Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Duh.

Something that Green Eagle has been talking about for years.  I'm taking no great credit for this, because it should have been obvious to every single person who examined this fabricated nonsense:

"A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.

Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf effort was curated by wealthy industrialists years in advance. Many of the anti-science operatives who defended cigarettes are currently deploying their tobacco-inspired playbook internationally to evade accountability for the fossil fuel industry's role in driving climate disruption."


Let me make it clear that every single person in the above photos is a sucker, who is doing nothing but serving the agenda of billionaires.

I spent a long time, in the period of 2008 to 2010 or so, documenting the obvious fact that the Tea Party "movement" was a charade, created by the likes of the Koch brothers to claim some sort of popular support for their loathsome agenda.  Well, here is some scientific evidence, if you needed any, to prove something which was totally clear from the beginning.  If you have any interest in this issue, which managed for some time to pollute our national political discourse, read the rest.

7 comments:

Magpie said...

Tremendously important article.

Forwarded the link to it to several people already.

It's actually of local relevance here too because Big Tobacco has gone to the High Court here over new cigarette packaging laws.

Big Tobacco is also thick as thieves with the NRA.

Grung_e_Gene said...

The Plutocracy loves these right-wing fools, who will fight to help themselves be robbed by Billionaires.

Anonymous said...

Nice photo shopped signs. Unlike the billonaire Soros had nothing to do with OWS.

Green Eagle said...

1. A lie about the signs

2. Soros had virtually nothing to do with OWS. The tea party was created by rich right wing billionaires.

3. Once again, like any right winger, you refuse to address the issue and instead lie.

Anonymous said...

no because the big rally in DC everyone paid their own way there unlike busing in Acorn and Union protests where people got paid to protest.
Moveon was a big factor in OWS.
I suppose Soros has nothing to do with the funding for them?
I believe the community organizer had alot to do with that because he knew Romney would more than likely be the candidate so he had to make sure he got people hating rich white men.
Shitcago taught him well

Dave Dubya said...

Aww, such a cute little troll from the cult of the conned-servatives.

Shall we add "Liberals are commies" and "Obama is a Marxist Muslim" and "ACORN stole the 2012 election" for him?

Only 51% of Republican voters are minimally grounded in reality .


PPP's first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard...and also declining in numbers.

49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama.

We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore.


Ya can't fix stupid, and ya can't deprogram a willingly brainwashed cult member without removing him from the cult, or from view of FOX(R).

Dave Dubya said...

Looks like some cult member wasn't told about the Koch/Tea Cult bus services:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20110307/NEWS/110309783?Title=Tallahassee-Drawing-Protesters-Along-With-Legislators&tc=ar


With an assist from Americans for Prosperity, the Koch-brothers supported small government group, tea party activists plan to bus about 2,000 protesters here to do what is rarely done in Tallahassee: lobby for less money from government

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/02/18/145274/business-teaparty-wisconsin/


In response to the growing protests in Madison, Koch fronts are busing in Tea Party protesters to support Walker and his union-busting campaign.

What's that phrase from 1984? Ignorance is strength. In the Right wing cult, you betcha.