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This is so true!
Is he really trying to say there are no paid political activism jobs on the conservative side? Or within the Tea Party movement itself?
HE’S HOLDING A COFFEE CUP FROM HIS JOB AS A PAID POLITICAL ACTIVIST.
Klute – it is strange how confused people are getting. It is like they can’t see the difference between organizations funded by wealthy corporate interests and corporate lobbying groups and organizations that raise money through donations from average citizens. I see PIRG people out all the time getting donations from people to help support their cause. When was the last time you were approached by someone on the street to help donate to AFP or FreedomWorks? They don’t need to because they get their money from Koch brothers and the like as well as other industry groups.
As an aside, what is the guy talking about that the founding fathers wanted the Senate to have 60 votes to pass legislation? That is not in the Constitution. In fact – since the VP is specifically mentioned as breaking a tie it is rather obvious they expected 50 votes to pass legislation. The 60 votes for cloture is a rule the Senate has imposed on itself.
“As an aside, what is the guy talking about that the founding fathers wanted the Senate to have 60 votes to pass legislation? That is not in the Constitution.”
Well, to be charitable, he’s Crowder’s Canadian, so like Grandpa Simpson, he’s pieced together America’s history from sugar packets.
But yeah, maybe he should read the Constitution before he starts defending it.
Also, loved his jab at intergration. He should go to Halifax and see if that joke works.
I am seriously wondering about you guys, Todd and Klute. The sheer amount of time you spend stalking this blog makes me wonder if their is not some monetary incentive to your constant critiques The point that he is trying to make, and make as humorously as possible, is that special interests are behind this grassroots surge against our President. The reality is this grassroots effort is organized by ordinary citizens and not by “big oil” or those evil guys at big Pharma.
I like the Simpson line regarding Snapple, “brewed by hippies, sold by a heartless multinational corporation.”
I think that quote adequately describes what Crowder was suggesting about how these liberal activist groups work.
“I am seriously wondering about you guys, Todd and Klute. The sheer amount of time you spend stalking this blog makes me wonder if their is not some monetary incentive to your constant critiques.”
Man, if that were the case, I *would* be on easy street. Unfortunately, this is all gratis – it should be too hard to believe that politics, debate should be enjoyable.
“… is that special interests are behind this grassroots surge against our President.”
I’m sure that’s just a Freudian slip and you meant “aren’t”, not “are”. Although it does hearten me to see you refer to President Obama as “our” President…
“The reality is this grassroots effort is organized by ordinary citizens and not by “big oil” or those evil guys at big Pharma.”
Let’s not be naive. If it had not been for major corporations (Clear Channel, News Corp., etc) promoting the April 15th rallies, do you really think your movement wouldn’t have died in the crib. I was at the April 15th Tea Party near the Capitol – who paid for the stage, the equipment, etc. etc. Fox donated its airwaves to broadcast almost 24 hours of live coverage and umpteen hours of promo for it.
This is not to say that that’s wrong. KFYI doesn’t have to be “fair and balanced” (Fox DOES, based on their taglines, and I don’t remember them doling out h***jobs to ANSWER and World Can’t Wait in 2002-2003 – even though FAR more people attended those rallies nationally).
“I think that quote adequately describes what Crowder was suggesting about how these liberal activist groups work.”
How EVERY activist group works. What DSW does here is grassroots… But what’s SA’s traffic? 5,000 hits a day? 10,000? SA doesn’t organize (as far as I know).
Where do you think that money comes from?
Crowder suffers from the complex that all true believers suffer from (although I think Crowder – based upon his bio over at Breitbart’s “Big Hollywood” is simply an opportunist) – my side can do no wrong – everyone else is evil.
And while we’re talking Simpsons – their view of the Republican Party and Bush is also pretty spot on.
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