The "Crazy", "Deadender" Tea Party: The BusinessWeek Cover Does It Again

Tyler Durden's picture

While Bloomberg's BusinessWeek division is no stranger to provocative covers (here, here and here), it will be interesting to see what reactions among a growing segment of the US population, those that don't believe that unsustainable, reserve currency-threatening spending like a drunken sailor is the equivalent of "wealth creation", its latest cover (to the following story) will provoke: namely, the "crazy", "deadender" tea party.

 

Those curious how this particular attention-grabbing cover was made, can find out here.

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RacerX's picture

It is really amazing how much the Tea Party gets demonized. Maybe they are really having an effect on the status-quo.

RagnarDanneskjold's picture

They want to take away welfare from Wall Street, so the big guns are coming out.

Global Hunter's picture

Well the cover does looks like the war propaganda posters from WW1 and WW2.

Stackers's picture

I love watching how TERRIFIED the main stream power system is when it makes covers like that.

Gringo Viejo's picture

Bloomberg is both a sociopath and fascist.

James_Cole's picture

Contrary to what people on here seem to think, the msm LOVE guys like Cruz, always have always will. Sells newspapers like nobodies business! And it goes both ways, folks like Cruz love and seek the coverage.

Media have a different way of covering issues / figures they don't like, it's called blackout.

knukles's picture

Fuck the Nannystate and the taxpaer's money in which they lavish.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

ALL the Tea Party people I met here in my city were very level-headed people who just wanted to stop the spending.  Many were Hispanics...

Sure in any big group there will be crazies, but there seem to be more crazies on the left.

PacOps's picture

Funny that. ALL that I have seen and met in the East Bay Area during their rallies and just driving by seem to be the same well dressed, level headed individuals as well. 

MisterMousePotato's picture

"First, they ignore you ... ."

Looks like we're now about at the ridicule phase.

That's progress.

Abi Normal's picture

That is right, sane govt EG small govt and SANE spending...fuck the fucking parasites and urchins of the fucking left...let them pound sand.  I am tired of this bullshit already.

 

TEA = Taxed Enough Already!

Molon Labe BITCHEZZZZ!

DaddyO's picture

The crazy thing about all these attacks of the Tea Party is the total disregard for the fact that the typical Tea Partyer has money.

Also, the Tea Party member has a long memory and keeps tabs on who is supportive and who is antagonistic towards freedom and liberty.

Just like the NPS Police who treated their benefactors with total disdain.

DaddyO

Totentänzerlied's picture

"Also, the Tea Party member has a long memory and keeps tabs on who is supportive and who is antagonistic towards freedom and liberty."

Perhaps this statement has something to do with it. The Bolsheviks had a very long memory too. Moar statism..

angel_of_joy's picture

Trolling much ? ... or just like collecting the red arrows ?

Spaceman Spiff's picture

An ideal political revolution:

 

Tea Party takes over the republican party with a mild flavor of social conservatism.

 

Libertarians make an effort to take the democrat party back from the bolshliveks and 60's radical types.  

 

We can then move forward with mild squabbles on social issues while being able to pass a budget every year.   Wall Street may then go back to being an indicator of the economy.

divide_by_zero's picture

The McCain-Feingold campaign "reforms" allowed Soros to take over Democrat Party funding thru his network of 50x tax exempt organization, good luck on that.

NIHILIST CIPHER's picture

+ 1       Daddy O    

DFCtomm's picture

That's not the way it works. First they try to shame you and paint you as crazy and or radical. If like Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan, or Anne Coulter you refuse to bow and scrape then they will ignore you, since at that point giving you coverage is helpful. The media, from that point on, will only cover you when it has to and they will always portray you as an insane arch villians.

daveO's picture

Folks, be wary of Cruz as a real Conservative. He attended Haavaad, just like BHO.

Auric Goldfinger's picture

"Media have a different way of covering issues / figures they don't like, it's called blackout."

See:  Paul, Ron.

HL Shancken's picture

As terrified as Stalin, who stayed in power until he was a rather old man. Or Castro, or Mao. Or any state apparatus that has complete control over all the mechanisms of power. In other words, the "mainstream power system" has never been less less "terrified." Statements like you made indicate a disconnect from reality. Don't take it personally.

