Tea Partier's Trippy Ad Calls for Revolution
'Gather your armies,' Washington declares
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 14, 2010 2:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Think the Tea Party rhetoric is getting a little overwrought? Then get a load of this video from Alabama House candidate Rick Barber, in which he has a kind of war council with various founding fathers. Barber calls for President Obama’s impeachment, then launches a mostly nonsensical rant about the IRS, which is making us “spy on ourselves” by asking us to report our income.

“I can’t stand by while these evils are perpetrated!” Barber cries. “You gentlemen revolted over a tea tax. A tea tax! Are you with me?” To which fantasy Washington replies gravely, “Gather your armies.” Which is kind of funny because, as David Weigel of the Washington Post points out, Washington instituted the nation’s first federal tax in 1791—on whiskey—and organized a militia to forcibly collect it from anyone who resisted.

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weekendofsound
Jun 17, 2010 3:13 PM CDT
Wait... part of his problem is that he has to file taxes? What the fuck? The original tea party wasn't concerned by the fact that they had to pay taxes, they were pissed because they couldn't have their own representatives. Britain wasn't even taxing them enough to cover their own expenses at having to clear up our bullshit.
JimW
Jun 16, 2010 2:23 PM CDT
Vote for me and I will waste millions of your tax dollars trying to impeach the president.
aces08
Jun 15, 2010 8:30 PM CDT
Taxes are at their lowest point in a REAL long time. Get over it tea baggers, your actually mad at a black president.