This is being reposted here for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, because it is designed to dispel misinformation and lies, to set records straight in the proper historic contexts. Second, this crowd who shouts buzzwords and catchphrases (as well as assorted strawmen and red herrings) as absolute truths: Obama is a: Muslim... Marxist... Socialist... Fascist... Nazi... Obama is responsible for out of control spending... Obama = tyranny = death of liberty as well as Grandma = choices being taken away = HYSTERIA, this crowd needs to be shut down on their illegitimate arguments and faux rage. Once you debunk the misinformation and lies, there's still the ugliness of racism that some want to ignore and some want to pretend isn't as insidious as it really is.
I'm reposting this information so that when you go out into public, you can argue with these people and call them out on their bullshit. This information will serve as a point of reference, and when they cannot produce evidence to controvert, you put them in a position to either own their lies or get with the program we call reality. Enough of the bloviating already - it's time to get armed with knowledge and fight against stupidity. This will help do that.
10 Lessons for Tea Baggers
Back in April, the Daily Show's Jon Stewart offered some sound advice for frothing at the mouth Tea Baggers, "I think you might be confusing tyranny with losing." Now five months after their Tax Day outburst, thousands of vein-popping Obama opponents descended Saturday on Washington for Tea Party II. But while Glenn Beck's furious followers alternately slandered the President as a "fascist," a "communist" and worse, they remained unencumbered by either the thought process - or the truth.
Here, then, are 10 Lessons for Tea Baggers:
1. President Obama Cut Your Taxes( Collapse )
2. The Stimulus is Working
3. First Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt...
4. ...Then George W. Bush Doubled It Again
5. Republican States Have the Worst Health Care
6. Medicare is a Government Program
7. Barack Obama is Not a Muslim
8. Barack Obama was Born in the United States
9. 70,000 Does Not Equal 2,000,000
10. The Economy Almost Always Does Better Under Democrats