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(Slate)   Teabaggers applaud and cheer at the news of US credit downgrade (video)   (slate.com) divider line 272
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2011-08-08 10:42:03 AM  
Sickening.

It's like watching the Palestinians dance in the street after 9/11.

F*ck them up the ass.
 
2011-08-08 10:58:39 AM  
They really haven't a clue, do they?

These are the people we let derail our economy, America. These are the people who told our creditors that we were unwilling to pay our obligations. These are the people who took that enormous debt, and rather than sensibly confront it as adults to find and create a way to winnow it down, decided that destroying our worthiness was a better alternative.

When the investments in America begin to dwindle and our interest rates climb, don't forget the cheers of these people. You like to talk about the finances of your grandchildren, well... Rather than help them, the Tea Party and the GOP happily condemned them to further hardship so as to protect the tax cuts for the super-wealthy.
 
2011-08-08 11:00:16 AM  
Traitors.
 
2011-08-08 11:01:13 AM  
Why shouldn't they be happy? They want the government gone.
 
2011-08-08 11:07:44 AM  
See, now, here's the problem: these people are the American proletariat. This is why we have idiots in positions of power; we have idiots at the polls.
 
2011-08-08 11:12:26 AM  
B..b..but I was told just a few threads down that the teabaggers worked furiously to prevent this, but Ballsack Husein Fartbama personally took a piss on the stock market, and then punched a baby.

So confused?
 
2011-08-08 11:17:43 AM  
That was a lot of blue hair.

What do they care if our credit is no good? Everyone in that audience will be dead within 5 years. They don't give a rat's ass about the full faith and credit of the United States, so long as their social security checks keep coming for that long.

Stated another way, this is yet another shining example of "I got mine, so eff you."
 
2011-08-08 11:54:22 AM  
It really sucks to have to fight with a group of Americans who want to destroy our economic stability, and have THEM corner the market on patriotism.
 
2011-08-08 11:54:41 AM  
If I was open about being a Teabagger in the past, I'd shut up about it now. There's a lot of angry people out there and most of those blue hairs aren't like those ex-military seniors who know how to fight that we see stories about here. .
 
2011-08-08 11:57:43 AM  
I keep trying to tell myself don't attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity... but after all of this time, it is becoming more and more difficult to call the Tea Party stupid, and not a malicious force trying to destroy the nation. perhaps the actual members of the Tea Party are just stupid yokels who lack the ability to self reflect and see the logical inconsistency of what they want. But the leaders are not dumb, they are actually intelligent people... and i can only guess that they know what their policies are doing and the harm it will cause... and they just don't care.
 
2011-08-08 11:58:43 AM  

make me some tea: Sickening.

It's like watching the Palestinians dance in the street after 9/11.

F*ck them up the ass.


done in one.

farking terrorists.
 
2011-08-08 11:59:03 AM  

Wendy's Chili: Why shouldn't they be happy? They want the government gone.


So, they're anarchists?
 
2011-08-08 11:59:13 AM  

I Said: It really sucks to have to fight with a group of Americans who want to destroy our economic stability, and have THEM corner the market on patriotism.


They love America like OJ loved Nicole.
 
2011-08-08 12:00:00 PM  

FlashHarry: make me some tea: Sickening.

It's like watching the Palestinians dance in the street after 9/11.

F*ck them up the ass.

done in one.

farking terrorists.


Hang em' high...
 
2011-08-08 12:01:50 PM  
What a bunch of idiots. The government can't run out of money.
 
2011-08-08 12:02:13 PM  
There is no cancer painful enough.
 
2011-08-08 12:02:40 PM  
Have them all liquidated. They have to value left for humanity.
 
2011-08-08 12:03:01 PM  
"Objectivising"?
 
2011-08-08 12:04:44 PM  

gilgigamesh: That was a lot of blue hair.

What do they care if our credit is no good? Everyone in that audience will be dead within 5 years. They don't give a rat's ass about the full faith and credit of the United States, so long as their social security checks keep coming for that long.

Stated another way, this is yet another shining example of "I got mine, so eff you."


Actually it reminded me more of this.

media.theonion.com
 
2011-08-08 12:04:53 PM  
Wow... that was like 4 people. It definately deserves to be held up as a 100% representative sample of what everyone thinks.

If you really love the country, you need to supoprt spending money we don't have and put your faith in Congress who have been farking over everyone for decades. Short of that, you are obviously just a terrorist and agree completely with the 4 people in that video who were cheering something.
 
2011-08-08 12:04:55 PM  
mission accomplished!
 
2011-08-08 12:05:28 PM  

what_now: B..b..but I was told just a few threads down that the teabaggers worked furiously to prevent this, but Ballsack Husein Fartbama personally took a piss on the stock market, and then punched a baby.

So confused?


Just listen to Rush, he'll tell you what to think.
 
2011-08-08 12:06:15 PM  
Strange...I didn't actually see any of the people in the video clapping or cheering. Wonder if it might have been coming from somewhere else, like, I dunno, behind the camera?
 
2011-08-08 12:06:20 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I Said: It really sucks to have to fight with a group of Americans who want to destroy our economic stability, and have THEM corner the market on patriotism.

They love America like OJ loved Nicole.


+1
 
2011-08-08 12:07:36 PM  
Teabagger denial is a harsh mistress...
 
