Jun 15, 2010

Teabagger Congressional candidate advocates armed revolution against the U.S. government

If you want to see how really deranged teabaggers are, you just need to watch a political ad by Rick Barber, one of two Republican candidates for the U.S. Congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Alabama, where Barber advocates armed revolution against the U.S. government.

In the ridiculous ad, an unhinged Barberm a teabager, tells some actors dressed as some of the Founding Fathers, "And I would impeach him." It’s not clear who he is talking about.

The ad goes on with Barber sitting at a table in an empty bar saying "and if that's not enough - some of your men own taverns. Sam - I assume he means Sam Adams, but I didn’t know he was on a first name basis with one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism - you were a brewer, Mr. President, a distiller. You know how tough it is to run a small business without a tyrannical government on your back."

He then goes on to rail against the evil IRS.

The ad goes on with Barber saying, "Now I took an oath to defend that with my life," jabbing his finger on a copy of the Constitution sitting on the table. "And I can't stand by while these evils are perpetrated."

"You gentlemen revolted over a Tea tax - a Tea Tax!" he shouts at the Founding Fathers. "Now look at us." The camera then zooms in on the actor playing Washington, his chin resting in his hand in a moment of contemplation. "Are you with me?" Barber asks.

Someone should tell him the Revolutionary War was fought over taxation without representation, which we obviously have or Barber would not be able to run for office.

The camera cuts to a tight shot of the actor playing Washington with a look of disgust and anger on his face, speaking slowly and deliberately with a clinched jaw he replies: "Gather your armies."

Now, this is either Barber advocating treason or an endorsement by President George Washington.

The ad continues to try and re-write history. David Weigel of the Washington Post reports that "President Washington presided over, and approved, the first tax levied by the federal government -- the 1791 whiskey tax." "When the tax met resistance, he approved the assembling of militias to enforce the law and mobilization of agents to collect the revenue." Not only that, in 1756 the Boston Town Meeting elected Adams to the post of tax collector.

This is clearly Barber’s 15 minutes of fame. Earlier this month he forced a runoff in the GOP primary, despite only winning about 28 percent of the vote against the other GOP candidate, Martha Roby, who did not get the 50 percent necessary to avoid a July 13th runoff.

He was on Dylan Ratigan’s show on MSNBC today with a smug look, and he quickly backtracked on the ad, saying “It’s not a call to arms it’s a call to action.” That was for the sane and moderate Republicans, but the teabaggers got it.


Not Anonymous said...

The ad did exactly as it was intended to do. It got even the socialist Democrats talking about a Republican candidate.

It is funny that you left out the part about the IRS being all powerful and forcing health care payments or else.

I realize that if a Republican makes a call to arms, you socialist Democrats immediately turn to it being a violent bloody revolution being advocated. But, in business we have a call to arms. It's regarding our business. Not that we're going to force people to buy our product at gunpoint.

Obama says "get in their faces and fight with them" yet you don't complain that he's advocating assault.

Representative Bob Etheridge swats at a kids camera, grabs his arm and hangs on then pulls the guy in and wraps his arm around him to try to prevent him from getting away and you socialist Democrats say it's a guy from Breitbart so it's false and it's okay.

Funny thing though, the video is there. The Congressman attacked the kid. The kid just asked a question. The kid didn't impede his path. He didn't touch the Congressman. But somehow this is the kids fault because Breitbart picked it up on youtube and put it on his website. Yet you have nothing to say about the Congressman assaulting the kid except to say "he apologized".

I'm sure Republican running for Congress is happy that you're giving him some attention. He's probably disappointed that you don't have many readers.

Not Anonymous said...

Speaking of health care and this candidates ad, the report came out yesterday that health care costs will increase to employers by 9% next year due to the government takeover of health care. Wasn't it Obama that said "if you like your health insurance, you can keep it and it won't change"? I must be wrong. Obama wouldn't lie would he?

Communications guru said...

Again, anonymous coward, there is no such thing as a socialist Democrat in this country, and that is a fascist Republican talking point. What the ad accomplished was to let people know how extreme and bat shit crazy and treasonous tea baggers really are, and it was like honey to bees for tea baggers.

I didn’t leave anything out. The ridiculous crap about the IRS is in the ad that I linked to, and those lies just prove how crazy tea baggers are.

A call to arms is just that, and only an idiot would think otherwise. I already debunked your Representative Bob Etheridge story, and are you seriously making the claim that these guys were not operatives of Andrew Breitbart? Again, anonymous coward, there is no such thing as a socialist Democrat in this country, and that is a fascist Republican talking point.

He will get some national attention, but his 28 percent of the vote won’t increase. By the way, anonymous coward, I have plenty of readers.

By the way coward, I’m still waiting for you to back up your fairy tale that we were “nearly shoulder to shoulder once.”

Communications guru said...

If you say it then I doubt such a report exist, but it‘s possible. But the fact is the cost of health care is increasing faster than the rate of inflation. Not only that, but “America's health insurance companies increased their profits by 56 percent in 209. That’s it, just 9 percent? That’s nothing.

There is also no such thing as a government takeover of health care, not even health care insurance.

Yes, anonymous coward, President Obana did say "if you like your health insurance, you can keep it and it won't change,” and he was 100 percent correct.

Johnny C said...

Not Anonymous that's pure horse shit, if a Democratic candidate was talking about overthrowing the government during either the election cycle of 2002,2004 or 2006 Sean Hannity would be screaming bloody murder and it would the only time in Sean Hannity's life he would had a legitimate gripe.

The tea party is nothing more than racism masked as faux patriotism.

Not Anonymous said...

You debunked the Etheridge story?

Geez, open the window. Step outside and take a deep breath. The only thing Etheridge did by grabbing that kid by the neck was ensure that his seat is now in danger where it wasn't before.

I know that you think if you get the last word, you've debunked a story, but .........you know, it's not worth it. It's just more evidence that you don't live on a place the rest of us like to call earth.

Thank you for a great laugh today.

Communications guru said...

That is correct, anonymous coward. Do you want me to post it word for word again?

Again, anonymous coward, I’m still waiting for you to back up your fairy tale that we were “nearly shoulder to shoulder once.”

Anonymous said...

Armed revolution is coming. I suggest you get out now if you don't want to be put into a refugee camp, or deal with living in the federal controlled metro areas, where crime, starvation, and death will be normal. There are tens of thousands of us, we have millions of dollars worth of heavy weapons, and contacts with the US Military, Russia, and some Federal agencies. When we decide the time is right, things will happen very quickly, and you will find out just how wrong you are about how things work in this country.
Proud Far Right Domestic Terrorist

Communications guru said...

That’s funny; not funny ha, ha, but funny ridiculous. Good satire is funny; this isn’t isn’t.

mypcmed said...

Communications guru, I notice your education levels in debate by your constant name calling. Just in reading your comments, makes me want to come and meet, then, it really isnt worth the time, as i can find trash on any street corner. If you think people are not getting fed up, think again. The little world you live in is nothing to many Americans. I dont wish to register for an account, will not post my info to public forum, so I will say I am Jerry from TN. Come look me up.

Communications guru said...

Ah, you noticed my retaliation to the anonymous coward but not his personal smears; of course.

See, “Jerry from Tennessee,” I have my full name and hometown, and I’m a lot easier to find that some redneck allegedly named Jerry from Tennessee. You are both anonymous cowards.