Sunday, February 07, 2010

Another Thought...

As Palin does what Republicans always appear to do, aligning herself and her fellow tea partiers with "ordinary folks"and"truck drivers", two things strike me as odd about this claim.

First, how many "ordinary folk" can afford to spend $549 to attend a political rally?

And secondly, when Tom Tancredo implies that Obama was only elected because the people who voted for him were either stupid or immigrants who could not speak English:

Tom Tancredo, a former Republican congressman who ran for president in 2008 on an anti-illegal immigration platform, said of the voters who elected Mr Obama: “They could not even spell the word ‘vote’ or say it in English and they put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House — Barack Hussein Obama!”

In his most incendiary comment, he invoked the segregationist methods of the southern states, saying that Obama had been elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country".
As Obama was actually elected by 52.3% of the popular vote, just who exactly is being elitist here?

2 comments:

Cecilieaux said...

The word on the street is that the "tea parties" are often the same people who move from city to city. The whole thing is fake. There is no movement. There are a few nuts, around a very well-orchestrated PR-made "movement."

Kel said...

I am stunned that so much publicity is being given to around one thousand people. Since when did a number that small become a movement?