Friday, March 26, 2010

Too Funny...

Tea Party Advocates Who Scorn Socialism Want a Government Job -

March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Tea Party activists, who are becoming a force in U.S. politics, want the federal government out of their lives except when it comes to creating jobs.

More than 90 percent of Tea Party backers interviewed in a new Bloomberg National Poll say the U.S. is verging more toward socialism than capitalism, the federal government is trying to control too many aspects of private life and more decisions should be made at the state level.

At the same time, 70 percent of those who sympathize with the Tea Party, which organized protests this week against President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, want a federal government that fosters job creation.

They also look to the government to rein in Wall Street, with almost half saying the government should do something about executive bonuses. Supporters are also conflicted over whether private-enterprise elements should be introduced into government programs like Social Security and Medicare.

“The ideas that find nearly universal agreement among Tea Party supporters are rather vague,” says J. Ann Selzer, the pollster who created the survey.

Gee, ya think?

It's part and parcel with the conservative governors and Congresscritters who screamed and wailed and stomped their feet over the stimulus package, and will still swear that "it hasn't done a thing", then head back home for a ceremony where they take credit for bringing a stimulus funded project to their district.

I swear, these people remind me of nothing so much as a teenager screaming to her mother "I HATE YOU! Now give me a ride to the mall!"


Gerard said...

Don't you have teenage kids?

Ed Gorman said...

The tea-baggers represent the nadir of protest movements. Motivated largely by racism they're too willfully ignorant to construct a serious argument against a clearly corrupt government. While I'm no fan of Ron Paul but at least his complaints if not his solutions make sense. Hysteria, stupidity and racism aren't what we need at this moment. The Gop is no better. I used to vote Gop quite often but I have to say the party has fielded some of the dumbest, nastiest people I've ever seen in American poltiics. And it's been going on since Reagan took office and Falwell started running his fat crooked mouth. I can forgive Nixon Watergate but I can't quite forgive him Viet Nam--but even so he looks pretty damned good to me right now. And Ike looks like a pillar of reason and courage. The Dems just gave us a health reform package that hand delivers billions and billions to big insurance and big pharma. I'm not sure why I'm supposed to be happy about that.