published Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Tea Party

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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AndrewLohr said...

We've had a country without O'Romneycare for 230+ years, and defunding it destroys the country? Hogwash.

September 27, 2013 at 1:18 a.m.
GlacierClipper said...

Defunding ObamaCare and the defunding of other useless programs would save the country many $$$$. With the present Senate, Congress and President defunding anything useless is not going to take place.

The only ones being defunded is the working people in the USA. The Congress and Senate fails to see that taking place. President Obama still will come out and say he is trying to save the middle class. When he knows that is BS!

September 27, 2013 at 2:02 a.m.
conservative said...

In my opinion the Republicans don't have a whole lot of principles.

They spend a little less than the Demoncrats and the party as a whole has little to offer to a Conservative.

I saw the light when they refused to throw Clinton out of office.

We now have the Republicansm, the party of big government and the Demoncrats , the party of bigger government.

September 27, 2013 at 5:40 a.m.
EaTn said...

The extreme-right call themselves a "party" but continue to ride the GOP funding and organization, while bashing their core leaders. If they have such strong principles, then go ahead and form an official national party. The country has needed a third viable party for some time.

September 27, 2013 at 6:04 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

The Repubs should let obamacare sail thru. It will fail miserably and the Dems will pay for it in '14. Free advice.

September 27, 2013 at 8:01 a.m.
tifosi said...

BWAAHAHAHA!!! Bennett hits a grand slam. Not even the GOP wants to have anything to do with Teabaggers. This is the death knell. At least Westboro Church will let them in.

September 27, 2013 at 8:52 a.m.
Walden said...

Sorry Clay, but it's your guy Obama that's burning our country at the stake.

September 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Tiffany clearly suffers from Teabaggeraphobia.

September 27, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.
Walden said...

Tiffy is the new Alpo.

September 27, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
joneses said...

The Tea Party movement is an American decentralized political movement that is primarily known for advocating a reduction in the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit by reducing U.S. government spending and taxes.

So why are the liberals against the Tea Party Movement? The liberals must be against the reduction in the U.S. national debt and the federal budget deficit by the reduction of U.S. government spending and taxes. Why would liberals be against responsible government?

September 27, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.
soakya said...


you need to go back and read the 7 traits of character you posted because the majority of your comments just like alprova's show none.

September 27, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.
GameOn said...

Whenever the Democrats have no valid response to an argument. They start name calling.

September 27, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Walden. Maybe so. Thankfully not as loooooooong winded. ALPY believed "why use 50 words, when 5000 will do?"

September 27, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.
Walden said...

Al has to be going through delirium tremens not being able to post on here. Although I bet he's found a new forum out there to feed his need...

September 27, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.
limric said...

HA, Terrific job Clay.

It’s sure to fire up ‘voodoo economics’ devotees and their kin; modern day creatures that evolved (created - sorry) from dinosaur species, Morornodons, Befuddlesaurs and even some of the creatures that survived the Cretaceous extinction by burrowing in the mud, the Caucasaurus Christianus.

Unless someone writes something better, I nominate the Glacier Clipper’s commentary as post of the week. The first sentence in the second paragraph says it all, ” The only ones being defunded is the working people in the USA.”

For further evidence take the time to read: Looting the Pension Funds, by Matt Taibbi

A well-deserved Laurel - & Hardy handshake to you Glacier Clipper!

September 27, 2013 at 10:22 a.m.
gjuster said...

Joneses - they must also be against individual freedoms and a free market economy -two other legs of the Tea Party "platform" The TP philosophy is such radical thinking

September 27, 2013 at 10:29 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Hey Limmy. How are things in the faculty lounge? Safe? You guys sit around discussing Marxism and elbow patches?

September 27, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.
tifosi said...

The Tea Nuts are dwindling. Here are the facts from the latest Gallup Poll.

"Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low Republicans ambivalent about movement, while most Democrats oppose it

by Lydia Saad PRINCETON, NJ -- As Washington braces for another budget showdown, this time with the threat of defunding the new healthcare law in the mix, the key political force pushing for conservative policies sees diminished popular support. Fewer Americans now describe themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement than did at the height of the movement in 2010, or even at the start of 2012. Today's 22% support nearly matches the record low found two years ago."

Stupid is, as stupid does.

September 27, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.
tifosi said...

Bottom Line:

"U.S. support for the Tea Party is at a low ebb at a time when key issues of concern for the movement -- funding for the Affordable Care Act and raising the U.S. debt ceiling -- are focal points in Washington, with Tea Party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz prominently fighting both policies. The discomfort he has created in the Republican caucus is merely emblematic of the ambivalence national Republicans feel toward the movement. Although few Republicans outright oppose the Tea Party, far more are neutral toward it than support it."

September 27, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.
limric said...

I ponder there is a Twilight Zone(ish) similarity between Israel’s surreptitious furtherance of never ending violence in Syria and Washington Democrats ersatz abhorrence of the Tea Party’s infection of the Republican Party.


September 27, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.

Clay channeling the ghost of King George for inspiration, this cartoon first appeared in the loyalist New York Gazetteer ca. 1773. On top of things as usual.

September 27, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

I'm sure Clay will attribute.

September 27, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
joneses said...


The liberals never say why they "hate" the Tea Party. They just say they hate the Tea Party. They have lied about the Tea Party being racist but then when they have no argument they always lie about racism. I wish they would tell us exactly which one of the Tea Party platforms is that they hate. All the liberals do is spread lies and resort to name calling when addressing how they feel about the Tea Party. I think they lack the intellect and tolerance and are so full of hate they cannot see beyond their brainwashed minds.

September 27, 2013 at 3:31 p.m.
joneses said...

The liberals hate the Tea Party so that means they are against all that the Tea Party Stands for which is listed below.

Eliminate Excessive Taxes, Eliminate the National Debt, Eliminate Deficit Spending, Protect Free Markets, Abide by the Constitution of the United States, Promote Civic Responsibility, Reduce the Overall Size of Government, Believe in the People, Avoid the Pitfalls of Politics, Maintain Local Independence,

September 27, 2013 at 4:09 p.m.
gjuster said...

Jonses -

If the Tea Party is failing as several posters have suggested, why are they so worried about what we are doing

September 27, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.
soakya said...

I hope there is a cleaning of the house with next years election on both side of the aisle. Lets see if democrats call themselves obstructionist when they are in the minority.

Cruz and Lee was sent to Washington to represent those that sent them there not you, so get over it.

September 27, 2013 at 4:16 p.m.
joneses said...

What the Tea Party stands for is listed above. Will one of you liberals tell us which one(s) you are against?

September 27, 2013 at 4:19 p.m.
tifosi said...

Here is an interesting perspective. Maxipad is always carrying on about entrepreneurship. I would think he would be for this.

A good friend of mine with the Indy Racing League wrote this today:

"When I was diagnosed with cancer, my doctor warned me to make sure my medical insurance premium was always paid on time or the insurance company would dump me and I would never get insurance again. Under Obamacare, that's no longer the case allowing people with a past medical issue more freedom about where they work, where they live and whether to start their own business without worrying about nor being able to get medical insurance. Why does the Republican party think this is such a bad thing?"

September 27, 2013 at 5 p.m.
tifosi said...

gjuster said...

"If the Tea Party is failing as several posters have suggested, why are they so worried about what we are doing"

I'm not worried... I'm laughing.

September 27, 2013 at 5:01 p.m.
tifosi said...

joneses said...

"They have lied about the Tea Party being racist but then when they have no argument they always lie about racism. "

No lies. It is obvious.

September 27, 2013 at 5:09 p.m.
soakya said...

tifosi, you cite msnbc and americans against the tea party. yeah, 2 credible sources. what a joke.

maxipad, who is maxipad? why do you not address the other posters by the name they have chosen? do you just do this to people you hate?

