It is no surprise that the angry white conservative movement a.k.a. the tea partiers has come to life since the election of Barack Obama, because they were fine with George W. Bush’s many violations, illegal wars, suspension of habeas corpus, etc. What lay at the heart of conservative opposition is their loss of control – and a black man in the White House.
On his MSNBC show Countdown, host Keith Olbermann reminded the teabaggers, who just now seem to have figured out what the name means, where the term teabagger came from. Hint: it wasn't Maddow or Olbermann but the teabaggers themselves who coined the term.
Here is a story that you won't be seeing on MSNBC. According to Media Matters, CNBC sent an email to a national Tea Party coordinator looking for a mob to cover at a healthcare protest. They were looking for a location with, "lots of energy and lots of anger." Low and behold, CNBC may be trying gin up anti-healthcare reform coverage.
At a town hall meeting in Lebanon, PA today, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) was booed for having the nerve to claim that President Barack Obama is an American citizen, thus providing more evidence of who is really yelling the loudest at these town halls. It isn't average Americans, but right wing activist doing the loudest screaming.
On CNBC, Rick Santelli went on another rant, but when told that we have to worry about ordinary Americans, Santelli said that ordinary Americans, "should get a better education and earn more money," but at the same he blasted spending more money for education.