Message to the right-wing tea-baggers: We were fed-up with Bush and that’s why we elected Obama. Get over it and help the country get back.

by on April 15, 2009 · 13 comments

in Civil Rights, Economy, Organizing, War and Peace

I’m getting fed-up with hearing about these right-wing tea-baggers (for lack of a better word). I know, today – Tax Day – was the day they held protests involving tea bags.

But, you know what?  Your actions today – glorified and over-emphasized by the mainstream media – are dwarfed by our past demonstrations against George Bush and his Iraq war.

Your righteousness is misplaced. You are protesting higher taxes – yet the taxes you just mailed in were from George Bush’s days. And any increase in taxes is for the rich – who will be paying less than they did under Ronald Reagan.

You say you are fed up.  Hey, I’m fed up too. And I’ve been fed- up. I was fed-up with Bush for eight long years. A lot of us were fed-up with that guy and everything he stood over.  That’s why we elected Barack Obama President.

You lost, remember? Get over it and help us get this country back on track so we can help our fellow citizens, other needy peoples, and the planet.


Tea-bagging explained by msnbc here:

– listen for da puns.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar nunya April 15, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Just watched a KUSI local news report:

#1 Water main break may make getting your tax return in take even longer

#2 “Hundreds” protest taxes in Oceanside (uh wait, aren’t there millions in this county?

Bwaaa ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha


avatar mr fresh April 16, 2009 at 8:10 am
avatar Abby April 16, 2009 at 10:46 am

I saw 4 protesters at the farmers market, and 3 more at the post office on Midway. Hardly a successful protest.


avatar nunya April 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

so, if you put a thousand americans in a large stadium, one of them would be a teabagger.


avatar Shawn Conrad April 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Frank talking taxes…hilarious.

That’s like me talking TV or politics.


avatar jon April 16, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Or logic Shawn….


avatar PSD April 16, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Okay, tax day over, day-after recap in all the media outlets almost over. Can I please go to sleep tonight without fear of tea-bagging?


avatar HerbZimmer April 19, 2009 at 8:20 am

In all fairness, the protests I’ve seen loacaly were heavily against the taxes on the not so rich that California just installed Feb 14th and offset any “cuts” the feds say they would make. How about doubling the car tax on everyone, raising the sales tax 13% on everyone, reducing the child credit on every family and adding a surcharge fee on income tax for everyone?

The first protest I witnesed had not just a few hundred participants, but 15 thousand angry tax payers who took time out of their weekend to show up. There may have been tea bags present with many of the protesters, but the theme was “tax revolt 2009, heads on a stick”. It was really slated against the recent backhanded actions by republican Governor Arnold, and several republican Assemblymen. This theme has been heavily present at the other, so called, “teabagger” parties but doesn’t get out when the media starts suppressing or distorting the message and trying to make it look so anti-Obama. This isn’t a rebublican vs. democrat movement. They are all out of control.


avatar annagrace April 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm

In all fairness… when when my husband and I got our tax return info back from our tax preparer Byrna( who lives in OB and is smart in all the right ways) we had a $3,963 return (better than the Bush years!). Our tax rate as middle income Americans is 13%. 13%! We can live with that. We would pay 15% in taxes to provide infrastructure, education, and less reliance on fossil fuels. (We have a real problem with our money going toward the war. Or wars.) In addition, we got more money in our paychecks because of the different federal withholding schedule. I have a hard time being convinced that middle America is being hit harder with Obama’s tax plan. Have you asked your tax preparer what your tax rate is? Depending upon where you look, the median income in California/San Diego is somewhere between $47K and $58K. That is illuminating too, for those of us who make more than the median income, or less.

If the question is what will the burden be that we place upon future generations… seems we should have asked that one a number of years ago. Since we didn’t, I’m inclined to give our new President a go at it.


avatar Shawn Conrad April 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Apr 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm
Or logic Shawn….”

You are correct, I don’t find him very logical either.


avatar jon April 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Wow dude. you are seriously dense.


avatar Shawn Conrad April 21, 2009 at 11:10 am

Well, seeing how I made up of 75% water I would agree with you. The difference between you and I Jon is I can sense sarcasm.


avatar jon April 21, 2009 at 11:31 am



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