TEA Party Republicans Target Key Bigot Voting Block

The level of stupid among TEA Party Republican candidates running for office this cycle is certainly astounding. We have seen this before in legislative races, but for some reason the GOP primary for the Governor has attracted some of the absolute stupidest human beings that have ever lived.  Every now and then, one of them miraculously gets an article in the local newspaper.

This is the case of Bob Fanning and Chuck Baldwin, who recently took legal action that will appeal to a certain key GOP voting bloc: bigoted conspiracy theory morons, or, as they are called in TEA Party circles “states’ rights advocates.”

The TEA Party Republicans are suing to change the way census figures are used to draw congressional districts. They say by following the Constitutional mandate to include undocumented workers in the count, a black person who some call President Barack Obama is “rigging the census.” It’s a “monstrous” conspiracy to dilute the political power of citizens who live in districts with lots of white people, such as Montana.

Says Baldwin:

“This rigging will keep Montana from having a second congressional representative,” Baldwin said. “If the illegals in California, Texas and Florida are not included, then Montana will receive two congressional seats and four electoral votes. Under Obama’s rigging plan, Montana will continue to have only one congressional seat and three electoral votes.”

If Fanning and Baldwin are successful, undocumented workers won’t be counted when Congressional delegations are counted, meaning they would be paying taxes without being represented within their state.

Perhaps Fanning and Baldwin were home-schooled, otherwise they would surely be aware of a certain fight over this involving events known as the Boston TEA Party and the Revolutionary War.

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63 Comments on "TEA Party Republicans Target Key Bigot Voting Block"

  1. Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | January 24, 2012 1:36 AM at 1:36 AM |

    I have lived in cities with more population then this state. Whatever in the H…E… double toothpicks are these Idiots spouting now???? The census you Idiots is also about determining the allocation of federal funds for community services, such as school lunch programs and senior citizen centers, and new construction, such as highways and hospitals. Every year, the federal government distributes more than $400 billion to local, state and tribal governments based on census data. ( Oh Yea I forgot you dont want any of these programs either)

    Secondly those state areas have more jobs then us, dummies! Thats why their are more people in those states, and continually more people moving to areas such as Texas, California and Florida because of more moderate climate…. lets face it winters here are pretty damn cold! So yeah those guys get more Representatives then our state… what is wrong with that?

    Population of California: 40 million, Texas: 25 million, Florida: 20 million, Montana: 1 million! Do you guys even count! With that paltry amount of people for our state you wont see another Representative in your lifetime! Its got nothing to do with illegals, but you suit might been thought up by people using Illegal drugs!

    • So we add 200 Congressional seats? What Baldwin seems to be worried about is that “illegal immigrant” states will get more seats too under that scenario and, according to Chuck Baldwin, his precious corner of the state won’t be getting “fair” representation. Sigh. This man is out of control.

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 8:01 AM at 8:01 AM |

        Again, every time Pastor Bulbdim farts is NOT news! But each time he does, there is the local newspaper to sniff it up with absolutely no rebuttal allowed. That’s called selling newspapers! ‘Course, all your actually selling is gas, but no matter. Fracking, farting, who really cares? Gas is gas. Think of it as fracking then news!

  2. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 7:57 AM at 7:57 AM |

    I remember years ago as we transitioned from a more rural to urban society, sociologists would go the the inner cities and ask kids questions. They asked them where milk came from, and the kids always responded from the milkman, for they had never seen a cow. Now, along those lines, we might ask folks in Montana where their water comes from. And the more ignorant among us will reply, that’s a silly question. The tap of course!

    And the GF Spitoon seems to think so too. For the last month or so, the premiere oil industry pimp paper has been the GF Spitoon. Every day now, we are treated to endless pro-industry bullshit articles, editorials and testimonials about the great supposed “progress” that the fracking boom is bringing. Hell, they now even have a weekly and sometimes bi-weekly report on all the new wells! Yes, it is really sickening.

