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Sick House Tea Partiers Celebrate the Sequester’s Human Carnage

ProudProgressive 2013/02/27 15:19:03

If there was any lingering doubt in anyone's mind that the Right Wing corporate created astroturf group now known as the "Tea Party" is in fact a domestic terrorist organization whose goal is to cause the collapse of the government of the United States of America, those doubts seem to have been dispelled. Not only is there no remaining doubt that the entire reason the Tea Party exists is to try to cause this nation to collapse, but it appears that now that their true colors have been brought out into the open, they should be shut down entirely and serious consideration should be had over having their leadership thrown in jail for violation of the Smith Act.

The Smith Act (Smith Act, 76th United States Congress, 3d session, ch. 439, 54 Stat. 670, 18 U.S.C. § 2385, enacted June 29, 1940) provides, among other things:


Title I. Subversive activities. The Smith Act set federal criminal penalties that included fines or imprisonment for as long as twenty years and denied all employment by the federal government for five years following a conviction for anyone who:



...with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or...organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof.

Based on the recent statements and actions by the Tea Party, one can legitimately question whether this statute should be applied. But even if not, it is clear that a group whose stated purpose is to crash our government has no place at the table, and if John Boehner continues to allow them to dictate his "leadership", then it's questionable whether Boehner should be there either.

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Sick House Tea Partiers Celebrate the Sequester’s Human Carnage
By: Rmuse
Feb. 27th, 2013

Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between what is considered good (right) and what is bad (wrong), and most human beings would consider intentionally causing harm to others is inherently immoral, and wrong. There is a segment of the population that lacks the basic human emotion of empathy and feels that knowingly harming other Americans is an ideologically moral imperative, and they are preparing to celebrate damage to the people and economy sequestration cuts will cause when they begin in two days.

According to Tim Huelskamp, a teabagger from Kansas, the sequester is “the first significant tea party victory in that we got what we set out to do in Washington,” and in Washington, teabaggers celebrate the start of eliminating government to advance privatization regardless the harm inflicted on the people. Huelskamp represents one side of what George Lakoff calls the “real moral divide in America” where extreme conservatives see government providing for the common good as an “immoral imposition on their liberty,” and it is Paul Ryan’s philosophy founded on Ayn Rand’s fictional work that Libertarian Koch Brothers support. That teabaggers are celebrating the sequesters’ damage demonstrates their lack of empathy for other Americans as well as sheer idiocy in that their ideological bent for killing government, and other Americans, will eventually contribute to their own demise. However, where Lakoff has it wrong is attributing the lack of empathy to “extreme conservatives” when in reality, it is all conservatives who believe government is inherently bad and worth eliminating so for-profit private enterprise can take over.

Lakoff continues that “conservative’s moral sense requires them to make the government fail in providing for the common good” and that it is a matter of justice to reward those who “selfishly pursued their self-interests, got rich, and avoided taxes that pay for provisions” they, and all Americans, use. The fact that the conservative intent of making government fail is to negatively impact most Americans represents a fundamentally flawed human being that believes those in need must be punished to reward the rich. The Republican anti-government agenda represents the ideological war conservatives have fought for over 80 years to undo the New Deal that helped all Americans, and is predicated on rewarding makers and eradicating takers. However, this new morality fails to acknowledge that makers are beneficiaries of the sweat, blood, and assets of the very people they are attempting to destroy, and make no mistake, their goal is destroying those who are not successful and the sequester is a major victory in the GOP’s two-year war on the economy, people, and government.

Republicans admit the sequester will wreak havoc on the economy, jobs, and the people, and although they feign concern, killing jobs while hurting Americans began at the start of the 112th Congress when teabaggers swept into power promising to “shrink government.” In early 2011 when John Boehner was informed Republican spending cuts would adversely impact children, the working poor, and seniors besides killing 1.1 million jobs, he said “so be it.” If any American thinks Republicans, or their teabagger cohort, are concerned sequestration will inflict damage on Americans, jobs, or the economy, they are tragically deluded. There is a contingent of Republicans who are unhappy the sequester is not four times larger and believe if the GOP had made more Draconian cuts and slashed government more, they would have won big in the last election, and it informs the danger of ideologically pure conservatives gaining power because they see the sequester damage as a major victory in a war to end government.

