Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Man, A Plan, Teabagistan

Evan McMorris-Santoro's piece in TPM today on Jason Levin is fascinating, not only because Levin's plan is to bring down the Tea Party movement by providing the critical humor mass to cause the movement to collapse in on itself like a singularity of self-parody, but that the winger blogs on the right are actually helping him do it through their breathless overreaction.
The scheme reads like a sequel to "Being John Malkovich": Levin's group of protesters plan to get in the heads of tea partiers at the Tax Day Tea Parties nationwide Thursday and manipulate them right out of relevance. They'll dress like tea partiers, talk like tea partiers and carry signs like tea partiers. In fact, according to Levin they'll be completely indistinguishable from tea partiers, except for one thing -- they won't be out-crazied by anyone.

"Our goal is that whenever a tea partier says 'Barack Obama was not born in America,' we're going be right right there next to them saying, 'yeah, in fact he wasn't born on Earth! He's an alien!" Levin explained. He said that by making the tea parties sound like a gathering of crazy people -- his group's goal -- the movement will lose its power.

Levin said he got the idea from a counter-protest to the infamous Westboro Baptist Church group held outside Twitter headquarters in January. Levin said the Westboro group broke up after counter-protesters showed up holding signs "even crazier" than the ones held by the Westboro group. "They realized they couldn't get their message out, so they just left" Levin said.

On the Crash The Tea Party website, managed by Levin, he explains how the plan will work. "Whenever possible, we will act on behalf of the Tea Party to exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.)"
The brilliant part is the wingers are piddling all over themselves in the effort to portray Levin as the Dark Lord of the Sith or something.  They're doing most of Levin's work for him, in a movement born of paranoia and hyperbole, Levin has become the ultimate mole.  Steve M. documents The Stupid:
Um, are you getting the idea that this is just an adult class clown having a good laugh at the teabaggers' expense?

The blogosphere fans of the teabaggers aren't. Their teeth are still clenched in self-righteous rage. They still think this guy is an existential threat to them. Gateway Pundit writes:

Beware- Leftist radicals are planning on attacking and smearing the tea party patriots this week.

Michelle Malkin posted a must-read report on the tactics and history of these leftist thugs who are out to destroy the tea party movement. Take a minute to get informed. These crazy thugs will stop at nothing to destroy those who stand in the way of their radical socialist agenda. Remember your camera. It may be your best weapon.

The Michelle Malkin post links to the very Free Republic thread and other pages that reveal that Jason Levin is a harmless joker. She knows he's having a good laugh. So does Mr. G. Pundit. And still these people are girding their loins.

Malkin, even as she links to the Twitter page on which Levin thanks her for the publicity (alongside evil socialist tweets such as "Student vs. Staff Volleyball (all day) + Payday + Springbreak = A day full of WIN!" and a link to a masturbation-themed clip from Weeds), refers to Levin as one of many "publicity-seeking malefactors" and "left-wing leeches." She invokes "saboteurs" and "smear merchants," clearly putting him in that category.

Bob "Confederate Yankee" Owens goes even further at Pajamas Media:

The crashtheteaparty.org website exists for one reason and one reason only: to stifle the voices of those with whom they disagree and to render mute a rising chorus of dissatisfaction with a government that is acting in ways that deeply distress a growing majority. It is a censorship plot. It is an attempt to stoke anger and distrust, and it is as insidious and distasteful to the hearts of free men as any book-burning or pogrom.

Eeek! Eeek! Levin's a dangerous menace! 
These clowns are literally falling all over themselves in a concerted effort that's resulting in making themselves look like idiots in order to try to stop a concerted effort to make them look like idiots.  Levin doesn't even have to show up on Thursday.  He's already won.  The snarkological damage has been enormous.

If it wasn't for the fact that these goofballs might actually end up in Congress, I'd be laughing my head off right now.  But Jason Levin gets all the credit in the world for this impressive social jujitsu.  Just the threat of him showing up making Tea Party crazies look like nutcases will practically guarantee the prophecies of unintentional comedy will come to pass.

Thursday's going to be amazing, folks.  Stay tuned.


Unknown said...

I hope that I'm In Your Blog Eating My Boogers announces which Tea Party protest he'll be attending so we can all point and laugh at the right incoherent sign.

In Ur Blog Eatin Waffles (Accept no fail imitations) said...

Aww you care enough to post about me even when I'm not here

Anyway you can't ruin a movement like this. You can ruin those trying to make a political gain off of it. The core of the Tea party is what? Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility and lower taxes. Those going beyond that in my opinion are trying to take advantage of it.

All 3 basic principles will not solve everything, but those principles are what's on the minds of the American people. They do not want more Government in their life and sure as hell don't want to continue to pay outrageous taxes feeding this monster. Are all taxes wrong? No. We need to pay taxes to fund the Government, but it's where the funding is spent that we have major disagreements on. Continuing to blindly follow a group of people who have bankrupted and practically sold our country to China shows ignorance. I time after time list 3 examples and no one ever has an answer outside of trying to demean me. Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare. These have caused massive stress on our economy, and their solution? Moar Government. Sorry no thanks.

I don't think the blog writer is a bad person because he's not making any money off of this like say Glenn Beck or Keith Olbermann, however I do think they fit the stereotype of a liberal. They also fit the stereotype of supporting Obama blindly due to some intangible relation. "Your skin is black! Hey so is mine we should make a club!" Also I think this blog spends far too much time point out issues and trying to spin them as racially motivated. Are some racists out there? Yes definitely. Are they the majority? Hell no. Open your damn eyes.

WAKE UP Obama is just another politician who has failed us.

OH! And bout the Tea party rally; I'm not one to go out to these types of gatherings, I find them pointless and my time could be better spent elsewhere. I'll make my voice heard through other mediums such as a liberal's blog, or in November.

Also if a Repub thinks for a minute they'll just get my vote "just cause" then they're sadly mistaken. I'm going to be spending a bit more time this year researching on a candidate and choosing the best I'm able because we are in dire need of help in Washington. The group that is there is absolutely clueless as to what the American people want. That was obvious and continues to be with HCR.

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