    THIS fourth estate may as well have a big pink Caddy some dingleballs in the window! They have become the biggest oil pimps in the state! And how sick is that.

    People that are willing to SHIT in their own water supply and that of the children and grandchildren do NOT deserve to live here! It’s simple as that! Well no, it’s not. We could probably survive with fecal choloform in our water, but NOT carcinogens and poison! Folks better wake up before it’s too late. Where ya gonna move to for clean water? W. Virginia?? Texass? N. Dakota?

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/01/23-1

  3. Absolute f***ing idiocy. Can we just sede this territory to Idaho and move on. Take Pioneer Litter Racist-town with you Baldwin! We don’t need these kind of people in our state.

  4. Let the record show that the Demorat party stands against equal representation for Montana CITIZENS and is probably in coersion wih Obama to diserfanchise our rights.

    • “…in coersion wih Obama to diserfanchise our rights.”

      Fuck, your stupid. I bet your mom told you you were “special”. Ever wonder what she really meant?

      BTW: Actual patriots never refer to themselves as patriots. Please make a note of it.

      • If you are ashamed of AMERICA then that is YOUR problem. A foul mouth is the sign of a poor intellect. You people have no respect for the heritage and traditions of AMERICAN culture and pride and it shows.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 10:15 AM at 10:15 AM |

          Nah, just ashamed of ignernt racists like you, little fella. BTW, cupcake, would you mind explaining for the forum just WHAT your idea of “American culture” is? You see, dude, you sound all the world to be an uneducated moron. Prove that you’re not. EXPLAIN Amercian culture? I’m thinking that your entire world view is from Happy Days, or more appropriately, Happy Daze! Prove me wrong, Einstein. Start by defining culture!

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 10:03 AM at 10:03 AM |

      What “rights” would those be, dude? List’em.

      • The right to equal representative government for PEOPLE as defined by the constitution does not mean all persons but rather NATURAL BORN citizens whose fathers were also citizens of this nation.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 10:17 AM at 10:17 AM |

          People are not people?? Wow! How profound…….PROFOUNDLY STOOPID! Highest grade level achieved, please.

        • He is starting to make a birther argument Larry. There is a subset of birthers who claim Obama cannot hold the office of the presidency not because of the claim he was born out of the Country (which they still usually claim anyway) but because he cannot be a “Natural Born Citizen” if his father was not a citizen too…and then they claim that only a “Natural Born Citizen” can be President. It doesn’t matter to them that its a ridiculous argument and has no legal merit. It gives them another conspiracy to believe and thats all that matters.

          This Patriot guy seems like a troll. Not that the birther baggers arent this crazy but he almost seems like a parody of bagger. Patriiot are you a real bagger or parody?

        • Proud Patriot is an idiot. Where in the Constitution does it say that a person’s father must be born in the USA for him to be a citizen? What about his mother?

          By “American culture” he means, of course, the culture of white people. The Republican Party has become the White Power Party.

          • What the natural born birthers say (and if any of you have been around long enough to remember the infamous hakon montag it was a favorite of his)is that there is a difference between a regular citizen and a natural born citizen. They claim that if you were born in the US but your parents weren’t than you are a ‘citizen’ but not a ‘natural born citizen’. Yes it is ridiculous.

        • And you probably also believe that only WHITE MALE Landholders should be able to vote…….

    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | January 24, 2012 12:27 PM at 12:27 PM |

      Proud Patriot: Alaska, Montana, Delaware, North and South Dakota, Vermont & Wyoming only have one Rep because of Population… I never hear the others states complaining! And lastly Goofy, (cuz you seem to know so little about the Government) Please explain how your Birther conspiratorial BS about Liberals works? Cuz so far you have included 2 out of three states in your Argument that are GOP in Nature: Florida and Texas! Why would you “F” up a perfectly good Bull-spit story by adding states that are on your side? Are they secretly Liberal fundies or something??

