VIDEO ADDED: "Go to hell" moment at about 3:40. (H/t: Glassridges)
I just endured several minutes of watching a live video stream of a tea party rally in Wisconsin where some of the featured speakers were John Fund, Andrew Breitbart, and Sarah "Screech" Palin. They were playing Springsteen's "Born in the USA" which not only showed their misunderstanding of the song's intent, but also of basic copyright laws.
The rally's intent was painfully clear, though. The speeches were unbearably hostile and filled with lies and violent references.
Here are some of my livetweets. I quoted the speakers, then added commentary:
"The number to text if you're HERE, & your hands are not numb..." TeaBagger at rally||Those who AREN'T here, text too! UP our numbers!
"'Evil' corporations offer jobs": TeaBagger at rally. Yup! Overseas.
"Government isn't here to provide for us, we will provide for ourselves!" --TeaBagger. How's your mom's Medicare workin' out for her?
"We shouldn't be forced at barrel of a gun to do who won't do for themselves." --TeaBagger at rally, claims to be L.A. Jew. #MeToo #IAmNOTYou
"Our next guest I met in the Fox & Friends green room." --TeaBagger at rally. 'Nuff said.
John Fund is up touting Fox . #detest
John Fund is talking "kind and civil discourse" being replaced by "Chicago style" methods.
John Fund is done. He spoke for about a minute. #moneysworth
"I'm surprised at the resilience of the opposition": TeaBagger at rally. He ain't seen nothin' yet.
Teabagger speaker praising Fox for getting their story out nationwide.
Teabagger in camouflage jacket using lots of violent terminology against "union thugs", Dems.
"I'll take Palin over Michael Moore any day... She's a lot easier on the eyes": TeaBagger at rally.
"God is not done with America": TeaBagger at rally.”
"We're surrounded by the opposition.. & we hear them." Teabagger at rally. Then he accused them of "bullying".
"I need some fairly quietness": Teabagger speaker just now. Yep, that's TeaBag English alright...
"We are not a state where one side tries to shut down the other's voice!" Tbagger just now. OH REALLY? #WIunion
"We are still here and we are going nowhere!" Teabagger at rally. FINALLY, THE TRUTH! #GoingNowhere
Andrew Bretibart showed up, unfortunately. He insisted that we hate Palin because she's effective at calling out President Obama. He went on to tout "the death of community organizing."
His most memorable quote, however, consisted of telling Democrats the following:
"Go to hell!"
He repeated that at least three times.
This is all they've got.
And finally, the piece de resistance, SarahPalin, who was dressed for the falling snow and freezing temperatures wearing a low cut shirt, a semi-open satin-looking trench coat, and an extra poofy Bumpit. My livetweets (again, first the quote, then my comment):
"This tea party is REAL solidarity." And by solidarity I mean lunacy.
"I'm a former union member, wife of union member." |#LoonUnion
"We'll WIN because America will win. Obama redistributes deck chairs on the Titanic." Then she said something about women's hockey teams. Honest.
"Pay tribute to Obama because he's the inspiration for today's rally. He created the tea party by existing." I created him by losing.
"We're here, we're clear, get used to it. Obama lied." Then something about a duck blind and a ballot box.
Trashing Obama.. blahblahblah... He "bows to enemies, snubs Israel... He manipulates US oil supply..."
"Violent Rent a Mobs trashed your capitol."
"They're using YOUR money. Cockamamie! Trains! All aboard bullet train to bankruptcy!" I'm YELLING REAL LOUD!
"Mr. Obama, you can't ignore us in 2012. You threw hatred, violence at people in Madison." |#projectmuch?
She is talking about the budget deal. She's trying her best to sound like she knows something. "God has shed his grace on thee, America. We will FIGHT for America, starting here in Madison. Game on."
I think you can pick up on the flavor of this little do.
It was also tweeted that the anti-Walker union/Progressive protesters outnumbered the teabaggers.
But the best part came in a tweet from @MikeElk, with a link to this photo:
RT @DefendWisconsin: Very difficult to hear Palin.. union chants "Scott Walker has got to go".