Who Hijacked Our Country

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tea Party Founder: “Oh My God, I’ve Created a Monster”

Karl Denninger, financial writer, former CEO and one of the founders of the Tea Party movement, has lashed out at what the original movement has degenerated into. He says the Tea Party was hijacked by the exact people the movement was protesting against.

I’m glad more people are seeing through this phony “Banks and HMOs disguised as George Washington” version of the Tea Party.

Denninger said he ought to file a defamation suit against these people who’ve stolen the Tea Party name:

“Yeah, that's a joke. But so are you. All of you. Especially Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and douchebag groups such as the ‘Tea Party Patriots.’ Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party's own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!”

Here’s the original link at his own site. There are two videos at this site that are well worth watching.

And that’s not all. Some current rightwing heroes are getting some blunt advice from B-1 Bob Dornan. If you’re to the Left of Genghis Khan, you probably won’t agree with Bob Dornan on many issues. But you’ve gotta admire his shoot-from-the-hip what-you-see-is-what-you-get manner; especially since he isn’t in Congress any more. He says:

“I was the first Tea Partier, and I'll lay claim to that to my grave!”

He tells Tea Party demonstrators to “knock off the protest signs that are blatantly racist.” Hmmm, so it’s OK to be racist as long as you’re not too blatant about it? Whatever.

He also says the Tea Party’s economic platform should be “more Milton Friedman, less Ayn Rand.”

He hates Newt Gingrich; didn’t like him even in 1978 when Gingrich first got elected to the House: “It was never the same with that geek haunting the hallways…Gingrich running for president makes me sick.”

Dornan says he might run for president in 2012 as a kamikaze mission to take out Gingrich.

And he describes Dennis Hastert as “"the weakest, non-entity, wet paper bag I'd ever seen in the House.”

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

This whole tea party thing has a quality to it that is as though whoever wrote the "Naked Gun" movies has a hand in it. Now, even one of the originators holds it up as phony through and through. It would be hilarious if it wasn't a vehicle benefiting corporations, fat catsm Karl Rove and, ultimately, Republicans.

Backward Bob Dornan says, ". . . the Tea Party’s economic platform should be 'more Milton Friedman, less Ayn Rand'.”

Gee, Bob, that's like a killer offering your choice of suffocation or poison.

October 21, 2010 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Eyes real wide, Gasps really loudly and grabs heart as if having a heart attack!"

Gee I was right from the beginning


October 22, 2010 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

It is all nothing more than an effort to divert attention from the real issues. See my post on: Amuse and Confuse.

It seems to be working too as we get yet another episode from Sharon Angle or Christine O'Donnell.

October 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Nance said...

Woo-hoo, here's a find! I can't go with much of Denninger's rant, but I loudly applaud his anger at having his movement perverted by Republicans. The tea party was bought and sold.

October 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Damn all. First the Rushpubliscums took over the KKK, and then this guy;s movement. Can't they even come up with ONE original idea?

October 22, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I respect the Libertarian viewpoint, even though I often disagree with it. At least they're consistent. But for 30 years the Republicans have been stealing their slogans, pretending they want "small government," when it's really just another gimmick to triple the Pentagon's budget, increase the war on drugs and push for a Christian theocracy. 30 years ago it was Reagan; today it's the teabaggers.

I' glad one of their founding members, who's presumably a Libertarian, is lashing out at them.

Erik: So you mean, you knew all along that these people who dress up like George Washington and yell "We The People!" don't really want a smaller government?

Demeur: If Sharron Angle gets elected, that sure doesn't say anything good about Nevada voters. At least O'Donnell doesn't have a chance.

Nance: If I were a Libertarian, like Denninger presumably is, I'd be pretty pissed off too. I'm glad he's lashing out at these Wall Street impostors who are pretending to be "regular folks" who are "mad as Hell." It's too bad more voters can't see through this bullshit.

JR: "Republican" and "original" -- how's that for an oxymoron.

October 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Wait a minute. So now we have anti-teabagger teabaggers? Maybe they will all torpedo the Repubs, and also cancel one another out. Bull shit is aflowin'.

October 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I'm shocked that they thought this would not happen. No really I am, I'll get over that though but these fools will have to live with the Frankenstein they created for a long time.I'll sit back and laugh.

October 22, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: Yup, antiteabagger teabaggers. Maybe they'll just torpedo each other.

Jess: People demonstrating for lower taxes for millionaires and fewer regulations for Wall Street, and it turns out these demonstrators are being financed by Wall Street. Yes, I'm shocked beyond words.

October 22, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I disagree with Bob Dornan on almost every issue, I DO respect the guy, because, as nutty as he is, I think he's essentially honest about who he is and what he believes in. Now, someone like Newt will say anything at all to get elected, to get some press, etc. Even his friends say he doesn't believe much of what he says. And that, sadly, is the much more common model for politicians.
Or, put another way: I miss ya, Bob. I really and truly do.

October 26, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anonymous: I agree on both things. I probably don't agree with Dornan on any issues, but we need more politicians like him, who blurt out what they're thinking without looking at poll results first, or worrying that they might piss off one of their donors.

October 26, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

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