WWE’s racist Tea Party villain as realistic as pro wrestling

Yes, WWE has found a new bad guy for fans to root against, ripped straight from yesterday’s headlines — a Tea Party character “with twisted values on what his country should look like, complete with a xenophobic and slightly racist manager named Zeb Colter.” Here’s the basic plot; try to follow along.

For some, the years-late parody isn’t stale; it’s long overdue.

Yes, it took a pro-wrestling skit to show the Tea Party the error of their ways. Thanks, WWE!

  • anthonybgonzalez

    it’s kind of annoying since Linda MacMahon has ran twice on the Tea Party coattails..and failed twice.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      NONONONONONO! KARL’s associate Linda wanted CT republicans to vote for her AND Obama. #AndMcMahonWondersWhyBlumenthalAndMurphyBeatHer

  • Maxx

    What a bunch of “pencil neck geeks.”

    Where’s “Classy” when you need him? lol

  • RichardBlaine

    Well, their ideal target audience are the low information voters, the gullible and easily manipulated.

    • Mitchell Hendricks

      Like you because you’re taking this seriously.

      • RichardBlaine

        I know you are! But what am I? Nah, nah, nah!

        • Mitchell Hendricks

          You can do better than that.

          • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

            “Liar liar, pants on fire”

        • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

          Lmao, Nice.

        • George_Gooney

          you were the one that tried to advance that ridiculous line of thinking…once you got called out on his illogical it is, given your reaction to the storyline, you’re reduced to making unintelligible noises.

          • RichardBlaine

            And we have a troll temper tantrum! Guess whose ox was gored!

      • Shawn

        yeah these people think wrestling is real

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Guess that’s why the libs bought it, hmm?

  • Mitchell Hendricks

    It’s pro wrestling this is what they always do. People should be offended by this as much as they’re offended by movie or tv shows it’s scripted don’t take it seriously. Just enjoy it for what it is entertainment.

  • Wing_attack_Plan_R

    this has been done before with FOX Business analyst John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL) playing the part of an anti illegal immigrant warrior, his big adversary being Eddie Guerrero

    • MKFenris

      Annnnnnd any number of people. It’s just another attempt in a long list of trying to get people to care about Alberto Del Rio and to dislike Swagger. And that in a nut shell is how they operate these days.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        I think ratings when go up when Vince replaces Daddy’s Little Girl with someone more qualified as Head Writer

    • ERMERGERD

      They like rehashing storylines.

    • LochGates44

      Difference is fans liked Eddie. Del Rio just turned and hasn’t really won over the audience.

      • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

        I liked Bradshaw, never forgot his hotness as 1/2 of The Acolytes!

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      Guerrero has been dead for years. But I remember that storyline.

      Mayfield is not a great announcer, but he is well-spoken and charismatic. He should stick to Fox.

  • Maxx

    Can’t wait for McMahon to create a liberal wrestler. During a Battle Royal in which everyone gets a “participation trophy,” “Handout Hank” will leap off a $400 union-built ladder to smack his opponent’s head with a suitcase full of entitlement checks while sharing the championship belt with his bloodied opponent because, well, “we’re all winners!”

    • MKFenris

      Jeff Hardy? No, he’s working in a company cool with him riding the white horse.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      Uh, “Handout Hank” will cower in the corner and expect his manager to take out his opponent for him. When the manager wins, Hank will take a shit in the ring and then his manager will present Hank with the belt and a check. Hank cries.

  • William J. Miller

    Someone is upset that their RINO wife didn’t get enthusiastic support from the TEA Party.

    • MKFenris

      Actually, I think he got his revenge months ago by punishing outspoken liberal CM Punk by having Ryback and Cena work him over. Even if it is scripted they do still take bumps.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    Well, it kind of makes sense with Liberals. They believe the WWE is real, along with Global Warming, Obama’s a Christian and MSNBC/CNN are actual news channels. Oh, and jobs is a three letter word.

    • CherDash

      They also think the Comedy Channel is a news source, too, seeing as how many people watch Stewart and Colbert to get their “news”.

      • http://twitter.com/billfaceeee Corey Spofford

        When I was younger I used to watch it knowing it was NOT remotely proportional to what happened but did thinking it was funny. I stopped when I realized how many people actually do rely on C.C. for their opinions and thoughts it started frightening me.

        • George_Gooney

          Jon Stewart runs laps around any Fox News personality, and thats a fact. Keep crying ‘bagger boy….a comedy network carries more respect in our body politic than a network that laughably touted itself as “fair and balanced”

          • PBrenda

            to me, I find it appalling and disgusting that our society is in the gutter to the extent of watching cc for their news……and they aren’t even funny!!!! instead of listening to the cc idiots, check the FACTS for yourself…do your own research if you’re not too lazy to put forth the effort…..look at all souces of a story and check it out….only then will you figure that you are on the “wrong” side

          • George_Gooney

            For your information I dont watch CC for news, I watch it for entertainment. That said, it is a far more credible and balanced source for news than Fox, which is a complete statement on Fox, btw. I find Fox disgusting as a network, and to be honest I am sympathetic to principled, conservative views. But their runaway campaign centered on misinformation, racism, elitism, and flat out dishonesty is too much to bare.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            So, you don’t watch it for news but you can state with certainty that their “news” programming is just as extensive and more credible than that of Fox?

          • George_Gooney

            yes

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            A fact? Really? It an be proven beyond refute. Tell me, what statistical methodology was used to draw this conclusion.

          • plumberskid

            Don’t be silly, Jillane. Everybody KNOWS it’s a fact, because Georgie said it is. Isn’t that proof enough for you?

      • Maximus Trolleus

        conservatives think fox news is legit which is even worse. every news source is biased so lol at thinking watching news is any better then comedy channel.

        • http://twitter.com/drefman Dref

          Blah, blah, blah. Typical mindless Lib. When in doubt scream about how supposedly biased Fox News is. Yeah, it’s not “legit” because it’s not a completely leftist propaganda outlet like every other network. Fox News is a hell of a lot more balanced and fair than any other news network. In fact, Fox News has a lot more libs and moderates than the other “news” stations do moderates and conservatives. So go spew your tired old crap somewhere else.

          • Maximus Trolleus

            Fox news had leaked memos telling their reporters to be conservative biased. Most of the right wingers are just gimmicks like rush limbaugh, glenn beck and bill o reilly who get paid to say certain things and so they shouldnt be taken seriously. Who knows what their actual opinions are. Their like conservative stephen colberts. Its all just an act to get rich off of the ignorant. And learn to read. I never doubted anything. I said everything is biased. All news sources are biased so lol at anyone who uses the news for facts. I dont watch any news at all and if I do, I use the news just for knowing whats happening around the world not for FACTS. But of course you only want to admit that bias applies to liberals only and not for conservatives. Everything and everyone is biased.

