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Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Want My Country Back... From Christine O'Donnell

This morning, a news headline blared at us from all the internet news sites: "Deputies searched a wide swath of Southern California early Sunday for a break-off religious sect of 13 people that included children as young as three and left behind letters indicating they were awaiting an apocalyptic event and would soon see Jesus and their dead relatives in heaven, authorities said."
Wait a minute, that's no mystery. Isn't that religious sect the Tea Party?
Bill Maher debuted the new season of his show, "Real Time", on HBO on Friday night, and he and his panel of guests spent a lot of time discussing the rise of the Tea Party movement. They wondered what the "Tea Baggers" mean when they say "they want their country back", and they wondered how the Republican Party/Tea Baggers always manage to successfully convince the middle and lower classes of Americans to vote against their own self interests. Those questions aren't that difficult to answer, i.e. "wanting one's country back" is code for "I don't like the fact that Blacks and Mexicans are beginning to have real political and economic power", and they convince regular Americans to vote for crazy economic policies and against sensible plans like health care reform by scaring the shit out of them. Fear is big in the Tea Bagger movement.
But just like other fringe political movements, the Tea Baggers might not be long for this world. Sharon Angle has already said so many crazy things in Nevada that she's actually now trailing Harry Reid, who was considered political dead meat just a few months ago. And the newest Tea Bagger darling, Christine O'Donnell, is awaking this morning to headlines of her own. A Washington watchdog group, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said on CNN that they will be sending letters on Monday to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware and the Federal Elections Commission asking for an investigation of O'Donnell. At question is more than $20,000 in campaign funds which O'Donnell allegedly spent on personal expenses, which is, of course, illegal.
O'Donnell has said that the claim is just an attempt to discredit her. Isn't it interesting how the Tea Baggers scream for "a return to honor" until the honor at question is their own? Come on, Christine, put on your "man pants" and come clean. If you didn't do anything wrong, then you'll show up Monday morning at the U.S. Attorney's office with all your paperwork and prove your innocence. Just because you're a mental deficient does not mean that you get to break the law. However, it might get you a show on Fox News.

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