The Knuckle Dragging Arm of the GOP

"...Tea Party patriots aren’t good at making connections. In all honesty, though elitists like me are hesitant to say so, they’re not the cream of the crop, not the sharpest tools in Uncle Sam’s toolbox. When the 2 million-year-old skull of a new hominid, Australopithecus sediba, was pictured in the New York Times and sediba was described as a creature with “a human-like face but a tiny brain,” I thought “homo teaparticus” and was ashamed of myself — until I saw the head shots of sediba’s lineal descendants, eight “Hutaree” militiamen from Michigan recently arrested for plotting to kill policemen. Unfortunately, the Hutaree conspirators appear to be precisely the kind of knuckle-dragging, genetically-challenged primates-in-pants that the average elitist imagines at the right end of the political spectrum. And no Tea Party leader rushed forward to distance his movement from these primitive 'Christian warriors'..."

Hal Crowther
author of Gather at the River

1 comment:

Roadkill said...

Hey, I came out against the Hutaree screwballs the day of their arrest. They have nothing to do with the legal and peaceful activities of the Tea Party movement.

As for any political affiliation of the Hutaree group, the Toledo Blade newspaper reported in April 2010 that:

“Most of the indicted militia members accused of being anti-government extremists have active voting records, a check with area voter registration offices showed yesterday. One is a registered Democrat, and the party affiliations of the rest could not be determined.

“Jacob J. Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio, voted as a Democrat in the 2004 and 2008 primary elections, and in 10 other elections since 2000.”

So it appears, Citizen Paine, that the thoughts of Hal Crowther are as disconnected from reality as are those of the other authors/publications you have been posting lately.