Friday, September 16, 2011

CNN Reports 'Tea Party' Successfully Re-Branded.

So, starting from the simple notion that the government was spending too much and that we were Taxed Enough Already, an informal, leaderless, non-partisan "throw the bums out" grassroots groundswell grew and rocked the 2010 elections enough to worry TPTB. (That's "The Powers That Broadcast".)

As various more-or-less mainstream GOP politicians tried to scramble to the front of the parade, slip elephants into the march, and climb on the bandwagon, the mainstream media's punditocracy set to work with warped planks and thirty-year-old recycled nails building what they thought the campaign platform of the "Tea Baggers" should be.

Mission accomplished. The Tea Party©®™ has been successfully re-branded as the racist "angry white male" Kooky Wing Of The GOP with positions on "global warming, evolution, abortion, gay marriage, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Education, ...Social Security", vaccinations, water fluoridation, cattle mutilation, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.

Good job! We now return you to your current episode of Dancing With The Stars, already in progress.


Duke said...

It still amazes me how the left wing media have no clue who the Tea Party is. Or maybe they do, one thing for sure they miss-judge its reach and power.

Tango Juliet said...

'Tis true! 'Tis true! The Left is especially clueless when it comes to the Tea Party.

And maybe that's intentional?

Anonymous said...

Evolution? Hmmm, how about a position on devolution, as in devolving money and power from D.C.?

Shootin' Buddy

Bruce said...

I quit watching CNN when it was still the Clinton News Network. Clueless then and clueless now.

mikee said...

All that rebranding is fine, except that the Tea Party voters don't care what other folks think about them, and the Tea Party voters, well, they VOTE.

I suppose after another 20 to 50 seat loss of Democrat seats in the House in 2012, CNN will wonder why the country is suddenly so full of angry white males.

tw toldim, as in, "We toldim and toldim, but until the election was over, he dint believe us."

Bubblehead Les. said...

So glad the Ministry of Propaganda straightened that out for us.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

Recently I saw a snarky comment saying "Tea parties are for children. Grow up."

The last time we had a tea party, and then "grew up", we strapped on our cojones, picked up our rifles, and started shooting the bastards. Is this what these slanderous, propaganda-spewing bastards want from us? Another American Revolution? Because they won't win.

Jay G said...

The left - and the media, but I repeat myself - most certainly are not clueless about who the Tea Party is. They know exactly who they are, and it scares the living bejeezus out of them.

You need look only as far as the depth of the smear campaign to know they're running scared - if the threat were not credible, it'd get minor air time with a light-hearted "look at these kooks" flair.

Instead, it's "ZOMG TEH EVIL RACISTS" (and worse) with deliberate obfuscations and redirections to paint the Tea Party in the worst possible light.

It's malicious, 100% intentional, and has nothing to do with the left *not* getting it and everything to do with them getting it perfectly and being scared.

And we have to worry about what happens when they get scared, because they tend to lash out - a la Chicago in '68.

Grumpyunk said...

The Tea Party is responsible for Crop Circles, too. Oh, and the Heartbreak of Psoriasis.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Too bad the International Freemasonic-Illuminati Conspiracy isn't real. I think we', they'd do a better job running things than just about anyone on the Left.

Anonymous said...

bodily fluids.....does this mean we will have to answer to the coca cola company?

Anonymous said...

Tone down the rhetoric!

TheSev said...

The harder they slam it, the more it shows they know it will work.

'Cause it means freebie time is over.

Joseph said...

I'm continually baffled by those that go ape-shit over the Tea Party and how "threatening" it is.

What about the government spending less is so God aweful? I suppose if you're one who wants to suckle at the teat of that which is stolen from productive people, then yeah, the Tea Party is pretty threatening, but it would appear that most of those I've seen losing it over the Tea Baggers are affluent.

Perhaps, as it usually is in politics, it is about controlling others.

Scout26 said...

I am disappoint.

There were only two "Obama for America" ads and just one "Get the facts on Lightsquared" ad on the CNN page.

MiniTrue is doing a great job !!!!

Stuart the Viking said...

I still haven't figured out what the TEA Party is. I initially thought it was about all about smaller government and lower taxes with nice side of balanced budget. THAT I agree with. Now, when I look at the Tea Party, I am seeing a lot more infulence from the Religous Right which I am not comfortable with. It is seeming more and more like (whispered) "lower taxes" (and then loud) "And turn in your Bibles to the second chapter of questionable sience verse 1 through 21" (Please rise as we read into the word of God).

I don't get it. One idea is purely fiscal, the other is... well... social, I guess. Not-fiscal. What do the two have to do with eachother and why are they mixing them so hard?


John A said...

Well, "news" depends for financial survival on sales and scary stuff attracts more.

That is why all religious organisations are represented in the MSM as being typified by the Westborough-Phelps clan/cult, the whole 190 of 'em.

Fake but accurate? No, just fake.

Stretch said...

If you can convince your followers "the others" are atrocious you can get said followers to commit atrocities against them.
Simple as that.
Of course any act of self defense by "the others" will be proof they are evil incarnate and the wrath of the entire federal government will be brought down on them.
Cynical? Me? Why do you ask?

General Jack D. Ripper said...

You laugh, Ma'am, and you smirk. Let me assure you, Ma'am, that this is no laughing matter, and that our very bodily fluids are being contaminated with toxins!

Larry said...

Stuart, the "TEA party" is all about fiscal responsibility. The elephant riding politicos are trying to cozy up (because the right talks a better fiscally responsible game than the left) and they have brought their baggage with them.
The TEA party is doomed to fail because it is single issue. The problem is, people aren't.

Stephen R said...

Either you misread the article or they changed the text. It reads:

"[O]n some issues, the two wings of the GOP are in accord, but tea party activists and supporters do not speak for the entire Republican Party on issues such as the deficit, global warming, evolution, abortion, gay marriage, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Education, or Social Security."

So... they said that Tea Party activists don't necessarily agree with mainstream GOP on these issues. In other words, the Tea Party is NOT towing a particular line on these issues.

The statement emphasizes that the Tea Party is NOT about these issues; which is the opposite of what you claim.

(P.S. Been to a few Tea Party rallies. It's mostly "more freedom, lower taxes, less spending")