Figure Out This One, Tea Baggers Want Congressman to Move District Office

Tom_PerrielloOne cannot help but wonder.

Freshman Congressman Tom Perriello is a Democrat. His district is mostly central Virginia and includes Charlottesville and Danville. This is not the Blue part of Virginia; it leans Red. There are those who would like to send Rep. Perriello home.

As is customary, the congressman has district offices. He has one in Charlottesville, VA. And as often happens, the office is in an area shared with other businesses. They share a common parking lot.

These other businesses have the temerity to insist that the parking lot be used for its intended purpose: parking for staff and customers. Imagine the nerve! Unfortunately (?!?!) this makes it difficult for Tea Baggers and other right-wing activists to host events in the parking lot.

From a post by Washington Monthly’s Steve Bennen:

The Rutherford Institute, which was founded by conservative constitutional lawyer John W. Whitehead, penned a letter to the freshman Perriello citing the concerns of a local tea party group and the University of Virginia College Republicans that the location of his Charlottesville office interferes with their right to protest there.

“Unfortunately, it is your choice of office location that has hindered the ability of citizens to effectively communicate concerning issues of the utmost importance to you, Congress and the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” wrote Whitehead.

“The First Amendment clearly guarantees individuals the right to speak out publicly and address their government representatives on the important issues of the day,” Whitehead added.

and

And so, the Rutherford Institute is asking Perriello to move his district office in order to make it easier for people to scream at him.

Ya gotta love it.

Somehow I don’t think he’ll be moving, even if the Tea Baggers were to overlook the wasted taxpayer money to cover the costs.

(Heavily lifted from a post by Steve Bennen at Washington Monthly.)

  20 comments for “Figure Out This One, Tea Baggers Want Congressman to Move District Office

  1. junior
    December 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Bill,

    If you can refer to the Tea Party group as “Tea Baggers” – it would be okay for me to refer to the LBGT people as carpet munchers, fags and fudge packers.

  2. Claudio Gallegos
    December 14, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Mike,

    Shame on you for making that statement. This only demonstrates the narrowmindedness of the Tea Bagger movement. Tea baggers are conservative maniacs who CHOOSE to demand that the whole world believe their narrow minded world view and CHOOSE to spend their sparetime screaming at as many Democrats as they probably can. THese people are TEA BAGGERS by choice.

    Despite what the religion you choose to believe says(which is a religion that also ordinates men who advocate sex with children), people are are LBGT are BORN that way. Just as you were born Caucasian or Gustavo Arellano was born a MExican, Bill Spaulding and others of that group are BORN gay. TO strike back at them because they chose a term that is biased towards their partisan view by using derogatory terms is sickening and once again demonstrates the vicious nature of the tea bagger movement. YOu guys going to start calling black people the “n” word whenever they refer to conservative screamers as tea baggers? You guys going to start calling Latinos the “w” word when someone who is Latino and Democrat calls the movements followers tea baggers?

    You owe Bill an apology! Or is this the face of the tea bagger movement. Am I right in my belief that a good chunk of this movement’s followers are those who hate LGBT, Latinos, Blacks and Asians?

  3. December 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you Claudio.

    And Junior, your point would be accurate but for two pesky details. One, the term “Tea Baggers” is what they called themselves. Or at least they did until they found out an alternate meaning. Two, the terms you invoke are designed to harm. The term I used, because it was coined by the very people to whom it refers, cannot possibly fit that description. At the very worst, its use here could be considered similarly to the use by Republicans of the word “Democrat” (a noun) as an adjective as in “Democrat plan” rather than the grammatically correct “Democratic plan.”

    Consequently, I cannot concede the point to you.

  4. junior
    December 14, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Bill – That the Tea Partyers called themselves “Tea Baggers” is not true. Prove it.

    Regardless – It is a perjorative and derisive term intended to cause hurt. Tit for tat.

    Claudio – You know that is not the way I speak at all. I am just making a valid point. I have nothing to apologize for and I will not apologize.