These conservative idealogues are no different than extremist Islamist suicide bombers. They could not care less how much damage they inflict on the people because as long as they make government fail to reward the makers, they will have achieved a moral victory. Remember, teabaggers and their Republican facilitators were willing to allow a credit default that would have destroyed the full faith and credit of the United States in 2011 that led to the sequester to begin with, and fueled by their sequester victory are emboldened to expand the war on government as a moral imperative.

There are Americans who are lulled into complacency that the tea party is declining in popularity and losing public support, and although they appear to be a small faction within the larger conservative movement, their ideology mirrors Republican philosophy that government must be destroyed to make way for privatization. It is, and has been, Republicans’ moral sense that requires them to make government fail to make room for privatization and it starts with defunding, then destroying programs like Medicare and Social Security because government providing for the common good is an immoral imposition on the wealthy’s liberty. It explains why Republicans cut safety nets that feed children, seniors, and Veterans to make room for more tax breaks for the very wealthiest Americans, and why there is never a shortage of government funds for corporations, big oil subsidies, and the military industrial complex.

America is in a war for survival and despite President Obama’s re-election and overwhelming public support for his agenda, conservatives are on the verge of scoring a major victory in making government fail. With intransigent House Republicans in control of the nation’s purse-strings, there is little the President, or Senate Democrats can do to stop their continued assault besides reject their government-destroying cuts that will result in a stalemate, and more government failure. Subsequently, for the next two years House Republicans have little incentive to stop their assault on government, and the people, and believing it is their moral imperative, the have every reason to finish the job.


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  • Princess 2013/02/27 15:24:48
    Princess
    +10
    ROTFLMFAO, liberal/regressives have been bleeding and destroying the U.S. for the last 50 years.

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  • johngoodboy 2013/02/28 04:08:47
    johngoodboy
    Then Obama, his cronies Bill Ayers, Reverend Wright, Farrakhan, etc should all be in jail too.
  • RoyJLores 2013/02/27 22:42:41
    RoyJLores
    +3
    More Koolaid from Mr Sheeple tool # 2 of SH Che being # 1...
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    And overwhelming support for his agenda? The last elections were the ones with the least participation by the American Electorate in history. Most independents and both disgruntled Democrats and Republicans simply did NOT vote. That your messiah moved his braindead blind obedient masses of welfare rats, queens, illegals and Gay extremists one thing to say they represent the overwhelming opinion of the electorate is nothing but a flat out lie,

    But what else can be expected of a paid Establishment authoritarian fascist Statist troll but to do the bidding of his masters Goldman & Sachs & Rotchild.

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    And if you think Libertarians and Constitutionalists plan to use violence to overthrow the government you obviously don't know squat about either of them or Anarchists for that matter.

    Look up the Non aggression principle dumbass, if you knew what it even is you would know that we Libertarians, Constitutionalists, Anarchists etc. would ONLY use violence in SELF DEFENSE. We do not believe in the initiation of violence.

    Unlike you authoritarian fascists whom believe that VIOLENCE through government force is the ONE & ONLY SOLUTION for EVERYTHING.
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  • Radlad 2013/02/27 22:35:18
    Radlad
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    This is interesting. Talk about fear mongering. There is the federal budget of over 3 trillion dollars. We're talking 84 billion in cuts that won't amount up to a piss hole in the snow. If we took that 84 billion just out of how much the government waste. We could add a few hundred billion and still have more waste. We could cut that 3 trillion budget in half actually we could cut it by two thirds and the dumb and gloom the terror that you claim will happen with the cuts of 84 billion ain't gonna happen. All that money that the spendulus packages and tarp was put into the baseline budget needs to be taken out.

