We’ve all suffered through clips of Sarah Palin speeches where she mangles the English language, creating neologisms to suit her surfeit of folksy personality.

Well, it seems that her speaking style has gone viral. Much like how individual jive words were combined to create an entire dialogue in the movie Airplane, a new language is sweeping the political landscape– Teabonics.
(h/t Jed Lewison at DK)

For instance, a recent fund raising letter by Republican Governor Jim Gibbons of Nevada begins thus:

Dear Fellow Nevadans and 1864 Club Members,

Rasmussen Polls Show We Have Pushed Ahead of Rory Reid as Nevada Voters Realize…We Were Right!

We’ve all seen where this “hopey…changey…feely…and now “believey” kind of stuff” has gotten our great Country…to the Socialist World of Big Government and of Higher Taxes…and to a Government Takeover of the Banks…of the Insurance Industry…of the Car Companies…and now…of the Peoples’ Health Care and their Right to make Personal Decisions with their doctors.

These “hopey…changey…feely…and now “believey” kinda of things will bring our entire country that much closer to a “European Socialist State”…nothing that our Forefathers have Envisioned and nothing close to my Vision for A Nevada Government which is…For the People and By the People.”

The hopey changey stuff I’ve heard before of critisism by Palin of Obama et al…the believey stuff focuses on bs [Brian Sandoval]’s current theme…the feely accentuates this ploy bs is using, like a song which was cool, but over time gets old/boring/drops off the charts, and it loses its credibility which I believe is dangerous for bs as it puts bs too close to areas of our President’s administration. That polls suggest people have had enough. As the polls are showing, Nevadan Voters Say No to Large Government and are Saying Yes to Lower Taxes…Yes to Smaller Government…Yes to Real Jobs…and Yes to the Vision that The Gibbons Administration has been pursuing!

Meanwhile, a new poll (irony alert) by Fox News shows that more Americans have a favorable view of the IRS (49%) than of the tea party movement (36%)!

Which brings to mind another Airplane clip, the original trailer for the movie. It strikes me as a pretty good metaphor for the current state of the wingnut party.


  1. Avatar Michael Hart

    Hi Sherry, Unfortunately, they’re not going anywhere soon enough to prevent a nation-wide cultural collision of ideologies. We should all be praying it’s not punctuated with too much violence and death; they do love them some anger and guns.
    But it’s now inevitable. We continue to allow seditious propaganda organs to poison our most vulnerable citizens 24-7, and in stupefying ignorance, hope they wont act seditiously; seriously? There’s a marvelous quote in the UB regarding the dangerous times of cultural change that sums it up very well:

    Urantia society can never hope to settle down as in past ages. The social ship has steamed out of the sheltered bays of established tradition and has begun its cruise upon the high seas of evolutionary destiny; and the soul of man, as never before in the world’s history, needs carefully to scrutinize its charts of morality and painstakingly to observe the compass of religious guidance. The paramount mission of religion as a social influence is to stabilize the ideals of mankind during these dangerous times of transition from one phase of civilization to another, from one level of culture to another.
    —The URANTIA Book

  2. I’m on one level finding these people so deliciously humorous that I hope they stick around a bit. On the other hand, it is terrifying that American has this many knuckledraggers still parading as adults. I know they are being used, but do so few of them have a clue that they are the fodder of the Repuglican elitism machine?

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