Kevin Jackson and the Tea Party Express
Satire in Politics — by Christine Lakatos — on Sep 16, 2009
Check out Kevin Jackson's Blog!“I’m here to see if I can find the racists they keep talking about…and uh, I have yet to find em’… We’re looking for the racists and Dick Cheney is calling me, he’s on standby. He says if we find them that we can take care of business over here.”These are the words of Kevin Jackson who is part of the Tea Party Express and made a special appearance at the Quincy, Illinois rally, where thousands gathered this past Saturday. Jackson is the author of the book, The BIG Black Lie, writes The Black Sphere Blog, and has an online radio show based on his blog.
The Tea Party Express is a movement spreading across the nation "rallying Americans to oppose the out-of-control spending, higher taxes, bailouts, and growth in the size and power of government." These protests have been going on all summer and the last stop was the U.S. Capitol on September 12, 2009, where it was estimated that anywhere from 20,000 to 2 million, depending on where you get your news, gathered to express their grievances.
David Axelrod told Face the Nation on Sunday, "I don't think it's indicative of the nation's mood," and stated, "You know, I don't think we ought to be distracted by that. My message to them is, they're wrong." This is just a continuum of the attitude shown by the White House and Congress who choose to ignore or discredit all protests, and worse, mock and vilify the protesters. Whether you agree or disagree with any of these protests is not the topic I am interested in addressing or commenting on. What I do want to tackle is a growing trend (which I thought would have ended with Olbermann and Garafolo) that is divisive, destructive, and debilitating.
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