americans very loudly and clearly said they did not want.

      Fern: Ever laid out a sign? You can know how to spell a word and yet miss a letter when quickly putting together a sign. Did you laugh as hard when people voting for Obama didn’t know what he stood for? How about when Obama talked about the 57 states he’d visited? Were you laughing when Obama supporters talked about how Obama was now going to pay their mortgage and make their car payment? How about when Obama bows to our enemies?

      The bottom line is that people make mistakes. It doesn’t change the real message which is the a majority of the people are not happy with the direction our country has been taken.

    64. katablog.com on April 17th, 2010 9:35 am

      Oh and Fern: please point out one sign in the group I pointed to that I should be upset with. Free expression is still the law of the land. I saw nothing distasteful. Were any of them in line with some of the signs about Bush? The Kansas TEA Party even had people at the door checking signs to ensure infiltrators didn’t try to represent that they were part of us.

    65. Scared Monkeys on April 17th, 2010 9:35 am

      You know you have won the argument and the debate when one manages to unhinge the LEFT and the MOONBATS come out of the woodwork.

      There is a reason why Obama has lost support with any one who actually thinks for them self and is either not a liberal, socialist, Marxist idealouge or a leach on society.

      The middle of the road, independents and people with no party affiliation have run from the Democrat party and Obama. They hate what he has done and reject his policies. It can be seen as fact in every poll whether it be Rasmussen, CNN, ABC, CBS … you name it.

      There is a reason why in the Generic Congressional ballot that Republicans lead Democrats 45% to 36%.
      http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot

      When Obama was sworn in to Office Democrats had a 6 point lead. In less than 2 years we have had a 15% point swing in American attitude toward party vote.

      The smugness of this President is as low rent as I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. The contempt Obama has for people who do not march in lockstep with him is deplorable. He is not a President of the People … he is the President of his ideology.

      Bush did a lot of things wrong and i did not agree with all that he did, but he never after being attacked on a daily basis ever lashed out at the public with such contempt.

      It is too bad Obama did not show the same contempt toward Americas enemies as he does for US citizens who voice their right to dissent.
      R

    66. megamooo on April 17th, 2010 9:43 am

      Well said, Scared Monkeys, WELL SAID!!!

    67. Fern on April 17th, 2010 10:49 am

      Katablog, I would like to respond to this quote from you: “The TEA Parties are not just about taxes (even though held symbolically on April 15th). They are about a loss of freedom, ignoring the US Constitution, an elitist who makes jokes about the very people he was elected to serve, the corruption and backroom deals and the gall of congress in passing something that 57% of Americans very loudly and clearly said they did not want.”

      Where were the Tea Parties when George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were stomping on the Constitution? Where were you when they were executing warrantless wiretaps? The government now has a massive database of Americans’ “private” phone calls: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-05-10-nsa_x.htm. (in violation of Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights)

      Where were you when people were being kidnapped and held without due process? (in violation of Amendment V of the Bill of Rights)

      Where were you when the government of the United States was engaging in torturing of prisoners? (in violation of Amendment VIII of the Bill of Rights)

      There are so many more violations of the Bill of Rights committed during the Bush Administration that it makes me wonder, why now?
      ____________
      SM: Because Tea Party could care less whether we torture people who want to kill us. You fools on the LEFT some how think that the Constitution and Bill of Right pertains to non-citizens of the US … It does not!

      TEA Party … you do realize that TEA stands for “Taxed Enough Already” right? No one is saying that GWB was the end all be all, what they are saying is that Obama is an unmitigated disaster.

      It’s not just the Tea Party people that feel this way. There are not enough Tea Party members to have swung polls so negative against Obama and all of his policies. The only thing he gets favorable ratings on is killing terrorists. Funny, when GWB was in office and blowing up terror villages, the LEFT claimed he was killing innocents. When Obama does it the MSM is silent.

      Warrantless wiretaps eh … get a load of your boy Obama >>>

      Google backs Yahoo in privacy fight with DOJ
      http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20002423-38.html

      In a brief filed Tuesday afternoon, the coalition says a search warrant signed by a judge is necessary before the FBI or other police agencies can read the contents of Yahoo Mail messages–a position that puts those companies directly at odds with the Obama administration.

      Yahoo has been quietly fighting prosecutors’ requests in front of a federal judge in Colorado, with many documents filed under seal. Tuesday’s brief from Google and the other groups aims to buttress Yahoo’s position by saying users who store their e-mail in the cloud enjoy a reasonable expectation of privacy that is protected by the U.S. Constitution.

