The Tea Party is popular amongst people who feel helpless at a perceived loss of control of the government since January 2009 when Barack Obama became President. It didn’t take long for an elite group of rich people who couldn’t stand the prospect of an African-American sitting in the White House to step in and form a protest movement. (From: http://bit.ly/cjM0zG )
I call’em tea baggers for a reason, just to piss’em off. At a local Tea Bagger event there was a guy toting a sign with a picture of President Obama dressed in a Nazi outfit with the “ Nazi salute”. Obama has been blamed for everything under the sun. Things that started over 8 years ago during the Bush Jr. administration.
A friend of mine forwarded this post and I got as much of it on air as time could afford.
We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, now you get mad!
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.
You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted.
You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.
You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.
You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.
You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.
You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.
You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown (New Orleans-Hurricane Katrina).
You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.
You didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare. Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides.
You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark, and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark.
You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.
Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans…oh heck no.
BUT YOU ARE 100% MAD BECAUSE WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT!