Leftists taunt right-wingers as "tea baggers." The implication is that the target of their slur is either a woman or a gay man being orally penetrated by a man, and is, therefore, inferior, and despicable. -Danusha V. Goska, Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist
Whereas the Right regards the Left as wrong — even destructively wrong — the Left regards all those on the right as evil: “Sexist,” “intolerant,” “xenophobic,” “homophobic,” “Islamophobic,” “racist,” “bigoted” are typical descriptions of the Right made by the most respected names on the left.
President Barack Obama called these very groups “enemies of democracy,” and Vice President Joseph Biden has called them “terrorists.” Obama Administration spokesmen have referred to them as “jihadists,” “hostage takers,” persons “with bombs strapped to their chests, etc. Indeed a Rasmussen poll shows that 26% of the Obama Administration’s supporters – possibly not the least influential among them – regard the Tea Parties as the top terrorist threat to America. -Angelo M. Codevilla
Tea Party: They Must Be Racists
“The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy, it’s the Fort Sumter tea party”
Jesse Jackson has no doubt that on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Republican opposition to President Obama’s policies is motivated by racial animus reminiscent of the Civil War-era South. “The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy, it’s the Fort Sumter tea party,” Jackson told Politico’s Glenn Thrush.
Liberal, Hate, Racism, Press, Smears, Stereotyping
So what do Tea Partiers have in common? They are overwhelmingly white, but even compared to other white Republicans, they had a low regard for immigrants and blacks long before Barack Obama was president, and they still do.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Smears, Teaparty
The NAACP is accusing the tea party movement of providing a platform for “anti-Semites, racists and bigots.” “The Tea Party movement has unleashed a still inchoate political movement who are in their numerical majority, angry middle-class white people who believe their country, their nation, has been taken from them,” reads the report, posted Wednesday on a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People-sponsored website, Tea Party Nationalism.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Racism, Smears, Teaparty
A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.
Liberal, Smears, Teaparty
Fear of diversity is the driving force behind the conservative Tea Party movement
Liberal, Hate, Government, Character, Smears, Teaparty, Elitism, Stereotyping, Ignorance
"Tea Party people" aren't "just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people."
Tea Party: They Must Be Nazis
"You can see gradations of the ‘polarized mind’ at work in virtually all destructive political movements from Nazi Germany to Maoist China to our very own Tea Party. In fact, it is the pervasive malady of the 20 and 21st Centuries." -Kirk J. Schneider Ph.D.
Government, Smears, Education, Teaparty
SAN ANTONIO - Tempers flared during a town hall meeting on the Dream Act Tuesday night. During the meeting a high school government teacher from John F. Kennedy called the local Tea Party president a Nazi.
Liberal, Fraud, Press, Smears, Teaparty
You know, at the risk of violating Godwin’s law, is anyone starting to see parallels here between the teabaggers and their tactics and the rise of the Brownshirts? Esp. Now that it’s getting violent? Reminds me of the Beer Hall fracases of the 1920s.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Teaparty, Hollywood
"My fear is that the tea party gets a charismatic leader," actor/director Rob Reiner said to applause in front of a live audience on Bill Maher's "Real Time." "Because all they're selling is fear and anger. And that's all Hitler sold. 'I'm angry and I'm frightened and you should hate that guy over there.' And that's what they're doing."
Tea Party: They Must Be KKK
"So if she weighs as much as a duck, she must be made out of wood..."
Democrat, Kkk, Hate, Character, Smears, Demagoguery
"At this point, the Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan," Grayson said. The email then takes that comparison one step further by including a photograph of a burning cross with Klansmen in the background. The cross then becomes the "T" in the words "Tea Party" transposed over the picture. Below is the caption: "Now you know what the 'T' stands for."
Democrat, Liberal, Smears, Healthcare
"Well, the last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it," Dingell told MSNBC. "At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around causing trouble."
Liberal, Hate, Smears, Teaparty
All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Teaparty
I 100% agree with Alan Grayson- the KKK and Tea Party one in the same. -Democrat Mike Dickinson, running for Congress
Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Violence, Threats, Smears, Teaparty
I know how the "tea party" people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their "Obama Plan White Slavery" signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads. -Courtland Milloy
Liberal, Government, Science, Smears, Fascism, AntiAmerican, Bigbrother, Demagoguery, Waste, Corruption, Teaparty, Arrogance
The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Abstract Extreme resistance to governmental taxation and authority is derived, according to Freud's theory of anal characterology, from premature and harshly coercive toilet training, in which a child is forced unfairly and against its will to surrender the products of his eliminations (which represent money, among other things, in the unconscious) to parental authority. Among these individuals anal eroticism plays a significant role in the psychogenesis of paranoia and conspiracy theorizing, which may represent a defense mechanism erected against repressed fears of passive submission.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Narrative, Smears, Teaparty, Hollywood
Executive Producer Erik Jendresen of National Geographic Channel's upcoming television movie “Killing Lincoln,” said John Wilkes Booth “could be the poster child for the Tea Party.”... “No. It's more disturbing to find out who Booth was," said Jendresen. "This is a man who believed what still probably 20 percent of this country still believes. He could be a poster child for the Tea Party."