    But pp you need not worry. Your fear mongering and pathetic cherry picking of articles are really nothing in the great scheme of things. Thanks to obummer's propaganda machine that is masquerading as the lame stream media. The fear is already out there by the under informed voters that get their poop from said propaganda machine. The repugnantcans will get the blame for whatever happens. When the government spends less thanks to the gop. barry's gonna get the credit for the cuts and all the positive impacts of it while the gop gets the blame for all the negatives. Ain't it good to live in a country with a free press?
  • Mark P. 2013/02/27 22:32:34
    Mark P.
    +2
    2 % is human carnage? Spending will continue to increase even with the sequester. It will be a little slower. How many millions has Obama wasted jetting around the US beating down the sequester, when it was his idea? How many millions has been spent so Mooshell can vacation around the world? This all doom and gloom scare tactics.
  • Alex 2013/02/27 21:22:39
    Alex
    +1
    Of course, they do! They have no compassion.
  • boneman1 2013/02/27 21:20:50
    boneman1
    +2
    If you want to place blame for sequestration on anybody it's the left's hero Obama. It was his idea and he's been unwilling to work with the House to come up with more sensible cuts to replace those contained in the sequester.
  • Straud1976 boneman1 2013/02/27 23:28:58
    Straud1976
    You keep telling yourself that.
  • boneman1 Straud1976 2013/02/28 13:39:51
    boneman1
    It's a fact. The house put forward two proposals. So far nothing from Obama or the Democrat led senate.
  • Todd The Libertarian 2013/02/27 21:18:18
    Todd The Libertarian
    +1
    lol I posted about the Smith act days ago,and told folks months ago what these tea party folks were up to.Where would you liberals be with out us libertarians?Probably waiting on Rachael Maddow n fast Eddy for your talking points!Oh by the way you left out taxation without representation in Michigan!
  • Jace 2013/02/27 21:10:40
    Jace
    +1
    "Human carnage". Really now.
    drama queen
  • Gloria 2013/02/27 21:05:11
    Gloria
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    Don't worry they are short sighted if they think the sequester will not affect them. The maid can't come to work unless she brings a couple of her kids.
    dirty children wrecking house
  • Singerar 2013/02/27 20:29:25
    Singerar
    +4
    Great POST!

    Looks like you rattled some feathers around here...
    LOL
  • scurvison 2013/02/27 20:27:15
  • TombstoneJim 2013/02/27 20:23:41
    TombstoneJim
    +2
    Hog Wash - not a cut, slowing rate of growth....shish Little Red Hen, please....
  • Popeye 2013/02/27 19:58:09
  • Horseman 2013/02/27 18:53:55 (edited)
  • scurvison Horseman 2013/02/27 20:24:05
  • Straud1976 scurvison 2013/02/27 23:30:11
    Straud1976
    prove it
  • scurvison Straud1976 2013/02/28 00:37:32
  • Rebel [SHP] 2013/02/27 18:31:12
    Rebel [SHP]
    +1
    Well we could criticize the right for celebrating...or the left for causing the sequestration in the first place. I'll criticize the left for their mess.
  • Horseman Rebel [... 2013/02/27 18:55:03
  • scurvison Horseman 2013/02/27 20:25:22
  • Mr. Smith 2013/02/27 18:14:38
    Mr. Smith
    +4
    LOL! Progressives have been proudly violating the Smith Act before it ever became law.

    Now, before you progs go and commit suicide over sequestration, here's 5 facts you should know:

    1. The Cuts Are Tiny
    2. Spending is Still Going Up
    3. The Pentagon Won't Starve
    4. You Can't Cut Nonexistent Programs
    5. It Was All Obama's Idea
  • Horseman Mr. Smith 2013/02/27 18:57:16
  • Mr. Smith Horseman 2013/02/27 19:25:31
    Mr. Smith
    +2
    Thank you for watching MSNBC, but that's not an excuse to fall for the establishment's misinformation prop-agenda! Here's each of the 5 facts expanded with details.

    1. The Cuts Are Tiny!

    The actual cuts in fiscal year 2013 are only $44 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The rest don’t even take place until 2014 or later. Whether you use $44 billion or $85 billion we’re talking about 1 or 2 percent of total government spending. http://reason.com/blog/2013/0...

    2. Spending is Still Going Up!

    Even with the sequester, the federal government is expected to spend more this year than it did last year. The government spent $3.5 trillion in 2012 and i expected to spend $3.6 trillion in 2013. (See Summary Table 1 in the CBO published Budget Outlook) http://www.cbo.gov/sites/defa...

    3. The Pentagon Won't Starve!

    The largest chunk of cuts will come out of the defense budget, which has doubled over the past decade. The Pentagon will still have about $500 billion at its disposal, not counting war-related and emergency appropriations. http://mercatus.org/expert_co...

    4. You Can't Cut Nonexistent Programs!

    The White House’s Office of Management and Budget says the sequester will cut a whopping $2 million from the $20 million budget for the National Drug Intelligence Center...







