Leo Hickman: funny guy

So, one tiny part of that vast amorphous grouping, the Tea Party, has some strange ideas about God, creationism, AGW and so on. My comment left over where Hickman has revealed this shocking news:

So, lessee, the Tea Party Movement is hugely varied. Absolutely anyone can up and say \”we\’re Tea Party!\”.

And we\’ve found one very minor part of it that has what we might think are laughable ideas about AGW and or God/creationism and Ollie North.

Gosh, well done.

Now, let us try this again in the UK. Absolutely anyone can stand up and say \”We\’re the Left!\” and many groupuscules do. I\’m sure we can hunt around and find some group or other that calls for the elimination of the bourgeoisie.

Does that entitle us to then claim that the Labour Party intend to kill off the middle classes, as Lenin and Stalin did?

They\’re both \”the left\”, the groupuscule and the Labour Party, so we are, at least as Leo has done here, entirely allowed to claim that the views of a few crackpots are the views of millions, aren\’t we?

7 thoughts on “Leo Hickman: funny guy”

  1. I don’t think that’s right, Tim. If it was just a dozen nutters in Erie County, Ohio (who knew there was one? pennsylvania, I thought), that would be fair, but this reads like pretty common right-wing stuff in the US these days. How much of this do you think Rush Limbaugh disagrees with, or the horrible Newt? Not much, I’d reckon. Which makes Hickman’s post fair. The US is getting depper and deeper into a polarized and furious political world that’s not good for any of us.

  2. “The US is getting depper and deeper into a polarized and furious political world that’s not good for any of us.”

    And of course, it is ONLY and entirely the fault of those nasty right-wingers, isn’t it?

    the 8 year-long slagging off of McChimpyBushitler was of course only light banter and of no consequence whatsoever.

  3. Not what I said, not what I meant. Take a pill or a deep breath, as you prefer. But “largely”, or “primarily”, or “recently by some margin with more vitriol and less sense”, yup, I could go along with that.

    And some of the wingnuts are so far off the dial that “rightwinger”, which i am most days, doesn’t fit the bill at all.

  4. Tim, there might be a minor part with some conspiraloon links. But the overwhelming number of them that are racist homophobic bigots pretty much ensures anyone that chooses to associate with them is exercising their right of association to associate with extremist lunatics.

    It’s not just one lone Scotsman either, far too many of them for it to be a ‘few fringe elements’.

  5. “And some of the wingnuts are so far off the dial that “rightwinger”, which i am most days, doesn’t fit the bill at all.”

    Let me guess. On the days that you are a rightwinger, you think that maybe Stalin did go a bit overboard at times?

  6. Stephen, WTF? Stalin was an insane evil mass murderer, running a system that was a human catastrophe second only to Hitler’s. But perhaps i’m being too thick to understand your witty good humor.

  7. Most of the Tea Party folk, according to a friend of mine involved with them, want to cut spending and taxes.

    Which obviously makes them raving loons in the eyes of Guardian Man.

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