Them & Their Silly Tea Party

The wingers are in town for CPAC this week and in the midst of all that crazy (joking about Chicago being nuked, for instance) they’re having their Rick Santelli inspired tea parties – which is just the latest version of the Joe The Plumber (who called for journalists to be shot today) brand of stupidity that the right substitutes for actual thinking. This moron here with a sign saying “Your Mortgage Is Not My Problem” does a brilliant job of summing up just why the conservative movement is now in the extreme minority in America.

Your neighbor’s mortgage is your problem. America is not a Katrina-style you’re on your own nation. That abandoned house down the street and the millions like it will become an incubator for crime and ruin, and then your house will lose value and our society will be the worse off for it.

It’s still amazing to me that these people who claim to be Christians conveniently skip over some relevant text:

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?

— Genesis 4:9

(By the way, remember when conservatives said liberals were stupid to protest things?)