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Jimmy to Teabaggers – You are Republicans

Posted on | March 6, 2010 | 7 Comments

Richard Nixon invented you in 1969. Back then, he called you the “Silent Majority” and he invoked your name to continue the bloodshed in Vietnam. In the same speech he invoked the Red Menace as the reason he intended to subjugate the Vietnamese – to protect them from Russia and China. The dead were just collateral damage, an unavoidable notion that you “the silent majority” could get behind. Of course.

That speech was the beginning of you and the beginning of the delusion – oft repeated by you today – that you represent the popular mood.

Of course, I’ve written that you’re the Stupid Wing of the Republican Party, the people who have backward social ideas, fear change because you have trouble adapting to it, and are easily whipped into a frenzy at election time. Along with Rich Republicans and Fan Independents (who vote for whomever they think will win just to feel like a winner) you’re a necessary part of any Republican win.

Generally, you are reliable voters who are easy to ignore as the Affluent Wing of the party – The Bankers — picks your pocket. All they have to do is to tell you that poor people/government/liberals are he reason for your failure. It’s such a convenient excuse – someone else is the reason you didn’t get rich, even though you worked hard — you lap it up like Jimmy Dean sausage gravy.

And now, you’ve had a groggy awakening – a brief glimmer of half-insight — and decided to make some mischief. It’s merely an intellectual baby step, however, not an intellectual awakening. The latter, hopefully, will come after a few more generations – after evolution has done it’s good work. Consider this:

  • You say you’re independent and you’re “grassroots.” Yet Dick Armey is responsible for organizing you.
  • A lifelong Republican, He was in the middle of both the Republican Revolution and the Contract for America, two other Republican Party lip-service campaigns aimed at you.
  • In the same way that John McCain historically was in charge of manipulating the independents, Dick Armey’s turf is to manipulate the social conservatives.
  • This is just the next round in the saga of playing you for a fool. “They [the RNC] just don’t get it” is all over your blogs. Maybe they do. After all, Dick Armey has been your puppet master for how many decades now?

So far, your big “revolution” consists of running a few alternatives in primaries – but only Republican primaries and with mixed results – while pretending that you might overthrow the government. (As if  a bunch of old farts in flannel shirts actually could.) It’s a typical “silent majority” delusion – the same hubris that led Ron Paul to a one percent showing in the last election.

True independence surely wouldn’t find you only in Republican politics, would it? True disaffection would also find you in Democratic circles, or maybe starting your own party. If you really want to start something, start with growing some stones, setting an agenda, and starting a party. And stop whining about change. The alternative is “same” which you claim to despise.

Or stay true to your historical form and let Dick Armey pull your strings on behalf of the Republican National Committee. Then line up solidly behind the next Republican – just like you always do.



7 Responses to “Jimmy to Teabaggers – You are Republicans”

  1. Mario Piperni dot Com » Blog Archive » Teabagging Hypocrisy
    March 25th, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    [...] Zuma has a thing or two to say to teabaggers. Of course, I’ve written that you’re the Stupid Wing of the Republican [...]

  2. Jerome O'Neil
    March 26th, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    I find it amusing that the GOP has sullied the name “Republican” so much that it’s driven a rift between the violently religious wing, and the trailer park stoopit wing. One of them had to go, and the Teabaggers are the big winners, particularly in identity management.

    Teabagging. Teabaggers. Teabag. Fantastic stuff!

  3. Rain
    March 29th, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    Layely it has come to light that some heavily conservative parts of the land have had very poor returns on census questionaires.
    It appears that some of the GOPsters are in danger of losing seats.
    All this due to the ravings of the lunatic fringe of the GOP called Tea Partiers.
    All of this would be hilarious,but the reality of the GOP and its obsession with ruining democracy and freedom strikes home.
    Since Lincoln was assasinated,they have done everything in their power to bring back the cheapest labor,slavery.

  4. Jimmy Zuma
    March 29th, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    Good point. Unfortunately, it just means that we have to pay someone to go around and tirelessly knock on doors. The well-deserved result of this sort of boycott won’t materialize.

  5. aetna
    April 7th, 2010 @ 11:13 am

    Our major issue in this country is our two political parties. Our forefathers knew that a two party system would be our downfall and took steps to try to stop this type of politics, and thus anyone who seriously thinks that politics isn’t corrupt or slaves to Corporate America hasn’t not been paying attention. George Jr. will go down in History as one of the worst administrations in history and I could go on for hours showing why, but my point is that the Obama administration has offered nothing different (besides health reform, granted) and has in fact continued nearly every single Bush program. Obama has almost the same political donors and thus has the same pressures as Bush did. Health reform will turn out to be the most expensive and destructive waste of tax payer money ever. I just wish I could offer a better alternative for other frustrated people, but I can’t and those that think that the tea partiers are the future, remember that Sarah Palin is an important figure to them.

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    April 7th, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

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  7. Roman Danker
    February 24th, 2012 @ 6:25 am

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