|"What? We're not liked? How can they not like us? Probably communist Nazis!"|
Views of the Tea Party movement are at their lowest point ever, with voters for the first time evenly divided when asked to match the views of the average Tea Party member against those of the average member of Congress. Only eight percent (8%) now say they are members of the Tea Party, down from a high of 24% in April 2010 just after passage of the national health care law.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. Half (49%) of voters have an unfavorable view of the movement. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided.
Color me unsurprised. I knew when these lunatics first came on the scene that they were a flash in the pan, and watching Sarah Palin come out as their queen only drove that point home.
They are now disliked more than both Muslims and Atheists. (Hey!) In fact the only group that people dislike about as much is the Religious Right. (Now we're talking!)
Of course that is not stopping the truly wing nuttiest among the Wing nuts in believing that the future of America rests with this lunatic fringe.
Here is what Right Wing shock jock Michael Savage had to say yesterday as reported by WND (Pretty sure that stands for Wing Nut Douchebags):
“There is no Republican Party,” Savage told fellow talk show host Aaron Klein. “It’s an appendage of the Democrat machine, as we’ve all just seen. It’s two-card Monte, as we well know. It’s a game being played against the American people. You’ve got the drunk Boehner on the one side, and the quasi-pseudo-crypto Marxist on the other, who is really just enjoying the ride in Hawaii right now, representing his factions.”
Instead, “We need a nationalist party in the United States of America,” said Savage on WABC’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” suggesting a party focused on “borders, language and culture.”
He continued: “You have the rudiments of a new party in this country called a tea party. They need to restructure their party. They need a charismatic leader, which they don’t have. When you say, ‘Tea party,’ no one knows who the leader is, because there is no leader. No man has stepped forward who can lead that party – no one who is an articulate speaker, a charismatic mover of people.
“The tea party is the rudiment of the new nationalist party,” Savage explained. “Somebody has to bring them all together, unite them like King David did the ancient tribes of Israel. And there is no King David out there. Who’s the King David? Tell me who is going to do it?”
Okay you all know that I don't believe in prayer, but if I COULD have one prayer answered it would be that the Teabaggers splinter off and form a third party that would siphon off Republican voters.
Oh, and could they put Sarah Palin in charge of the party? Pretty please with sugar on top?
I know, never gonna happen.
Boy sometimes it sucks being all reality based and everything!
P.S. how appropriate is it that this post follows the one about an Alaska militia moron getting sentenced? It's almost like I planned it.