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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Here's the Teabaggy Response to the Republican Response to the State of the Union

Posted by on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Utah Senator Mike Lee began his Teabagger's lament exactly the way a Teabagger should: By talking about the American Revolution. "The Founders made a point at Boston Harbor," he said, "but they made history in Philadelphia." He promoted Teabaggers for fighting the "Boston-type battles," but keeping the thoughtfulness of Philadelphia in mind.

Lee then he launched into Teabagger rhetoric. He said the poor were kept "in poverty by Big Government." Where does inequality come from, according to Mike Lee? Government. (And "crooked union bosses.") Government is "denying viable unborn children any protection under the law." Government is hurting the rights of states to "define marriage as traditionally or as broadly" as they may choose. Lee said that "now, as in 1773, Americans have had it with our out-of-touch national government." He called for Teabaggers to metaphorically march from Boston to Philadelphia, from "protest to progress." Lee went on to list a bunch of prospective teabagger legislation, including a plan to keep infrastructure dollars on roads and not "special interests" (like, presumably, public transportation). He railed against Obamacare for a while. He said Teabaggers like himself would put us "on the road to Philadelphia." At least there's one east-coast liberal city that Lee doesn't want to see wiped off the face of the planet, I guess.

On the whole, Lee has the attitude of a mediocre high school history teacher who tries to sell real estate on the side. His smarmy delivery and overwrought metaphors are a perfect fit for the few dim-bulbs left who associate with the Tea Party, but he's not likely to win any converts. And the Tea Party, after the botched government shutdown of last year, are sorely in need of some new blood.


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McBomber 1
I got beyond two minutes in, and he still hadn't yet acknowledged that Obama's speech even existed. I'm pretty sure he didn't spend the rest of the time offering pragmatic solutions to our nation's problems.
Posted by McBomber on January 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM · Report this
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on January 28, 2014 at 10:59 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 3
The only Republican that's going to be in the news tomorrow is NY Representative Michael Grimm, who physically threatened a reporter today. In fact he said he would throw the reporter off a balcony within the House Rotunda.

Unfortunately for us he's one of the few Republican supporters of ENDA, but me thinks come November he will be replaced by a pro-ENDA Democrat.…
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Will in Seattle 4

Posted by Will in Seattle on January 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM · Report this
Wonder if Lee would like to comment on his personal finance issues even as he criticizes the federal budget? No? Too bad, as it'd be quite the tale.
At least one good thing comes out of Utah - and that would be Bagley.
His take on the SOTU and the various responses:…
Posted by StuckInUtah on January 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 6
If someone hates kids & think they should all be in jail, you don't hire them as a babysitter.

If someone hates government, you don't vote them in to run it.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on January 29, 2014 at 2:44 AM · Report this
@6 - You do when you've been told in church who to vote for.
Posted by StuckInUtah on January 29, 2014 at 6:49 AM · Report this

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