Tea party members don't need to do any original thinking. They just repeat what they hear on right-wing talk radio, joining the like-minded in mindless parroting.
A friend sent me an anti-Obama e-mail he got from an acquaintance of his. I edited by cutting off the last two paragraphs, but left the rest as I received it, spelling, grammar and all.
HE DOES NOT HAVE A CLUES ABOUT HOW TO RUN ANYTHING.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO WAY TO MAKE MONEY EXCEPT TO TAKE THE FREE MAN'S MONEY AND GIVE IT THE POOR BASTARD'S THAT DO NOT WANTTP WORK FOR IT. THE ILLEGAL SPAINIARDS ARE GETIONG INCOME TAX REFUNDS. THIS ABSOLUTE BULL####!THIS BASTAD HAS TO BE ELECTED TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE.HE IS AN ABSOLUTE FRAUD FROM DAY ONE. IF ANY WISE 25-6MAN OR WOMWN CASTS A VOTE OR O'BUMMER AGAIN. I HOPE THE GET WHAT IS COMING.HE SIMPLY HAS TO GO!!
DEMOCRATS PLAY BY JIMMY HOFFA'S DAD'S RULES AND THAT IS PRE-HISTORICALLY WRONG.THESE 'FRAIDY ASS REPUB'S NEED TO GET OF OFF THER ASSES AND GET SOME S### GOING
Obama’s enemies are blaming him for problems that were entrenched before he ever took the oath of office, like a major crash of the U.S. economy and unemployment. We don’t live in Harry Potter’s world, so no one can wave a magic wand and cure those problems. Tea party hatred for Obama clouds their thinking, dulls their minds, and keeps them from working toward real solutions. Their only goal is to get Obama out in 2012.
You don't have to know what's going on to get along. As a matter of fact, ignorance and misstatements of fact are endearing to the Bachmann and Palin fans. It means they're "real folks," as dense as the people who love them.
A problem of perception of Obama by these brain-fogged folks is that he comes across as cerebral, an intellectual. I see him as thinking through a problem. The intellectual tag sticks to Obama, and that sticks in the throats of people like Pierre. They like a man like G.W. Bush, who sounds like a Wild West sheriff: less thought, more direct action. Bush’s place is being taken by his successor as Texas governor, Rick Perry, another shoot-from-the-hip politician. Yeee-haw!
It must really gall racists to have this “uppity black man” in the White House, making sense while their tea party and Republican representatives are acting out like spoiled children.
No wonder Obama has called these politics a circus.
The latest poll figures I heard were that Obama had an approval rating of 46%, which is bad, but the United States Congress has an approval rating of 12%. Twelve percent!! Yet they persist in their negative, disruptive, hardball tactics which serve no purpose except to make themselves look bad. They’d rather do that than admit they are wrong. It is a very nasty era of American politics, as down and ugly as we’ve seen it in the past 40 years or more, with ugliness and prejudice fueled by the money of right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers and others.
From Put A Lid On It by Donald Westlake.
[A political character has been undercover as a chauffeur for a millionaire right-winger, and makes a comment]:
"I just found the fellow fascinating."
Bob stopped his inspection to glare at Jeffords. "You did what!?"
"To watch a mind like that at work," Jeffords said, and shook his head in admiration. "He processes the same information from the world that you and I do, and turns it into something from another universe. It's like listening to someone from the Flat Earth Society, or those people who believe the moon landings were faked on soundstages in Hollywood."
. . . "I admire the effect," Jeffords said. If I could tap into the subtext of fears and prejudices and prides and misunderstood history the way he can, only with a little more self-awareness, bring it out a little smoother, a little blander . . . I'd be running for president myself."