From Mike Flugennock:
The Teabaggers Are Coming!
The recent Teabaggers’ Shindig over at Senate Park has certainly left me inspired, to say the least.
Never did I hear a gang of astroturfers yell more loudly about not being astroturfers even as they were funded by PACs run by characters like Tom DeLay and (snurf, giggle) Dick Armey, and never did I hear more yelling from a group about how they aren’t about Left or Right, even while they never missed an opportunity to slag on the Left — or even on ordinary Liberals, for that matter — as the lot it was my fortune to cover this past Fourth Of July.
What got me even more was their total ignorance of the causes and
effects of events that happened before January 20, 2009 — forgetting,
for instance, that the current corporate bailout fiasco was pushed by
George W. Bush in the waning weeks of his regime. Listening to the howls
from the stage and checking out the composition of the crowd, it was as
if the single reaction from the Teabagger Massmind boiled down to “OMFG, the President is a N1GG3R!” — like the old-timer in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, hollering from the top of the church steeple, “Here comes the new sherriff, and he’s a big…” …and it sure as hell didn’t help any
as their event was organized and staged by members of a well-known White Power band, Pokerface.
So, considering all this, I thought to myself, “Self, it’s time you did
a poster that announces the imminent arrival of the National Teabaggers’
Convention coming to town on the 12th of September, and maybe inspire
some of the local anarchists and antifascists to organize a little welcoming committee.” So, I did.
Mike’s cartoon can be printed out as posters or flyers for all to enjoy!