          • J. Cox

            Show us these memos…oh you can’t?How odd that a lib troll would lie…said no one

          • Maximus Trolleus
          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Do you recall the “Journolist” scandal or the recently taped collusion during the Romney campaign among competing reporters?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            What proof do you have of your Beck/O’Reilly claim?
            Have other networks not admitted to liberal bias?
            Learn to read? Touche. You could argue that you should learn proper sentence structure and basic capitalization rule, lest you be rightfully accused of projection.

          • Maximus Trolleus

            Wow you need to learn to read too. I said that EVERY news source is biased including liberal. I am simply making the claim that fox news is the worst. They claim to be fair and balanced but they are the most biased of them all. And I just gave you a link for Glenn Beck getting paid to say certain things. And for Bill O’Reilly its just speculation. Everyone agrees that since no once can be that stupid, he must be trolling. He had no idea that the tides were caused by the moon and that is like elementary level science. I like how conservatives always claim about a liberal bias but never think about the conservative bias too.

          • http://www.facebook.com/hopts Shane Hopt

            Ahh the grammar natzi. Pretending that you are intelligent by correcting simple mistakes and bad sentence structure. You realize that by memorize a simple and often irrelevant grammar rule you show nothing other than the ability to look like an ass. Creative writing is what breaches creativity. How many books have you have you read that had misspellings or incorrect syntax, without which the book would lose all its magic. Trick question. The answer is zero. You obviously don’t read because you are a grammmar Natzi. Instead you go around spouting red herrings, while somehow confusing your simple brain into believe that you somehow are an intelligent being and made a coherant point

          • Cole Steel

            Really Max? Really? “Right WIngers” What is a …Right Winger? A huge chunck of the country is either Libertarian or “a Right WInger”. The Right WIngers (conservatives) I know believe in Free Markets, Liberty, Self Responsibility, The Constitution, low taxes, “help” and medical attention for the poor and for the sick and for the down on their luck, they believe in prosperity for all, safety for all, fighting corruption within the government and in certain upper levels of certain corporations, a strong economy and military to protect us from the wack jobs out there, . You have a problem with all that? Cuz if you do, you don’t know a Right Winger from a Left winger and anyone in between. Nor do you know the true evil that threatens thsi country or the world for that matter. & that’s dangerous and puts us all at risk. Like John Lennon once said, you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. Being pre-occupied with Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh or Bill Oreilly and thinking they are your enemy, is truly, spectacularly, ignorant. You think many Liberals aren’t rich? Think again.

          • Maximus Trolleus

            Basic definition of conservative means big government socially, small government economically. liberal means small government socially, big government economically. libertarian means small government all around. So I might not have a problem with right-wingers per say, I do have a big problem with social conservatives which right-wingers tend to be and are holding back society. Rick Santorum wanted to ban porn. You said you believe in self-responsibility and so ppl should have freedom for drugs, weed, prostitution, gambling, etc. I also support gay marriage and freedom from religion. Religion for churches and science for school. And abortion should be a woman’s choice. And another thing is your ideology only fights half the corruption. It always brings up government corruption but always neglects corporate corruption. Liberals try to stop corporate corruption with regulation. A free market gives corporations unlimited power and they will jeopardize your health for profits. I support government regulations if they are used to protect our health, the environment, and small businesses. In a free market, corporations are free to dump and pollute wherever they want and that should not be okay. Since ive watched wwe, I know the horrors of large corporations. Vince McMahon is someone who answers to no one. Remember the steroid trial? Without government regulation, a free market would give Vince unlimited power and he would abusing it by forcing his employees into steroids and stuff. I dont want anymore Vince McMahons to be popping up. No one should have all the power. Both corporations and the government needs to be humbled and kept in check every now and then.

          • Maximus Trolleus

            Fox news had leaked memos telling their reporters to be conservative biased. Most of the right wingers are just gimmicks like rush limbaugh, glenn beck and bill o reilly who get paid to say certain things and so they shouldnt be taken seriously. Who knows what their actual opinions are. Their like conservative stephen colberts. Its all just an act to get rich off of the ignorant. And learn to read. I never doubted anything. I said everything is biased. All news sources are biased so lol at anyone who uses the news for facts. I dont watch any news at all and if I do, I use the news just for knowing whats happening around the world not for FACTS. But of course you only want to admit that bias applies to liberals only and not for conservatives. Everything and everyone is biased.

        • http://twitter.com/drefman Dref

          Blah, blah, blah. Typical mindless Lib. When in doubt scream about how supposedly biased Fox News is. Yeah, it’s not “legit” because it’s not a completely leftist propaganda outlet like every other network. Fox News is a hell of a lot more balanced and fair than any other news network. In fact, Fox News has a lot more libs and moderates than the other “news” stations do moderates and conservatives. So go spew your tired old crap somewhere else.

        • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

          Fox is left of center. But they are the least left of center. That’s why they always smash the Politburo stations in the ratings.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Making sweeping generalizations, are we?

    • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.may13 Brandon May

      Really? You think it’s liberals that watch “professional wrestling”?

      • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

        The demographic analysis bears it out. The WWE’s fans skew far left.

        • BennyIsMyNameBeerIsMyGame

          Your ass must hurt like hell right now.

          • http://twitter.com/drefman Dref

            Lot’s of people of different persuasions watch wrestling, not because they think it’s real but because they recognize it as entertainment like movies or games. So yes, liberals do watch wrestling, except when they are watching porn and Stalinist propaganda.

          • BennyIsMyNameBeerIsMyGame

            Well he was implying that most WWE fans “skew far-left” which is hilarious….but more to the point though,I have to say….hmmmmm……poooorn….arrrrggghhhh….

            *drink*

          • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

            Eh. Don’t take my word for it, ask Nielsen.

          • BennyIsMyNameBeerIsMyGame

            Well he was implying that most WWE fans “skew far-left” which is hilarious….but more to the point though,I have to say….hmmmmm……poooorn….arrrrggghhhh….

            *drink*

          • http://twitter.com/drefman Dref

            Lot’s of people of different persuasions watch wrestling, not because they think it’s real but because they recognize it as entertainment like movies or games. So yes, liberals do watch wrestling, except when they are watching porn and Stalinist propaganda.

          • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

            I did eat some Chinese earlier. But that’s not what you meant, is it?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Fantasies are best kept secret sometimes, Benny. Trolling for love on the internet is a very dangerous game.

        • Tom

          This is 100% correct. The last live event they had that I went to was in 2008 and they booed McCain and cheered Obama. Ratings will tell you the same.

          • George_Gooney

            Obama was overwhelmingly the more popular candidate in ’08, so it stands to reason that you observed more cheers for his candidacy than McCain….that in no way supports the idea that the fan base of the WWE skews left.

          • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

            Actually, it was a very close election. Five points. Not enough to register a difference in cheer volume by itself.

          • Dustin

            4% is not overwhelming to me.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Consider the financial bleeding, ratings and WWE appear to no longer be synonymous.

        • Tom

          This is 100% correct. The last live event they had that I went to was in 2008 and they booed McCain and cheered Obama. Ratings will tell you the same.

        • George_Gooney

          bullsht…wrestling has always been low-brow, redneck programming by and large.

          • Jеrrу Thоmрsоn

            Yeah, and the low-brow hick klansmen have always been Democrats.

    • Maximus Trolleus

      lol isnt it the republicans that think its real? also you have to elaborate on what you mean by global warming. you are entitled to your beliefs but not your own facts. it is a fact that co2 has the chemical property to trap heat. it is a fact that venus is extremely hot due to the high amounts of co2 in its atmosphere. so if you put two and two together, you get global warming. and who cares about obamas religion. judge them on their character not on their religion. id rather vote a satanist with a high moral compass then a christian with a low one. as an agnostic, church and state is supposed to be separate. so it makes no difference to me if he was a muslim. and besides how can obama be on the muslim side if he is the one who is sending out drone strikes that kill innocent civilians including children in the middle east? and he failed to close gitmo which has a lot of innocent muslims there too. obama sounds pretty anti-muslim to me. and every news source is biased so lol at believing that there is an actual news source that exists. also you cant deny that fox news is the worst of the worst and is clearly biased and has an actual right-wing conservative agenda too.

      • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

        The biggest problem with liberals is there is no use of logic or reason. Global Warming, or whatever you’re calling it now, is based on zero facts. Liberals want to make debates on how they ‘feel’, not about facts. I don’t know where to begin on your Venus ‘theory’, but it is comical. And then you try to push the assumption that Obama is ‘moral’, where nearly every one of his agendas are morally bankrupt. I’m sorry you were born without common sense and not bright enough to understand when teachers were shoving their ideology down your throat in public school.

        • Maximus Trolleus

          i dont understand the obama thing. i was the one to claim he was morally bankrupt so where exactly in my post did i say he was moral? and with global warming there are tons of facts. but there are also a lot of questions too. Like how much is the earth going to change. Im pretty sure everyone agrees that climate change is a fact and that humans are contributing to it. The question is by how much is natural or manmade. Most republicans actually make the case that human activity is negligible not that it doesnt exist. And lol at you for dismissing venus. Then elaborate on how hot or cold you think venus is and what is causing it. And remember one of the reasons why the Earth even has co2 in the atmosphere in the first place is so that it doesnt get cold at night. Trapping heat is an actual property of co2 and that is a fact. And the earth tries to sustain the co2 cycle but since we are cutting down so many trees, all that extra co2 has nowhere to go but stay in the atmosphere. At the very least, you admit that there are many environmental problems that people are causing like deforestation, pollution, etc. What harm is there in going green? Whats the risk of simply recycling your paper instead of throwing it in the garbage?

          • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

            Hey, I’m all for recycling, I’ve been doing it for many years and I don’t have a problem with ‘businesses’ researching green tehnologies. I do have a problem with government imposing regulations that are unrealistic and scaring the public with doom over faked studies, fudge numbers and extreme storm fiction. Also, it’s not the gov.’s job to produce solar panels, windmills and electric car batteries. GW or MCC scintists are leaving in droves, because the science isn’t there. All you have left are anonymous people with anonymous science. If I misread your thoughts on Obama, I apologize, but I think you need to stop making decisions on how you feel. Oh, yeah, Venus is much closer to the sun and completely different than Earth and our atmosphere. There’s is no way to compare the two. GW scientists had said the Amazon rain forest was being destroyed by CO2, but now they find out it’s flourishing…huh.

        • Maximus Trolleus

          i dont understand the obama thing. i was the one to claim he was morally bankrupt so where exactly in my post did i say he was moral? and with global warming there are tons of facts. but there are also a lot of questions too. Like how much is the earth going to change. Im pretty sure everyone agrees that climate change is a fact and that humans are contributing to it. The question is by how much is natural or manmade. Most republicans actually make the case that human activity is negligible not that it doesnt exist. And lol at you for dismissing venus. Then elaborate on how hot or cold you think venus is and what is causing it. And remember one of the reasons why the Earth even has co2 in the atmosphere in the first place is so that it doesnt get cold at night. Trapping heat is an actual property of co2 and that is a fact. And the earth tries to sustain the co2 cycle but since we are cutting down so many trees, all that extra co2 has nowhere to go but stay in the atmosphere. At the very least, you admit that there are many environmental problems that people are causing like deforestation, pollution, etc. What harm is there in going green? Whats the risk of simply recycling your paper instead of throwing it in the garbage?

      • http://twitter.com/drefman Dref

        > lol isnt it the republicans that think its real?

        lol lol. Such wit. lol Isn’t it liberals who can’t type properly?

        > also you have to elaborate on what you mean by global warming. you
        > are entitled to your beliefs but not your own facts.

        ZZZZZ. Oh, sorry but that “entitled to your own beliefs” cliche got old a long time ago.

        > it is a fact that co2 has the chemical
        > property to trap heat.

        So? That doesn’t mean than once it’s within our complex and ever changing atmosphere that it’s ability to trap heat stays the same. The Earth’s atmosphere is a lot more complicated than the atmosphere in a man built greenhouse. Light bulbs trap heat too, you think if we put a bunch of them in the sky it’ll warm the planet to catastrophic levels?

        > it is a fact that venus is extremely hot due to the high amounts of co2 > its atmosphere. so if you put two and two together, you get global
        > warming.

        First off, Venus is hot because it’s atmosphere is much thicker than ours and it’s vast cloud cover retains most of the suns heat. Second, the Earth is not Venus. Earth is not Mars either. But ever heard of Mars? It is a fact that the atmosphere of Mars is 95.3% composed of Co2 and its average temperature is NEGATIVE 80 degrees. So if you put two and two together, you don’t get global warming.

        > and who cares about obamas religion.

        Apparently you for one, since you mentioned it. And who cares?
        Anyone who cares about where his ideology is coming from, first off. And second it matters because he has hidden his true beliefs and upbringing which makes him untrustworthy and suspicious. And that comment is rich coming from a liberal when liberals do nothing but obsess over every conservatives religion 24/7.

        > judge them on their character not on their religion.

        Actually, he and you would be better off if we did judge him sorely on his religion and not his character. And despite what secular dweebs like you think, religion does influence character. And get your own material, don’t rip off MLK.

        > id rather vote a satanist with a high moral compass then a christian
        > with a low one.