  5. Claudio Gallegos
    December 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    No you are not making a valid point. You know full well what Bill’s orientation by birth is and you sought out to insult him based on his remark about a group who has a similar worldview to yours.

    By the way, is calling people of a Liberal point of view “commies”, “pinkos”, “America haters”, “Stalinists”, “Nazis”, “abortionists” not enough for the tea baggers. They have to resort to homophobic insults too? Let me guess, those words from your camp are not meant to cause hurt right. You are allowed to say that because Jesus clearly told you in Galatians 5:23 that you are allowed to behave like total a$$holes because you are a devout Christian or Catholic.

    • junior
      December 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm

      I don’t know anything about Bill Spaulding – doesn’t matter – I would have posted the same.

      Tea Baggers is a heterophobic comment.

  6. junior
    December 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Claudio – Those are terms I do not use, only in this case to make a point.

    My point is made, I do not intend to use those terms again – I will not apologize for using them to make my point.

  7. December 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Well the folks at Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK are Christians too aren’t they?

    • junior
      December 15, 2009 at 5:55 am

      Dan – Very poor tactic, comparing someone who has a legitimate disagreement to haters. As I told Claudio, that is a SM tactic. I expect better from you than that.

  8. December 14, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Junior,

    There is this thing called Wikipedia. Here is what I found:
    Teabagging controversy

    A protester’s sign at the April 15, 2009 Hartford, Connecticut Tea Party reads: “Teabag Washington? They have way too many NUTS Already!”The label “teabagging” has been applied to Tea Party protests in general,[119] and to the specific protest gesture of mailing a tea bag to the White House. The label has prompted puns based on pre-existing use of the word to denote oral–scrotal contact as a sex act or prank. This has been deplored by Tea Party activists. An article in Salon.com by Alex Koppelman traced the controversy to a photograph by David Weigel posted on The Washington Independent website on 27 February, showing a protester holding a sign that read “Tea Bag the Liberal Dems Before They Tea Bag You!!” Weigel’s report was referenced by bloggers, including Wonkette, who used “teabagging” or “teabagger” in their headline.

    In a 14 March report on Fox News, Griff Jenkins said, “ReTeaParty.com has a headline, ‘Teabag the fools in DC on Tax Day.’ They want you … to take a tea bag, put it an envelope, and mail it to the White House.” Koppelman speculates that Jenkins was more likely than ReTeaParty.com to have been aware of the double entendre; he summarizes, “for the most part conservatives haven’t actually been using the words in such a way as to lend themselves to double entendre. With one or two exceptions, almost all of it has actually been coming from the left.”

    Here is the Griff Jenkins report on FOX News.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz4Z1pvCUbo

  9. junior
    December 15, 2009 at 5:53 am

    “for the most part conservatives haven’t actually been using the words in such a way as to lend themselves to double entendre. With one or two exceptions, almost all of it has actually been coming from the left.”

    Chris – Thank you for proving my basic point.

    Regards – junior

  10. Janice Lindsey
    December 16, 2009 at 9:09 am

    let’s see if we can talk Campbell down from his lofty high rise at Fashion Island… or better yet, get him to move his office from Newport Beach entirely! freshen the air here a bit! hey, let’s see if we can get Beth Krom to TAKE UP THE OFFICE! :-)

  11. Jo
    December 28, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I would expect the left to get away with disparraging the tea party people in a degrading fashion, when my own senator Schumer called a flight attendant a bitch for doing her job. Oh well, ignorance is bliss!

  12. Dan Chmielewski
    December 28, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Jo..and Dick Cheney telling Senator Pat Leahy to go f*@k himself on the floor of the Senate was perfectly OK. The difference here: Senator Schumer has apologized for the remark. Cheney never did.

    Jo, I’m curious why the Tea Party protesters are protesting getting a federal tax cut this year? There was no federal tax hikes? PLease explain why the protests? Why aren’t they protesting the high price of the Iraq War when what we spend there could easily fund healthcare reform?