  5. It is a gross misinterpretation of the US Constitution to claim that the US Census is supposed to “count everyone living in this country.” Article. I.

    Section. I. Clause 3. as amended by Section. 2. of the 14th Amendment authorizes “a targeted decennial census of the ‘respective numbers’ of ‘the People’ of the several States, not a wholesale count of the numbers of persons found ‘living’ in the United States.”

    The term “the People” is a technical term used in the U.S. Constitution to refer to the polity, that is, the people who constituted the government and who are legal citizens of the nation. Only by such a tailored count can the constitutionally-authorized decennial census serve the purpose for which that census has been required–the apportionment of representation of the people of the several states in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    “It is manifestly untrue that the decennial census ordained by the Constitution is to be taken without regard to a person’s ‘immigration or citizenship status.’ The decennial census is conducted for the apportionment of representation in the House of Representatives, the members of which are ‘chosen every second Year by the People of the several States.’ (Article. I.

    Section. 2. Clause. 1. US Constitution). The first sentence of the 14th Amendment establishes a symbiotic relationship between a person’s United States citizenship and that person’s State citizenship. Thus, whether a person is part of ‘the People’ of a State is largely, if not exclusively, dictated by a person’s ‘immigration or citizenship status.’ Any census that ignores that connection is fatally flawed.”

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 10:54 AM at 10:54 AM |

      A “patriot” should have some COURAGE, cupcake! But the very first thing you did was run and hide behind cut and paste. NOW, just answer the damn question in your OWN words! What is culture, and what is AMERICAN culture? If you’re not Native American, you’re asstalkin’!

      But once again, you CLAIM to be a partriot. SO, just WHAT do you love about your patria, dude? I have YET to hear one of you inbreds answer the question! SO, here is your chance to shine! WHAT, OH WHAT do you love about America? Be specific now, and no cut and paste, ’cause cut and paste is cut and RUN on a forum.

      You see, you belong to a sordid SUBculture and you don’t even know it! But hey, it kinda gives your pathetic existence meaning. Without your hatred, what would you be? Imagine, stop hating for one day, and what would you DO?

      I’m thinkin’ that you are NOT a scholar, dude. Prove me wrong!

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 10:57 AM at 10:57 AM |

        You see, Paty, HERE we have learned folks who like to debate. Are you one? So far, you’re simply the proverbial barking spider, dude. ENGAGE! Let your intelligence and wit fly! Dazzle us with your brilliance! Any maroon can cut and paste. IMPROVISE! Hell, even MOORE gives a real answer once in awhile.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 11:02 AM at 11:02 AM |

          Here, Paty, I’ll start. I LUV America for our DIVERSITY, man! I luv rap, reggae, country, classical, soul, R&B, Native Amercian drummers, MEXICAN food, Basque food, INDIAN food, Indian tacos, Chinese food, etc. Gotta run. Feel free to add to the list, Paty. What do YOU luv about our diversity? The Tenderloin district? The GETTtoe? NY city? New Orleans? What? What, cupcake?

          Methinks that you’ve never really had an original thought. And that’s too bad, and SO sad!

      • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | January 24, 2012 1:39 PM at 1:39 PM |

        The principle that all citizens, regardless of where they reside in a state, are entitled to equal legislative representation.

        This principle was enunciated by the Supreme Court in Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533, 84 S. Ct. 1362, 12 L. Ed. 2d 506 (1964). The Court ruled that a state’s Apportionment plan for seats in both houses of a bicameral state legislature must allocate seats on a population basis so that the voting power of each voter be as equal as possible to that of any other voter.This pretty much why they have to change the maps in states so everyone gets a Representative!

        I really don”t think the Alabama case has a snowballs chance in Heck!

    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | January 24, 2012 12:38 PM at 12:38 PM |

      And dummy they do also count those US people living abroad and in transient households like college dorms, Halfway houses and nursing homes for census!

