Today In Crazy Teabaggers
The Washington Post reports that teabaggers are going to Colonial Williamsburg to ask the reenactment actors how to best overthrow our socialist Marxist Kenyan dictator.
"General, when is it appropriate to resort to arms to fight for our liberty?" asked a tourist on a recent weekday during "A Conversation with George Washington," a hugely popular dialogue between actor and audience in the shaded backyard of Charlton's Coffeehouse. Standing on a simple wooden stage before a crowd of about 100, the man portraying Washington replied: "Only when all peaceful remedies have been exhausted. Or if we are forced to do so in our own self-defense." The tourist, a self-described conservative activist named Ismael Nieves from Elmer, N.J., nodded thoughtfully.I'm going to Bellevue to ask how to overthrow Michele Bachmann.
Afterward, he said this was his fifth visit to Colonial Williamsburg. "We live in a very dangerous time," Nieves said. "People are looking for leadership, looking for what to do. They're looking to Washington, Jefferson, Madison." "I want to get to know our Founding Fathers," he added. "I think we've forgotten them. It's like we've almost erased them from history."It's a common point of view among tea party activists. They say their unhappiness with Washington reflects how far the federal government has strayed, through taxation and regulation, from the Founders'ntentions. "They all should come here and listen," said Bob Rohrbacher, a retired plumber from Floral Park, N.Y., who opposes President Obama and was inspired to visit Williamsburg while watching Glenn Beck on Fox News. "They've forgotten about America."