Thursday, April 16, 2009

Paul Begala hypocrisy and the tea parties

When they have no awareness to the truth, or ability to function with reason, liberals go emotional with ad hominem attacks and smug elitist snipes that act as a substitute for accepting reality. How sad and dangerous.

Here are Begala's stunningly self-blind comments on the tea parties with analysis below.

“So why are a bunch of Fox News clowns and right-wing cranks hosting "tea parties" all over the country? The Boston Tea Party, in case the clods at Fox didn't know it, protested "taxation without representation." Note the second word: without. The goofballs tossing tea bags today have representation. They voted in the election; they lost.”

The people, who they swear they are fighting for, are clowns, cranks, and clods. His attitude is, we won, thus, we must be right. How condescending.

“That a bunch of overpaid media millionaires would lead a faux-populist revolt is comical. They somehow held their populist instincts in check as George W. Bush and the Republicans cut taxes on the idle rich and put the screws to the working stiffs.”

Irony alert, he probably makes a fine "overpaid" living and is in the "media" he belittles. I guess only his media is real media? Tax cuts are tax cuts- the only tax cuts that can hurt an economy are cuts that jeopardize protecting the people and their property. Spending is what hurt the economy which is the reason for the tea parties. Economics 101 anyone?

“Bush's tax policies were a godsend to the Paris Hilton class, but they sent the country on the road to bankruptcy and helped ruin the economy.”

The top 10% pay 76% of the taxes. the top 10% begins with a family income of $95,000 or mom and dad making $47,500 each. Those who pay are those who you can give a cut to. Stop the class warfare rhetoric Mr. Begala, its getting tedious. There is plenty of blame to go around Washington for the economic failures, left and right. At least be mature enough to admit that the economic crisis is a bipartisan screw-up.

“Give me a break. Instead of tossing tea bags for the cameras, the Fox phonies ought to go to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. There they would find better, braver men who have truly sacrificed for their country. They deserve nothing but the best -- not the shameful and shoddy conditions they endured during the Bush administration.”

Phony is the person who fights against the war, the funding of the war, and the troops fighting the war, and then uses the military as a shield to defend a position that is indefensible. What a disgrace.

“You want something to protest? How 'bout protesting how little we give back to our veterans? Or how 'bout protesting that the entire budget of the National Cancer Institute (where government researchers battle a disease that will strike half of all men and a third of all women) is 0.03 percent of what we gave the bandits at American International Group alone? Oh, but veterans benefits and cancer research might cost money. It might require -- dare I say it? -- paying taxes.”

Hypocrisy alert. Who attacked the veterans at every move during the Vietnam War? Who is suggesting today that Iraq war veterans are right wing radicals? The government is not responsible, nor is it able to be efficient, for solving cancer. The private sector has the incentives to cure cancer, so that is where the money goes. What part of the Constitution authorized the government to spend money to cure cancer?

“If the whiners at Fox News want to advertise their selfishness, they are free to do so. But please don't dress it up as patriotism. Patriotism is putting your country ahead of yourself -- which is the precise opposite of what the tea party plutocrats are doing.”

It sounds like the "selfish" one who is "whining" is Mr. Begala, who hides behind the word patriotism to attack American values shown at the tea parties from people he deems as wealthy "Plutocrats" who make between $30,000 and $90,000 a year. Paul Begala clearly has disdain for average Americans, average American values/principles, and an average America that is not aligned with his Utopian worldview and does not look like the elite world he lives in.


  1. Begala is ignorant when he preaches taxation without representation because "WE THE PEOPLE" called, emailed, voice our opinion to our elected officials for both the Obama 1 trillion dollar tax hike and the Bush bailouts and Congress did not listen and to quote Thomas Jefferson:
    "Most bad government has grown out of too much government."

  2. Personally I thought the tea bag protests were rather hypocritical themselves (in that they're protesting wasteful spending by buying tea and then throwing it... essentially wasting it) but I do agree that Begala is being rather foolish in grouping together all conservatives as.. "clowns and right-wing cranks"

    Though I myself boycott Fox News due to their harsh words in the obituary of the then recently deceased Kurt Vonnegut.