I was thinking about calling this “In Which I Curse Up A Motherfucking Storm” but I changed my mind. After all, I wouldn’t want to alienate anybody.
There is a certain type of person that professes to be an “independent”. 7 out of 10 times, they’re lying. Mostly, they’re trying to distance themselves from the label of their party while supporting its aims. On the left, think about the PUMAs who, at first, didn’t want to be called republicans but thought Obama was a terrorist. On the right, post-bush, almost everyone is an independent. Nobody wants to support his policies…anymore.
There I was, happily snarkering away (snark+twitter=snarkering) watching teh CPAC conference when someone responded to a comment I made about the terrorists winning. “What do they win”, the person asked. Automatically, I repsonded that they won a $100 gift certificate to Whole Foods and a subscription to the New York Times. Then I realized the person wasn’t following me and I didn’t actually understand in what context she made her comment.
I checked her profile and saw that she was a wingnut. And while sniffing around, discovered there were bogus “Boston Tea Party protests” nation-wide. I actually worked for the Boston Tea Party for a little while. And I know enough to understand that comparisons to Obama’s stimulus plan and the Boston Tea Party bullshit. Wingnuts LOVE the BTP simply because it’s a decent photo op and even a retard can understand what’s happening. Tea. Taxes. Redskins. Outrage. Dump. If you think your taxes are getting raised because of Obama, then you’re in the top 5% of earners. You’re filthy fucking rich. You can afford to help out the country who’s citizens you’ve employed to gain your vast wealth. Unless, of course, you moved your business out of the country because the Mariella Islands allow you to pay workers shit, thereby increasing your profits astronomically. What does a 12-yr old need with money!?
But I digress.
I managed to fit my scorn into the 140 character format and tweeted away
#teaparty http://is.gd/l6Wa please trivialize US history by using the boston T-party as fake symbol & forgetting the GOP raised the deficit
Note: the worst thing about Twitter is the best thing about Twitter – the character limit. Also the pound sign (#) is known as a hashtag which allows twitter-helpers to route your tweet a group or groups. Thus other poeple looking at the #teaparty group got to read my tweet.
I won’t say that I was inundated with responses, but I definately got quite a few. Many claimed this wasn’t really against Obama but govt. waste and that they were independents”. When I (politely) asked them why they didn’t protest the previous administrations “govt waste” they got all quiet. One woman, though, kept on-a coming. “bush didn’t raise the deficit to record levels,” she hissed. “during his administration he did,” i told her. She was not to be deterred, this self-professed “independent”. She continued to try to draw a line between 11:59 and Noon. I’ve broken down her argument into a haiku
president bush good
obama wasteful spending
God bless the US
At one point, I asked
but you’ll only publicly speak against dems, right? seriously – show me the GOP protests you went to
to which she replied bizarrely
Are you telling me who I can speak out against. Isn’t that what the radicals in the middle east do?
HUH? Where the HELL did that come from. All I asked was why, if she was an independent, would she not be actively involved in protesting bush’s wasteful spending. And, if, as she claimed, her dad and husband were in the military, didn’t it anger her that Blackwater ops made so much more money than them?
they weren’t in it for the $$$
She shot back.
but the money was WASTED and your husband was put at risk by our govt – and you don’t seem to care
And then, the money shot from her
that’s an insult and your freedoms should be taken away
So, in the space of 15mins she went from accusing me of silencing her to telling me that I should be silenced!
That, my friends, is the essence of wingnut.