Contempt for "tea baggers"
By Richard Easbey
April 23, 2009
Well, well, well. In David Hanger's screed published 04/21/09,
he manages to parrot just about every DNC talking point/leftist
ad hominem I've seen since last Wednesday's Tea Party. And he
starts off magnificently with the elitism and snobbery which
only a leftist is capable of, with his remark about Republicans
not reading. Yep, that's right, Dave. Those of us who don't agree
with statists like yourself are just a bunch of dummies. Thanks
for clearing that up. Oh, and by the way: calling us "tea
baggers" is so last week. What is it with the left's obsession
with this particular sex act? What are you, 12? (If you don't
know what "tea-bagging" is, ask a middle schooler.)
He's right about one thing, though: I have in fact received my
lower tax rate. I get a whopping $13 more in my paycheck every
two weeks. And by the way, Davey, how come guys like you don't
write your own checks to the Treasury Department? Clearly, you
feel we're not taxed enough in this country. I am fairly certain
they'll gladly cash your check. Oh, wait: it's never YOU who
aren't taxed enough. It's always anyone who makes more than you.
What is my complaint, you ask Dave? My complaint is that the
whirlwind of change we're seeing under this administration does
not portend good things. The reckless spending is just the beginning:
after bottoming out at $658 billion in 2012 a level more than
40 percent above the highest deficit under the presidency of
George W. Bush CBO projects the deficit to increase to $1.2
trillion in 2019, or 6 percent of GDP. By 2019 government spending
would take up nearly a quarter of GDP, far higher than at the
peak of Iraq war spending, and the highest, excepting 2009 and
2010, since World War II.
Here's another complaint I have, Dave: we have an administration
which hasn't even filled all it's cabinet positions. Of course,
I'll cut Obama some slack. It must be nearly impossible to find
that many *honest* Democrats. Apparently in his administration--much
like Leona Helmsley's hotel empire--taxes are only for the "little
Last, but far from least, little Davey rolls out the race card.
What's a racist? Glad you asked. It's someone who is winning
an argument with a liberal. You see, rather than actually talk
facts and argue, they have to trot out their favorite little
code words. Disagree with a compassionate, tolerant liberal?
You FASCIST! Think government is way too big, spends too much
and infringes on your liberty? You RACIST! Do you believe that
men and women actually *are* different, that "gender"
is not a social construct? You SEXIST! Think Perez Hilton is
an insufferable little prig and should shut up about Miss California's
response to his question about gay marriage? You HOMOPHOBE! See
how easy it is to be a liberal?
Final parting shot: The principle feature of American liberalism
is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things - war
and hunger and date rape - liberals testify to their own terrific
goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership
in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such
things.... It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful
thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave,
smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal.
(Wish I could take credit for it, but it's a quote from P.J.
Cheers, Dave. Better luck next time.
Received April 22, 2009 - Published
April 23, 2009
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