The Tea Party Facebook page is filled with incredible twists and half-truths, and always among those darling articles one can often find his or herself entrenched in bigotry and ignorance so astounding it actually becomes entertaining.
A movement founded upon the ideal of small government, the Tea Party now clings onto the outdated views of the 1800 conservative viewpoint which falls more in line with the likes of Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, and infamous theocrat R.J. Rushdoony.
According to the article, Nancy Perry, a Georgia teacher, decided that it was her religious duty to educate the children in her middle school classroom that Obama was indeed “not a Christian” and that any parent who voted for or supported him was not a Christian, either.
Clearly, the comments were out of line and it offended more than a few students and parents. The school superintendent made the decision to force Perry to retire. But that doesn’t stop the wackos from the religious right concocting some sort of conspiracy theory that Obama’s hand is somehow involved in his ever-deceptive plot to take over the United States as Supreme Muslim Kenyan Overlord.
Some of the commenters left me reeling with laughter. In fact, the pain in my side has yet to subside.
First, of course, he is a Muslim Communist Kenyan…
And let’s not forget that aside from being a Muslim, President Obama is also an “Islam.”
Following that logic, one cannot be a Muslim in the White House without being an oppressive dictator…
In most political discourse there is a common logical fallacy known as reductio ad hitlerum, which is utilized to demonize a member of an opposing side by suggesting they are the same as Adolf Hitler. This is one of the clearest signs of having lost any argument, but no one has ever accused the Tea Party of intelligence; insurrection, perhaps, but not intelligence.
Finally, however, we got to someone who spoke truth on the matter…
Mr. Warpula was later accused of being a hippie Obama-lover, rather than someone who actually knows the Constitution and the clauses within it.
No teacher or government worker should be making remarks like this in an official capacity, especially to young malleable minds. It doesn’t matter whether the President is conservative, liberal, Republican, or Democrat. This is just flat out unacceptable.
…And also a not true. It turns out the teacher was never fired and is still employed by the school district according to the local NBC affiliate from Georgia where this occurred.
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