What's Mallard raving about today?
Populism tends to be the argument of doing good for the people. Yet apparently they have issues with everyone having access to healthcare and not being turned away due to whims. The bigotry issue is a problem too but I won't assume that the bigots speak for all of them. I will however say that they are not acting in a populist manner, I have yet to hear them advocate any ideals that would usually be considered populist. (say for example them screaming about the removal of the level of contributions that could be given by corporations)
Is this actually slamming the Republicans in Congress—saying that they can’t handle the crazies they’ve been encouraging?
In short, he seems to be confusing (claimed) 'popularity' with 'populism'.
Yeah, it tickles me how the "will of the people" can flip-flop into "well, we're a silent majority, but still a majority and ONE OF THESE DAYS" and then into "the fact that more people won't join us just proves how terrified they are of the black UN helicopters!!" at the drop of a duck turd...Hey teabaggers! Remember how Medicare was going to turn America into a Socialist dictatorship? Yeah, the same Medicare you yo-yos want government to "get its hands off of?" Honk! Honk!Doonesbury's been having a ball with the teabaggers all week. This one is my favorite.
The rules:If it sounds good, it's conservative.If it sounds bad, it's liberal.Example: liberals are socialists and conservatives are populists.Populism is for the common man, but about the only part of welfare of the common man the TPers seem interested in is the anti-intellectual part. They've also claimed the anti-establishment but their list of establishments they are anti is rather narrow and entirely dependent on the people in it rather than the institution itself.Someone should tell them that populist is a synonym for socialist, and libertarian is a synonym for anarchist. It's a more meaningful connection than the supposed Maoists in government.
I love how all the signs are blank. It's almost like Tinshley couldn't find any real teabagger signs to copy that weren't inane, misspelled, or race-baiting. Not that that's stopped him before, though, so maybe that's just when the DTs kicked in.
Of course the signs are blank. This is what it looks like when you arouse the fury of the real Silent Majority.
This "comic" is so lazy the only thing the colorist could find to color are the stars in the curse word uttered by that huge thing that looks like an orange juicer.
From my local alt-weekly:"To suggest that all Tea Partiers are racists and bigots and dangerous radicals is absurd. But these days, if you’re a racist, a bigot or a dangerous radical, there’s a good chance you’re a member of the Tea Party movement or the Republican party, and it’s time conservatives start asking what it is about their message that resonates with such people."
I might just be wantin' a bagel with my coffee
I'd love to see The Tea Party formally run candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, or better yet in the 2012 Presidential race.It would be pretty hard to continue claiming they represent a populist viewpoint after it's been proven that fewer people support them than supported Ross Perot in 1992.Not that it would stop them from claiming that, though.
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