We've been puzzling over this tea party concept ever since we've heard about it. From what we can figure Conservatives across the country are holding parties to protest being "Taxed Enough Already" (get it?) among other things. This despite the fact that President Obama has just passed the largest middle class tax cut in history. Remember during the campaign how the GOP was telling everyone that Obama would raise your taxes? Makes you wonder if Republicans 1) ever read Obama's proposed tax policy and 2) ever read the news.
The tea baggers are also protesting other things like the government spending, immigration, bank bailouts, the new design on the Tropicana orange juice carton, the Burger King Sponge Bob commercial, and the best way to send tea bags to Somali pirates. (Hint: By ship! Preferably ships also carrying oil, tanks, or weapons.) Because if you can't decide on what to protest about just protest everything, goshdarnit! (Oh, and I may have made some of that protesty stuff up.)
Is this a sign that the GOP is officially dead? When I read things like this, I really think so. Can't you just feel the passion? Isn't it stirring? Don't you feel like getting out there and DOING SOMETHING?! Sigh. That's their activism strategy? It's just how the Obama campaign did it. Not. If that's how the conservative revolution will be won, folks--we don't have anything to worry about. When they start listening to Meghan McCain (on the 12th of never) that's when we should be a little concerned.
Andrew Sullivan refers to the tea parties as tea tantrums, and we (and others) whole-heartedly agree. It makes us giggle and picture wrinkled, swinging scrota. Or at least I do.
Stefania Pomponi Butler wonders if the conservative immigration protest will be called the Dirty Sanchez movement. Yeah, I went there, but after tea bagging, where else is there to go, really?