Hello, fellow AATTP’ers! By popular demand, we have a new Teabagger interview video. Apparently, the stunning display of ‘informed protest’ that was the Overpasses video wasn’t quite enough of a random sampling of Teabaggerdom for some.
Apparently just asking actively protesting Tea Party types simple questions “makes them look bad.” So, in the interest of random sampling, we bring you this massive rally from the “We the People — Ohio Valley” chapter of the Tea Party in Elm Grove, West Virginia.
Throughout much of the video, the interviewer repeatedly asks Teabagger Bob–the brains behind the whole operation– to give a few examples of how the government has overstepped its “enumerated powers.” A pair of words which, one assumes, Teabagger Bob at some point saw written on Glenn Beck’s chalkboard. Even so, this warrior of the Constitution can’t or won’t give a single instance in which the government has overstepped its enumerated powers. His only reply is “Read the Constitution! Read the Constitution!”
OK, Bob. What does the Constitution say about who decides what powers the government CAN exercise?
TEABAGGER BOB: “As long as they’re (the government is) involved doing the enumerated powers, they’re good. When they go outside of that, the people have a right to say ‘Wait a minute, you don’t have that right to go there,’ or ‘That’s a state authority. That’s a state responsibility, not a Federal Government one.”
And for once, Bob is right. It IS the people’s responsibility. Provided that you’re one of the nine, black-robed people in the United States with “Justice” in front of their name.
The Supreme Court Of The United States Of America For Dummies: In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal constitutional law. The federal bench, and the Supreme Court in particular, is the only branch of the federal government endowed with the ability to interpret the Constitution. So you can put your anti-Obamacare signs, and your yellow snake flags and your Benghazi B.S. away.
But Bob’s entitled to his opinion, and really, that’s all we were asking for. But you’d be surprised how hard it is to get an opinion out of a Teabagger who doesn’t think he’s preaching to the choir. After all these Tea Partiers are happily standing on the tax payer-funded sidewalk, waving their flags at half-staff, and protesting against socialized medicine. The irony there, is that based on their average age, they’re now collecting, or soon will be collecting Socialist Social Security and Medicare benefits! Enjoy Comrades!
AATTP: “Can you give me your opinion, a few examples, of where the federal government has overstepped its authority?”
TEABAGGER BOB: “You know, I don’t want to get into it. And I’ll tell you the truth, I don’t think you’re what you say you are. And I don’t think you’re doing anything with this and be honest about it.”
And what did our interviewer say he was again, Bob? A guy making a video to post on YouTube you said that you didn’t want him to post the video to? That just defies logic, Bob. Where are you getting this from?
TEABAGGER BOB: “I’m psychic. I’m psychic.”
Dammit, Bob. If telepathy isn’t enough to put you in your comfort zone, then what IS? Apparently, it isn’t talking about the thing you’re protesting with anyone who doesn’t already agree with you. There should be a word for that.
“Baggeritis — The refusal to risk exposing your badly formed thoughts to criticism or objective reality by discussing them with anyone who doesn’t already agree with you.” Use in a sentence, please. “Bob Conners, all 94 of the people who liked “We the People — Ohio Valley’s” Facebook page, a bunch of Benghazis hanging out on overpasses and a few million other idiots suffer from terminal, malignant Baggeritis.”
So, we hope you enjoy the video. We weren’t the only interested citizens there that day, though. Check out this companion video as a chaser, filmed before Bob’s Liberal Psychosis (err, psychic power) went haywire after a few easy questions from AATTP. Thanks to our friends at Evil Liberal Agenda for sharing this with us.
In this video, the interviewer asks Bob his opinion on the second amendment, Laissez-Faire economics, and what he thinks of corporations shipping jobs overseas. Unsurprisingly, Bob had a bit more to say on the subject of the Second Amendment than on enumerated powers. He even mentions that freedom of the press is being attacked. Little did the psychic know that a few minutes after he said those fateful words, he would be the one attacking the freedom of the press!
He actually mentions the Second Amendment before the First Amendment! A slip? Maybe! And apparently, he’s an even greater expert on global economics than he is on the First Amendment contained in his pocket Constitution. Enjoy!