I normally keep my blog a-political, but there was just one of these Fox News 'Tea Parties" held in New Lenox Illinois. The comment section in our local rag (paper) was so full of the most hateful comments, I found myself drawn into the argument. Here is what I wrote as a comment:
I feel sorry for these folks that follow this "Tea Bag" bus, rally, etc. Don't you know this is financed by Rupert Murdock, of Fox News? Any of you ever see 'Meet John Doe"? Well Murdock might as well be playing the part of D.B. Norton in that movie. I find it interesting that you all keep shouting "less government". Specifically what? to me you look like the same bunch that were giving away all our rights because you were frightened by fake "terrorists" made up by the Bush administration. Why do any of you defend the "rich" that control your lives? None of you are "rich". Why not reverse Reaganomics, tax the "rich" properly and shift some of this country's wealth back to you? Duh? That would be in your own interest. Nope, because you have just a tiny bit more money than those on welfare, all you can think of is keeping "them" from getting anything you make. While of course being ravaged by the "rich". It is sad to see TV and radio is so powerful to make the scared, and frightened come out to these 'Tea Parties" against your own interests. You don't need universal health care, because you haven't been devastated by the medical industrial complex yet. And, universal health care would mean less of a differentiation between you and the "poor". I really never though this many people were this gullible, and so easily used. Sad.
The link to the article is here:
Link to Herald News Article.