Sunday, April 18, 2010

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Via Balloon Juice comes this tale of rich conservatives with sour grapes--erm, I mean, right-wing populists:

I stopped by Freedom Plaza on Tax Day to check on the progress of the nation's populist revolt.

On the stage, I saw the great populist leader himself: Grover Norquist, who, after getting two Harvard degrees, developed his common-touch lobbying for the tropical island paradise of the Seychelles. Norquist spoke from a lectern bearing a Tea Party emblem and a simple message: "The people speak."

And which people might those be? The people of the Seychelles tourist industry? Or the people of British Petroleum, Fannie Mae, the Distilled Spirits Council and the Interactive Gaming Council? Norquist represented them all, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

It gets better from there. Seriously, these teabaggers are being played like a cheap kazoo.