Tuesday, April 14, 2009

These People are Super Smart

Posted by Fraulein

It's bad enough that the Tea Bag Revolutionaries are blissfully ignorant of what their name actually means. This, as we have seen, is not the worst aspect of this overblown faux outrage foolishness. The worst part of it is how many things they're just plain wrong about.

These people don't want to pay taxes, dammit! That wasteful federal government can keep its filthy paws OFF their money! Just like the original American revolutionaries told off that limey King George! Or something. Apparently none of the Tea Baggers realizes that when they incite their minions to pull stunts like this, it actually costs the federal (as well as, in some cases, state and local) government more money.

Local reports indicate that the practice of mailing actual tea bags to legislators has repeatedly raised security concerns, and sometimes forced the evacuation of congressional offices in anthrax-like scares.
When they have to call in the local fire department and the hazmat squad, whose money pays for that? When the U.S. Capitol police has to scramble in response to what might in theory be a hazardous package planted by a terrorist, but is in fact an envelope filled with Tetley tea bags, mailed to Washington by a guy who spends his days eating Cheetos in his parents' basement while reading Little Green Footballs, who foots the bill?

Could it be, I don't know, the taxpayers?

Real geniuses, this bunch.

1 comment:

Matt Osborne said...

Repeating myself: the mistake the GOP has made is to leverage this fiasco on the fringe elements of their "base." It's not a recipe for a coalition -- it's self-parody.