• Teabagging Teabaggers Teabag for America!


    Michele Bachmann's Stanley Cup of Patriotism went down today and seemed, by all accounts, to be a resounding success for vague conservative ideals, drawing thousands of Teabagging protesters to the steps of the Capitol to yell and scream and play The Angry Game. Yay, angry!

    A series of spot interviews suggests that the protesters have come to Washington from all across the country – Texas, Ohio, Oregon and the greater Washington area. It’s a generally older crowd, many in their 50s and 60s, predominantly, white, and many self-identified as Christians. They are fiercely conservative and deeply skeptical of the government, many of them adamantly opposed to abortion rights.

    Whoa! They got white conservative Christians and Christian conservative whites! That's a broad coalition they've got there.

    Many of the demonstrators, like Judith Garloch of Newark, Ohio, said they were opposed to an increasing government role in the health care. Many said they feared cuts to the Medicare program for Americans 65 and over… But Ms. Garloch, like many in the crowd who while visibly angry could not articulate the main problems in the health care system or how they should be solved.

    To be fair, being informed and knowing what you're angry about are not requirements for The Angry Game.

    All you need is a sign and a swastika.


    Tags: Health Care, Michele Bachmann, Protesters, Tea Party, Washington DC

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