Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tea Party anger: It's time-release, just like those tiny time-capsule pills!
The Tea Party is angry. Angry angry angry! Angry at government (“keep your government hands off my Medicare!” they say, without an ounce of self-awareness.) Angry at spending. Angry that angry white men don’t rule the world anymore (okay, they don’t come out and say that exactly, but it’s as much a part of the Tea Party and its anger as country music and powdered wigs.)
But here’s what I wonder: where was that anger eight years ago, when George Bush was driving this country into a ditch behind the wheel of a big honking vehicle called the Iraq War, to the tune of $800 billion? Now that’s some government spending the Tea Party could have gotten good and worked up about! But like tiny time pills past their sell-by date, that anger took eight years to kick in.
Oh, that’s right. Back then, the president wasn’t black.
at 7:48 PM