From Pine View Farm

Local Republican Hangs Up His Teabags 7

Cory Dillard is vice chair of the Norfolk* Republican Party and was one of the organizers of the teabaggery in these parts. He’s had enough.

He details enough of what in my local rag. A nugget:

As a person who tries to put forth valid solutions to the problems of the day, I cannot continue to be aligned with a movement that would rather burn a house than work to put out its fire, whose victories history may largely record as pyrrhic.


*Norfolk is as solidly Democratic as Virginia Beach is Republican.



  1. George Smith

    October 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    How sad it probably won’t make a difference. He can sit around with the rest of us and watch the Tea Party claw it all down in the middle of the month. Nine days.

  2. Frank

    October 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I agree.  Too late doth he renounce the stupid.


    I will be watching for the reactions from his fellows.

  3. George Smith

    October 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Default coming, just like WWI when Germany, France, Austria-Hungary and Britain began mobilization in 1914. John Boehner is the guarantor/trigger of the US runaway chain reaction. 

  4. Frank

    October 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    We are hostage to bigots and fools who are willing to risk destruction. They relish their Fort Sumter.
    I have never been more pessimistic about the fate of the polity.

  5. George Smith

    October 9, 2013 at 12:30 am

    The radicals have their media, they think they are winning. And they also believe they have their hands on the throat of the Obama administration, which is the devil. You can read what they say, for months, years. Everyone should believe them. No amount of talking about the consequences of default matters any more than talk about global warming matters to them or that the UN is conspiring to take their guns. We know it’s not just about Obamacare. They will do what they say they are going to do — they will strangle the US government until something bursts. I am sure, historically speaking, that other people knew when catastrophe was coming upon them and they could do nothing but watch it. And that’s what it will probably take. Everyone is going to have to be shown, to experience the calamity, which I do believe will unfold slowly. 24 hours after the default most people will just be going to work, they will not perceive a problem because perhaps the problem will just be too big for the media to cover. They’re not going to be everywhere or be able to understand everything as vital stuff collapses. Once a system as complex as the economy of the US government unbalances and is in chaos how would you even get in front of it?

  6. Frank

    October 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

    In the bubble with Mitt the Flip, who thought he had a lock on the election.


    I find the mindless hypocrisy quite breath-taking, as I think I’ve mentioned before:  


    They shut everything down, then complain that it’s shut down. For example:  (Big news in the home of the largest military complex in the world.)


    No self-awareness whatsoever.


    I reckon it’s apiece with their dogma that the evul Fedrul guvmint doesn’t actually do anything.

  7. George Smith

    October 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Their articles of faith include the belief that the president who didn’t cause the shutdown is causing the shutdown to proceed in such a manner that it causes the most pain, therefore it is he who is punishing Americans unfairly and needs to removed. It’s like a locked groove on an old vinyl LP. Once you’re into it there’s no getting out, the same 30 seconds plays over and over into infinity or until when you shut off the stereo.