The survey is in and it doesn’t look good for the so-called Tea Party goers. They seem to be mixed-up. Angry and confused. Were I in charge of a mental ward at the county hospital, I might think that some of my patients had escaped. You know, mixed-up and angry people…
According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, these self-identified Tea Party members are wealthy, white, male, old, Republican, well-educated, and angry. One might ask- what’s the difference between that description and a ‘regular’ Republican these days? Apparently they know the difference and that is all that counts.
They hold more conservative views on a range of issues than Republicans generally. They are also more likely to describe themselves as “very conservative.” Of course, George W. Bush described himself as ‘conservative.’ Were they angry at him? They’re mad as hell at Obama, 9 in 10 disapprove of the way he’s handling the job. Were they out on the streets during the Bush years ‘disapproving’ of his run-up of the national debt? And wars?
Not a peep.
That’s what’s so confusing about this lot of humanity. Selective dislike as if Alzheimer’s is setting in. Did they forget about what Bush did to the economy? They are old, you know.
Here’s another oddity from this group- they DO like their government entitlements- Social Security and Medicare. They think it’s just swell! But not that other government spending.
Reality check, please.
That’s why I think they are a very odd lot with skewed standards that are illogical. Big government is OK for them but not for others. George Bush was OK sending the debt through the roof, but Obama’s sensible fiscal controls are terrible.
What’s with these old, white farts anyhow? Listen to this gripe- The overwhelming majority of supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves.
Go figure out that entanglement of thought process. If you can, let me know. In the mean time, let these impotent old bastards yell and scream and carry signs and cheer their ‘leaders.’ Maybe that’s the most ‘fun’ that they’ve had in life in many years. And, in about 5 more years, many of them will be dead. Grumpy old shits.