I have finally figured out what I find so revolting and ridiculous about the Tea Baggers.
They aren't kids. 69% of them are between the ages of 30 and 64 years of age. In other words, they are of the generation who has again and again supported candidates like Reagan, GWH Bush, and GW Bush who have piled onto our national debt. They are the generation who has demanded something for nothing -- more Social Security, more Medicare, vastly more military spending, more roads, schools, and everything else -- while refusing to pay for any of it and, in fact, asking for tax cuts all along.
And NOW they are suddenly worried about the debt.
The debt which they created. Which they demanded. Which they voted for, time and time again, especially when they voted Republican.
From 1946 to today, Democratic presidents pushed the deficit up by 3.2 percent per year. Meanwhile, Republican presidents increased the budget deficit by 9.7 percent. In other words, since 1946, Republican presidents have outspent Democratic presidents by almost 3 to 1. -- Charles Delvalle
And now we're supposed to think they're pissed off about the deficit and big government? Where were they in the last 25 years when government was rapidly increasing and giving them all kinds of tax deductions (home mortgage interest?) that benefited them at the expense of their children and grandchildren.
They have been incredibly selfish for 25 years. NOW, all of a sudden, they're pissed about the debt? Please. What's worse, they don't really mean it, of course. Cut any of THEIR benefits and they'll be the first to squawk.
They are immense hypocrites. And I think the rest of the country sees that, even if they can't quite put their finger on it.