      Obama Administration Wants to Read Your Email Without Warrant
      http://www.infowars.com/obama-administration-wants-to-read-your-email-without-warrant/

    68. Fern on April 17th, 2010 10:50 am

      “Super” dave, Barack Obama is the president. Democratically elected.

    69. Fern on April 17th, 2010 11:09 am

      “The smugness of this President is as low rent as I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. The contempt Obama has for people who do not march in lockstep with him is deplorable. He is not a President of the People … he is the President of his ideology.

      Bush did a lot of things wrong and i did not agree with all that he did, but he never after being attacked on a daily basis ever lashed out at the public with such contempt.”

      Katablog, I sincerely don’t know what you’re talking about here. Would you cite examples of Obama attacking the public?

      I’ve never seen him attack anyone. I’ve seen him criticize Republican (and Democratic) politicians, but I’ve never seen him attack the public. I’ve also never seen any evidence of “smugness.”

      This, despite being attacked in a really unprecedented way at the Tea Party gatherings. When I saw coverage of some of the first of these and the rhetoric used (especially around the healthcare town meeting), I thought, someone’s going to shoot him. One of these people will try to assassinate him, God help us. He may not live through the end of his term.

      Since Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 percent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President’s Secret Service. This is not a harmless movement. The rhetoric is violent and hateful.

    70. Fern on April 17th, 2010 11:13 am

      I am sorry, Katablog. I got mixed up when I was scrolling. The second quote, the one I quote in #69, is actually from Scared Monkey (Red?). I now redirect this question to him.

    71. FernFan on April 17th, 2010 11:50 am

      SM: I was sent here by Roy Edroso at Alicublog to laugh at you.

      Fern, I know you’re happily married, but I think I love you.
      ___
      SM: Wha???

    72. Senator Fom MASS Scott Brown Calls Obama’s Comments Sad | Scared Monkeys on April 17th, 2010 12:09 pm

      [...] Obama, speaking to about 1,000 Democratic donors in Miami Thursday night, said he’s been “amused a little over the past couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes,” adding, “You would think they would be saying, ‘Thank you.’ That’s what you’d think.” [...]

    73. Fern on April 17th, 2010 12:17 pm

      Katablog, I would like to respond to this quote from you: “The TEA Parties are not just about taxes (even though held symbolically on April 15th). They are about a loss of freedom, ignoring the US Constitution, an elitist who makes jokes about the very people he was elected to serve, the corruption and backroom deals and the gall of congress in passing something that 57% of Americans very loudly and clearly said they did not want.”

      Where were the Tea Parties when George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were stomping on the Constitution? Where were you when they were executing warrantless wiretaps? The government now has a massive database of Americans’ “private” phone calls: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-05-10-nsa_x.htm. (in violation of Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights)

      Where were you when people were being kidnapped and held without due process? (in violation of Amendment V of the Bill of Rights)

      Where were you when the government of the United States was engaging in torturing of prisoners? (in violation of Amendment VIII of the Bill of Rights)

      There are so many more violations of the Bill of Rights committed during the Bush Administration that it makes me wonder, why now?

    74. NewGirlBoston on April 17th, 2010 12:20 pm

      To all the Trolls )osting here for attention:

      Re-Read post #63. That is just ONE example of how Obama has done nothing to positively affect anyone’s tax returns this year!

      Repeating the bottom line: It doesn’t change the real message which is the a MAJORITY of the people are not happy with the direction our country has been taken.

      Point of this thread was that our President actually had the AUDACITY to tell Americans and the GOP in general, who the comment was directed at—that we should be “thanking him.”

      “It is too bad Obama did not show the same contempt toward Americas enemies as he does for US citizens who voice their right to dissent.”

      Barack Obama’s arrogance and ignorance of what Mainstream America wants, needs and is thinking, feeling, and most important LIVING every day is just incredible.

      He will begin to see more signs of just how out of touch he really is in November.

    75. Fern on April 17th, 2010 12:30 pm

      Scared Monkey, why won’t you allow my perfectly relevant comment about the Tea Party movement’s claims to be fighting for our constitutional rights through the “moderation” process? The post is directly relevant to this article and, in fact, in direct response to a comment on this article.
      __________
      SM: Fern, sorry if you are not the most important thing in my life or this site. You can wait your turn to have your dribble posted just like every one else.

