Hank Williams Jr. Red White and Pink-Slip Blues
DJ, who lives in rural Utah, says he knows teabaggers and most of them, if they have politics at all, are Democrats not Republicans, and that they aren’t racist.
I’ve helped organize many antiwar protests. Those who wish to bash us will find the most extreme protesters, those with hate-filled or incoherent signs, then plaster them all over their blogs and sites as representative of the whole. Liberal sites did the same with the teabagger protests today.
Yes, there were racist undercurrents and yes, their message was mostly incoherent. Movements often are jumbled when they start, especially when jackals like Fox news immediately try to jack it. But the roots are real, and they aren’t going away.
Our tax system, one of the main gripes, is quite insane. As most of you know, Sue is about to graduate with a Masters in Taxation and has spent the last 9 months reading IRS tax codes. She says, unless you actually read them yourself and understand what they said (not often easy!) there’s no way you can take advantage of all the deductions.
The Hank Williams Jr. song here is wrapped around a promotional contest, but the song itself is quite real. A guy in a factory town sees the factory go to Mexico and suddenly he’s losing his truck, house, and can’t buy shoes for his kids.
The left often talks about organizing the working class. The teabaggers are about as working class as it gets. And they feel left behind and are groping for answers. Yeah, I mocked them a bit. But maybe a better idea is to listen to what they’re saying.