Diogenes's picture

Stalin and Castro were terrified. The uppermost thing on their mind, was to protect themselves from being overthrown or assassinated. Stalin's secret police were constantly searching out anyone with brains, character, and independence of mind to arrest, interrogate and punish. It didn't much matter who they arrested as long as there were plenty of them, and nobody dared utter a peep against the great man.

He knew how he got to power, he knew how Lenin got to power, and he wasn't about to let anyone do that to him.

Same with Castro. The CIA really was out to get him, they admitted to 9 assassination plots over the years not to mention a continuous program of espionage searching out any weakness. This on top of his domestic political problems.

Nothing new about this, it was known to the ancient Greeks, look up Sword of Damocles. A dictator always thinks he will be safe if he only has enough power and control. Never realizing until it is too late, that the more powerful he becomes the less secure he is.

HL Shancken's picture

Not often is a point missed by so wide a mark as you have done.

Vergeltung's picture

not too bright are ya there, chief.

Abi Normal's picture

HL shitcan...have you EVER read history or a book?  ROFLMAO, you are about as smart as a rock...carry on communist!  There's more kool-aid over in the corner...don't forget your rose colored glasses.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Good call, Abi.

HL Shancken is a well-established net.kook who believes that the Soviet Union still exists, is still run by Leonid Brezhnev, and still threatens our precious bodily fluids.

DFCtomm's picture

If they aren't afraid then it's because they are too isolated in their bubble world to know better. The EBT shutdown a week ago was, in my opinion, the most ominious event since the Cuban missile crisis. What we are doing financially cannot last, but if it doesn't last then the FSA will burn the country to the ground. You don't have to be too smart to connect those dots.

daveO's picture

That was intentional, to scare Boehner into caving. It worked!

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

This MSM mag cover was brought to you by the same cadre of leftist, statist freaks/goons that cover the WH for the MSM.  Watch the video feed of the next Obama press briefing.  Watch these poodles, these little bootlickers, sit there chatting excitedly, preening as they await their Trainer/Master to emerge, command that they sit, throw them a little snack, pet them, and then command that they go fetch for him.  Not one of these poodles dares to so much as whimper, much less growl or take a dump in the house or bite this abusive Master.  The press corps is supposed to be comprised of a variety of aggressive breeds -hounds, sheperds, pointers, terriers, herders, labradors,.....  Instead, they are all pampered, prancing, pedigreed show poodles.

It is such a sick spectacle to witness on video.  Firsthand, it must be astonishing, shocking....

Ying-Yang's picture

So you are sayin' the Press Corps has gone to the dogs?

 

Spaceman Spiff's picture

So you are sayin' the Press Corps has been passed through the the dog?

 

fixed

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Reminds me of when they labelled Ron Paul crazy, and Ross Perot before that.

Mind you, I think Ted Cruz has already sold out (souled out).  Otherwise he wouldn't have made it any where near as far as he has.

IndyPat's picture

Don't junk him...he's right about Cruz. Do your homework and watch any video you can find on Cruz discussing his thoughts on immigration.
He is about to disappoint you in a big way and if you picture him a hero you will suffer a red ass very soon. I can't get a 100% feel good read on Rand either...but I'd say your chances are much better with Rand and Mike Lee.
I believe that the reason Rand was so quiet on this last shitstorm is because I believe he is drawing up a foundation for a 3rd party and a definite run as it's candidate. I don't think that 3rd party will be Tea Party...but I think it will be a party they could live with. Ditto for left leaning libertarians and centrist Dems.
I don't think it will be presented until after mid terms. I think the decentralized and varied tea party and just general disgruntled masses will be the tool to take 2014....with varied mostly positive results.
That's my read from this hilltop.

Anusocracy's picture

Down voted for using leftist.

Statist is sufficient.

robobbob's picture

we really do need some new vocabulary words. english just hasn't kept up with the evolution of corruption and tyranny.

