Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
The election of a Democratic president who also happened to be black brought them to the tipping point...
...the realization that regular working and middle class Americans will now be able to access health care seems to have pushed them over the edge.
I guarantee you 90% of the hysteria on the Right can be summed up in one phrase "There's a nigra in the White House!" All the rest of the bs is just cover. Hell, all you have to do is scan the tea bagger crowd and read their signs. If you don't get a whiff of their real message, you're a fool. Why else would all these working class white people go berserk, foaming at the mouth against legislation that will do more to help them than hurt them? It's just a continuation of the old Reagan/Atwater strategy; Fan the fears of the rascist South with coded language and "values" propaganda and then use the sheep to forward a corporatist agenda.
Take some cries of socialism, communism, anti-abortion, flag burning and gay marriage and then mix in a little capital gains tax, no corporate regulations and "protect us from terrorists" and you can sustain your corporate welfare agenda forever. Notice how they seamlessly exchange their number one enemy from "liberals" to "terrorists" to "Obama" to "Socialists" and back again? Repeat the bs associations often enough and the ignorant and gullible eat it up like ice cream. The best thing that ever happened to the right wing fascist agenda was the arrival of Rupert Murdoch on our shores. He became their Joseph Goebbels.
For thirty years, this formula has had poor and working class whites voting against their own interests. Their economic well being has been steadily eroded while their corporate masters have flourished beyond even their wildest imaginations. In this latest health care bill, they see a possible crack in the facade. They must marshall all of their forces to stir up new hysteria and alarums if they are to plug this up. If anybody tells you propaganda doesn't work, tell them they are idiots. Companies have spent billions on advertising over the last hundred years. You think it doesn't work?
The tea bagger rallying cry sums it up perfectly: "Keep your damn government hands off my Medicare!" The song of the dupe.