This is a testament to Obama’s identity politics.
Make no bones about it: Obama is the Left’s McCarthy. The personality that subsumes all the ugliest elements of the base -in this case, identity politics, self righteousness, and condescension – and brings them to the forefront. He did not tell the Left their principles were right. He told them THEY were right. After years of right wing radio screeching and demonization the hypnotism was complete and devastating. In Obama’s trance they obliterated themselves.
So, now B0bots can be happy with wars, the Heritage Foundation HCR and coastline drilling, teacher firings and Social Security privatization because, after all, they are better than the other guys. They must be, their Messiah told them so.
It was not long ago when some complained that their world is nothing else but reacting to “tea baggers”
I Remember when DU Rocked ! Now we just Watch Tea Baggers and Whine.
So when W’s favorite distraction – “terra” comes along – they find themselves wishing that can pin it on their enemies:
I’m gonna be really pissed if I find out this guy has teabag connections.
You know I spent 8 years protesting the Bush administration and not ONCE did anyone ever use any form of lethal violence to get our point out to the public. And yet Teabaggers are suggesting using guns to solve problems, shooting up innocent people and flying planes into buildings. SO what happens – they get massive media coverage as some sort of force to reckon with in the United States.
If it turns out a teabagger was involved with this bombing, I hope our government cracks down on this organization as the racist hate group that they are.
Raise your hand if you really believe the poster would be POd is the bomber was a “teabagger”.
One of the most fervent, no questions asked Obama apologists wonders
3. Why is it everyone suspects Muslims and never the right wing terrorists?
seems to me domestically the right wing terror attacks are far more likely than Muslim ones.
and someone ironically named “no hypocrisy” offers
16. Criticize me for racial profiling, but I think that description fits a Teabagger.
And another thinks it had to be a “teabagger” as they are ignorant as they are evil (the spelling and punctuation are superior as it’s from a B0bot)
23. But one thing that leads you to think tea bag
is that the plan for the bomb was so stupid and non peforming. Every thing the tea bags do is ignorant look at their signs.
Oh, the humanity! Someone will be disappointed.
In all fairness, I think back in 2001, freepers also wanted “libs” to be guilty for 9.11. In fact, Poppy Bush said a few things about a Taliban sympathizer who came from California – from those hot tubbers” from Marin County. And piled on by way of apology “I am sorry if I hit a nerve”
But. silly as I was then, I thought…sigh … we were better than that. Yeah, guilty.
Oh, well, I’ll just stick with: my principles are better than that. And there’s nobody in power upholding them.
When the actual news is finally posted
someone who may have or may have not read my entry asks
10. Be honest now…
How many of you people here secretly wish this was a Tea Party protester?
while another, oblivious of the thread I quoted before retorts
12. My secret wish is that idiocy like this is not posted on DU
Welcome to DU!
and some are probably alerting the mods even as I capture this – I expect .10 to disappear soon
LOL. “you people here”?
Spectator to the American Experiment, with season tickets on the 49th yardline.
129. Nice catch.
19. Be honest now…
how many of you people there were afraid he would be a Tea Party crazy?
.and some find some way of being right, whatever it takes
118. And who says he is not a tea-bagger?
if he is a fundamentalist he for sure is or sympathize with tea baggers
A few are honest
06. I wish they would have found a McCain/Palin bumper sticker
On the damn thing!
108. Or a ‘W’ sticker
one guy is half honest
135. Yes, there would be some
satisfaction in that and given the obvious incompetence involved, it wasn’t an unreasonable idea.
But we really don’t need right wingers blowing shit up. The country is badly divided now.
while another admits defeat at the loss of political football
109. Reight (sic) wing nuts are going to have a field day with this.
as opposed to B0bots who would have soberly mourned a different outcome.
Updating with the excellent essay from the Big Pink
Absolute failure on the part of those who allowed Faisal Shahzad to jump through the immigration hurdles and become a naturalized American citizen about a year ago. Decent people have difficulties and intrusive humiliations thrust upon them to legally immigrate to this country but a murderous demon is awarded much coveted citizenship status. But a self-confessed, trained in Pakistan on bomb making terrorist, is allowed to become an American citizen.