Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tea Baggers




I've been interested in shooting one of these Tea parties we've all been seeing on the newsertainment channels for the past year or so. Mainly because I just want to know what is pissing them off so much. I've never seen so many angry white folk in one area. I mean, I just don't get why they weren't this mad when Bush was spending our hard earned deficit money to start a bogus war in Iraq. This Government money we're spending on jobs and healthcare, which I feel is up for legitimate debate, can only help us, our peeps, get healthy and employed. I feel the amount spent is a hard pill to swallow, but it can only be a positive thing for the welfare of this country in the long run.
My theory with these folks is that most of them seem to be from a bygone era when our politicians were white, we had to pull ourselves up from the bootstraps after the depression era and then WWII, and there weren't as many nationalities(mostly from the Southern Hemisphere) walking our streets. In essence, just too much change, too dang quick. All this and a bunch of bobble-heads on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and a handful of Republican politicians who are creating this environment of fear and rage that some outside force i.e. socialists, Communists, tree huggers, strong women, gays, are going to invade us and make us into immoral beings.
The saddest part of this is they are being brainwashed by TV personalities to vote against issues, such as healthcare and jobs, that will directly affect them.

2 comments:

Will Parson said...

Cool stuff, Mr. Huffaker. Lovin' the blue-haired ladies.

I was reminded of this interview with Damon Winter, where he talks about photographing political signs at events like this. I'd be interested in your take on it.

If I can interest you, I shot the Tea Party rally in El Cajon last week. Photos are here.

Daniel Berman said...

i like this shot a lot http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cmkUDZOmRuU/S4sv8UDiCQI/AAAAAAAAAy0/MFL4RpMx6e0/s1600-h/TeaParty3.jpg