September 27, 2013 at 5:15 p.m.
tifosi said...

Suckme - I do it to cowards that hide behind a keyboard.

The videos speak for themselves, regardless of who posted them.

September 27, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Well, well, well. It now appears the Ayatolla Assahola will get his chance to school Putin's Pupil.

September 27, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.
limric said...


While I find the stated platform of the Tea Party very laudable, and I had really really hoped they would merge with OWS, the reality of their true philosophy, so hilariously hypocritical, got in the way. Does: ”Government. Keep your hands of my Medicare. Don’t steal from Medicare to support socialized medicine!” ring a bell…hmmm??

Let me just scratch the surface. If you demand the government enact more laws restricting birth control, sex education, abortion, same-sex marriage, food stamps, drug use – and oh so much more, it makes you pro-big government – doesn’t it? It don’t make you no ‘Don’t tread on me’ proponent of small government and sure as shooting you ain’t no libertarian. It makes you a colossal hypocrite, plain and simple. Additionally, what makes y’all further hypocrites is requesting less government meddling in one’s life ONLY when it comes to your issues, but advocating more government interference in people’s lives when it comes to someone else’s. Unt zo - If you don’t want the government to interfere with your freedoms then you can’t ask the government to enact big government regulations and laws that tread on other people’s freedoms. Right? Of course not! – OH, except It has been shown over and over that the first people to scream DON’T TREAD ON ME at the top of their lungs when it comes to their beliefs are the first to minimize the rights of others because of what they believe. That is very definition of hypocrisy; acting in contradiction to ones stated beliefs or feelings.

The (sadly) hilarious part is that people like you are just too simple-minded to realize that continuing to perpetuate such hypocrisy exemplifies the entire platform as horribly disingenuous; leading you to crash right into the wall of cognitive dissonance....if you understood what it meant. Which you don’t. So you just drove over a cliff into the Gorge of Eternal Peril.

September 27, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.
tifosi said...

BINGO!!!! We have a WINNER!!!

September 27, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Limmypoo SAYS Let me just scratch the surface. If you demand the government enact more laws restricting birth control, sex education, abortion, same-sex marriage, food stamps, drug use – and oh so much more, it makes you pro-big government – doesn’t it? ***you see that happening Limmypoo? The trend is secular. You guys are fighting windmills there in the lounge.

September 27, 2013 at 6:55 p.m.
scrimshaw said...

CNBC pollsters couched the questions asked of half the respondents in terms of Obamacare, but asked the other half about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The terms refer, of course, to the same constellation of bills and regulations Obama hopes will secure his legacy.

Obamacare, somewhat surprisingly, is more popular than Affordable Care Act, clocking in at 29 percent public approval to the ACA’s 22. But when opposition to these selfsame legislative artifices is measured, a stark contrast emerges: almost 50 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare, whereas only 37 percent oppose the ACA. Moreover, nearly a third more of the respondents already on the negative spectrum indicated that they feel “Very Negative” about Obamacare.

The study did not attempt to posit why men who identified as white, and either independent or Republican, disliked Obamacare even more vehemently than other opponents

September 27, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.
limric said...

”The trend is secular.” ”You guys fighting windmills”!? Did you perchance mean ‘Tilting at Windmills’? Are you effing kidding me!?!?

Brrrmm ScreechCRASH!!; over the ‘Bridge of death’ into the ‘Gorge of Eternal Peril’ flies the essence of – ‘Plain Truth’.

Dude....please. That made the patches on my jacket snort!! ;-)

I’ll have to give you credit for one thing though, that was good enough to make Kimi Raikkonen smile, which is no easy task.

September 27, 2013 at 8:43 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Limmie. In the lounge. You guys get tweed envy?

September 27, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.
limric said...


Good night pixelated cartoon character.

September 27, 2013 at 9:17 p.m.
tifosi said...

"Leave me alone. I know what I'm doing." - The Ice Man

September 27, 2013 at 9:20 p.m.
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