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Sunday, August 29, 2010

with liberty and justice for some

steve benen has quite a good run-down on what the tea party doesn't stand for:
this is about "freedom."

well, i'm certainly pro-freedom, and as far as i can tell, the anti-freedom crowd struggles to win votes on election day. but can they be a little more specific? how about the freedom for same-sex couples to get married? no, we're told, not that kind of freedom.

this is about a fight for american "liberties."

that sounds great, too. who's against american "liberties"? but i'm still looking for some details. might this include law-abiding american muslims exercising their liberties and converting a closed-down clothing store into a community center? no, we're told, not those kinds of liberties.

this is about giving americans who work hard and play by the rules more opportunities.

i'm all for that, too. but would these opportunities include the chance for hard-working americans to bring their kids to the doctor if they get sick, even if the family can't afford insurance? no, we're told, not those kinds of opportunities.

this is about the values of the founding fathers.

i'm a big fan of the framers' generation, who created an extraordinary nation. but if we're honoring their values, would this include their steadfast commitment to the separation of church and state? no, we're told, not those values.
etc. etc. etc. be sure to read the whole thing.
posted by skippy at 10:13 AM |


That is a fantastic article- really nails them on all their mumbo jumbo implications, as they totally skip the glaring issues under those headers, Civil rights, Freedom of religion, the lack of healthcare, etc.

Won't be holding my breath on Fox news pushing for the civil rights of gay marriage anytime soon, or anytime ever!

They are just blowing smoke up the asses of the tea party vulnerable, who fall for it every time.
commented by Blogger Fran, 10:46 PM PDT  

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