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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Monday, October 11, 2010

They Are Certainly Not The Boy Scouts

(Above picture is of my great grandfather with then President Teddy Roosevelt pushing for first scouting jamboree)

It is certainly obvious of late that the tea bagger is completely off the reservation. To be Nazi or not, to emphatically misconstrue everything that is America. Whom else would think it's ok to dress up in full Nazi garb with your son and call it "father son bonding"? "Reich" - wing extremism is just as bad if not worse than right - wing extremism. But in grand fashion the tea bagger will support their buffoonery to the very end. Gumption, gall, testicle fortitude, or just plain asshat.

The Boy Scouts of America's goal is to train responsible citizenship, character development and it's 'Law is;

Scout Oath
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country;
To obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Motto
Be Prepared

Scout Slogan
Do a good turn daily

My Great Grandfather was the founder of the scouts. Dr. James E. West was the first CEO of the scouts. My great grand father was also appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to the Board of Pension Appeals in the Department of the Interior in 1902. He was instrumental in establishing the juvenile court system, pushing a bill through Congress.

The rules are tossed out the door when it comes to requirements to run for office especially for the right.

The extremist tea bagger has been great for Bill Mahr, Jon Stewart, and NFTOS, but really is the ridiculous ideology of the know nothings really whom we want to be seated in Governor's houses and either the house or senate?

Today a clip out of Ohio shows Rich Iott "re-enacting" nazi craziness or glorifying Nazi extremism in full Nazi garb. While most of the "axis of idiots" are distancing themselves from this tool, much is still allowed in camp psycho. Things you can do and still be a republican tea bagger;

GOP Approved

a. While dawning Nazi garb is out painting Hitler like mustaches on B-Rock is acceptable.
b. Eliminate Medicare
c. Privatize Social Security.
d. Send bestiality email to friends
e. Oppose Civil Rights
f. will disallow females whom engage in sexual activity from teaching in school
g. believe mice with full functioning human brains roam the earth
h. can be radical "Southern Baptist" with the likes of Rev. Phelps (Sharon Angle)
I. Amend constitution to suit your political views.
j. Believe B-ROCK is a Muslim
k. if you are raped and become pregnant you birth the child irregardless
l. There are a group of extremists “birthers” who, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, continue to claim that Obama was not born in the United States, thus is ineligible to be President.

What we have here is one party that is severely compromised and just plain nuts. There is no other way to parse it. The Republican Party has become the majority of out-of-mainstream people. Tea baggers are the new "lunatic fringe group".

Republicans will often engage in "baiting rants' to see if the left will join in the fray. NFTOS would like to make this point clear, once again. We have no problem with any of these right wingers saying any off-the-wall thing they want to say. Our problem is with the Republican Party leadership which seems unwilling to take any of these hard-line extremists to task. By their inaction, Republican leaders legitimize somewhat the extremist rhetoric and at the same time paint the Republican Party into an extremist corner. Unless, Republicans are willing to change, their party will be seen more and more as a regional Southern party, fitting snuggly along side of the KKK.

The plethora of republicans joining the "lunatic fringe list" are never ending. Republican extremism is rampant in America. The extremism used by Republicans is all you see, readers. It’s the strange mailers, the scary ads, the fear, etc. Nothing amounts to what they would actually do for you. Nothing tells you their plans for helping the jobless. Nothing in those mailers tell you what a Republican can do for the United States that effects the working people, the families or the people needing help.

No, we get told to vote for the GOP or get this. Vote for us and we’ll protect you from this. How so? By protecting corporations like BP and Halliburton from being subpoenaed? By repealing Wall Street Reform? By repealing health care reform?

It’s all backwards. It’s about returning power back to the filthy rich. It’s about not having a middle class in this country. It's about lying and half truths to solidify a seat so that the tea bagger has the majority rule.

Our blog has been in existence for about 3 months, but we try to show you who exactly the tea baggers are concerned about – and it isn’t you.