Liberal, Hate, Press, Smears, Teaparty
He’s decided that Tea Party Republicans don’t act in a ‘human’ way, so therefore he’s labeled them ‘sewer rats’ because they just go down in a hole and interact with each other instead of interacting with the rest of humanity, like Ed said he did.
Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. Walsh, the former host of America’s Most Wanted, recounted that he bonded with Biden over the need for more gun control and their distaste for the National Rifle Association.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Smears, Healthcare, Teaparty, Bigotry
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told me Tuesday the folks protesting President Obama's health care overhaul at town halls hosted by Democrats are "tea baggers".
Liberal, Smears, Gay
A Google search for Santorum has generated some inappropriate results since gay columnist Dan Savage organized an online campaign to link graphic sexual terms to the socially conservative senator’s name.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Adult, Teaparty, Hollywood, Ignorance
Yup, and the fact that they chose to call themselves “teabaggers,” which is slang for a certain act involving balls. It sort of says a lot. I would say a mouthful. Looks like it’s very upsetting for them, but he’s brilliant. The thing is, he’s half white but that’s still not enough — for them it’s all white or f*** off.
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Obama, Character, Degeneracy, Oops, Smears, Experts, Socialism, Healthcare, Law, Regulation
Responding to an angry constituent’s letter about the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama allegedly used a sexually charged derogatory term referring to members of the Tea Party movement. ... ‘I... appreciate your concern about the toxic political environment right now. I do have to challenge you, though, on the notion that any citizen that disagrees with me has been “targeted and ridiculed” or that I have “made fun” of tea-baggers,’ Obama allegedly wrote.
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Smears
Solis offered harsh words about conservatives. Looking at 2012, Solis slammed the tea party movement, calling them “teabaggers” and promising the Obama administration will take them on.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears
You have students at universities that are showing up, you have these senile old boneheads that are ol-, I mean, check, look at the pictures, I don't even have to say, look at the pictures, Rich. Run any film, who is there for the teabaggers?!
...I guess the bad news is they're not moving through fast enough because we can keep people alive a long time with good medication.
Liberal, Hate, Funny, Brilliance, Smears, Stereotyping, Bigotry
If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters
Liberal, Hate, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Smears, Constitution
Fox’s Alan Colmes thinks conservatives are so obsessed with the Constitution that they’d like to fornicate with it... "I love how conservatives always tell me how much they love and admire and basically want to have sex with the Constitution –- except they’d probably get paper cuts with that old parchment paper..."
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Smears, Lie, Teaparty
“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people."
The Pentagon allowed a “hate list” published by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be used by Army ”Equal Opportunity trainers.” Troops were told the Tea Party and other organizations were “hate groups” and disciplinary action under the Code of Military Justice would be applied if there was any support of these organizations, financially or in any way.
Liberal, Smears, Teaparty, Media
Bashir later asked: "So you're saying that they are delusional about the past and adamant about the future?" "They are adamant about achieving something that's unachievable, which reminds us of a couple of things. It reminds us of delusion and psychosis," Peele responded.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Narrative, Smears, Protest, Socialism, Healthcare
Nancy Pelosi, the liberal Democratic Representative from San Francisco, wrote early this morning in a special USA Today Nancy Pelosi editorial that those protesting against government run health care are “un-American“.
Liberal, Hate, Government, Oops, Press, Smears, Tolerance, Elitism, Ignorance
Tea Party people aren’t “just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”
Liberal, Brilliance, Oops, Smears, Stereotyping, Ignorance
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “Someone home-grown, a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health-care bill or something.”
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Smears
They hate Muslims, they hate gays, they hate immigrants, and the rhetoric in the primaries shows that.
Gay rights activist Dan Savage was at it again last Thursday. In a presentation at Winona State University in Minnesota, Savage went on another vulgarity-laden tirade in front of students this time saying that "every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council" and that "Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work."
Democrat, Hate, Racism, Press, Smears
Democratic strategist and MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney said Tuesday that the “hateful language” of the “crazy crackers on the right” will pose a huge thorn in the side of Republicans when it comes to courting Latino voters.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Smears, Demagoguery, Bigotry
Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, children could not be taught about evolution.