        Huh? A Satanist with a high moral compass? Is that like a Nazi with high moral fiber? If a Christian has a low moral compass, that he or she ain’t a Christian are they? And I bet you think what you said is reeeealllly profound, don’t you?

        > as an agnostic, church and state is supposed to be separate.

        Wrong, that only applies to the federal government. The states themselves are not bound by that at all.

        > so it makes no difference to me if he was a muslim.

        That’s because you are a know-nothing twerp. Obama does not care about the Constitution and does not follow it. And Obama does not need to join Church and State for him to do damage based on his religious ideas anyway.

        > and besides how can obama be on the muslim side if he is the one
        > who is sending out drone strikes that kill innocent civilians including
        > children in the middle east?

        Hello, basic world news info coming up. radical Muslims kill other Muslims including other radical Muslims and innocent Muslim children every day. Ever heard of Sunni vs. Shiite? The fact that Obama has offed a few Muslims now and then (some of which were Americans, BTW) disproves nothing.

        > and he failed to close gitmo which has a lot of innocent muslims there

        No, there are *not* a “lot” of innocent Muslims in Gitmo because they are captured *on the battlefield.* Obama hasn’t closed Gimto (though he has tried more than once) because he knows if he does he makes the possibility of another terrorist attack on his watch more likely. Plus, people pushed back when he tried to hold terrorist trials in their towns. His not closing Gitmo is for purely political reasons not moral ones. He would truly prefer to give Muslim terrorists full US protection and rights.

        > obama sounds pretty anti-muslim to me.

        That’s because you’re ignorant and relying on a few cherry picked non-facts to come to that conclusion. Obama is very pro-Muslim. For starters, he has encouraged radical Islam uprisings, kissed up to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and sent them weapons, apologized to Muslims for American actions over and over, withdrew troops from Iraq, is rushing to leave Afghanistan, sided with the Palestinians against Israel, whitewashed Benghazi and Ft. Hood to make Muslims look better, refused to support the Iranians as they fought back against an oppressive Islamist ruler and on and on.

        > and every news source is biased so lol at believing that there is an
        > actual news source that exists.

        No, not every news source is biased. You and your ilk say that so you can make excuses for how far left the MSM is.

        > also you cant deny that fox news is the worst of the worst and is
        > clearly biased and has an actual right-wing conservative agenda
        > too.

        Actually, I can deny it because my observation, studies, common sense and reality prove that I can. And by the way, nothing in your Junior High ramble of a post has a shred of evidence to the contrary.

        • Maximus Trolleus

          regarding global warming. it is a fact that the earth undergoes climate change naturally. The question is are ppl accelerating climate change and by how much? Well ppl are having an effect on climate but by how much is up for debate. A lot of it tends to be exaggerated and I agree but that still doesnt meant that ppl are having no effect on climate. The reason the dinosaurs died out was because when the asteroid hit the earth, there was so much stuff in the atmosphere that it caused a climate change. Also another mass extinction is thought to be caused by a supervolcano which released so much co2 and so2 into the atmosphere that it caused a climate change too. and mercury is closer to the sun then venus and yet mercury has water on its poles. mercury is freezing at its poles and side away from the sun. its because it has no atmosphere. and you just proved my point. you said venus is hot due to its thick atmosphere. and with mercury, that shows that the atmosphere is the single most important factor when it comes to warming up the planet. and even though mars has more co2 then earth, earth still has a much thicker atmosphere made up of other greenhouse gases like methane and water vapour. so since we have established that a thicker atmosphere is what causes global warming, then wasnt I technically right? by adding more co2 to our atmosphere, we are making it thicker. That means more heat is trapped. And dont forget that trees tend to aborb a lot of co2 but since we are cutting down so many trees and rainforests are shrinking, so much more co2 is getting released and it has nowhere to go but to stay in the atmosphere. Just out of curiosity, whats your opinion of going green? like recycling, investing in renewable energy sources etc? Oil and gas are running out so might as well invest in other energy sources even if global warming is a fraud.

          And yes liberals do badger on about someones religion but im not. Im not a douchey athiest. i respect ppls beliefs and I dont try to force my athiesm on anyone else. People are free to believe whatever they want and do whatever they want as long as they arent hurting/oppressing others. But that said, there are a lot of christians that give a bad name for the rest. They are just as christian as anyone else so you have to call a spade a spade. Like the wbc, they are motivated by the bible. They are doing what they are doing because of religion. I dont judge all christians based on them and so I shouldnt judge all muslims the same either. Thats why I dont care about what religion someone is. It is how they use that religion is what I judge. There are a lot of hypocritical christians. They judge gays and yet they dont care about adultery or premarital sex. you cant pick and choose. very very few ppl can actually claim to not be adulterous or have engaged in premarital sex.

          Fox news had leaked memos telling their reporters to be conservative biased. Most of the right wingers are just gimmicks like rush limbaugh, glenn beck and bill o reilly who get paid to say certain things and so they shouldnt be taken seriously. Who knows what their actual opinions are. Their like conservative stephen colberts. Its all just an act to get rich off of the ignorant. And learn to read. I never doubted anything. I said everything is biased. All news sources are biased so lol at anyone who uses the news for facts. I dont watch any news at all and if I do, I use the news just for knowing whats happening around the world not for FACTS. But of course you only want to admit that bias applies to liberals only and not for conservatives. Everything and everyone is biased. If you disagree then what is in your opinion the best news source then?

        • George_Gooney

          you got a lot of free time on your hands…

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            You don’t?

      • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

        Nobody thinks its real.

    • rataezo

      Yeah, we believe wrestling is real. You keep telling yourself that. People like you are the reason why Maher and Stewart have a job, all you guys do is make asses out of yourselves don’t you guys realize that?

    • thunderlips

      Why is everyone talking about it like its going to change the world…. It is just TV no different than days of our lives, or even all my children just more men and less clothing and alot of baby oil…..

  • MKFenris

    This isn’t new. Muhammad Hassan and Daivari. Then there are the number of black wrestlers who play up stereotypes, yet the ones who aren’t that way can’t get to the top. Wrestling as a whole is pretty much “racist”, its delightfully politically incorrect. We had Mexican wrestlers who would lie, cheat, and steal, Black wrestlers who act ghetto fabulous, an Irish wrestler who is white as snow, Japanese wrestlers with Kabuki make up or a sumo gimmick, the list goes on.

    Besides, no one cares about Jack Swagger or Alberto Del Rio. WWE has been trying in vain for three years to get people to even care about Del Rio, longer for Swagger.

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      Del Rio leaves me flat and always has. Ricardo is hilarious.

      • MKFenris

        We all know why he is being pushed to the moon. He’s the right size. Unfortunately he can’t work a match. And agreed on Ricardo. He has personality.

        The problem with Alberto is the rich arrogant heel needs to be evolved, they keep trying to do the DiBiase routine and it doesn’t work the way it did in the 80’s.