      We have had a welcome sign on for Immigrants (which you family was at one time) at Ellis Island, and other ports in America ever since we won the revolution against England! the most famous one reads:

      Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
      With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
      Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
      A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
      Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
      Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
      Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
      The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
      “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
      With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
      Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
      The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
      Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
      I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    • I’m deeply sorry, folks. I’ve been working on an artificial intelligence script that would mimic wingnut answers. Just to make it easy on myself, I started with the least intelligent sources I could find, the Montana Tea-partiers. Somehow the script has apparently gone rogue, and was loosed into the wild. I’ll attempt to improve it in the future so that you folks won’t be burdened with responding to the most base level of stupid out there.

      Again, I’m sorry. ~wink~

  6. How about a little cross-pollination:

    Democrats descended on a South Dakota legislator wielding a birther bludgeon with ties to ALEC when he waded into the best progressive blog in that state.

  7. A Georgia judge has ordered the President to appear in court: bet me that PP isn’t a so-called “sovereign citizen.”

  8. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this, and while there could definitely be racist/partisan undertones, it makes me think from a legal perspective.

    What standard do we as a society think should be set to qualify as someone being represented by congress? Taxation? Obviously disregarding sales tax which most foreign visitors pay. Certainly if you’r working on a summer scheme and paying income taxes you still wouldn’t qualify?

    However, look at other places like the UK. If I’m from the commonwealth (Canada/Australia/India) and happen to be in the country during an election, I’m allowed to vote and be represented. So, different standards.

    The worst-case scenario the GOP might be afraid of is states crafting policies to incentivize a mass influx of undocumented workers to boost their representation in Congress. My thoughts: so? Either way, this scenario is extremely unlikely.

    This is only a symptom of the disease, however, of poor immigration policy. If we had immigration openness more like (I’m ballparking it) a century ago, there would be no “illegal” problem. Just a whole heck of a lot more Americans voluntarily moving in and working here. & I don’t see that as a bad thing (It wasn’t a bad thing when my family came through Ellis Island 100 years ago to escape Russia!)

    :)

    Although I’m an open-borders guy, I think it really brings down your credibility in a debate when you call another a racist. I’m sure everybody on here is intelligent enough and full of enough rad quips/commentary that you can rise to the argument without playing the bigot card. (I’ve followed this blog a long time, so yeah)

    Keep up the good work and giving us thoughtful posts to read! :)

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 7:41 PM at 7:41 PM |

      You got THAT right! No racism ever!……….’cause we use code words for racism now.

      http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/01/24-2

    • What Schwad is trying to say is that in polite society it is considered tacky to imply that racism or bigotry exists. If you bring it up, you imply that you are naive to the fact that it exists, and therefore, that you are stupid. Therefore, you must not discuss it. There is no racism in the modern world.

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 25, 2012 9:09 AM at 9:09 AM |

        And thank ALLAH for that! That pretty much lays it to rest then. Let’s move on. That’s settled.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 25, 2012 9:19 AM at 9:19 AM |

          That “Atlantic Triangular Trade” sure brought a lot of folks with suntans over here to enjoy the benefits of full employment! Damn! That’s what we need today. FULL employment! No one without a job. Maybe it weren’t so bad AFTER all!

  9. Statehood for the tribes, Mexico, and Quebec!

  10. @yagbebi Yemmi Agbebi, MBA: A sobering look at Republican “Christians” and their Islamic parallels, the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia.

  11. I am not surprised that none of you have noticed the great Moral Decline of Our Country which corresponds positively to the increase in illegal immigrants who do not share our culture and our God. That’s why your party is on the outs in the Great State and the GOP is going strong. Wake up before it is too late .

    • “Our God?” Which God is that?

