Loud mouths: “The conservative voices of America, they are holding you down. They don’t believe in your freedom. They want the concentration of wealth. They’ve shipped your job overseas. … They suppress your vote. … They talk about the Constitution, but they don’t want to live by it. They talk about our forefathers, but they want discrimination.” –radio talk-show host Ed Schultz at Saturday’s “One Nation” rally in DC
A smattering of leftists descended on the National Mall over the weekend to make sure everyone knows they hate the Tea Party. And while they were at it, they trashed the place. See for yourself.
Conservative cross-examination: “Good Morning America on Sunday recapped the liberal One Nation rally held on the nation’s capital, Saturday, but skipped any mention of the socialist and Communist themed signs seen during the march. These are some of the signs that were featured during reporter Tahman Bradley’s segment: ‘Peace, justice, equality, hope, change,’ ‘Fair trade, not free trade,’ ‘Educate every child,’ ‘Full and fair employment’ and ‘Silence GOP lies.’ However, signs with the Communist Party USA logo, posters reading ‘Capitalism is failing, socialism is the alternative’ and ‘Build a socialist alternative’ were not.” –Media Research Center’s Brent Baker
Psychology: “I think [the Tea Party is] more about believing in this preposterous fantasy that white people are some kind of oppressed minority in the age of Obama.” –MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell
“This morning, is the Tea Party losing traction? Our new poll says the answer may be yes…. [I]t seems like the more exposure the Tea Party is getting, the less popular it’s becoming.” –ABC’s George Stephanopoulos
“It sounds like we’re listening to the Cro-Magnon political party sometimes. They don’t believe in evolution, they believe guns should be used against congressmen and congresswomen if you don’t like the way they voted and we should reconsider the best thing Congress has done in 100 years — civil rights. So what do you make of your political party and the candidates that the Tea Partiers have shoved forward?” –MSNBC’s Chris Matthews
Useful Idiot: “I looked through [Obama's] statement, and, you know, when he says things like ‘Jesus died for my sins. I’m saved by God’s salvation’ — that’s about as definitive as you can get. At this point, if jackasses out there question his faith, they’re just haters.” –MSNBC’s token “conservative,” Joe Scarborough