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Plumbing New Depths of Inanity in the Tea Party Crowd

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Tea Partiers want to flee to Canada to escape 'socialist' Obamacare?!
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Let me preface this column by saying that I don't think all conservatives and right-wingers are stupid. In fact I have some right-leaning friends of a libertarian bent who are really smart, and a lot of fun to argue with. They may have an unquestioning faith, bordering on religious zealotry, in the wonders of the "market," but like Jesuit-trained Catholics defending the existence of God, debating that faith with them can be entertaining and even challenging.


Having said that, I have to say that the so called "rock-ribbed" conservative crowd -- let's change that to "rock-headed" -- that serves as the foot-soldiers for the Koch-brothers-funded Tea Party "movement" are really low-wattage.


Back in 2008-2010, their incredibly inane rallying cry was: "Keep your government hands off my Medicare!"


Never mind that the Medicare these bozos were trying to protect is a government program.


Now, after the latest Supreme Court decision, with conservative Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the four alleged "liberal" members of the court to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), the new cry from these dopes is that they want to move to Canada "because the US is too socialist."


I kid you not!


Wally Weldon (@WallyWeldon), is a classic of the genre. In a Twitter, he declares, "I'm moving to Canada, the  US is entirely too socialist."


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