For a long time, tea partiers were racists. Everybody knows that when you say â€œIâ€™m becoming very concerned about unsustainable levels of federal spending,â€ thatâ€™s old Jim Crow code for â€œLetâ€™s get up a lynching party and teach that uppity Negro a lesson.â€ Frank Rich of the New York Times attempted to diversify the tea-party racism into homophobia by arguing that Obamacareâ€™s opponents were uncomfortable with Barney Frankâ€™s sexuality. I yield to no one in my discomfort with Barney Frankâ€™s sexuality, but, with the best will in the world, I find it hard to blame it for more than the first 4 or 5 trillion dollars of federal overspending. Eschewing such cheap slurs, Timeâ€™s Joe Klein said opposition to Obama was â€œseditious,â€ because nothing says sedition like citing the U.S. Constitution and quoting Thomas Jefferson. Unfortunately for Klein, thanks to â€œeducatorâ€ William Ayersâ€™s education reforms, nobody knows what â€œseditiousâ€ means anymore.
So enough with all the punch-pulling about seditious, racist homophobes. It was time to go for broke and bring out Bill Clinton to explain why the tea parties are the new front in the war on terror. Donâ€™t worry about Iranâ€™s nuclear program, but if you meet a tea-party supporter waving some placard about the national debt, try not to catch his eye and back away slowly without making any sudden movements, lest he put down his placard and light up his suicide belt.
Hit the link and take it from the top, make a dozen copies, and send your kids to school with a few of them. It’s not just a lesson in wit and perfect pitch writing. It’s the bottom line on the trickeration of the thieves who presume they are above us.