      My God you people on the LEFT can do nothing more than whine all the time.

      Hey Fern, how about some brie with that whine?

      Here is a news flash, you bore me. Your leftist dribble bores the $#&t out of me. Frankly, your comments are so typical of every one on the LEFt. Guess what, since you decided to complain, the rest of your comments will be left in moderation.

      Go else where troll, go back to your liberal site where you came from.

      We don’t need to be given marching orders to defend our position … Say good bye … Every one say good bye …

    76. Fern on April 17th, 2010 1:07 pm

      trolls = everyone you don’t agree with

      moonbats = everyone you don’t agree with

      libs = everyone you don’t agree with

      In this world, “super” dave is a valued poster. He has a rich history of insightful comments here, doesn’t he? Well, keep on enjoying “super” dave’s thoughtful and interesting commentary.
      ______________
      SM: No

      TROLL = troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community. Ie. one who does nothing but state that other are racists to destroy the conversation.

      MOONBAT = An unthinking or insane leftist. In other words, most modern leftists.

      Libs = You.

      What you people do not get is that I have been doing this stuff for years, back when there actually was some political discourse and there could be a political debate without you on the LEFT just using the race card like you change your underwear. Without you on the LEFT insulting people and calling them ignorant just because they happen to have a differing opinion. The Democrat party used to stand for something and for blue collar folks. Now it is nothing more than an insane asylum.

      You think you have it so bad here do you. If I said 1/20th of what you had said here if I was on the Daily Kos, DU or the Huffy Post I would have been internet gang punked or banned.

      I have no issue with people with a differing view point, but please do not think that this is some how supposed to be fair. You want fair, go create your own site. Whether you like it or not, you are in some one elses house and subject to their rules.

      If you want to insult the owner of the house … do it at your own risk. You would not be the first or the last.

      I do too many things in the course of my day that are productive with politics and crime cases to just argue back and forth with some one who is just here to waste time.

      I think Obama is a disgrace and so do a majority of the people. If the election was held today, Obama would lose. It is not just Conservatives that have an problem with Obama. It is typical middle of the road folk that have a major issue with him.

      Whether its health care, jobs, unemployment, spending, deficits, taxes and just the way he feels the need to constantly apologize for America … the majority of people do not like it. You can make all the hateful comments you want, it does not stop the fact that the American people feel they were sold a bill of goods, and they were.

      Come this November, voters will remedy the situation. Come 2012, the voters will once again right the wrong. You think the opposite and that is fine.

      However, We shall see who is correct. When I play roulette, I bet on RED.

      R

    77. Barack Obama Back to -17 in Rasmussen Daily Presidental Tracking Poll | Scared Monkeys on April 17th, 2010 1:58 pm

      [...] Day was upon us and Obama had the unmitigated gall to say that Tea Party members amuse him and they should be thanking him. In fact, when the President made such an ignorant statement he was saying it to all Americans, not [...]

    78. Cookbook Recalled After Calling for Freshly Ground Black People … MSM to Blame Tea Party | Scared Monkeys on April 17th, 2010 6:22 pm

      [...] proof.  It is only a matter of time before the liberal MSM, Democrats, Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and the rest of the moonbat LEFT will attribute this obvious racist on the Tea Party movement and [...]

    79. Brenda in Virginia on April 17th, 2010 6:28 pm

      TEA Fern…try the tea!!!

    80. A Texas Grandfather on April 17th, 2010 6:48 pm

      Good going Red. Take that silly troll Fern to the woodshed. We need to stay on topic not come in from left loonville.

    81. Brenda in Virginia on April 17th, 2010 7:42 pm

      Heck, I’d be glad to have Hope back instead. Anyone remember her? Least she didn’t post to herself!

    82. Brenda in Virginia on April 17th, 2010 7:44 pm

      Oh come on now everyone. Let’s just go ahead and start thanking our government for taxing us to death so 10 generations down they are still eating beans 3 times a day and paying for today’s sins? Hey! Why not? If we don’t we are evil..right? (I think I’m confused.)

    83. Brenda in Virginia on April 17th, 2010 7:45 pm

      Well? Maybe a nice cup of ooling tea. Or maybe green, or white. Tried fern tea once…gave me projectile diarea.

