I Know Why the Caged Tea-Bagger Screams

Tea-Paine: White Gangsta Rap

In the final hours before the House passed the health care bill yesterday, the right-wingers protesting outside the Capitol became increasingly frothy and deranged. As the Democrats trudged closer to victory, the atmosphere of the Tea Party mobilization evolved from status quo hysteria to Russell Crowe-in-a-barfight angry. Oh, that’s right, they don’t believe in evolution.

OK, well, it wasn’t just a deep feeling of emptiness and disappointment, like watching an entire NASCAR race with no crashes that washed over the crowd. It was more like if at the end of a NASCAR race, the winning driver took off his helmet… and it was Barack Obama! That was the level of bewildered fury.

Anyway, so how do people who are normally red-faced and always screaming like the whole world was their deaf grandmother and waving Hitler-mustachioed signage express that they are even more pissed off than usual?  Obviously, the less media-savvy patriots hurled racial and sexual orientation slurs at some of the more non-conformist members of the House who chose not to be straight white men.

This whole scenario was entirely predictable. What would the Tea Party movement be without uncorkable, ignorant rage?

However, in the events that followed, a truly flabbergasting opinion was voiced. Criticizing an Ohio congressman who denounced “these teabagger protesters,” Debbie Gunnoe, a Tea Party organizer from Florida, told Politico that “[calling the Tea Partiers ‘teabaggers’] is a denigrating word with negative connotations. It’s as bad as calling a black person the N-word.”

Let’s all take a deep breathe before responding.

First, I could write a book about why this is one of the dumbest things anybody has ever said, but nobody reads long blog posts, let alone books. Plus, I’m sure most people don’t need to be convinced.

Second, it’s actually not that surprising that people in the Tea Party are identifying themselves as an oppressed class, despite being white and mostly middle class. The fetishization of victimhood so enthusiastically embraced by the Right since Obama took office has manifested itself so thoroughly in the spongy brains of Tea Partiers that the most privileged people in the entire fucking world now see themselves as… America’s new n_gg_rs.

Hopefully, the police start feeling this way, too. Hey, cops, give black people a break and beat up some Republicans!

Black Power!

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2 Responses to “I Know Why the Caged Tea-Bagger Screams”

  1. Anarchists + Tea Party = The Black Tea Party? « Public Frenemy Says:

    […] Public Frenemy « I Know Why the Caged Tea-Bagger Screams […]

  2. Ben Says:

    Yeah, real centrist analysis there, Hoss. If you try a little harder, maybe throw more teabagger epithets and angry white man stereotypes you might get a job at MSNBC.

    I find it ever so fascinating how you call right wingers paranoid racists and violent white men (essentially parroting media rhetoric) then fellatio your sense of moral superiority by saying that you’re a centrist or whatever-it just screams projection.

    The worst part: you can’t conceive in your mind that maybe, just bear with me now, being denigrated by “professional” talking media heads with connotations of genital sucking is not very endearing or ethical.

    Fail! You’re as spiteful and insipid as the strawmen you have created in your head. You want to see some real anger, Hitler comparisons, mean spiritedness, and outright hypocrisy hop on over to the Zombietime.

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