        • TheOriginalDonald

          Vince pulled off the M$M role pretty well with Stone Drunk being the face.

          Incidentally kids to succeed @ Exit 9 you pretty much need three things

          1. Be tall

          2. Be muscular

          3. Have a full head of hair.

    • ERMERGERD

      Del Rio never appealed to me. Probably one of the most boring people in the main event in the last decade.

      • MKFenris

        And to think there was a guy with promise in John Morrison who was ready but a series of bad decisions caused him to leave for the Indy Circuit. I feel they pushed Del Rio too much and having Cole of all people be the one to sell him, hurt vastly, this is the same man who endorses Cena and we all know how popular he is.

        • ForTheRepublic

          Personally, I haven’t seen much good out of the WWE since the Ruthless Aggression Era came and went. When WWE went PG, it lost most, if not all, of it’s luster.

          • omegaman22

            Stop discussing pro wrestling here, losers.

          • ForTheRepublic

            This coming from a guy named “omegaman22”, who took time out of his day to mock us?

  • Harlan Hikaru Fox

    Vince McMahon blew his load trying to run his wife as a Republican. Now that she failed, he desperately wants to get into Hollywood’s good graces. The only way he does that is by toeing the Leftist Line. He wants his bread to be buttered by Hollywood, so he’s bowing to kiss the Left’s ring. He’s also trying to keep the 20-30 year olds from leaving his product. It’s sad, but that’s what it has come to.

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      And it will work!

    • TomJB

      If nearly every UFC event weren’t PPV, WWE would have been gone years ago.

    • George_Gooney

      perhaps they just dont like the tea party. Why is that so unlikely, given that the tea party enjoys roughly a 20% favorability ranking across poll numbers.

    • Shawn

      I am putting on my tin foil hat….what BS

  • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

    Memo to political junkies and wrestling fans (like me): this is brilliant.

    The McMahon family are carnies. The most successful carnies in history. They know how to talk people into the building, into buying the toys, into buying the pay per views.

    When Nielsen tracks the demographics of TV shows, the WWE shows are by far the most Democrat-skewing in terms of viewership among major cable broadcasts. It’s not even close, like 70-30 Democrat.

    So making a baby face out of a Heroic Brown Person and stringing up the tea party is a dynamite storyline for the rubes. The intersection of this gimmick withe the current crimmigration reform conversation going on between the commies and the RINOs should not be ignored.

    I think it’s even more hilarious that they have a heel named Antonio Caesaro, a very European foreigner who holds the US Championship, always lecturing Americans about their stupid country- all his talking points sound like they come straight from Obama.

  • LochGates44

    People aren’t going to boo because they find the opinions offensive they’ll boo because they have no interest in hearing about politics at a WWE event.

  • Peter885

    For something that’s supposedly so stale and “yesterday’s news” and all, it’s sure is getting more publicity than your normal run of the mill wrestling character. I mean, I’m just saying.

    • George_Gooney

      yeah, by the victimized, whiny, obnoxious conservative echo chamber. Nobody else gives a sht, and if anything looks at this angle as a fair representation of the tea party, and their high profile supporters, Palin, Rush, Hannity, etc.

  • James Hansen

    WWE needs an occupy wall street villain. He would poop all over the ring then try to rape his opponent.

  • Drinky McGee

    First time watching pro wrestling, guys?

  • TN05

    I think suggesting WWE has any real agenda other than to make money is a bit silly… I mean, in the 80s their biggest star was a baby-face Hulk Hogan who was characterized as a Christian and a good role model for kids. They’ll make whatever characters they think can earn the most money and pit them up in matches that can make the most money, and that’s really about all.

  • dsimmons917

    Don’t really have a problem with this. The WWE has pretty much stereotyped every group in existence.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I guess this is as real as the rest of the propaganda spewed by the DNC media.

  • Eric Hutchison

    Well, when 99% of the media in this country falsely portrays Tea Party people as racists, this is what you get…..a brainwashed populace who believes it.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Just more proof the McMahon’s are fake conservatives

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    This is going to backfire on them because a lot of wrestling fans are Tea Partiers themselves and probably won’t appreciate being called racist.

  • http://twitter.com/DudleySmith DudleySmith

    I’m enjoying the crossover of interests this issue has brought together. I think it is right not to read some greater agenda into this angle. The WWE is about creating stereotypes that provoke a strong visceral reaction in the audience, positively or negatively. Last year at this time, Daniel Bryan was sanctimoniously lecturing crowds in his promos about the vegan lifestyle. Heck, just 6 months ago Alberto Del Rio was at a show in Tuscon or Phoenix calling the Mexicans in the audience “peasants.”

    I do think that WWE Creative hasn’t thought through all the implications of this push, however. Despite skewing heavily democratic, the WWE audience is still going to have quite a significant percentage of people that are opposed to open borders and that unfettered illegal immigration has negative economic implications on their own lives. They might resent being cast as heels because they are on one side of a pretty evenly divided political issue. When Sgt. Slaughter renounced America to side with Iraq in the Gulf War, no one at all identified with that character, and everyone could feel good hating him for his treason. Here, if you think that a sovereign nation should be allowed to decide who they allow to come into their country, you are being lumped in with characters who are one sheet short of being Klan members. In the end, I think this approach might be counterproductive to the WWE as it may alienate more viewers than it draws in. If you saw last night’s Raw from Lafayette, LA, you noticed that Zeb Coulter wasn’t getting much heat from the crowd when he gave his speech. Lack of crowd reaction will kill an angle faster than anything else.

    • George_Gooney

      The tea party is a heel faction in the American body politic.

  • ForTheRepublic

    Much as I’d hate to be down-arrowed, I have to agree with some of the others here. The WWE has a loooooong history of doing things like this. They don’t necessarily mean it, they just want to provoke a reaction from the audience.

    • Verreck

      I agree with you wholeheartedly but I gave you a down arrow just because you put relevancy in them…lol.

      • ForTheRepublic

        Thanks. Means a lot.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Chief Jay Strongbow, we need you now more than ever.

  • Jack Herer

    The slime under my fridge has more intelligence than your average WWE fan

  • dsimmons917

    WWE has had a Black Panther group (Nation of Domination), a hell’s angels group (Disciples of Apocalypse), an MS-13 groups (Los Baricuas), small japanese people that speak like they do on the godzilla movies (Kaientai), mexicans wearing work clothes that come to the ring on lawn mowers (Mexicools), black gansters that constantly rob people (Cryme Tyme), and the list goes on and on. They’ve always done stuff like this and always will. At least they go after all groups and not just conservatives, like pretty much every other show out there.

  • BennyIsMyNameBeerIsMyGame

    First time at the WWE,Twitchy?

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    “Zeb Colter”.
    Ann Coulter must be flattered.

