And, presumably, bible-thumping gun clingers too. Or, in other words, all the dumb rubes who don’t really matter and probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
But in an interview on Fox TV in San Francisco, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chalked up the GOP grass-roots effort as “AstroTurf.”
“This initiative is funded by the high end; we call it AstroTurf, it’s not really a grass-roots movement. It’s AstroTurf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class,” Pelosi said.
Other House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis. …
In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them. The tea parties are also not peaceful, since reporters in Cincinnati had to seek “police protection” during one of the events, it states.
On a related note, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) would like you to know that the tea parties were “despicable and shameful.”
“The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,” Schakowsky said in a statement.
“It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt,” she added. “Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”
Got that, rubes? How dare you ask for a tax cut!
Some reporters had to seek police protection. Well, unlike your average left-wing rally, at least nobody was attacking the police or trying to provoke them into attacking some protesters so that said protesters could play victim for the cameras.
Regardless, all this rabid poo-pooing of the tea parties by liberals is beginning to come off a bit like whistling past the graveyard? I mean, if the tea parties were so irrelevant and contrived and ultimately meaningless, why grace them with this amount of attention?