Tea Parties, Where the Fringe Comes to Play

If you’d like, go ahead and visit the picture slideshow at the OC Register of some of the various “Tea Parties” held at various locations throughout Orange County.

I’d like to point out that the vast majority of protesters were white and elderly.

Which would explain why they were completely unaware of what the term “teabagging” means.

What puzzles me is that the events were billed as “non-partisan” gatherings against government spending and high taxes.

So why the signs against Barack Obama? Why the signs saying that this is the USA, not the USSR, which is a large statement of the obvious, if you ask me. Is that supposed to be some oblique nod to socialism? Or communism? Or was the man just really, really confused?

Because I want to tell him that he looks old enough to collect Medicare, and if that ain’t a program that smacks loudly of socialism, I don’t know what is. Yet, I guarantee you there is no way in hell he would willingly give up his Medicare coverage.

So, all you people over 65 at these protests that are eligible to collect Medicare benefits, I call upon you to put your money (and my money, too!) where your mouth is and make the most patriotic anti-tax move of all.

Give up your Medicare.

Then ALL of our taxes will go down.

But, that will be a cold day in hell before that happens, won’t it?

2 Comments so far

  1. Jon (oc_jon) on April 17th, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    What a silly bunch of buffoons.

  2. sumali on April 17th, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

    All those crazy white and elderly people not familiar with the term teabagging…if only they knew about these things like non-white and elderly people do…

    Why would 65+’ers opt out of Medicare when they have been required by tax law to pay into it their entire working life? Until there’s an opt out on paying in, your question is an unclever straw man *at best*.

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