Liberal, Degeneracy, Smears, Gay
God hates Boy Scouts. It couldn’t be clearer. God hates the Scouts’ policy of discrimination against gays. That’s right, God is pro-gay, and he/she/it is letting that be known, beginning with some good ol’ fashioned smiting of those who are blatantly going against his laws and discriminating against his creation, gay men. -Commentary from The Advocate
Democrat, Liberal, Smears, Demagoguery, Healthcare
Nevertheless, the Senate majority leader invoked the e-word himself last week at an energy conference in Las Vegas, where he accused those protesting President Barack Obama's health-care proposals of being "evil mongers."
Liberal, Hate, Smears
“Judge Alito’s record,” Mr. Liu said in his testimony, “envisions an America where police may shoot and kill an unarmed boy to stop him from running away with a stolen purse; where federal agents may point guns at ordinary citizens during a raid, even after no sign of resistance.” Though Mr. Liu later apologized, Republicans called the marks intemperate and said they showed that the nominee did not have sufficient judicial reserve.
Liberal activist group Common Cause has issued a letter condemning the hateful and bigoted things said by participants at the protest organized by the group in Palm Springs on January 30th. But what do they have to say about the comments made by their panelists earlier that same day. From Eco-Socialist Van Jones calling our country a "plantation" to Nurse's Union leader DeAnn McEwen calling conservatives "evil" and saying their hands were on the pillow suffocating our country, the really hateful, violent rhetoric came from Common Cause special guests on their "Uncloaking the Kochs" panel.
Democrat, Liberal, Smears, Teaparty
Indiana Congressman Baron Hill is on the hot seat in the health care reform debate after making controversial comments about town hall protesters. "They have only one purpose in mind and that's to blow up the meetings that are being held and that serves no one, ladies and gentlemen," said Hill. Hill recently called them political terrorists.
Liberal, Hate, Guns, Character, Degeneracy, Smears, Bigotry
"The right-wing loves, the go-to rhetoric for them is, "Wouldn't it be fun to kill the people we disagree with?" -Bill Maher
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Academia
A well-known female liberal blogger and radio host at the University of Wyoming (UW) is being accused by police of fabricating a rape threat against herself to appear as if it came from a conservative. The obscene message directed at activist Meg Lanker-Simons was posted on a college “crush” Facebook page earlier this week and immediately ignited outrage from the college community... According to a Facebook page that apparently belongs to Lanker-Simons she is a member of the University of Wyoming Gender & Women's Studies group as well as the school’s chapter of The Nonviolent Communist.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Demagoguery
During the September 29 airing of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, former President Bill Clinton described proposed spending cuts as the product of the House GOP and "the Tea Party people" trying to dictate "draconian cuts that are going to take food off the table of low incoming, working people."
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Smears, AntiAmerican
Sen. Harry Reid (D., NV) for a second time Wednesday accused the Koch brothers of funding ads that lie about Obamacare. “I guess if you make that much money, you can make these immoral decisions,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “The Koch brothers are about as un-American as anyone I can imagine.”
Panelist and comedian Judy Gold commented on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, expressing her dismay that the Republican was the father of two daughters, Catherine and Caroline. "Men like this … they have daughters. That disturbs me," she said, chiding Cruz and conservative Republicans for being anti-women.
Liberal, Smears, Teaparty
Appearing on Larry King’s Russia Today television program, “Politicking with Larry King,” Thursday night, Reiner compared the tea-party movement to the terrorist organization Hamas, claiming there’s only one way to deal with such “extremist” groups: You have to “eliminate” them.
Democrat, Election, Hate, Violence, Guns, Character, Smears, Demagoguery, Terrorism, Stereotyping
The Bexar County Democratic Party has launched a controversial Spanish-language ad during the final week before the November 4 elections... The ad then proceeds to call tea party Republicans “radical terrorists” while showing images of militia members holding guns and wearing camouflage, threatening “our children and families with violence and firearms,” urging viewers to “¡Voto Demócrata!”
Bexar County Democratic Party:
Tea Party Republicans Are “Radical Terrorists”
Threatening “our children and families with violence and firearms.”
Liberal, Hate, Guns, Racism, Narrative, Smears, Economy, Teaparty
Members of the tea party movement are “screw-loosers” who range from “sort of a generic racism” to “bald-faced racists,” and they tend to become more racist the longer they associate with tea party ideas. Also, “tea partiers are not overly concerned about the economy,” love “gun rallies,” want power in the hands of white people and hate President Barack Obama because he “broke the white monopoly on the presidency.” Such was the message of a speaker on the first day of this year’s White Privilege Conference, currently happening at a posh hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky. The speaker was Leonard Zeskind.