    84. Brenda in Virginia on April 17th, 2010 7:47 pm

      Oolong…for those who check spelling…

    85. Brenda in Virginia on April 18th, 2010 6:54 am
    86. NewGirlBoston on April 18th, 2010 8:38 am

      Welcome to Tax Day 2010, or as it’s known at the White House, Obama’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

      And if last week’s Boston tea party with Sarah Palin is any indication, it’s only going to get worse.

      The first question I got after walking off the stage on Boston Common yesterday was “How big is the crowd?” The number — somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 — is irrelevant. The crowd was impressive, and not just for its size.

      This was a smart, savvy, and disciplined group. They knew what the game was and were playing it to win. Liberals hoping to see the Tea Party Express careen off a political embankment were very disappointed.

      The government-establishment politicians targeted by tea partiers are counting on one of two things happening before November. Either the tea partiers will get bored, lose focus, and move on; or else their passion and anger will inspire them to do something stupid and self-destructive that will marginalize the entire movement.

      Both scenarios are possible. But judging by Boston’s event, they’re getting less and less likely.

      For weeks, local liberal activists had talked openly about infiltrating the event with bogus racist or homophobic signs (quick question: If the tea partiers are racists, as the liberals allege, why do the lefties have to bring the racist signs themselves?). The local media was awash in handwringing about the “angry mob” descending on the Common.

      One local alt-weekly, the Boston Phoenix, ran a less-than-credible cover story attempting to portray the tea-party movement as an active ally of racist militia movements. Another liberal publication published signs for tea-party opponents to use to “greet” Palin. One featured two elephants copulating. Another referred to her as a “crazy bitch.” And in a bizarre twist from the “feminist,” anti–Second Amendment Left, another sign showed Palin’s face on a bleeding tea bag with bullet holes all around.

      In that climate, who knew what to expect? Would the nonstop insults and ridiculous accusations drive some attendees to react angrily, rather than thoughtfully, under the glare of the media spotlight?

      I had nothing to worry about. The crowd was spectacular — funny, enthusiastic, happy, respectful. Many people I talked to seemed disappointed that so few liberal plants and counterprotesters showed up. They wanted the chance to prove that they were rational, reasonable, and ready to debate.

      There were a few lefty cranks in attendance. Some of the published Palin attack signs were on display. One group of girls held signs reading “I heart abortions. They’re fun” that were clearly designed to provoke. Other signs simply declared everyone in attendance racists, sexists, homophobes, and “retards.”

      Because liberals are classy that way.

      The tea partiers didn’t even break a sweat. They ignored the provocation and enjoyed the show instead.

      As for offensive or racist signs from tea partiers, I worked my way through the entire crowd twice and didn’t see a single one. Members of the mainstream media also conducted a thorough sign-by-sign search looking for anything that could be construed as racist, and as of my latest Google News search this morning, they had nothing.

      No memo went out to tea partiers about what signs to bring, or how to handle some clueless college punk with a sign calling them “retards.” They did this without leadership.

      The tea partiers don’t need it. They are activism entrepreneurs, self-motivated and self-organizing. Today, for example, there will be more than 100 tea-party events in big cities such as Washington, D.C., and smaller communities such as Lowell, Mass. Their financial reach is nationwide, too, as they find candidates like Scott Brown and pour millions into their campaigns without any prodding from a party or leader.

      So how can it be a surprise to the mainstream media that a new New York Times/CBS poll shows that tea-party attendees are better educated than the average American? This is only news to those who’ve never spoken to a tea partier. It also reflects previous research about talk-radio listeners, showing that they’re some of the best-educated and most knowledgeable of all media consumers.

      Which is why they’re not bothered that Senator Brown avoided the Boston event. They know it’s about political strategy, and they get it. Many of the Massachusetts conservatives who worked hard to elect Brown in January knew his politics were more moderate than their own, but they also understood the strategic importance of electing him.

      And while the Boston crowd treated Palin like a rock star Wednesday, they also know her limitations — as the new poll shows. She may or may not be presidential material, but she does a great job of laying out the failings of this president and the hopes for our next one.

      There were many great signs at the event, but the trend that caught my eye was how many of them specifically mentioned November 2, Election Day. These folks have their eyes on the prize. Repealing Obamacareand dumping Washington’s far-left leadership won’t happen in a city park; it will happen in a voting booth.

      And the tea-party folks I spoke to Wednesday won’t need an SEIU-organized bus to get there, either.

