Friday, June 29, 2012

Tea Party (and Others) Totally Lose their S**T Over Obamacare Ruling

Crazy is as crazy does. Image from Raw Story.
Honestly, tea baggers? This is the end of America as we know it? The final straw that sends you to armed rebellion (like you'd have a chance against the U.S. military)? I think you all need to take a break from the Limbaugh and the Hannity and the Levin and the Savage. Step away from the radio and the FOX "News." Take a nice little political and "news" vacation. It's summer, after all.

"Obamacare" is not a new thing. The only thing that changed from Wednesday to today is that it was ruled Constitutional. The SCOTUS didn't just make this all happen, you can relax a little, it's been in place for two years already. Unclench. And maybe after your little vacay, you'll come back a little less wound up. This is not the end of America. This is not some sort of thermonuclear Armageddon.  Most likely, if your panties weren't in such a wad about it, you'd barely notice it. It's kind of like having auto insurance. You're required by law to have it, and that doesn't have you in such a twist.

Honestly. The the talk radio fire-breathers above? It's their job to get you riled up, and in such a state. They exaggerate, conflate, twist and skew everything going on in America to be something that is as frightening as possible, and geared to make you angry as hell.

This afternoon on Sean Hannity's radio show, I heard him tell his audience that liberals have made it their mission--since the late 1800s!--to destroy the Constitution. That is addle-brained, fever-dream, conspiracy theory nonsense. Either Sean believes it, and is a total nutbar, or he doesn't, and has nothing but contempt for his audience. He's feeding you rage and fear, and you're eating it up. And the disease has spread to Capitol Hill. It's no longer confined to the fringe. I'm begging you. . .Relax. Decompress. Chillax. Step off, before you go off.


Tea Party leader calls for ‘insurrection’ against Obamacare

Numerous Republicans have expressed discontent with the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act, but it took a Tea Party leader to imply that the decision could justify a new Civil War. Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Roy Nicholson posted a statement at his group’s website on Friday proclaiming that “the US Supreme Court has joined with the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government in abandoning the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and with that ruling abandoned the People. . .”

Read more at: The Raw Story


  1. Wow, you listen to Hannity more than I do. Who would have thought?

  2. I listen to political talk radio whenever I have the opportunity, because I'm bonkers. And there IS no liberal talk in Las Vegas, and I don't have satellite radio. So, I find myself listening to KXNT. I think Hannity is a dolt, with only a basic understanding of today's conservative talking points. Supposedly, he's been fed material by Mark Levin, which is how Levin got his show. When I've had the opportunity to listen to Limbaugh--who is smart, I'll give him that--I end up yelling at the radio, because I'll hear three things that I know are not true in the space of 90 seconds. Limbaugh knows he's making up and stirring up shit. I don't know if Sean knows what he's doing.


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