  • nick

    wow. shocking. this is pure social engineering to divide even more. but the fact of the matter is that immigration isn’t the top issue for the tea party. showing them as racists is an outrage.

  • http://twitter.com/FollowNGN Chris

    All these rants from these angry fans, who I’m sure for the past decade have been BEGGING for the Attitude Era to come back. Give me a break people. It’s ENTERTAINMENT. And make up your minds.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    First of all, Vinnie Mac, you should make the Heels look like a bunch of dumb LibTurds, and Make Cena, Swagger, Ryback, Sheamus, and Alberto the WWE’s “Tea Party Good Guys” (Along with Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara, Kofi, R. Truth, Randy Orton, etc.) target the Shield, Three man band, C.M. Skunk (Punk), etc. Like Hulk Hogan, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Sgt. Slaughter, the early version of the “All Americans.” Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Shawn

    So all the times Vince has made fun of Liberals, they barely whined, but now conservatives are going to whine about this #GetReal

    • nikvoodoo

      I dunno…. Billy and Chuck were republican, right?

      • Shawn

        LOL, just saying, Vinny Mac has always poked fun at clinton and even obama to a point….I just don’t see the outrage here

        • nikvoodoo

          Outrage comes from those who can’t laugh at themselves. This is the same company that has paraded around Italians as Native Americans, made an actual Native American dance around the ring to summon the spirits, Mexicools, Sgt. Slaughter becoming an Iraqi Sympathizer, Mohammad Hassan and his Undertaker feud, the aforementioned Billy and Chuck, Mae Young giving birth to a hand, the Boogie Man, Val Venis getting the chop only to be saved by John Wayne Bobbit, Katie Vick, and if they had the nuts they would have had Katie Lee and Paul Burchill in an incestuous relationship…..

          I think I can give them a pass on a Tea Party spoof.

          • Shawn

            Same here, and great post

  • john1gun

    Apparantly Vince McMahon has forgotten that the Tea Party supported his wife’s runs for Senator in Conneticut twice. Thanks Vince.

    • Richard Wayne

      Maybe they just want to stick it to a group who they *may* blame (unjustly… but it is the meme put forward by the establishment types) for two botched runs in a liberal state.

    • Richard Wayne

      Maybe they just want to stick it to a group who they *may* blame (unjustly… but it is the meme put forward by the establishment types) for two botched runs in a liberal state.

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    Vince & Linda McMahon are Republicans. WTF? Is this the “please emperor Obama don’t take us off the air when you go full blown dictator on us all” ploy?

    • George_Gooney

      yeah…thats exactly what it is.. This is Obama’s fault…sigh. Hate to break it to you, but this is the way rational, non-bigoted americans view your group, which is reflected in polls that has the tea party sitting at about a 20% approval rate. Funny how your own tea party rhetoric makes you squirm. Pathological.

      • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

        You clearly know nothing of my “rhetoric” or political affiliation. Your pretending to know something when you clearly are ignorant is the thing which is “pathological” in this conversation. Didn’t anyone ever warn you against making ASSumptions?
        You are the bigot because you believe in stereotypes about people you don’t even know anything about. Normal rational people are not so intolerant as you reveal yourself to be.

        • George_Gooney

          lol at classifying me as a bigot, because I object to a racial intolerant collective known as tea party. And yes, I am not in possession of the full scope of your “rhetoric”, but Im obviously conversing with someone who is not playing with a full deck, given that you believe Obama is forcefully influencing a wrestling storyline of all things. The tea party approval rates speak for themselves. As Americans, we are all aware of the bile that group spews, and its intended messages. The tea party fools no-one.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TobyEdwards1968 Toby Edwards

            The fact that you classify the TEA party and anyone affiliated with it “a racial intolerant collective” only serves to prove you don’t know what you are talking about. The only people characterizing the TEA party this way are the liberal/progressives and their buddies in the media (msnbc, etc) and apparently you, as a brain dead drone, parrot everything they say about them. It simply amazes me that we live in a time where, if you happen to believe in less government, less spending, less taxation and more freedom you are subjected to the kind of hate and lies that you and your type spews forth. What amazes me even more is the fact you have mildly succeeded in convincing a lot of other people that believing in those things (less government, less spending, less taxation and more freedom) is a bad thing. Liberals and progressives disgust me. Period!

          • George_Gooney

            About 75% of Americans disapprove of the tea party..thats far beyond the scope of MSNBC’s influence. Take responsibility for your activities and messages, rather than trying to shamelessly shift blame, nonsensically I might add, to others. If your messaging was disciplined, and tied specifically to economics, then the tea party would have a much better reputation. The TP messaging is frequently racial, and as a result its reputation is what it is and it is much deserved.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TobyEdwards1968 Toby Edwards

            No, 75% of Americans disapprove of what you and people like you have convinced the uneducated masses of what the TEA Party believes. I defy you to show me where the TEA party’s messaging is “frequently racial”. The only place it even gets close to being racial is when someone like you is describing them. There is not one word about race anywhere in their platform. Not one! That accusation has been made out of whole cloth by people like you and your cabal to demonize your opposition. That has been the tactic of the left in every aspect of our society lately and especially in the last 5 or 6 years.. If someone is opposed to what you believe, then it is nothing but racism. If you say the grass is purple and I say it’s green your automatic knee jerk reaction is to scream racist. You have nothing else. You can’t coherently argue for your positions so you use the bully tactic of demonizing everyone and everything that opposes you. You are an intellectual coward.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TobyEdwards1968 Toby Edwards

            Just for clarity here is the link to the TEA Party platform. Please show me where it talks about race. I’m betting you can’t. I also would like you to tell me which part of that platform you disagree with and exactly why. Just so you know….it’s Bush’s fault doesn’t count.

            http://www.teaparty-platform.com/

          • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

            “racially intolerant” in what way, cuntface?

  • ZaMan

    It’s no big deal! It works! I love Jack Swagger! AND He’s going to Wrestlemania and BECOME World Heavyweight Champion!!!!!

  • Ronald

    I am reminded of Hulk Hogan’s old theme song which included the lines:
    “I am a real American; Fight for the rights of every man.”

  • Ronald

    I am reminded of Hulk Hogan’s old theme song which included the lines:
    “I am a real American; Fight for the rights of every man.”

  • Mark Scudder

    Mark Scudder here. From the article.

    While this will probably make me stop watching even casually, which is all I ever did, the McMahons are smart businesspeople. They know what Twitchy & its self-important friends and fans refuse to acknowledge: CONSERVATIVE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS DON’T SELL BECAUSE THE STUFF YOU PROMOTE SUCKS. This is the real takeaway that I’m afraid you and your readers will miss. This is why you always have successful leftists to blog about (which does nothing to help our cause, by the way), and not one of them is scared they’re going to be starved out of the free market by us.

