Speaking of “Indoctrination”

Young Teabagger

President Obama said in an interview to be aired tonight on 60 Minutes that he sees “a coarsening of our political dialogue.”

Gee, no kidding.

In case you’re curious about what the young man’s sign says, just click on the image for a close-up of it. It’s quite the masterwork of inchoate anger so typical of these raging teabagger protests.

Update: A wonderfully ironic musical “tribute” video to the Teabaggers from News1News.

Some of those signs are downright scary.

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27 responses to “Speaking of “Indoctrination”

  1. Ranting right wing crazy nuts that they are not on top in the WH, Congress or Senate anymore. Dems had better remember people expect to see things get done cause they have that chance right now. I don’t think people will accept excuses (e.g failure on real health care reform).

  2. Big Winnie

    That kid looks like he wants to be somewhere else other than at that “hissy fit”, sorry “tea” party.

  3. W@MO — I understand the whole “post-partisan” pragmatism that Obama is so keen on, but you’re right — failure on the healthcare issue would be unacceptable to liberal and independent supporters who voted for meaningful change. The funny thing is, that the Republicans, while they’ve done everything possible within their limited means to deep-six any measures that would extend coverage to the uninsured or provide competition to the health insurance industry would be the first to lay responsibility for failure solely with the Democrats — and not unjustly so. The real obstruction healthcare reform is coming from the so-called “Blue Dogs” that are beholden to special corporate interests.

  4. Just another reason why Ann Coulter’s effort to “rehabilitate” Joe McCarthy was a bad idea — at least for any rational individual.

  5. How does one get to be a fascist and communist at the same time……pretty well done, and very ignorant people.It is sad these young ones are being taught this.

  6. According to their “logic” (and that of Jonah Goldberg) Communists and Fascists are both “progressives” and therefore “secular humanist liberals”… or something like that.

  7. Dean

    Teabaggers have called Obama a communist, a Nazi, a hippie pacifist, and a Muslim fundamentalist.

    Come on guys, pick one! He can’t be all four!

  8. Iciu

    The funny thing is that Obama did mention that he is pretty conservative and he really looks like any other “progressive” Democrat President they had in the last 50 years or so… in realtion to what the Republicans put forward in the same time frame, anybody would look progressive… consider what progressive policies did happen in the US in the last 50 years and see how much of that was a direct result of the Republicans or the Democrats and how many were forecd by various movements outside of the political establishment… and yes, I am repeating myself but this seems to be the right context, check this for a clear image of what Obama is really doing (there is nothign conspirational about it, just stating facts in a clear manner): http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/22580
    … in light of the recent speech… BTW, that 60 min sketch was totally lame, no serious questions were tryly asked, they just kept it simple and fluffy…

  9. Big Winnie

    Right wing idealogues (aka Republicans, Conservatives) are totally messed up to hold signs like that…and Canada has more of the same…

  10. “Teabaggers have called Obama a communist, a Nazi, a hippie pacifist, and a Muslim fundamentalist.”

    you have to read between the lines: “….nigger, nigger, nigger, NIGGER!”

    KEvron

  11. Right. Because there were a lot of “nigger”s in the Nazi party. They were Hitler’s bread and butter!

  12. counter-coulter

    What’s the deal with the quotes around the words “look” and “serve” in that kid’s “sign”? I guess when that kid’s dad was writing up the sign for he thought it would be more “sarcastic” by “surrounding” more “words” with more “quotes”.

    Thank goodness he was able to keep his kid out of school so he wouldn’t hear Obama’s indoctrination speech, you know, because that would’ve been bad.

  13. like any of them understand any of those terms, anyway, twats. they use them arbitrarily, purely as invective. duh.

    it amuses me, how desperate you always are to score points on me.

    KEvron

  14. Okhropir rumiani

    Politics is child abuse too….!

  15. um, I haven’t been paying much attention to events south of the border but where are the counter protesters? Time to hit the streets I’d say. There were a good number of people calling for decency out in force in Thunder Bay today.

  16. 20,000 at Obama’s pro-healthcare rally in Minnesota yesterday…

    Takes a few seconds for the person filming to get their camera the right side up.

  17. it amuses me, how desperate you always are to score points on me.

    And it amuses me how I always do.

  18. Ti-Guy

    Time to stalk Twatsy’s sister again.

    Aux armes, citoyens. Le sang des touates abreuveront les sillons.

  19. Ti-Guy

    Eeps!…abreuvera

  20. According to their “logic” (and that of Jonah Goldberg) Communists and Fascists are both “progressives” and therefore “secular humanist liberals”… or something like that.

    Nazis are “National Socialists”, and we all know that socialists are wannabe communists, so Fascists must be communists too. The name proves it.

    I keep wishing these folks would pack up and move to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They have to be a democracy. The name proves it.

  21. horatio dunesbury

    toujoursdan:

    Nazis were in fact socialists, and so were fascists. And yes communism has many links to fascism and nazism.

    I’ve heard the argument of the DPRK a million times. The gist of it is, look the DPRK’s name suggests they are democratic but they are not, so the ‘socialist’ in national socialist is also a scam. There are so many logical failures in that argument it’s not funny.

    First of all, whatever the DPRK does has nothing to do with what the Nazis did. They are separate entities. Your argument is like saying “my friend A lied so that means my friend B also lied”.

    But, to the extent that the argument is used to show that a name doesnt necessarily reflect values, well, no sh1t sherlock. In the Nazis’ case however, there are considerable reason to take their name at face value: both Hitler and Mussolini were card-carrying socialists, and their writings are typical of socialist thinking of their time.

    The difference between fascists and other socialists, is the nationalist aspect, hence national socialism. Essentially nazis are racist socialists, and communists are not racist socialists. Both are very authoritarian, and nazis/fascists do allow some private enterprise, but both systems require lots of state intervention in the economy.

    More convincing perhaps, is the point that for the ideological spectrum to have any meaning, you should move from one end to the other and have gradual shifts of policy. You just dont get from a moderate conservative (promoting low taxes, little state intervention, personal responsibility and personal freedoms) to nazism by shifting a bit to the right. If the ideas of the right are taken to the extreme, you get anarchy, not fascism. If you take the ideas of the left and take them to the extreme, you do get communism. If you take the ideas of the left, move them up on the authoritarian axis, and add some racism, you get nazism.

    That puts the lie to the tired old notion that the ideological spectrum is in fact a circle which meets in some kind of fascist/commie monster. That’s just a ridiculous construct used to justify the historical fallacy that nazis and fascists are somehow “extreme right-wing”.

  22. Ya missed the point regarding the DPRK and you might want to actually read some history, because the rest of your post makes absolutely no historical sense.

    both Hitler and Mussolini were card-carrying socialists, and their writings are typical of socialist thinking of their time.

    Ok. So what did the card look like?

    It’s a nice try, but you’ll find that both Hitler and Mussolini spent quite of bit of time denouncing and then persecuting left wing socialists and communists.

    Here are some other quotes:

    “Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.”

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power” – Benito Mussolini

    I may agree that the extreme versions of Facism and communism meet at a circle that is equally totalitarian but that’s about it.

  23. “Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.”

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power” – Benito Mussolini

    but but but; they had cards and carried them and the cards said they were socialists….i read it on the internet 😉

  24. My favourite sign in there was “More Czars than the USSR.” One czar would be more czars than the USSR.

  25. These are the same folks that mix up the Democratic Party with Socialism, Fascism, Communism and/or Nazism — I don’t think they’re about to quibble over the difference between the autocratic Tsarist Russia and the Communistic USSR… To them it’s all just “bad stuff”… or anti-Jeebus EEEEVIL.

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