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Just Sit There On Your Overfed Ass Feeding Off The Sweat Of The Less Fortunate Class

82941__oldschool_l.jpg Weigel’s post about the fetishization that the teabaggers have with analogizing themselves to terrorists, revolutionaries and guerrilas represents an interesting devolution for the right. An earlier era of conservative thinking mocked liberals for being overprivileged dilettantes playacting at social upheaval. Think Tom Wolfe in Radical Chic, for instance. Now here’s a series of bleats from the overclass whining about the top earners returning to Clinton-era marginal tax rates as if the viability of the republic depends on it. Watching such a rapid descent into deliberate adolescence from some of the most privileged people on the planet is rather striking. It’s like if Will Ferrell’s character in "Old School" were a reactionary. It’s to be pitied, not feared, and certainly not respected.

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