Jun. 29th, 2010

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So I was following various feedreeder links and I ended up at a post that was talking about a Rick Barber for Congress ad that's so awful that I can't get past ".. what?" Warning for images of American slavery, the Holocaust, other situations involving slavery, and amazingly offensive and insensitive comparisons of those to taxation.



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It's the sort of thing that I wouldn't have found out about in the days before the internet -- he's a Tea Party republican running for representative in Alabama, so not a giant name, before blogs I probably wouldn't have heard of him until after the election. But, just, seriously? Seriously taxation is slavery? Seriously comparable to the Holocaust? I mean, I know the tea party has pulled that comparison before, and will again, but there's something about the smugness of this ad, the defense of excise taxes while calling income taxes slavery, and the use of Abraham Lincoln as an anti-government mouthpiece that make me particularly "... what?" and it.

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