Category Archives: The Teabag Terror

Morning Awful: Authoritarian Libertarianism

In a long, but excellent essay at, former Republican Mike Lofgren opens up about the GOP’s deep capture to belief systems and immunity to facts. The whole thing is worth reading, but this quote about the authoritarianism lurking beneath … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Allen West’s SSI Sermon

Now that Thaddeus McCotter is no longer in Congress, Allen West (FL) is in a race with Joe Walsh (IL) to claim the mantle of looniest teapublican. He went on FOX Noise yesterday to declare that Social Security disability is … Continue reading

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Racial Politics

Because that’s really what this is all about.

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Wingnut Wind Power Wankery is Not About Free Markets

Last week at the Guardian, Suzanne Goldenberg reported on an emerging right wing effort to attack the wind energy sector. ALEC, Americans For Prosperity, and a newer outfit called the American Tradition Institute (really!) have been propagandizing against wind power … Continue reading

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Arizona Drinks Fluoride-Free Kool-Aid

A radical fringe conspiracy theory has become Arizona state law: “Agenda 21″ is the new FEMA death camps. Tinfoil hat, Glenn Beck-addled Republicans are in charge of an American state legislature; before they’re done, Jan Brewer may have signed legislation … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Teabagging Asshat is Totally Not Racist

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The Tea Party is Only as ‘Dead’ as Conservatism

“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota,” Santorum crowed, at a rally in St. Charles, Mo. “Tonight was a victory for the voices of our party, conservatives and Tea Party people.” The Daily Beast raised some hopes and … Continue reading

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Juan Williams Wakes the Hell Up

Commentator Juan Williams was serving two masters: FOX Noise, which has no standards, and NPR, which has high standards. He couldn’t serve both masters to the full satisfaction of either. Now that he no longer appears on the public airwaves, … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Allen West Says I’m Next

Congressman Allen West isn’t to be satisfied by my service in the US Army, where I learned to avoid commanding officers like him: I’m simply not as “American” as him, so I don’t get the privilege of the First Amendment. … Continue reading

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This Is What We’re Up Against

By Emilia 1956 Watch, listen and learn:- This woman will vote, peeps. She will vote for the Republican Party. She’s a Teabagger, but, you know, if Mitt Romney – the man whom noted political pundit, Bill Maher, thinks could so … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Bombing the Occupation

Remember the guns at tea parties? Remember all variety of treasonous birther nonsense? Ancient history, I know, but I’ve been trying and failing to remember a time when tea parties had to watch out for bomb-throwing leftie anarchists. You know, … Continue reading

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