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What Radical Conservatives Have Wrought


There is considerable intemperate talk on the teabagger wrong-wing.  But the cons keep pushing the envelope.  Now Rick Barber (R-AL), candidate for Congress has gone way, way over the line. CBS News reports that:

Rick Barber, a Tea Party-affiliated candidate for Congress in Alabama’s second district, released an ad Sunday in which he angrily tells men dressed as America’s founding fathers that Americans are being taxed without representation, prompting the George Washington character to soberly intone that the time had come to “gather your armies.

“Gather your armies?” This is encouraging civil war, and, therefore, sedition.  We are still waiting for national Republicans with a conscience to begin to dial this stuff back. BTW, the goofball has representation and he is not being taxed without such.  Of course, if astro-turf teabaggers win, then we wouldn’t have representation, but the the corporations would.

  • NotJohnSMosby

    since DC is the only place that actually is being taxed without representation, I’ll have to call bullshit on it.

    This seems to be the Teabagger line:  If we (Republicans) are in charge, everyone follows our the laws we make.  If we aren’t in charge, we want to pick and choose which laws Democrtas make that we’ll follow.

    Pretty much your standard nullifyer/successionist logic circa 1850.  If it helps you or advances items you care about in the way you want them to be advanced, you like it.  If it helps others and not you or is advanced in a manner you don’t like, whine and bitch like a 5-year old throwing a tantrum when they don’t get their way.  

  • Teddy Goodson

    and wait. The Rove-directed Republican leadership has been telling its faithful to prepare for civil unrest; they keep at it, saying an angry populace is going to create “disturbances,” so their advice is that the prudent man will protect his family and his wealth by stockpiling food and ammunition against that fateful day when righteous anger boils over. Either that, or the prudent man will remove himself from this country along with his family and his wealth and go somewhere else, to a tax haven abroad or a third world country (Argentina? Nicaragua? Costa Rica? a Caribbean island? Leichtenstein?).

    They are serious, and I know that the righties often try to program things so as to make self-fulfilling prophecies, and accuse everyone else of doing what they themselves plan on doing.So Rick Barber is now mainstream Republican.

  • TomPaine

    The real George Wshington had forced through the Congress a tax on whiskey which led to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennnsylvania and then led an army to the area to put down the rebellion by force.

    As to “national Republicans with a conscience”, there ain’t no such thing as a national Republican with either a conscience or a working brain!

  • kindler

    …is that America was born when the Founders revolted because of taxes.  Forget about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the Bill of Rights (except the Second Amendment), slavery and the Civil War, all the rights we have won since then, etc.

    Nope, it’s all about taxes, and if a government raises taxes, you have the right and holy obligation to revolt against them.  The End.