Thursday, December 27, 2012

Forget the Fiscal Cliff: Agenda 21 is the rage for today's Teabag Party

On the same day that the Washington Post graced its front page with the story of how Dick Armey attempted an armed-coup at the "grassroots" Teabag Party group FreedomWorks, the NYT reported on what regional local Teabag parties across the nation are up to now after the election. Given the movement's breathless rage in townhalls a few years ago over legislation intended to make healthcare access more universal (the Teabaggers were against that), you'd think they'd be ready to set themselves on fire over the ramifications stemming from the year-end Fiscal Cliff, in which the Bush tax cuts will expire, finally, and defense spending will be cut. But you'd be wrong.

Mr. Cummings, who is the Midwest coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, a national group, said a major issue he would be focusing on now was Agenda 21, a United Nations resolution that encourages sustainable development. It has no force of law in the United States, but a passionate element of the Tea Party sees it as a plot against American property rights.

Hear that? A major issue for the Teabag Front of Patriots is something called Agenda 21, from some Communist entity known as the United Nations, which although it has no force of law in the U.S. is nevertheless a "plot against American property rights".
Be afraid. Be very afraid.

What else?

Billie Tucker, an activist with the First Coast Tea Party in Florida, said she and others suspected that corruption on local election boards had led to Mr. Obama’s victory in the state. Activists want to investigate.

“Some people say it’s just a conspiracy theory, but there’s rumbling all around,” she said. “There’s all kinds of data, and no one’s talking about it, including, hello, the mainstream media.”
Voter fraud. Of course. Have you heard the "rumbling"? Apparently, "there's all kinds of data" about it, confirming it, one presumes. Anybody have any of all that data? Well, don't worry, "activists want to investigate".

And the Lost Cause of denying healthcare access to millions of fellow citizens of the country they profess to love marches on:

Another issue boiling is the “nullification” of the Affordable Care Act. Angry that Mr. Obama’s re-election means that the health care law will not be repealed, some activists claim that states can deny the authority of the federal government and refuse to carry it out.

At a Florida State Senate meeting this month, two dozen Tea Party activists called the law “tyrannical” and said the state had the right to nullify it.
The nullification battle faces an uphill climb, though, even though General Jackson is still dead because RINOs in statehouses far and wide think we should follow the law, even laws they don't like:

Mr. Gaetz, the Senate president, a conservative Republican, said in an interview that he, too, disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. But he called nullification “kooky.”
“We’re not a banana republic,” he said. It is “dangerous to the foundation of the republic when we pick and choose which laws we will obey.”
A banana republic? Sounds like another major issue for Teabag Party misanthropes to investigate.


Victor said...

Maybe if tri-cornered hats were all made out of aluminum, we might limit the exposure these people have to whatever signals it is that their fillings get, and transmit those to what passes for their brains.

I'm starting to wonder if, in Conservative areas of this country, to save money, their local politicians didn't substitute mercury for the more expensive flouride, and put that in their water instead.

Maybe someone should be investigating that?
Why not?
It's no crazier than any theory coming from the right?

Ten Bears said...

Flouride is cheap, cund, free - the toxic tailings of aluminum manufacture that like gasoline we the consumer pay for the priviledge of disposal. Pretty sweet marketing ploy, all the moreso as it is about eighty years on and firmly rooted in Germany. And as we are drawn to conclusion the coorelation of gasoline to the health of our (only) world overall so too flouride is fracking poison.

Ten Bears said...

Yo! Tea Bagger. You lost. Get over it.

Grow up. Or get out of the way.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Conservatism can never Fail it can only be Failed. Teabaggitry and Right-Wing ideology requires fresh outrages to quicken the chicken-fat gravy blood of the Faithful. Without Each new revelation which are Q.E.D. WORSE THAN WATERGATE!!1!!11! (e.g. Fast & Furious, Solyndra, Benghazi, Obamacare) then vital force of the right would be spent.