The Second Rule of Tea Parties Is You Don’t Talk About Tea Parties

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 9:20 am

Here’s an interesting choice of analogy from Matt Mackowiak’s op-ed in The Austin American-Statesman, promoting the Tea Parties.

The coming revolution is akin to “Fight Club,” the 1999 film that follows the struggles of day to day life for a regular guy who starts an underground fight club as radical and not terribly productive psychotherapy.

As Brad Pitt’s character, Tyler Durden, says in the movie, “Fight Club was the beginning, now it’s moved out of the basement, it’s called Project Mayhem.”

Project Mayhem, of course, was the militarization of the Fight Clubs into terrorist cells that blow up banks. But Mackowiak wants us to think of the new Project Mayhem as the 2010 elections, so I guess that’s okay. It’s not like he…

Mackowiak is a Republican political and communications consultant and former Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.

Oh.

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15 Comments

john
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 7:23 am

I wonder if their new Project Mayhem will be as successful as Operation Chaos…you know where they helped elect a black man president


tony
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 7:30 am

Whatever…you lost!


larry
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 7:46 am

I am always amused by Republican patriotism. If the Democrats were pulling this crap the GOPs heads would explode in condemnation of anti Americanism charges. At the end of the day…most of Americans have gotten pay checks since 01 April and guess what…most Americans 90% plus got more cash. So guess these protest is to keep the corporate and big money folks happy. Always glad to see republicans carrrying water for the rich…. Krugmans right..the Republicans and this cast of fools are becoming a political embarrassment .


Hello Dolly Llama
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 8:01 am

Eek!

The wall between the “establishment” and the drooling loons is crumbling.

I've got some material on the teabag nonsense at http://hellodollyllama.blogspot.com/. Come visit!


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kelsey
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 10:32 am

I think you're confused about what John said.


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john
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

I wonder if their new Project Mayhem will be as successful as Operation Chaos…you know where they helped elect a black man president


tony
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

Whatever…you lost!


larry
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

I am always amused by Republican patriotism. If the Democrats were pulling this crap the GOPs heads would explode in condemnation of anti Americanism charges. At the end of the day…most of Americans have gotten pay checks since 01 April and guess what…most Americans 90% plus got more cash. So guess these protest is to keep the corporate and big money folks happy. Always glad to see republicans carrrying water for the rich…. Krugmans right..the Republicans and this cast of fools are becoming a political embarrassment .


Hello Dolly Llama
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

Eek!

The wall between the “establishment” and the drooling loons is crumbling.

I've got some material on the teabag nonsense at http://hellodollyllama.blogspot.com/. Come visit!


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kelsey
Comment posted April 15, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

I think you're confused about what John said.


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