Monday, October 25, 2010

The Tea Party in Our Backyard

As the clock ticks down to election day, back on the Indiana home front, Joe Donnelly is showing up Jackie Walorski, the midwestern breed of Tea Party craziness. In a recent ad, she seems to have condemned one particular block of South Bend, which she has never actually visited, as a sign of the "ruin" Joe Donnelly has brought. Take a look and see how residents of over 40 years respond to having their corner labeled as a "road to ruin".



Guess the "family values" of the Tea Party don't extend to showing common courtesy to the very people they say they want to represent.

3 comments:

kerry said...

Wonders never cease! Let's see if she apologizes...

Anonymous said...

The "Family values" of the tea party? Isn't the essence of the Tea Party fiscial conservativism and a break from the social issues?

I don't understand why liberals (mis)characterize the tea party as radical. They aren't radical republicans, and that is precisely the point. That's why they are fed up with republicans as well. You'd think liberals would welcome a voice of reason on the right.

Gordon Stanton said...

anon,

have you been watching the same election season that I have?

Okay, to be fair, the ORIGINAL Tea Party backing Ron Paul was actually about fiscal conservatism.

But the current Tea Party of Christine O'Donnell and Carl Paladino with media spokespeople of Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly is not that original movement. That original Tea Party was hijacked by the Koch brothers and Fox News, and has become the even more extreme Republican movement.

That being said, if you were a follower of the original Libertarian Tea Party movement, I'm sorry for you, because well you got screwed.

PS: Proof of extremism