As much as I hate to interrupt the Hon-Basho coverage with political schtuff… something just crossed my desktop that I can’t let go of.
It seems that our national press establishment aren’t the only members of the leftist name-calling machine; no more esteemed a personage than the (questionably) Honourable Charles Schumer (D-NY) has taken to using the vile epithet “tea-bagger” to refer to people politically to the right of himself.
In a campaign mailing bearing his name, he encourages voters in Massachusetts to support the Democratic candidate, Ms. Martha Coakely against Mr. Scott Brown, referring to him as a “tea-bagger”.
Now, I’m mostly indifferent to the Tea Party movement, it’s mostly a venue for people to blow off steam with little hope of actually being listened to by the Rockefeller GOP elites who saw to it that McCain and Mittens got the most airtime, along with convincing other contenders to either play (Fred Thompson) the stalking horse or drop out (Huckabee)… in short, I expect the various Tea Party organizations to have a marginal effect on the general population in the short run - much like the Ron Paul campaign did.
That said, I think that the more focus is put into changing the ground game, and getting local conservatives (read: not establishment GOP’ers out to preserve their investments in DC) and whatever allies they can sway in DC… but I digress from my point.
I am getting quite tired of the never-ending references in the media to the Tea Partiers and their movement with the predominantly sodomite term “tea-baggers”.
If anyone cares to, feel free to cut & paste this letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer via his official web site form-to-mailer, which is at http://schumer.senate.gov/new_website/contact.cfm
Dear Senator Schumer:
I am writing to express my disgust and deep displeasure with your very unprofessional and disturbing remark regarding Mr. Scott Brown, the Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by the late Hon. Edward Kennedy, per the quotation from a campaign mailing, and reported by the National Review Online at http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZDcyMjA0ZjQ3YzM1NjQ0ZmNjNGZkYWFiZDgwOTFmZGY=
which reads as follows:
“Martha Coakley is running to fill the rest of Ted Kennedy’s term, and her opponent is a far-right tea-bagger Republican. ”
Sir, are you not aware that the term “tea-bagger” is a reference to a sexually deviant practice mostly known to be performed by and received by homosexual men, and by heterosexual women (to a far lesser extent) …?
Specifically, the term refers to the act of the performer inserting his scrotum into the mouth of the recipient - in a manner such that it resembles the dipping of a tea bag in a cup of tea! Certainly, this sort of act that should never be referenced in any polite or official speech in most circumstances, much less coming from the mouth of a senior senator!
While this vile and filthy reference has been popularized by certain segments of our supposedly professional national press corps, and certainly makes for campaign fodder - you, sir, have crossed a line of decency.
Shame on you, sir. The people of the state of New York expect much better of you.
If you are a man of honor, and have any respect whatsoever for your office, and the honor of the United States Senate, publicly apologize to Mr. Brown immediately, and to refrain from using such disgusting language in either your official or your campaign communications.
Or to put it more bluntly, Senator - as my second grade teacher would admonish her students: Please learn to *think* before you speak.
Respectfully yours, (in spite of your lack of respect)
Do use your own RL name in place of (signed), of course. The web form doesn’t support HTML mark-up either, so just do a simple cut & paste.
RL name removed for obvious reasons - use your own as you see fit.