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The tea party's (persistent) willful blindness

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The Wall Street Journal site is subscription only, which means I can't access the following article, so Taegan's excerpt is all we get:

Wall Street Journal: "The tea-party movement is trying to regroup after taking some licks in this month's elections. Several groups already are setting their sights on 2014 congressional races, in which they plan to promote their preferred candidates and hope to weed out Republicans they consider insufficiently conservative."

"Many tea-party activists say they remain dumbfounded by the Nov. 6 defeat of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and favored GOP candidates for the Senate, and opinions are swirling over how the movement should push forward."

First, what part of Election 2012 didn't they understand? President Obama was handily elected, and the Democrats gained seats in the House and the Senate. In fact, had it not been for Republican gerrymandering, they would have done even better; Democratic candidates across the U.S. received more total votes than Republican candidates did.

More Americans voted to support the Democratic agenda, including being in favor of allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. “An increasing number of prominent Republicans are dismissing Grover Norquist as a pest” and his majority in Congress is all but gone.

So of course, the tea party in all their wisdom wants to dump "insufficiently conservative" candidates in favor of what? More Allen Wests and Todd Akinseseses? What could possibly go wrong?

As for their dumbfounditude over Romney's defeat, maybe if they'd taken their Fox blinders off for two seconds, they'd have seen what was really going on in real polls and less biased news, and what an abysmally poor candidate Mitt was.

Or do they not consider themselves any part of that 47% of America that their party disdains so much?

Knock yourselves out, tea baggers. Enjoy your bubble.

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VIDEOS- Glenn Beck going blind? 2006: "Just to piss them off, I'm going to put in Braille on the coffee pot ... 'Pot is hot.' Ow!"

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Glenn Beck's keynote speech from his final American Revival held in Salt Lake City

Sorry to expose you to Beck's nauseating, offensive, hypocritical insanity, I rarely do that. But my pal Barkway linked me to a couple of videos (relevant segment in first one at about 6:45, second one at about 1:45), reminding me that Beck contradicted himself (surprise!) only a few years ago while being nauseatingly offensive and hypocritical.

Here's Mr. Sensitivity now:

...Fox News host Glenn Beck revealed that he may be going blind.

During his speech [...], Beck told the audience, "I can't focus my eyes."

Beck, 46, says he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy...

That's not all that he can't focus; has he had a doctor examine his brain?

By the way, Blech, your progressive blindness is not limited to your eyesight, and as much as I don't wish any physical ailment on anyone, that is a fact, not an insult.

Of note, in the midst of his tearful ramblings about his new affliction, Blech didn't mind slamming health care reform, which only proves my point.

Now for the inevitable hypocrisy. This is a clip from his old CNN show back in August 2006:

Beck:

I work at Radio City in midtown Manhattan, and up by the doors, you know, like where the -- you know -- the office kitchen is, in Braille, on the wall, it says "kitchen." You'd have to -- a blind person would have to be feeling all of the walls to find "kitchen." Just to piss them off, I'm going to put in Braille on the coffee pot -- I'm going to put, "Pot is hot." Ow!

And this cretin is still getting paid the big bucks by his loving ClusterFox family.

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Video- You're as pretty as Palin, Carville tells Matalin

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Stockholm Syndrome.

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