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"If the Tea Party wins, America Loses" -- Keith Olbermann's Special, On-Target Message

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You are willing to let these people run this country? This is the America you want? This is the America you are willing to permit? These are the kinds of cranks, menaces, mercenaries and authoritarians you will turn this country over to?

If you sit there next Tuesday and let this happen, whose fault will that be?

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Keith Olbermann offered one of his "Special Comments" on 10/27/2010 9:33:43 PM ET entitled "If the Tea Party wins, America loses." The Tea Party -- fondly known more often by a riff drawn from their own initial choice of a name, the Tea Baggers -- represents the worst cross section of the lunatic fringe with racists, homophobes, corrupt Republican conservatives and wholly uninformed segments of the citizenry.

If they, or their Republican party counterparts, gain or maintain any presence in Congress or in state governments this coming November, America loses -- big time. For specific examples, and for the entire Special Comment, play the video.

An excerpt from Keith's comment begins below the video.

 

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It is as if a group of moderately talented performers has walked on stage at a comedy club on Improv night. Each hears a shout from the audience, consisting of a bizarre but just barely plausible fear or hatred or neurosis or prejudice.

And the entertainment of the evening is for each to take their thin, absurd premise, and build upon it a campaign for governor or congressman or senator. The problem is, of course, when it turns out there is no audience shouting out gags, just a cabal of corporations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and political insider bloodsuckers like Karl Rove and Dick Armey and the Chicken Little Chorus of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

And the instructions are not to improvise a comedy sketch, but to elect a group of unqualified, unstable individuals who will do what they are told, in exchange for money and power, and march this nation as far backward as they can get, backward to Jim Crow, or backward to the breadlines of the '30s, or backward** to hanging union organizers, or backward to the Trusts and the Robber Barons.

Result: the Tea Party. Vote backward, vote Tea Party. And if you are somehow indifferent to what is planned for next Tuesday, it is nothing short of an attempt to use Democracy to end this Democracy, to buy America wholesale and pave over the freedoms and the care we take of one another, which have combined to keep us the envy of the world.

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And it continues. Full transcript here.

 

Domestic Terror Attack On IRS Office In Utah

Breaking news from Utah -- FBI and Hazmat teams respond to a Utah IRS office; decontamination showers deployed.

Full story HERE.

According to initial reports, this is in relation to some white powder mailed to the office.

Laughing at the Dangerous Lunatics on the Right: "Czar" Madness

To continue CTMan's video ridicule of the rabid Right's latest lunacies, here's a Rachel Maddow clip on "Czars" in the Obama -- and previous -- Administrations:


Enjoy, and spread around.
Hat-tip SaraBeth of DelphiForums.

Virginia GOP Candidate Attempts to Incite Insurrection

Courtesy of DailyKos.

Excerpts from the infamous "bullet box" speech by Catherine Crabill, the Virginia Republican Party’s candidate for House of Delegates from the 99th District (full video here):

The Virginia GOP candidate is banging the drum and sounding the clarion call for all the right-wing nutjobs to rise up against the legitimate government of the United States because they can no longer undermine and betray the laws and the Constitution directly.

I hope the FBI and Secret Service are watching these lunatics, and preparing to act to prevent the violence that the GOP is trying so hard to incite.