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Teabagging is the new black

by Migeru Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 07:10:24 AM EST

Remember when everyone in Europe was ridiculously falling over themselves in their attempt to ride Obama's coattails two years ago? It seems the Tea Party is the new American Chic.

Esperanza Aguirre comulga con el Tea Party · ELPAÍS.comEsperanza Aguirre communes with the Tea Party - ElPais.com

Esperanza Aguirre is the current President of the Madrid regional government, former mayor of Madrid and presumably aspires to succeed Mariano Rajoy as leader of Spain's main right-wing party, the PP.


"El Tea Party lo que hace es patriotismo, menos impuestos y menos intervención del Gobierno, y con estas ideas yo estoy bastante de acuerdo", ha afirmado Aguirre, aunque ha negado que eso suponga que sea la representante del Tea Party en España. En referencia a la izquierda ha señalado que eso que "le pareció una cosa tan terrorífica a mí me parecen tres cosas que no están mal"."What the Tea Party does is patriotism, less taxes and less government intervention, and I rather agree with these ideas", Agurre stated, though she has denied that this means she represents the Tea Party in Spain. Referring to the left she pointed out that this which "seemed so terrifying to them, to mee seem three things that are not so bad".

This happened at the "Breakfast" morning talk show in the national TV station TVE 1.

The appeal to patriotism is interesting in the wake of Tuesday's booing of Prime Minister Zapatero by PP sympathisers at the military parade on the occasion of Spain's national holiday (October 12).

Preguntada por si en España sería posible algo así, Aguirre ha bromeado que "aquí sería una café party". Pero ha puesto en valor el patriotismo como una de las ideas principales del movimiento: "En Chile hemos tenido un ejemplo" -ha apuntado en referencia al rescate de los mineros en Atacama- "¡Qué lección de patriotismo!"Asked whether in Spain something like it would be possible, Aguirre joked that "here it would be a Coffee _Party_". But she valued patriotism as one of the movement's main ideas: "in Chile we had an example" - she indicated referring to the miners' rescue - "What a Patriotism lesson!"

If Aznar's self-imposed term limits had left you bereft of Spanish right wing insanity, I give you Esperanza Aguirre for your wincing pleasure.

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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 07:12:36 AM EST
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 08:39:34 AM EST
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"in Chile we had an example"

So I presume she is now looking for a mine to spend a few months in?

Von überall könnte das Volk, Urbrut alles Undemokratischen, Zelle des Terrors, über die gewählten Hüter von Wachstum und Wohlstand® kommen. - flatter

by generic on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:52:11 AM EST
there are coal mines in Spain, and lately some miners have refused to get out of some of them - although for other reasons than the miners in Chile... Still, plenty of opportunity, I'm sure.
by Nomad on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 12:02:10 PM EST
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What is all this crap about the Tea Party. It's the same old Republican party in drag and displaying the utter stupidity of its members. Whenever the Republicans get in office, they increase the size of government and the deficit by trillions (remember Reagan, Bush, and Cheney's deficits don't matter ideology?).

"here it would be a Coffee Party".

Coffee, especially capachino, is a liberal symbol in the US, so screw off on that.

Tea on the other hand is a symbol of poor people voting for the wealthy. Stick with it, dummies.

by shergald on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 01:19:47 PM EST
Coffee, especially capachino, is a liberal symbol in the US, so screw off on that.

There are coffee countries and there are tea countries.

Though maybe she doesn't know what the Boston Tea Party was...

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 06:28:18 PM EST
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Fascists of a feather flock together?

Maybe they can dig up some División Azul uniforms for the formal ball.  The Tea Party boys brought their best Feldgrau with them.

They can play it out like they always imagined in the Stormfront forums.  If only Franco had made the "right" decision.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 01:40:17 PM EST
President in six years????

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 07:18:25 PM EST
No, not a pleasure.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 03:45:33 AM EST
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