    As a songwriter, musician, and recording artist who happens to be conservative, I see this every day. Successful conservatives, especially in new media, sell their followers nothing but pissing contests, litanies of facts that in no way influence the emotional counter-argument, infighting that condones calling other members of our communities “anti-Semites” and the like, and crony conservatism that guarantees people who aren’t licking the right boots (or peep-toes, as it were) in our movement won’t be heard, even if what they’re offering is superior. And somehow we think that makes us “win.” It certainly didn’t win us the November election, did it?

    The conservative new media movement doesn’t understand that culture wins elections and changes hearts and minds. This Casiophonic pseudo-country “The Eagle Of Freedom Cries For Liberty as She Soars on The Wings of Patriots, Flag Reagan Palin Illegal-Muslim” crap we call “conservative music” doesn’t speak to the 70% of Americans who aren’t political junkies, or particularly partisan. Media is their primary influence, and leftists continue to dominate it while our elite pat themselves on the back for winning a “blogging award” and get drunk with their friends at CPAC.

    I can’t remember a time when our mission was to create great product first, that everyone felt comfortable consuming, that happened to be infused with our values system, in the hopes we could be an alternative viewpoint that they would find reasonable and consider adopting. Leftists can do this with both hands tied behind their backs, and that’s why we can’t defeat someone as apparently detestable as Barack Obama. And that’s why we nominated the most moderate candidate we could, scared of how our own values system plays in the media.

    But it’s our own damned fault – the only way a “conservative” gets successful on new media is by selling argument, flamewars, “spam/block defense” networks (which are nothing but “spam/block BACK” networks run by racist perverts, nice going pajamas media!), blogs and books that do nothing but complain and preach to the choir, to the lowest common denominator. Where are the real music fans? Where are the real film fans? Where are the people who crave entertainment from people on our side that is more than self-absorbed praise music, the chicken-fried bastardization of The Star-Spangled Banner, or an awkward morality play that would creep out the cast of Leave It To Beaver? I’m starting to wonder if some in our “movement” (looking at you, Twitchy Team) are so good at selling fear, fighting, and criticism that they wanted Obama to be re-elected to guarantee they’d have four more years of social media popularity, speaking fees, and book sales.

    So artists like me starve, and the bigots at WWE flourish, because we think focusing on it, in effect shaming the shameless, will do anything except make them feel more successful. Our new media “pundits” and “celebrities” don’t know how to do anything other than complain, shame, and bitch, and are scared of anyone with a better product taking their spotlight. Leftists WANT us to hate what they do – that’s their goal! And Twitchy, Big Hollywood, and other sites run by the neoconservative elite have given them that validation 24/7 for a decade. Until the right stops consuming the left’s products and keeps its money in its own communities, this sort of stuff will continue to happen, Twitchy and their team will continue to profit off it, and no real change will ever occur.

    So yeah, great job sending the message to WWE that they scored a direct hit. But since we don’t support anything that our own community members are doing that would compete with it in the free market, aren’t we getting exactly what we deserve?

    • AmyB

      Excellent points, Mark! Twitchy lost me when they started mocking people, conservatives in particular, without doing due diligence. This site used to inform with humor, but now it’s become snark for snark’s sake thus becoming part of the problem. Someone else replied on another post, “Mockery is the lowest form of humor.” I think Twitchy missed that memo.

      So Twitchy, how about it? How about turning over a new leaf and showcasing the good and wonderful that is out there amongst the Twittersphere? Can we stop bitching about the left long enough to recognize the positives on the right? Surely, you haven’t forgotten! You could go slow… Maybe once a month so as to avoid snark withdrawal syndrome. Think about it.

    • DevastatingLegDrop_22

      Even still, I’m sure we’re in a stronger position to argue ideology with the population now than twenty years ago thanks to the conservative media. There’s palpable opposition to the dominant media, and a real desire to get and do better on our side.

      In the meantime, watch Impact Wrestling on Spike, I suppose. They employ several strong conservatives like Ken Anderson and AJ Styles.

      • Mark Scudder

        It’s not difficult at all. We should starve leftists of the attention they so desperately crave, and those on our side who would have us pay constant attention to leftists for their own gain. New people will step up and get it right, or we’ll throw them out too. If Twitchy can get you to hate WWE, or Peirs Morgan, or first-principles federalists like Brooks Bayne, why can’t – or why don’t – they tell you about what I’m doing? Or what Colleen Gray or Joe Merrick or Diane Student or Bradley Rees are doing? Is clicking “Buy” on the iTunes Store a few times or subscribing to a podcast really something you can’t do because you have a family and a job? We say we’re free market and we say we want culture to change, and we give our money to leftists over and over and over again! I will grant you most “conservative music” is crap, but I guarantee you I have a better product, a better philosophy, and it’s one of the reasons you’re not hearing about me. Because when our pundits go from being revolutionary to just being reactionary, and we follow them, we are nothing but whiners.

      • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

        Impact was really good about five years ago. Now it’s a glorified Indy house show… The persuasion of the talent notwithstanding.

        By the way, pro wrestlers trend conservative and libertarian…

    • George_Gooney

      you wrote a freaking novel about a WWE wrestling angle? Get a life, dude. Were you this hot and bothered over the nation faction some years back, where the WWE satirized the nation of islam? God you tea party weenies are so damn whiny about everything.

      • Dustin

        Those who are alarmed at the incredible debt and lack of a budget have recognized the role propaganda plays in damaging this country’s future. Injecting dishonest memes into mass media, such as that the Tea Party is about race instead of about taxation, government growth, and spending, is a way to preserve problems that are stealing from our future.

        If your concern is that this is ‘whiny’, then no one is forcing you to read about it.

        • George_Gooney

          Anybody that knows a thing about economics, and our collective economic history, knows that we have frequently operated with debt throughout the life of this nation’s finances. This isnt unchartered terrain, and its not even incorporating the history of said debt, which was accumulated largely because of economic malfeasance owed to the previous administration — an administration that the current tea partiers were conveniently silent about. Somehow slashing taxes for the wealthy, waging two expensive simultaneous wars, and presiding over a collapse of two of our most important sectors of economic life escapes the vitriol of the tea party, in favor of racially charged memes about welfare, illegal immigration, etc.

          If your ilk were so concerned about the economic health of this country, you would know that stimulating the economy and promoting circulation are the best remedies for debt inflation….but naw, you guys are more concerned with making bankrupt arguments, and promoting your divisive, selfish, unproductive rhetoric. This is why the rational nation hates the tea party, and always will until you grow up.

          • DevastatingLegDrop_22

            Hopefully the economic destruction hits you, and not a good person.

          • George_Gooney

            what an intelligent, and well reasoned response.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            As opposed to your own brilliant replies? By brilliant, please understand that I really mean a reliance upon non sequitur and ad hominems.