2011-08-08 12:07:38 PM  
The Tea Party Rally was shouting "Shut it down!" when there was talk about the default. They also believe we should of defaulted.

It's hilarious that they get blamed for what they asked for and now it's "Ohhh we didn't say that".
 
2011-08-08 12:08:25 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Why shouldn't they be happy? They want the government gone.


But all they have accomplished is potentially raising interest rates on the entire country. This is dubious gain for a party that claims to want to lower taxes - they basically may have raised taxes on us all, and, worse, we will not get to benefit from the extra revenue - it will go to lenders. Meanwhile, gvt has not been substantially reduced.
 
2011-08-08 12:08:42 PM  

skylabdown: Wow... that was like 4 people. It definately deserves to be held up as a 100% representative sample of what everyone thinks.


meet

Corvus: The Tea Party Rally was shouting "Shut it down!" when there was talk about the default.

 
2011-08-08 12:08:57 PM  
Some of those laughs seemed a little half-hearted, maybe a bit confused, as though in their voices you could hear "Wait, and I supposed to be angry or happy? Be clearer in your language, lady in front of the bus'o'patriotism."

Someone should hook these groups up with applause- and boo-prompters.
 
2011-08-08 12:09:00 PM  

skylabdown: Wow... that was like 4 people. It definately deserves to be held up as a 100% representative sample of what everyone thinks.

If you really love the country, you need to supoprt spending money we don't have and put your faith in Congress who have been farking over everyone for decades. Short of that, you are obviously just a terrorist and agree completely with the 4 people in that video who were cheering something
Nonstory...overzealous Tea Partier


FTFY and your lame copout. At least when liberals act stupid and riot and such, I point it out and admit there are idiots on the left.
 
2011-08-08 12:10:51 PM  
Ah, the power of stupid people in large groups to do incredible damage.

img4.imageshack.us
 
2011-08-08 12:11:24 PM  

Altair: Just listen to Rush, he'll tell you what to think.


"Live for yourself, there's no one else more worth living for; begging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more."
 
2011-08-08 12:13:00 PM  
Traitors.
 
2011-08-08 12:13:51 PM  
I object to objectivising the Tea Party like this. This are honest, hard-working Americans who obviously know how to cure America's enconomy. Sometimes you have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. In this case, you have to sink the economy in order to get Obama thrown out of office. It's a perfectly cromulent political maneuver.
 
2011-08-08 12:15:31 PM  
I'm still trying to figure out what the penalty for violating the 14th amendment (Section 4) is. The Teahadists in Congress were advocating default which is clearly against both the spirit and letter of the Supreme Law Of The Land.

/didn't they just finish reading that thing, or did they skip that part too?
 
2011-08-08 12:15:46 PM  
I'm not surprised. I can't even muster the give-a-damn to be angry right now - I just want to finish my latte, slog through another day of cooking school, watch some Utena, and forget about these jerkasses.
 
2011-08-08 12:15:55 PM  
Traitors indeed.
 
2011-08-08 12:16:20 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Objectivising"?

 
2011-08-08 12:17:36 PM  
i1228.photobucket.com

These people are a social cancer.
 
2011-08-08 12:18:06 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Objectivising"?


Heh, they're proud that someone is acknowledging their existence... Just like Fark trolls.
 
2011-08-08 12:18:52 PM  

MisterLoki: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Objectivising"?


This kind:

img641.imageshack.us
 
2011-08-08 12:19:05 PM  

skylabdown: Wow... that was like 4 people. It definately deserves to be held up as a 100% representative sample of what everyone thinks.

If you really love the country, you need to supoprt spending money we don't have and put your faith in Congress who have been farking over everyone for decades. Short of that, you are obviously just a terrorist and agree completely with the 4 people in that video who were cheering something.


Sorry sparky, videos like this of "muslims" dancing in the street after 9/11 was all it took for people like you to attack American Muslims or for people like Bill O'RLY to warbl and garbl.

What goes around, comes around

/I'll tell you whyai
 
2011-08-08 12:19:23 PM  
You just don't get it, do you? Damaging the economy is a necessary evil in order to stop Obama from damaging the economy. Obama wants to hurt this country, and if we have to hurt this country to prevent him from doing so, so be it.
 
2011-08-08 12:19:33 PM  
So do they want credit for the downgrade or not? They sure seem to think it was a good thing.
 
2011-08-08 12:19:35 PM  
The Taliban and the Tea Party should have a "Who hates the US government the most" competition.
 
2011-08-08 12:20:32 PM  
It used to be we threw people in prison for siding with those that have an avowed interesting in destroying our government.

Now it seems to be a prerequisite to being a Republican.

Why else align yourself with a man that has made his stated goal in life to drown the government like a baby in the bathtub?
 
2011-08-08 12:21:14 PM  
reddogreport.com

Personal responsibility, 'baggers.
 
2011-08-08 12:22:10 PM  

make me some tea: Sickening.

It's like watching the Palestinians dance in the street after 9/11.

F*ck them up the ass.


Can't say I didn't think this as well.
 
2011-08-08 12:23:46 PM  
Teabagger: "America is mine and if I can't have her, nobody can have her."

BOOM!

"She made me do it."
 
2011-08-08 12:23:58 PM  

Zeno-25: MisterLoki: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Objectivising"?

This kind:

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See also:

i.imgur.com
 
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