Why is the favored term of abuse by Dems for GOP "teabagger" and not "neocon"?Submitted by Ian56 on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 06:44
Ordinary Dems are obsessed with "teabaggers" as a figure of hate, when it is quite clear there are no teabaggers in positions of influence in the GOP.
The Dems never call the GOP "neocons".
Presumably it is a result of gains made in 2010 with a Tea Party message.
But the Tea Party has been infiltrated by neocons and otherwise subsumed into the GOP Establishment.
Groups like Freedomworks have been infiltrated by the likes of Dick Armey - will anybody better replace him?
Michele Bachmann is pure neocon, but Freedomworks invited her to speak at their pre Tampa rally.
The left wing media use teabagger any chance they get. Heck they even tried to put that label on Paul Ryan who has voted for $10tn of the debt and wanted to run sky high military spending whilst running massive deficits.
Boehner is another reckless spending RINO.
The left wing media avoid the word neocon like the plague.
They can see that Obama/Clinton/Biden etc. are neocons too.
The vast majority of Independents hate neocons. 69% of voters in the last poll want to be out of Afghanistan right now.
So that is about 10% of Independents being for continuing the war and about 90% against it.
We should try and redress the balance and use the word neocon as much and whenever we can.
Get it back into the public consciousness.