Jump to content


Photo

View from the Tea Party

politics

  • Please log in to reply
82 replies to this topic

#21 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 66808 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

Actually, I will clarify one thing - I am not necessarily going to say that it's all "racism" but my impression is that there is a lot more flat-out hatred of Obama from a lot of Tea Partiers than other recent presidents received.  Yes, people hated Slick Willie and people hated Bush JR. but I don't know -- a lot of the stuff I hear people saying about Obama just seems so venomous.  There is a lot more anger behind it than I feel is warranted, and it feels personal, not just anger at his policies.  It seems that a lot of people don't like Obama as a man, not just as President.

agreed


  • 0

#22 StankDelicious

StankDelicious

    Comptroller of BigBossMan

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14012 posts
  • LocationMarylandistan

Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:58 PM

Actually, I will clarify one thing - I am not necessarily going to say that it's all "racism" but my impression is that there is a lot more flat-out hatred of Obama from a lot of Tea Partiers than other recent presidents received.  Yes, people hated Slick Willie and people hated Bush JR. but I don't know -- a lot of the stuff I hear people saying about Obama just seems so venomous.  There is a lot more anger behind it than I feel is warranted, and it feels personal, not just anger at his policies.  It seems that a lot of people don't like Obama as a man, not just as President.

There was just as much vitriol aimed at Bush as there is at Obama.


  • 0

#23 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 66808 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:59 PM

when the TP types stop crowing about secession and militias and revolution, I'll listen


  • 0

#24 Stains_not_here_man

Stains_not_here_man

    Phat O'Mic Chef Winner!

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 94402 posts

Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:59 PM

there was a LOT of venomous stuff on the web after the bush/gore fiasco, and that definitely felt personal as well

 

What I saw was largely directed at the idea that Bush "stole" the election or that the Supreme Court basically handed it to him due to politics.   It's just my impression but I remember a lot of people saying they thought Bush was a terrible President but they would totally have a beer with him.  I get the feeling a lot of Tea Partiers wouldn't be caught dead having a beer with Obama.  


  • 0

#25 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 66808 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:00 PM

There was just as much vitriol aimed at Bush as there is at Obama.

I dunno man, I have heard real hate pointed at both, but the Obama stuff i have heard has been uglier


  • 0

#26 shmgeggie

shmgeggie

    Comptroller of Mythical Creatures

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9205 posts
  • LocationPort Orchard, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:00 PM

There are ####tards in every movement. The easiest way to marginalize a movement is to focus on them and paint them as the majority.

 

Kind of like what they've done to environmentalists and feminists. Even though nobody really wants polluted air/water or to have their wives and daughters considered inferior to men, the media has poisoned the image of environmentalists and feminists so effectively that nobody wants to self-identify as either one these days. Highly successful career women who would never be where they are today without the feminist movement will bristle at the "feminist" label.


  • 0

#27 Stains_not_here_man

Stains_not_here_man

    Phat O'Mic Chef Winner!

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 94402 posts

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

There was just as much vitriol aimed at Bush as there is at Obama.

 

Maybe, but like I said I think it's a different kind of vitriol.  


  • 0

#28 StankDelicious

StankDelicious

    Comptroller of BigBossMan

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14012 posts
  • LocationMarylandistan

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

What I saw was largely directed at the idea that Bush "stole" the election or that the Supreme Court basically handed it to him due to politics.   It's just my impression but I remember a lot of people saying they thought Bush was a terrible President but they would totally have a beer with him.  I get the feeling a lot of Tea Partiers wouldn't be caught dead having a beer with Obama.  

I'm not a TP member, but I certainly wouldn't have a drink with him. Especially not after all this NSA bullshit has come to light.


  • 0

#29 Stains_not_here_man

Stains_not_here_man

    Phat O'Mic Chef Winner!

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 94402 posts

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:02 PM

I'm not a TP member, but I certainly wouldn't have a drink with him. Especially not after all this NSA bullshit has come to light.

