Tag Archives: Tea Baggers

Dr. Stephen R. Keister : America and the Big Lie

Art from Macho Response. Sold down the river: America and the big lie By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / August 17, 2011 “Tell big lies. Do not qualify or concede a point, no matter how wrong … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : America and the Big Lie

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Ted McLaughlin : Can an All-White GOP Win in 2012?

Electoral College breakdown for 2008.Can the GOP win in 2012with only white votes? By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 5, 2011 This country was generally controlled by the Republican Party in the years between 1980 and 2008. … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Can an All-White GOP Win in 2012?

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Historical Fiction of ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’

Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.Historical fiction:Understanding ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’ The Tea Bag wing of the Republican Party has a constitutional philosophy that essentially spits in the face of decades of settled law. By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Historical Fiction of ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’

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Sarah Jaffe : ‘Mama Grizzlies’ and the New Tea Party ‘Feminism’

‘Mama Grizzlies’:The Tea Party and its claims to feminism By Sarah Jaffe / October 11, 2010 It all started with Sarah Palin. Or did it? Maybe it started a few months earlier, when Hillary Clinton downed a shot of whiskey … finish reading Sarah Jaffe : ‘Mama Grizzlies’ and the New Tea Party ‘Feminism’

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Puzzle of 2010

Image from StudentHacks.The puzzle of 2010:What’s going on with the electorate? By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / October 5, 2010 This year’s election is marked by a great deal of puzzling behavior. Media people report on the peculiar … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Puzzle of 2010

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Calvinism, Pride in Ignorance, and Health Care Reform

John Calvin: Some are blessed by God.Reflecting on the health care law:Flawed bill fixes some problems By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / September 23, 2010 There has been time for reflection about the health care legislation … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Calvinism, Pride in Ignorance, and Health Care Reform

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Sherman DeBrosse : Tea Baggers, Nativism, and the Fall Elections

Cartoon from the book Heroes of the Fiery Cross (1928) by nativist Branford Clarke that opposed immigration and promoted the Ku Klux Klan. Image from Wikimedia Commons.An open letter to E.J. Dionneconcerning Tea Baggers, nativism,and the possibility of reasoned discussion… … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : Tea Baggers, Nativism, and the Fall Elections

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Harry Targ : From Labor Day to Election Day

Obama’s Labor Day speech in Milwaukee: start of something new? Photo by Morry Gash / AP.The working class built this country:Now we must mobilize to transform it By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / September 9, 2010 From Labor … finish reading Harry Targ : From Labor Day to Election Day

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David Corn : Republican Bob Inglis Blasts Tea Party’s Paranoia

Photo from Bossier (Louisiana) Tea Party demonstration. Image from Craig Considine.Tea Party takeover of the GOP:Republican Rep. Bob Inglis takes onRacism, paranoia, ignorance of the far right By David Corn / September 7, 2010 It was the middle of a … finish reading David Corn : Republican Bob Inglis Blasts Tea Party’s Paranoia

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FILM / Ed Felien : Big Brother With a Dash of ‘Salt’

Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt: She takes it into her own hands.Ignorance is Strength:Perhaps we need a little ‘Salt’! By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / September 3, 2010 How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged … finish reading FILM / Ed Felien : Big Brother With a Dash of ‘Salt’

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Larry Ray : (Tea) Party Hats and the Great American Snake

Photo by Oliver Douliery / Abaca Press.Nonplussed in Naples:Party hats and the Great American Snake By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / August 29, 2010 I talk with friends in Italy almost daily and this past year it has … finish reading Larry Ray : (Tea) Party Hats and the Great American Snake

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Greg Moses : Capitalism, Race Relations, and Tea Party Denial

Cartoon by Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press / Motor City Liberal.A national conversion in race relations?Beyond Tea Party denial, mockery, and deceit By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / July 26, 2010 Call me evangelist for anti-racist conversion … finish reading Greg Moses : Capitalism, Race Relations, and Tea Party Denial

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