  13. Jo
    December 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Cheney and Leahy are two politicians, one critical of the other. In the case of Slick Schumer, he attacked an individual, not his political equal, but an average citizen, now that is abuse of power in my view. One of the federal taxcuts was tweaking the witholding tax which gives many about $30 extra per pay check. What people do not realize is that increases their gross pay and many will owe taxes at the end of the the year. The tax maneuverings are nothing but a shell game. Cash for clunkers, first time homeowner rebates all target some of the people , not equal distribution as Obama would have people think. Obama is in bed with special interests and global elitists who embrace faulty science to promote climate change as well as these other scams in order to control the people and suck up every last dollar from them. If he is so interested in real change then cut taxes for real in a meaningful way. Health care reform is another way to suck up more money, premiums will go up and quality and access will suffer. During the Clinton years it was the huckster Al Gore who promoted NAFTA, well we all know how that worked out. Yeah, some hope and change we can believe in, and I will sell you the Brooklyn bridge.

    • December 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm

      Fine Jo. So when George W. Bush called Adam Clymer of the New York Times a “major league asshole” and Cheney chimed in with “Big Time”and the only apology was that the remark was overheard, that would be OK with you?

      At $30 a week, that’s $1,560. So what’s the extra tax burden there for the average American? You’re getting to take responsibility for your own money instead of letting the government hold onto it for you interest free. Isn’t that what you want anyway Jo?

      Climate change is based on faulty science? Explain to me how and why the polar ice caps are melting and why glaciers have receeded in dramatic fashion.

      And before the Clinton years, it was President George Herbert Walker Bush who championed NAFTA.

      Cash for clunkers and homeowners rebates helped the strugglig automotive industry and housing industry. And it helped stimulate an economy in freefall.

      Keep watching Glenn Beck Jo…it shows.

  14. Jo
    December 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    When politicians go after someone the way Chuck Schumer did, that is abuse of power, Bush was wrong to call Clymer a major league asshole. The difference in the two situations is that the flight attendant was doing her job in trying to ensure the safety of all airline passengers she was responsible for. Schumer feels he is above rules and regulations.

    As far as the extra money per week, taxpayers will be blindsighted by what they owe at the end of the year, it is a shellgame of money transfer.

    The polar bear population has increased. It is natural for glacier ice to melt depending on the season of the year. Basic earth science 101.

    GHW Bush is also responsible for pushing NAFTA, however Gore isn’t satisfied he achieved it, he wants to further line his pockets through bogus cap and trade policies. Gore will make Bernie Madoff look like a choir boy.

    Cash for clunkers and home rebates did little to stimulate the economy in a fair and socially just way, it benefited a selected group only. The Federal Reserve is manipulating the economy and what you are seing is the reckless printing of money and spending by the government. GM, the banks, etc, should have all been allowed to fail, then restructuring would of occurred and things would have worked out. If a paperboy delivers paper and doesn’t collect the money from the subscribers, would a newspaper publisher bail the paperboy out? Or would the paperboy have to take responsibility for his actions? Responsibility of the individual is sadly lacking. To reward the inept by taking away from those who are careful stewards of money is nothing more than engaging in Robin Hood tactics. We are becoming a nation of dependents and are losing our work ethic. We are soon to become financial slaves to the Climate Green gods and their global elitist friends. Why did the Green gods shut off the water to the San Joaquin Valley in California? Why are the Green Gods allowing a major corporation like Monsanto to bastardize the environmnent with terminator hybrid seeds? Control energy and food and you control people. People need to wake up both on the left and right and see we a being manipulated.

  15. December 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Clymer was doing his job too. And Bush certainly moved the goalposts whenever he flet necessary. Cheney shot a man in the face and did not face any criminal charges.

    The Polar Bear population did not increase; they are still endangered: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/faq/

    75 percent of the TARP funds were released by the Bush administration.

    You are clearly clueless about the potential of the green/clean technology can have on our economy.

    • Jo
      December 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm

      Dan, you fail to get the point that the flight attendant was acting in the capacity of ensuring public safety. Obviously Prince Schumer felt the rules did not apply to him. Political elitist mentality on his part. In what public safety capacity was Clymer functioning in?

