April 16, 2011
“Hey what’s your name? ‘My name is M-o-e,'” Sanchez said, feigning a Southern drawl that drew howls of laughter from Miller and her co-host. “Ok Moe. Moe-ster, how you doing baby? What are we going to do today? What’s your interest? What can we work on together?”
“‘Well, it’s unconstitutional,” she said, using her faux Southern accent.
Sanchez’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Congresswoman Feigns Southern Accent to Deride Tea Party Lawmakers – FoxNews.com, http://fxn.ws/fIUTWh – Sent via the FOX News Android App. Check out the FOX News Android application. To learn more and download the app, go to http://www.foxnews.com/android
This lacks class for a member of congress, don’t you think? I suspect that Tea Party folks won’t let it bother them too much. Unlike every time a Democrat protected group is criticized, the Tea Party won’t likely feign excessive outrage in order to brow beat their opponents into withdrawing their position.
It would just be nice if this report could make the nightly news like all of the other incidents of Democrat misbehavior. Oh, wait…
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March 20, 2011
Ever since these bailouts happened two years ago Bernie has actually said some things with which I agree. I find it hard to admit and I would never actually vote for him, but if he could be successful in ending the corporate welfare that he decries that would be okay by me. If he has to use Republican help to get it done, all the better (bizarre, but better).
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April 18, 2010
This was the first line from the Vermont Press Bureau’s Capital Beat column:
Anyone looking for hints of violence or racism at the Tea Party protest outside of the Statehouse last week would have been disappointed.
via Let the party begin: Rutland Herald Online.
No hint of bias there, right? Oh, I get how the word rally and protest can be interchangeable but, as Bill Clinton recently opined, words have meaning and we ought to be cautious about how we use them. The word protest has a negative connotation for many people (especially conservatives) and they would not likely affiliate themselves with such an event. Rally is the word, and the attitude, that I believe most Tea Party organizers prefer to use to capture a sense of positive engagement rather than G-20 summit protesters who tend to wield rocks instead of words.
And if you needed more proof that there is an attitude of condescension in the press toward conservatives and their quaint ideas of governance, the Capitol Beat gives column space to a counter demonstration, of sorts. I don’t know the numbers, but I would be willing to bet that reports of protests against conservative government ideas (pick an issue during the Bush years) did not give equal space to any counter protests.
Of course, that could be because people who supported those conservative ideas are not likely to engage in that sort of behavior, as I suggested above. Which side is more likely to protest but call it a rally and which side is more likely to rally and be called a protester?
April 17, 2010
Clinton is “triangulating” Rush and the gang, blah, blah, blah…
This is what jumped out at me from the story:
He also alluded to the anti-government tea party movement, which held protests in several states Thursday. At the Washington rally, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota railed against “gangster government.” (Emphasis mine)
via My Way News – Clinton alludes to 1995 bombing, says words matter.
Seriously? Several states? Try just about every one of them. A cursory Google search can locate at least a dozen states that had tea party rallies (or “protests”). That strikes me as more than several. Does the AP want people to take them seriously? If so, then they really should try harder to be more objective.
April 4, 2009
This is pretty awesome. I have no idea what will come of these tea parties that have been organized (and continue to be organized?), but I think it’s pretty exciting that the interest and awareness is out there about the need to stop the march toward socialism.