    Thank you for watching MSNBC, but that's not an excuse to fall for the establishment's misinformation prop-agenda! Here's each of the 5 facts expanded with details.

    1. The Cuts Are Tiny!

    The actual cuts in fiscal year 2013 are only $44 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The rest don’t even take place until 2014 or later. Whether you use $44 billion or $85 billion we’re talking about 1 or 2 percent of total government spending. http://reason.com/blog/2013/0...

    2. Spending is Still Going Up!

    Even with the sequester, the federal government is expected to spend more this year than it did last year. The government spent $3.5 trillion in 2012 and i expected to spend $3.6 trillion in 2013. (See Summary Table 1 in the CBO published Budget Outlook) http://www.cbo.gov/sites/defa...

    3. The Pentagon Won't Starve!

    The largest chunk of cuts will come out of the defense budget, which has doubled over the past decade. The Pentagon will still have about $500 billion at its disposal, not counting war-related and emergency appropriations. http://mercatus.org/expert_co...

    4. You Can't Cut Nonexistent Programs!

    The White House’s Office of Management and Budget says the sequester will cut a whopping $2 million from the $20 million budget for the National Drug Intelligence Center. That sounds pretty bad - until you realize the Drug Intelligence Center closed its door in June 2012. http://reason.com/blog/2013/0...

    5. It Was All Obama's Idea!

    The whole damn sequester was the Obama administration’s idea. As the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward has reported, despite Obama’s denials to the contrary, “the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House” as part of the deal to raise the debt limit back in August 2011. http://www.washingtonpost.com...

    So as members of the president’s cabinet and party rail against the draconian nature of the sequester and the unfairness of it all, it’s worth keeping in mind that these cuts are genuinely puny.

    And that the president has nobody to blame but himself.
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  • Horseman Mr. Smith 2013/02/27 19:34:41
  • Mr. Smith Horseman 2013/02/27 20:02:46
    Mr. Smith
    Nice copy and paste job yourself, I've seen this same thing in various other posts, all parroting the same Chicken Little story.

    You really should familiarize yourself with table 1-1 of the CBOs latest budget document. Assuming sequestration happens, there will be a slight dip from 2012 to 2013 in discretionary spending levels. Then discretionary spending rises every year through 2023. Total federal spending is projected to rise from $3.5 trillion in 2012 to $5.9 trillion in 2023. See total outlays below and tell me how that's considered austerity?



    Here are three questions for people like you who are wetting their pants about the sequester:

    1. Under what sort of math do you figure that cutting $44 billion (or $85 billion) from a total tab of $3.6 trillion is anything more than a rounding error? Half of the cuts are slated for defense spending, which has grown massively over the past decade-plus. Do you really think that the military can't cope? Are you now switching sides and supporting the Bush defense and war spending???

    2. Do you really believe that the sequester cuts will tank a $16 trillion economy? And if so, what's the multiplier on that? GDP is counted in such a way that most government spending automatically gets counted as increasing the amount of economic activity (...



    Nice copy and paste job yourself, I've seen this same thing in various other posts, all parroting the same Chicken Little story.

    You really should familiarize yourself with table 1-1 of the CBOs latest budget document. Assuming sequestration happens, there will be a slight dip from 2012 to 2013 in discretionary spending levels. Then discretionary spending rises every year through 2023. Total federal spending is projected to rise from $3.5 trillion in 2012 to $5.9 trillion in 2023. See total outlays below and tell me how that's considered austerity?

    rise 3 5 2012 5 9 2023 total outlays austerity

    Here are three questions for people like you who are wetting their pants about the sequester:

    1. Under what sort of math do you figure that cutting $44 billion (or $85 billion) from a total tab of $3.6 trillion is anything more than a rounding error? Half of the cuts are slated for defense spending, which has grown massively over the past decade-plus. Do you really think that the military can't cope? Are you now switching sides and supporting the Bush defense and war spending???

    2. Do you really believe that the sequester cuts will tank a $16 trillion economy? And if so, what's the multiplier on that? GDP is counted in such a way that most government spending automatically gets counted as increasing the amount of economic activity (the same doesn't hold for private spending, where different conditions hold). Do you at least agree in theory that government spending has been cut in the past without ruining the economy (and if you don't, why not)?