Lost My Shorts's picture

I'm not exactly a Ted Cruz fan, but you are right, the attacks by the corporatocracy are a classic example of how they use propaganda in the corporate media to squash any challenge.  What they do to Cruz they would do to anyone, from Julian Assange to Glen Greenwald to you and me if we mattered at all.

p.s. Ted Cruz proves, if nothing else, that there is no such thing as gaydar.  He is undoubtedly a man's man, chews rattlesnakes and spits bullets, but he looks so totally gay (not only in this parody but all the time.)

insanelysane's picture

Maybe forcing them to wear gold stars on their shirts will be next.  IRS is doing the people's work for now.

SilverIsKing's picture

Where does Cruz' wife work again?

OK, so now you can award him his OscarTM.

Lost My Shorts's picture

Yes, I always wondered what makes Cruz tick.  He is a charter member of the oligarchy, whose wealth comes from the Squid, and yet he poses as a rebel.  Sometimes I think he is the Republican Obama -- very ambitious oily politician with a keen eye for the current political meme and a desire to be president, but who stands for nothing really.  Or maybe he is part of the Koch brothers faction of the oligarchy opposing the Squid faction, but that's hard to reconcile with his wife being Squid.  Or maybe the squid actually wants default, or these manufactured DC crises actually benefit the Squid.  Perhaps they had a hotline to Cruz and were trading on his moves in DC.

Of course, the corporate media won't critize him on any of those grounds.

Winston Smith 2009's picture

"very ambitious oily politician with a keen eye for the current political meme and a desire to be president"

That's a perfect description of any prez candidate who manages to make their way through the oligarchy's campaign vetting process. Their goal is to own an obedient, principle free, "oily politician."

Diogenes's picture

Reminds me of an old movie called The Great McGinty. McGinty laughs at a racketeeer when a reform candidate  beats the racketeer's man, the head of the local political machine. He stops laughing when he finds out the racketeer is the reform party's biggest supporter.

"You mean you were behind the reform party too?"

"I'm behind all the parties. Do you suppose I want to go out of business every time there is an election?"

myshadow's picture

Actually is is a grifter in the mold of his cheerleader sarah palin.

His father is the  ' Director of Purifying Fire Ministries', ministering in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. He is also a professor of Bible and Theology, and the president of Kingdom Translation Services. Look him up.

http://www.truethevotesummit.com/Home/Speaker/10

Which is part of the franchise of http://www.purifyingfire.org/ministries.htm

an organization founded by benny hinn and his wife.  They are part of the cryptochristian cabal of hinn, rick warren, darrell issa et al. So there is more to his 'tick' than squids.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Yale law professor Dan Kahan: "“But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the tea party..."

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/tea-party-science-98488.html?ml=po_r

Really?   Up there in the ivory tower?

knukles's picture

Well of course.  He's from Yale.
Like trying to find a qualified economist from Princeton, FFS

nmewn's picture

lol..."Heavens, a Yale man!"

Thurston Howell III

myshadow's picture

Actually is is a grifter in the mold of his cheerleader sarah palin.

His father is the  ' Director of Purifying Fire Ministries', ministering in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. He is also a professor of Bible and Theology, and the president of Kingdom Translation Services. Look him up.

http://www.truethevotesummit.com/Home/Speaker/10

Which is part of the franchise of http://www.purifyingfire.org/ministries.htm

an organization founded by benny hinn and his wife.  They are part of the cryptochristian cabal of hinn, rick warren, darrell issa et al. So there is more to his 'tick' than squids.

lostintheflood's picture

Sometimes I think he is the Republican Obama -- very ambitious oily politician with a keen eye for the current political meme and a desire to be president,

fortunately for the country, we would need to pass a constitutional amendment for that to happen...cruz was hatched in canada.

DaddyO's picture

Don't think for a minute that the Squid doesn't hedge on both sides of the political spectrum...

DaddyO

john39's picture

people like ted cruz and sara palin are sent in to infiltrate and destroy what otherwise would be a legitmate grass roots uprising.   same thing happened with occupy wall street.   the control system will not allow any voice which it does not control.  so you get fake opposition, which can be used as a whipping boy to herd the masses.