I’m always gobsmacked at the number of UKIP Haters and Leftie Screechers in blogs and comment threads (mostly comment threads ~ left wing bloggers usually tent to have a little more intelligence) who insist on comparing UKIP to that American phenomenon The Tea Party, a phemonenon because while it does not actually exist as a political organisation in the way that our Labour, Conservative, UKIP, SNP and Green Parties exist (I don’t think we have any other true political parties :> ) the Tea Party holds a powerful grip on the left wing mindset.
Tea Party this, Tea Party that, these distinctly unoriginal thinkers grizzle, echoing each other until Owen Jones dictates the next meme for them. The strange thing is, these people, like America’s illiberal and intolerant ‘liberals’ are quite convinced their autoritarian ideology represents all that is good and just in society and set themselves up as defenders of the freedoms of anointed minorities while damning mainsteam society.
Let’s take a look at how American democrats, having hypocritically accused Republicans (referred to as The Tea Party) of electoral fraud, terrorism, anarchism and arson (?) for the crime of opposing the ‘liberal’ agenda, have been caught red handed promoting the politics of hate, printing lies about opponents (we know all politicians tell lies, by lying about opponents personal lives in print is so utterly beyond stupid only self righteouss zealots would try it) and committing blatant electoral fraud themselves. To set the scene take a look at this snippet from online news site the ironically named TPNN, which reports on the battle on Taxas between whhelchair bound Republican Greg Abbott and his Democrat opponent Wendy Davis, nicknamed Abortion barbie for her plastic looking fearures and obsession with pushing abortion as the preferred means of birth control:
“Democrat Wendy Daviss empty wheelchair ad against her disabled Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, represented a new low in gutter politics. Davis even doubled down on her despicable ad, even defending it in the face of extreme bipartisan criticism.
“As bad as Abortion Barbies ad is, she may have just outdone herself with this tweet from her official Twitter account on Monday, which accuses Greg Abbott as being against interracial marriage, an obvious desperate ploy to deceive minorities into voting for her.
“But theres just one tiny, little problem which annihilates Daviss charge. Abbotts wife, Cecilia, is of Hispanic heritage, the granddaughter of immigrants from Mexico. Abbott IS in an interracial marriage, and Davis knows it.
The next story is from my fiend, US Political journalist Renee Nal, look at it and ask yourselves can the people who attempt such things be sane:]
“After being accused of photoshopping the featured image which illustrates that newly-elected Governor Greg Abbotts name was missing from a voting machine in Bexar County, Texas, San Antonio voter Jade Stanford is vindicated, as reported at MySanAntonio
“Bexar County also made the news after Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina admitted to creating a political ad referring to the Tea Party as radical terrorists.
“Medina, of course, is only following in the footsteps of prominent Democrats who have referred to the Tea Party as radicals, anarchists, extremists, terrorists, unbiblical, legislative arsonists, committing jihad, have bombs strapped to their chests, committing extortion, taking hostages, want to tear down the house our founders built, want to blow up the global economy, and are holding a gun to the head of Americans.
“As reported at the Brenner Brief, voting machines across America experienced calibration issues which changed Republican votes to the respective Democrat candidates across the country. In tight races in particular, a few faulty machines could sway an election.”
For the record Abbott won without raising a sweat.
UPDATE from Renee
UPDATE: Bexar County acknowledges Greg Abbotts name WAS missing from ballot machine, blames a ‘glitch’
“Woman accused of altering the image: ‘It wasn’t Photoshop, it wasn’t botched, it was real.'” [Read more]
Is voting redundant
British Democracy In Terminal Decline – Voting Is Redundant And Civil Liberties Are So Last Year