Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wingnut Use the Protesst Lessons From Bush Years? WTF

The Republican web site Rebuild the Party is posted information for a protest in Westlake Park, Seattle.

The protest against the porkulus is on for President's Day!

Date: Monday, February 16th
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Westlake Park in downtown Seattle, 401 Pine St., in the open area by the big arch.

The idea is to use what we've learned about dissent over the last eight years. We need loud protests with lots noise and visuals. So, what should you bring?

The protest is against Barack Obama's stimulus package. Blogger Kristy S-Y wonders what protest lessons the Republicans have learned in the past eight years. The big protest issue was the Iraq war. The Republican base was soundly behind George W. Bush's neoconservative foreign policy. Republicans weren't protesting against torture or for equal pay for women. The major conservative protest issue was overturning Roe v. Wade. That failed in South Dakota.

Liberty Belle is the creator of the protest. The anonymous blogger lashed out against Kristy S-Y, in what reads like a parody of conservative blog post.

That is such an unsurprising response from your typical liberal, middle-aged, mocha drinking, Nordstrom's wearing, PCC shopping, haughty Seattleite who probably felt so darn proud that she wore an Obama pin for months raised a glass of real, fair trade, organic, French champagne on Inauguration day. It cracked me up.

Why do conservative bloggers always use run-on sentences and liberal stereotypes? Conservatives should show some originality in their disses. Is that too much to ask?

Unsurprising, Glenn Reynolds and Michelle Malkin love the idea for this protest. Malkin posted the image: "Proud to be unpatriotic in Obama's America." For years conservative bloggers have labeled progressive unpatriotic. Malkin comes right out and declares her lack of patriotism. The only God these people worship is elephant shit.

Pollsters note Obama's approval ratings are through the roof. Republicans are seen as obstructionists. Republican Congressman Eric Canter is turning to Newt Gingrich for advise. Gingrich's claims to fame is the unpopular shutdown of the federal government, being forced to step down and being against Bill Clinton's economic policies. Republicans want to chew red meat. Not govern. Gingrich proved he can not do the latter.

Considering what Obama's approval ratings must be in the blue Seattle -- I don't expect Liberty Belle's protest to generate a great deal interest.

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