Ben Smith at Politico:
Last summer, Democrats argued that the tea party movement was the AstroTurf creation of corporate groups. Now that the grass-roots conservative resurgence has emerged as a clear force on the right, the left is making a different case: that tea parties are simply the enemy.
To that end, the Agenda Project, a new, progressive group with roots in New York’s fundraising scene and a goal of strengthening the progressive movement, has launched the “F*ck Tea” project, which is aimed, the group’s founder Erica Payne wrote in an e-mail this morning, “to dismiss the tea party and promote the progressive cause.”
“”We will be launching new products in the next several months to help people all over the country F*ck Tea,” Payne told POLITICO. “Products like a Glenn Beck Bowl Buddy (Beck B Scrubbin) and others are perfect holiday gifts or just a great way to say, ‘I love you and our country’ to your spouse, friend or family.”
Payne, a veteran consultant to progressive groups, is a co-founder of the Democracy Alliance, the low-profile group of liberal mega-donors who helped build the Center for American Progress and other new organizations that grew in the Bush years.
Jim Treacher at The Daily Caller:
Our own Alex Pappas talked to Payne:
“When you look at their world view, somebody has to say f—k that. That’s not the right direction to go at,” she said in an interview.
The effort, Payne said, is meant to make people “stop a minute, and really look at the ideas” of the Tea Parties. While she said she sympathizes with what has motivated many conservative activists, ”I just think their solutions are fundamentally wrong.”
They must be, if a world-stopping genius like Erica Payne disagrees with them.
At least these idiots are being open about their hate now. Remember the Coffee Party? You probably don’t, but they made a half-hearted effort to sound reasonable and conciliatory, and it just came off as false. This is the way to go, Tea Party-haters. Better to just be up front about it and admit you’re a bunch of f*ckheads.
P.S. An NBC/WSJ poll shows: Public favors Tea Party over top Dems. Of course, that was before they saw these brilliant t-shirts!
The left launches
Coffee Party, Cocoa Party, One Nation, “F*ck Tea” to counter conservative Tea Party.
First the left introduced the Coffee Party.
Then they introduced the Cocoa Party.
Then last month the left came out with yet another astroturfed group to counter the tea party… “One Nation.”
Now it’s the “F*ck tea” movement.
You know, I enjoy a clever turn of phrase as well as the next guy – an imaginative and witty answer to some question, etc.
This is just the left being the left. And, of course, when it comes to their favorite ox being gored by the right, they’ll somehow manage to talk about “class and respect” with a straight face.
18 months ago they were the toast of the town, bringing “hope and change”. Now they’ve self-destructed and are back to their old rude and crude selves. How “progressive”.
Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin’s place:
If you’re a Tea Partier, take the same shirt and print “Profanity is a lazy and feeble mind attempting to express itself forcefully” underneath this well reasoned argument (or over it, better yet) and you’re good to go for the next rally.
There’s no t-shirt that can be sold between now and November that will change the fact that the Tea Party is viewed more favorably than Reid and Pelosi.
Just as with their forever failing talk radio efforts, progressives just don’t get it. America does not like ugly. And that is precisely what progressivism always resorts to in the end. It’s also part of the reason the majority of Americans will forever reject them. Thank God they are as stupid and ugly as they are – and I don’t mean just the feminists you have to chew off a limb to get out from under in the morning. Okay, that doesn’t really happen to me, not since I stopped drinking, anyway. Heh!
Dan Spencer at Redstate:
As most RedStaters understand, the Tea Party is a popular grass roots movement of Americans so offended by the efforts Obama and his leftwing supporters to lurch the country far to the left that they have taken to politics. They are as mad as hell and aren’t going to take it any more. Because of this the Tea Party movement is perceived as a threat to those pushing Obama’s extremist agenda.
As they did when threatened by the elevation of Governor Sarah Palin to the national stage, Democrats have resorted to demonization to attempt to discredit the Tea Party movement and remove the threat.
The Democrats failed efforts to disparage the movement have included:
- Incorrect and unsubstantiated assertions that the Tea Party movement was Tea Party movement was the astroturf creation of corporate groups.
- Attempts to infiltrate the Tea Party movement.
- Attempts to paint the Tea Party Movement as racist.
- Attempt to convince voters to equate the Tea Party Movement with the GOP.
Having miserably failed in all these efforts the Liberal/Progressive Democrats now try another despicable campaign — this desperate “f*ck” the Tea Party Movement campaign.