    3. When will conditions be right, in your Keynesian economics mind, to actually cut spending? There's a raft of anti-sequester people, such as Barack Obama, who pay lip service to the idea that government spending (especially government deficit spending) needs to stop or be reduced at some point in the future. But not just yet. So when might that be? If we can't afford to cut a tiny fraction of current spending now - after a year-plus of knowing this was coming and a major punting on the original deadline - when might we?

    Your entire argument buys into the Keynesian conceit that government spending creates jobs over the long term. But the resources necessary to create those jobs have to be extracted from the private economy either through taxes or borrowing. That means the private sector then has fewer resources to invest in job creation. Given that the private sector generally puts those resources to a more productive use, it is likely that government spending destroys more jobs over the long run than it creates.
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  • scurvison Mr. Smith 2013/02/28 00:42:04
  • Mr. Smith scurvison 2013/02/28 02:05:06
    Mr. Smith
    Yep, that's exactly the attitude of the fiscally irresponsible progressives. They don't care about the debt and taxes they impose on their kids and grand kids, they just want whatever they can get today. Phuk the rest of us.
  • Wayne 2013/02/27 17:01:39
    Wayne
    +2
    Hooray! Finally some cuts! Right, cuts in progected growth are not cuts at all. Obama wanted this, agreed to it, signed it into law and now has no idea of how to lead and is caught in his own trap, all he has ever done is demagog coupled to fear, the man is a total failure as a president.Obama is incompetent as a leader.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2013/02/27 16:38:29
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    One of the most one-sided, half truth piles of crap I've seen you post on here Proud.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again....why you aren't taken seriously.

    I'll say this again too....you should be ashamed.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2013/02/27 16:32:29 (edited)
  • Singerar whitewu... 2013/02/27 20:31:22
    Singerar
    +4
    ooh - I can do that too!!

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  • Rebel Yell 2013/02/27 15:40:34
    Rebel Yell
    +3
    Republican high drama marches on. Just two months ago, we witnessed their game of chicken with the fiscal cliff'. As the clock ticks down, they are not in the least bit concerned about the economic health of the country. Americans know this. They watched Chuck Hagel get brutalized fot two weeks simply because he did not march in lock step with his own party over that fiasco known as Iraq.

    In the latest Pew poll, by 45% to 32%, voters blame the GOP for the new sequester drama. In an interview, Sen. Orrin Hatch R-Utah) spoke of how sequestration would devastate his state, but he's all for it ! Bring it ! That typifies just how sick the Republicans are. They are more concerned with playing the blame game than doing what it should do to help the country move forward. Breaking the country so they can put it back together is sheer madness.
  • Todd Th... Rebel Yell 2013/02/27 21:48:17
    Todd The Libertarian
    +1
    I do not think these Fox n Friendsies can handle truth.
  • projimg 2013/02/27 15:39:35 (edited)
    projimg
    +4
    Wow, This is a bundle on non-sense. I like how you go into depth about the Smith Act when the liberals are doing the same thing from the other direction. My argument would be the Decleration of Independence where it states:



    "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. "



    The Tea Party, although a little intense at times, is basically stating that if the government continues to abuse and neglect its power as prescribed in the constitution:



    "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution"



    The failure in government is a collective effort and to be so arrogant but to blame one side is quite ignorant. Any idiot can support their agenda with facts and articles and opinions, but the bottom line is that the...







    Wow, This is a bundle on non-sense. I like how you go into depth about the Smith Act when the liberals are doing the same thing from the other direction. My argument would be the Decleration of Independence where it states:



    "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. "



    The Tea Party, although a little intense at times, is basically stating that if the government continues to abuse and neglect its power as prescribed in the constitution:



    "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution"



    The failure in government is a collective effort and to be so arrogant but to blame one side is quite ignorant. Any idiot can support their agenda with facts and articles and opinions, but the bottom line is that the 2 documents I have sited are the only method of compass either side should be using when dealing with our Nations well-being.



    Here is my response to you: Be part of the solution not the problem.



    I would love to have a discussion about solutions and ideas, but like you, congress hates one another and we pay for it. The President has chosen a side, which is not his job, and he promotes fear and frustrastion when we need leadership and guidance. He is weak and one of the worst Presidents in history. You can rave all you want, but he will go down as the most failed presidency in U.S. History, at no fault of anyone but his own inability to bring two-sides to compromise.
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