      • The one you are trying to obliterate from the public sphere and from the mountain tops you mean? How easily you have forgotten. His justice will not forget.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 25, 2012 9:08 AM at 9:08 AM |

          I’m sorry, but you’re an idiot. Hence, a good buddy of craig moore. You his kinda people, PP. A moron who votes! Craig, EMBRACE YOUR PEOPLE!

        • I realise that this may come as a shock to you, PP, but not everyone in the US prays to the same “god”. Many of us “believe” differently than you do. In fact, our right to do so is guarenteed in the Constitution of the United State (you know that document you reference to all the time but have never really read).

    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | January 25, 2012 2:37 PM at 2:37 PM |

      The great Moral decline in this Country came, when Christian stop believing in the Teachings of Christ… not the fairy tales attached to the Bible, but what strictly Jesus said! you know………… the red Writing in the Bible you did not read! Secondly, our forefathers never pressed there beliefs on anyone else PP! So, the very thought that you are following the Forefathers ideas of religion are completely WRONG also!

      WRONG< WRONG< WRONG< WRONG!

      Get a life PP! Start reading American History through the writings of our Forefathers and the New testament for a change!

  12. You see what I mean? At this level, this script is almost comical. It would certainly not pass even the most basic level Turing Tests. But I’m working on it, Really. Sorry again.

  13. Bottom line is, I’m sorry to say, Fanning and Baldwin picked a tangential issue rather than something “core” to harp on.
    While I think it is bogus that apportionment is based on strict body count, illegal included, getting another carcass in the House, when the action is really in the Senate (thank God for small constitutional favors) it really doesn’t matter that much.
    If that’s how Bob and Chuck set their priorities, well, um, er, no thanks.

  14. If you think or isn’t important I urge you to read the colb of Frank Meile–editor of the area’s largest newspaper. The issue of who is a Natural Born Citizen needs clarification . Obummer is NOT ABOVE THE LAW

    • Oh crap. Now I’ve made it worse. It’s getting incoherent. It is dropping verbs and misspelling easily accessible words like “Obama”. I may have to write a virus that expunges this script from web.

      • I have to laugh as you tease others for your own crimes. Your lack of self-awareness is something of a marvelous defense mechanism. Also, it works for Republicants, jackholes, and TeaTards.

        Your words. Not mine.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | January 24, 2012 7:11 PM at 7:11 PM |

      Crank Mealy? No thanks, dude. You STILL haven’t answered the question, Paty. You’re an ignoranus, Paty. And you should NOT play in the street, dude. This forum is the street for you! You’re gettin’ your ass run over rePEATedly in case you haven’t noticed. Run along, little fella.

  15. My iPad is malfunctioning and this is the reason for the errors.

    • You and Mark T. have much in common. Or it could be that my programming was unsuitable for the iPad. Much more likely, I guess.

      • Oh, kitcake, you’ll have one someday. Honest you will. I’ve seen them for $48 on various web sites, and when the price comes down, you’ll be able to get one.

        • An Ipad costs much more than $48 dollars. They are quite expensive. It is a lie that you can find them for $48 dollars.

          • IMPROVEMENT! The script is gaining a sense of value through minimal Google searches on advertised price and capitalist rhetoric. At this rate, it will be endorsing product placement in a few weeks, with claims that God wants you to buy, Buy, BUY! of course.

        • Tokarski, poster child for Butt Hurt

          Mark, you aren’t making sense to anyone. Just as you “politely” told me to go F myself, I’m politely pointing out to you that your fly is unzipped, and you’re behaving like a drunken clown. When and if someone wants a iPad, I’m certain they’ll get one. Droolingly attempting to berate someone because they don’t want the tool you can’t even seem to use? That’s the “drunken clown” part.

    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | January 25, 2012 2:40 PM at 2:40 PM |

      now you know PP is a GOP tool cuz he started blaming mechanical devices for his bad verbage BWAH HA HA HA HA

  16. Chuck Baldwin is a bigot. Take a look at his blog and radio show about Martin Luther King.

    Much love and respect from Texas.

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