ig·no·rance /ˈɪgnərəns/ Show Spelled[ig-ner-uhns] –noun
the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
I have been quiet on this topic long enough. Partly because I didn't want to give them any more publicity than they already have. Of course then it dawned on me that it's not like I get a ton of traffic anyway so what do they really gain by getting "shine" on my site? Nothing more than me ranting about them. So the more I thought about it the more I figured it was okay with that.
The thing is I have no problem with differing viewpoints. I'm all for diversity in that regards. For instance, I may not agree with everything that Republicans stand for and/or represent, but at least I can appreciate where they're coming from. Even the most radical of them have a bit of intelligence about them. Even if it is misguided. That is not the case with the Teabaggers at all.
These folks want to act like they are all about "taking America back" from an overbearing government. If that was truly the case, where were they during the Bush reign? Where were they while the country was going to hell in a handbasket during those eight years? It's a little funny that they want to come out of the woodwork now. Actually, "funny" isn't the correct word at all. It's more like convenient.
So how does the whole ignorance thing factor in? Simple...because they use the government's actions as the premise for their being, yet they act entirely contrary to that purpose. They want to attack President Obama with derogatory comments and/or posters. When they're not trying to broadstroke his administration they resort to other means. Like going after the color of his skin. And then they are exposed for what they really are.
The self-proclaimed teabaggers are really nothing more than a bunch of blatant racists. It drives them crazy that we have a Black president. They could care less about what his politics are. They aren't even listening anyway. All they care about is that the leader of the free world doesn't share their same complexion and they can't stand it.
I think I reached my breaking point over something that probably should have been rather minuscule. Oh, don't get me wrong....the whole "colored" letter from their party leader set me off too. However, this particular incident hit closer to home. I discovered that one of my Facebook "friends" was spamming folks with posts about the Tea Party. I made it perfectly clear that anyone who supports them apparently has NOTHING in common with me and we should therefore terminate all affiliations with one another. Have your own viewpoint if you want, just don't come around me with foolishness.