Glad to see teabaggers being called on more lies this morning, as they have apparently been shamelessly exaggerating the numbers of teabaggers who showed up in DC to vociferate yesterday. Or maybe it was just a miscount … easy to mistake 60,000 people for 1.5 million.
It’s the kind of honest mistake that might be made by someone who is also prone to snatching phrases like “Nazi” and “death panels” out of thin air and using them as weapons. Or folks who are inclined to cite God, Jesus and the Bible to back up every hateful and hairbrained idea that percolates up from their festering, repressed and rageful subconsciousnesses.
But anyway, yup – easy to confuse 60,000 and 1.5 million people. Honest mistake. Not a lie. Goodness no.
What I still don’t get is … if it’s not racism or sheer partisanship, what are they all so riled up about? Where were they when Bush did his tax cut thing … or put us into debt? Why now? Why healthcare?