 

meh, I guess this means you wouldn't have a drink with any previous President?  After all, the NSA has been around and doing this sort of thing for quite some time...


  • 0

#30 Enid Puceflange

Enid Puceflange

    Old Squinty

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6563 posts

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:02 PM

There was just as much vitriol aimed at Bush as there is at Obama.

Yep, quite true, especially outside of the US


  • 0

#31 Stains_not_here_man

Stains_not_here_man

    Phat O'Mic Chef Winner!

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 94402 posts

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:03 PM

I dunno man, I have heard real hate pointed at both, but the Obama stuff i have heard has been uglier

 

Yeah, this is how I feel too.  "Go back to Kenya" and all that...  just sayin'.


  • 0

#32 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 66808 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:03 PM

I'm not a TP member, but I certainly wouldn't have a drink with him. Especially not after all this NSA bullshit has come to light.

the NSA has been doing that shit for decades, right?


  • 0

#33 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 66808 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

Yeah, this is how I feel too.  "Go back to Kenya" and all that...  just sayin'.

that and "The Sheriff Bart" , the Muslim, et all, very much racist 


Edited by miccullen, 05 November 2013 - 03:05 PM.

  • 0

#34 SchwanzBrewer

SchwanzBrewer

    Grand Duke of Inappropriate Announcements

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34273 posts
  • LocationKnee deep in business plans

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

I know some Tparty people. A lot of them are pretty ignorant and believe just about anything on the internet. It's kind of sad.


  • 0

#35 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 66808 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:07 PM

I know some Tparty people. A lot of them are pretty ignorant and believe just about anything on the internet. It's kind of sad.

these are the ones I am talking about

 

 

latest is he is the Antichrist, with scriptural proof


  • 0

#36 TonyBrown

TonyBrown

    Comptroller of C-Blocking and Wet Streak Marks

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 73011 posts
  • LocationRedneckistan

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:08 PM

these are the ones I am talking about

 

 

latest is he is the Antichrist, with scriptural proof

ya, i seem to remember that one floating around about gore back in 99-2000, kerry in 04, et.c


  • 0

#37 StankDelicious

StankDelicious

    Comptroller of BigBossMan

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14012 posts
  • LocationMarylandistan

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:10 PM

Kind of like what they've done to environmentalists and feminists. Even though nobody really wants polluted air/water or to have their wives and daughters considered inferior to men, the media has poisoned the image of environmentalists and feminists so effectively that nobody wants to self-identify as either one these days. Highly successful career women who would never be where they are today without the feminist movement will bristle at the "feminist" label.

 

Groups like ELF and shows like Whale Wars certainly don't help the image. I'll give you that.

 

Maybe, but like I said I think it's a different kind of vitriol.  

 

No, I just think we tend to minimize it in our own minds when it is directed at the opposition.

 

I dunno man, I have heard real hate pointed at both, but the Obama stuff i have heard has been uglier

 

I disagree. How many signs have you seen calling for Obama to be killed?

 

Posted Image

 

Posted Image

 

Posted Image


  • 0

#38 SchwanzBrewer

SchwanzBrewer

    Grand Duke of Inappropriate Announcements

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34273 posts
  • LocationKnee deep in business plans

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:10 PM

these are the ones I am talking about

 

 

latest is he is the Antichrist, with scriptural proof

 

I've not heard that one yet, but they are still on the Obama is a muslim and will still talk about birther crap. What makes it worse is that these people are nice and intelligent in other respects, but the woo coming from the intertrons is too much for them I guess.


  • 0

#39 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 66808 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

plenty


  • 0

#40 StankDelicious

StankDelicious

    Comptroller of BigBossMan

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14012 posts
  • LocationMarylandistan

Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

the NSA has been doing that shit for decades, right?

They pretty much went apeshit locally after Bush signed the Patriot Act.


  • 0



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: politics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users