A fruitless mix
-Headline of the day-
"What Do You Think Tea Party Movement Is About?"
FOX News wants to know. Turns out a lot of people are saying that the teabaggers are racist and stupid and crazy and blah blah blah, which isn't at all fair and balanced. And it's gotten even worse after the big Sarah Palin Love-In the was the National Tea Party Convention. So the network that heavily promoted tea party events decided to find out what the folks really think. They put up a poll on their website that asks, " What Is the Tea Party Movement About?"
It's multiple choice, so you can choose, "Small government and fiscal responsibility," "Exposing Democrats' socialist agenda," "Voicing outrage at out-of-touch politicians," "Fruitless mix of racism, conspiracy theories," or "Other (add your comment)."
The results, when I checked:
That's right, 77% of respondents believe the tea party movement is a "Fruitless mix of racism, conspiracy theories," with "Small government and fiscal responsibility" a distant second at 16%.
FOX News: They report, then you decide that reporting was bullshit. (FOX News)
-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, Dogboy and Mr. Dan are back and they're here to tell you the best Valentine's day gift!
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Oh great. This means I wasted a bunch of money on a sweatshop produced Teddy Bear. (MarkFiore.com)
"Missouri Lawmaker’s Argument Against Repealing DADT: It Would Be A 'Cultural Affront' To Terrorists."
"The Muslim nations of Iraq and Afghanistan, where America is fighting two wars, are opposed to homosexuality," argues Gary Nodler, a Republican running to fill Roy Blunt's seat. "Changing 'Don’t ask, don’t tell' would offend the terrorists in such a way that could put soldiers -- and America -- at risk of further terrorist attacks."
So, for those of you keeping score, Republicans are for appeasing terrorists now. (Think Progress)