Tea Party Group: 'Don't Hire To Hurt Obama' (in Debates)


Lord Bob October 20 2011 2:23 PM EDT

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/10/20/348168/tea-party-group-businesses-hurt-obama/

From the comments:
If ONE of these "true American patriots" can tell me how intentionally causing harm to other Americans is patriotic, I'm all ears.

Lord Bob October 20 2011 2:24 PM EDT

Also, can an admin please fix the title?

QBsutekh137 October 20 2011 2:43 PM EDT

LB, I'm curious about the first couple of points the article mentions -- that Obama's jobs bill could create close to 2 million jobs (they just say "experts estimate"), and that Moody's said some GOP plans could push us back into recession. I hadn't heard either of those conclusions (I suppose I can Google for the Moody's thing).

Those two points grabbed my attention more than the main bit, because that Tea Party sentiment, sadly, is something I've come to expect: so-called "job creators" begging their own question about uncertainty by making it a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope she is in a competitive industry and I hope her small business goes under when someone else DOES put asinine politics aside and grabs the brass ring by hiring and growing. She's the exact opposite of a entrepreneur/capitalist if she decides to not hire when she actually needs to be growing her business.

QBsutekh137 October 20 2011 2:49 PM EDT

Here's a link about the Moody's point:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/economist-senate-gop-jobs-plan-wouldnt-help-economy-in-short-term-and-could-even-hurt/2011/10/14/gIQAtVuBkL_blog.html

Sounds like that might be a tad bit overblown -- fact is, there just aren't enough details, so I'm not sure how the economist can "conclude" mush.

Still, putting an un-detailed, unknown plan against a plan deemed to create close to 2 million jobs doesn't sound like a very strong-leadership stance. I hope we at least get more details and dialogue rather than the GOP simply saying "no" to Obama's plan. That sounds eerily familiar to what went on with health care, where the GOP's main response was, "No, we just don't like it, you'll have to start from scratch."

QBsutekh137 October 20 2011 2:56 PM EDT

heh, and this Melissa Brookstone character who first blogged the "no hire" sentiment doesn't appear to be all that prominent... She has about 10 friends on "Teabook" where she and a bunch of other people appear to just make comments calling Obama names. Gripping stuff.

So, if she DOES win Stupidest Comment of the Month for this, I imagine the award will be joining several others on her mantel.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 20 2011 2:56 PM EDT

The tea party represents a fringe, I treat their rhetoric the same as any of those other fringe groups. I think it's stupid that they would actually say something as asinine as this in an area where a reporter or microphone is. Just stupid people being petty.

Lord Bob October 20 2011 3:11 PM EDT

I'm curious about the first couple of points the article mentions -- that Obama's jobs bill could create close to 2 million jobs (they just say "experts estimate"), and that Moody's said some GOP plans could push us back into recession. I hadn't heard either of those conclusions (I suppose I can Google for the Moody's thing).
That, of course, is not the point I was trying to highlight in posting the article. My intention here was to point out these Tea Party members' willingness to put hatred and partisanship before not only country and their fellow Americans, but their own businesses.

QBsutekh137 October 20 2011 3:57 PM EDT

I understand that, and it was a point well made. She's a wingnut, and sadly, her ilk seem to becoming more and more prevalent (or maybe just more vocal/noticed).
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