      — Michael Graham is an NRO contributor and author of the new book That’s No Angry Mob, That’s My Mom (Regnery, 2010).
      ————————————————–

      ******Like Brenda in Virginia says,

      “Try the TEA, Fern!”

    87. Johny on April 18th, 2010 9:52 am

      Tom,Fern, I love your posts. You are very smart people.
      Every reply from RED is just a bunch of ranting, no arguments, no facts, no proof, only speculation.
      RED, we know you are being paid to write all this crap and lies on your website. For everyone else, please take a look at the documentary “Outfoxed”, you can find it on http://www.pbs.org it shows how Fox is indoctrinating and brainwashing the American people.

      It’s sad to see this website, I see a bunch of blogs posted by RED and nobody leaves comments on any on them. This website is a ghost-house. RED, I’m sorry you don’t have a day-job, but do you seriously feel good about blogging all these lies just to get paid by special interests and lobbyists? I feel bad for you.
      _____________
      SM: Sorry do have a day job and sorry to be too stupid for you, I guess a double degree and graduating Magna Cum Laude isn’t good enough for your vast intelligence.

      Paid, you nut jobs on the LEFT are truly comical. Sorry, not paid by any network or special interest group. That is what you fools do not understand about people who care and Tea Party members. That is what grass roots means.

      Just like the work we do with missing persons and crime cases, no payment.

      Insult all you want, let’s see who is correct in November.

      Don’t feel bad for me, I pray for the souls of idiots and fools who are so hateful that they cannot defend the policies that they seem to be so adamantly for, but instead just insult people.

      The hate is on the LEFT and has been on display for all to see for some time.

      See you in November …
      R

    88. Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Praises “Positive Sides” of the Tea Party … Guess they Don’t Amuse Turbo Tax Tim | Scared Monkeys on April 18th, 2010 12:32 pm

      [...] go from Obama mocking the Tea Party to Geithner praising them. Talk about good cop, bad cop … or is it just typical BS! Looks [...]

    89. Scared Monkeys on April 18th, 2010 12:46 pm

      TROLLS, you get to comment on the posts, not on how the site is run, nor is it any of your business.

      If you think running a site is free, you are yet another foolish TROLL, just being a troll. The day you decide to actually own a site and not just waste people’s time with gibberish, you will answer your own questions.

      We have heard this argument forever, its tired lame and old … you on the LEFT are such a pathetic bunch of people with the same tired play book.

      Yet, the LEFT does not question why the Daily Kos has ads.

      You have no idea the out of pocket expenses that take place to research, write and take place to help families. You are a sad bunch of miserable people. You really are. God help your miserable, hateful souls.

      Any future comments to such will be deleted.

      You people would not know the first thing about charity and helping others and the extensive hours taken to help people that we do not even know, you just try to make others lives miserable … that is why you are a TROLL.

      I noticed the TROLL contingent has no comment for the Rasmussen as #1 pollster. What, the facts get in the way with your liberal agenda?
      R

    90. Fern on April 18th, 2010 2:08 pm

      Bye Fern, have a nice life …

    91. Scott on April 19th, 2010 7:18 am

      LOL @ the idiot liberal who posted things that he thinks are “tax breaks.” Give me a break. They are using your own money to pay for these programs you stupid moronic twits. COMMON SENSE AND LOGIC.

      I got back less in taxes this year…Geez wonder why that is, so they can give it to those who pay nothing into the system like most of these liberals douche bags who post here.

      You morons can’t see the forest through the trees.

      You do know that this healthcare bill is back loaded with tax increases starting in four years.

      You see, it’s poor pathetic liberals that feel they are entitled to someone who works harder and earns more money than them.

      I love how liberals point to shows like Kimmel, a comedy show BTW, that super imposes things over signs,etc…

      And then moronic liberals post each other photoshopped photos and pass them around as being legitimate….LOSERS!

      Fern…I live 30 minutes south of DC. Look me up next time you are down in Southern Maryland. I’d love for you to bring your liberal a$$ down my way. LOL!

    92. Former President Bill Clinton Predicts Democrats Will Hold House and Senate | Scared Monkeys on April 19th, 2010 10:30 am

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    93. SiberianMassGraves on July 8th, 2010 10:45 am

      Outside of George Bush’s second republican convention, Democrats staged mock unemployment lines in protest of the 5.4% unemployment rate in America.

      Now the unemployment lines are real.

      “Can you feel it coming?
      Can you hear it calling?
      Can’t someone here stop it?”

      – Queensryche, “Empire”

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