Friday, August 13, 2010

Tea Party takes stand against net neutrality

The entire tea party platform can be pretty much be reduced to one basic tenet. If liberals are for something, they're against it.
A coalition that included 35 Tea Party groups sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday urging the agency not to boost its authority over broadband providers through a controversial process known as reclassification.

The process could give federal regulators the power to impose net neutrality rules, which would prevent Internet access providers from favoring some content and applications over others.
Talk about useful fools. Prodded by their corporate puppetmasters like FreedomWorks, the TPs are buying the telcos argument that it's a free speech issue. In the interests of civility, I'll suppress my rant and just repeat Steve Benen's take on this point.
Now, like most of this crowd's positions, that's obviously backwards. In fact, watching the Tea Partiers for a while now, there seems to be one common thread to all of their positions: seemingly well-intentioned, but deeply confused, people let their anti-government zealotry get in the way of reason.
Which is true, but the fact that they're apparently largely driven by their unmitigated hatred for anything Democratic or liberal is still pathetic and disturbing.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Hell, they're even against what they're for themselves. They are the first to puff up like bullfrogs at the suggestion that the government can tell you what you can't do with your property -- until you want to build a Muslim community center.

They'd scream bloody murder if they had to carry papers to prove citizenship, but they're screaming for it out of the other side of their foaming mouths.

You can't fix stupid and face it, most people are.

10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The capacity for cognitive dissonance never ceases to amaze me.

2:16:00 PM  

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