      Cheney accidentally shot his friend in a hunting accident and his friend concurred with the story, result: no criminal charges. Ted Kennedy left his friend in icy water and she drowned and it was only his word on the events, hmmm.

      The polar bear population is increasing (check out othe websites instead of HuffPo links), the green gods will not admit this. To say the bears are decreasing can help impose legal hurdles for further gas and oil exploration. Control energy, control the people.

      Bush should not of promoted TARP, however the Obama administration’s economic blunders makes Bush’s mistake pale in comparison. We are now a debtor nation, our dollar is weak and we may end up indentured servants to other countries, control the people.

      Dan, I really wished you would have read some of the climate bill that the house wrote. In the bill it outlines that homes will be inspected by the government and retrofitted for energy saving compliancy at the expense of the homeowner or a fine will be imposed. This congress is all about oppression of the people, tax and fines, all the time (check out the health care tax and fines). If Van Jones and his prison friends caulked every home in America it would have no impact in this financial downward spiral Obama and friends created. Financial enslavement of the people.

      Now Dan, I really wish you could answer my previous questions:
      Why did the Green gods shut off the water to the San Joaquin Valley in California which resulted in thousands being unemployed and a decrease in the food supply to the U.S and world?

      Why are the Green Gods allowing a major corporation like Monsanto to bastardize the environmnent with terminator hybrid seeds?

      See, everything environmental is a crisis, endangered species = draconian rules and fines and prohibition. What is truly endangered is Human Beings, our freedoms, our health, our ability to pursue happiness.

      Control energy, healthcare and food and you control people. People need to wake up both on the left and right and see we a being manipulated. The green religion is nothing more than a bogus set of accepted ideas propagated by elitists such as Al Gore who promote faulty science to an uneducated mass of people in order to become enriched capitalistic pigs or benevolent dictatorial providers.

  16. Jo
    December 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Dan, you fail to get the point that the flight attendant was acting in the capacity of ensuring public safety. Obviously Prince Schumer felt the rules did not apply to him. Political elitist mentality on his part. In what public safety capacity was Clymer functioning in?

    Cheney accidentally shot his friend in a hunting accident and his friend concurred with the story, result: no criminal charges. Ted Kennedy left his friend in icy water and she drowned and it was only his word on the events, hmmm.

    The polar bear population is increasing (check out othe websites instead of HuffPo links), the green gods will not admit this. To say the bears are decreasing can help impose legal hurdles for further gas and oil exploration. Control energy, control the people.

    Bush should not of promoted TARP, however the Obama administration’s economic blunders makes Bush’s mistake pale in comparison. We are now a debtor nation, our dollar is weak and we may end up indentured servants to other countries, control the people.

    Dan, I really wished you would have read some of the climate bill that the house wrote. In the bill it outlines that homes will be inspected by the government and retrofitted for energy saving compliancy at the expense of the homeowner or a fine will be imposed. This congress is all about oppression of the people, tax and fines, all the time (check out the health care tax and fines). If Van Jones and his prison friends caulked every home in America it would have no impact in this financial downward spiral Obama and friends created. Financial enslavement of the people.

    Now Dan, I really wish you could answer my previous questions:
    Why did the Green gods shut off the water to the San Joaquin Valley in California which resulted in thousands being unemployed and a decrease in the food supply to the U.S and world?

    Why are the Green Gods allowing a major corporation like Monsanto to bastardize the environmnent with terminator hybrid seeds?

    See, everything environmental is a crisis, endangered species = draconian rules and fines and prohibition. What is truly endangered is Human Beings, our freedoms, our health, our ability to pursue happiness.

    Control energy, healthcare and food and you control people. People need to wake up both on the left and right and see we a being manipulated. The green religion is nothing more than a bogus set of accepted ideas propagated by elitists such as Al Gore who promote faulty science to an uneducated mass of people in order to become enriched capitalistic pigs or benevolent dictatorial providers.

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