          • George_Gooney

            what an intelligent, and well reasoned response.

          • DevastatingLegDrop_22

            Hopefully the economic destruction hits you, and not a good person.

        • George_Gooney

          Anybody that knows a thing about economics, and our collective economic history, knows that we have frequently operated with debt throughout the life of this nation’s finances. This isnt unchartered terrain, and its not even incorporating the history of said debt, which was accumulated largely because of economic malfeasance owed to the previous administration — an administration that the current tea partiers were conveniently silent about. Somehow slashing taxes for the wealthy, waging two expensive simultaneous wars, and presiding over a collapse of two of our most important sectors of economic life escapes the vitriol of the tea party, in favor of racially charged memes about welfare, illegal immigration, etc.

          If your ilk were so concerned about the economic health of this country, you would know that stimulating the economy and promoting circulation are the best remedies for debt inflation….but naw, you guys are more concerned with making bankrupt arguments, and promoting your divisive, selfish, unproductive rhetoric. This is why the rational nation hates the tea party, and always will until you grow up.

    • http://twitter.com/Mar_lobster marilynn burton

      Where to start..? Bottom line, you are a very talented young man. It does pain me to see garbage-makers rocket to the top. Yes, patriotic/cliche “themed” music sells to a marginal conserv. market as it seems to be the only readily embraced music by conservatives. I do believe if enough people heard your music and shared it with others, you would have a satisfactory following. I do want high quality music that moves, energizes, and relaxes me, and I don’t want it coming from a culture that has lyrics that grate against my beliefs and understanding of self-respect

  • Mark Scudder

    Mark Scudder here. From the article.

    While this will probably make me stop watching even casually, which is all I ever did, the McMahons are smart businesspeople. They know what Twitchy & its self-important friends and fans refuse to acknowledge: CONSERVATIVE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS DON’T SELL BECAUSE THE STUFF YOU PROMOTE SUCKS. This is the real takeaway that I’m afraid you and your readers will miss. This is why you always have successful leftists to blog about (which does nothing to help our cause, by the way), and not one of them is scared they’re going to be starved out of the free market by us.

    As a songwriter, musician, and recording artist who happens to be conservative, I see this every day. Successful conservatives, especially in new media, sell their followers nothing but pissing contests, litanies of facts that in no way influence the emotional counter-argument, infighting that condones calling other members of our communities “anti-Semites” and the like, and crony conservatism that guarantees people who aren’t licking the right boots (or peep-toes, as it were) in our movement won’t be heard, even if what they’re offering is superior. And somehow we think that makes us “win.” It certainly didn’t win us the November election, did it?

    The conservative new media movement doesn’t understand that culture wins elections and changes hearts and minds. This Casiophonic pseudo-country “The Eagle Of Freedom Cries For Liberty as She Soars on The Wings of Patriots, Flag Reagan Palin Illegal-Muslim” crap we call “conservative music” doesn’t speak to the 70% of Americans who aren’t political junkies, or particularly partisan. Media is their primary influence, and leftists continue to dominate it while our elite pat themselves on the back for winning a “blogging award” and get drunk with their friends at CPAC.

    I can’t remember a time when our mission was to create great product first, that everyone felt comfortable consuming, that happened to be infused with our values system, in the hopes we could be an alternative viewpoint that they would find reasonable and consider adopting. Leftists can do this with both hands tied behind their backs, and that’s why we can’t defeat someone as apparently detestable as Barack Obama. And that’s why we nominated the most moderate candidate we could, scared of how our own values system plays in the media.

    But it’s our own damned fault – the only way a “conservative” gets successful on new media is by selling argument, flamewars, “spam/block defense” networks (which are nothing but “spam/block BACK” networks run by racist perverts, nice going pajamas media!), blogs and books that do nothing but complain and preach to the choir, to the lowest common denominator. Where are the real music fans? Where are the real film fans? Where are the people who crave entertainment from people on our side that is more than self-absorbed praise music, the chicken-fried bastardization of The Star-Spangled Banner, or an awkward morality play that would creep out the cast of Leave It To Beaver? I’m starting to wonder if some in our “movement” (looking at you, Twitchy Team) are so good at selling fear, fighting, and criticism that they wanted Obama to be re-elected to guarantee they’d have four more years of social media popularity, speaking fees, and book sales.

    So artists like me starve, and the bigots at WWE flourish, because we think focusing on it, in effect shaming the shameless, will do anything except make them feel more successful. Our new media “pundits” and “celebrities” don’t know how to do anything other than complain, shame, and bitch, and are scared of anyone with a better product taking their spotlight. Leftists WANT us to hate what they do – that’s their goal! And Twitchy, Big Hollywood, and other sites run by the neoconservative elite have given them that validation 24/7 for a decade. Until the right stops consuming the left’s products and keeps its money in its own communities, this sort of stuff will continue to happen, Twitchy and their team will continue to profit off it, and no real change will ever occur.

    So yeah, great job sending the message to WWE that they scored a direct hit. But since we don’t support anything that our own community members are doing that would compete with it in the free market, aren’t we getting exactly what we deserve?

  • Robert17

    I have 3 college degrees, including a master’s degree, scored a 1470 on my GRE and have an IQ of 150. I also have watched the modern WWE since 1999. I’m a high, high information voter. I guarantee you that Vince McMahon has looked at the polling and figured out that a majority of people agree with this character, and hopes to make him likable down the road.

    • nikvoodoo

      They obviously didn’t have Booking 101 as a required class for any of your degrees. If Swagger/Coulter were to be face, then a majority of the audience would have to agree. They are heel. Therefore, The audience disagrees with their message.

      It’s a fresh gimmick twist for Swagger, it provides him a mouth piece so he doesn’t have to talk for himself (a well known weakness of his), and gives Alberto del Rio a solid face push. There is zero chance to have Swagger turn face as this character.

      • Robert17

        I only brought up my education to dispel the notion that only low information liberals are watching the WWE.
        I agree that Swagger is a heel NOW. Just like CM Punk was right before they made him champ. Just like Orton/Miz/Cena and many, many others were before they were flipped. Its called the Antihero. Your theory is backwards because the audience does NOT disagree with the message. I watched the segments they’ve done and their was virtually zero booing. In fact, the reaction in the crowd was kinda like ” what a sucker punch”.
        Ask yourself this. In poll after poll, do an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with the following:
        1. Illegal immigration is wrong.
        2. Illegals should follow the laws of the US
        3. Illegals should learn English.
        4. Illegals should not be on welfare when they come here.
        5. That illegals are draining resources in places like southern California, literally causing hospitals to close.

        They do….are you saying Vince doesn’t know this? Or he does, and has decided to push an agenda?

        • nikvoodoo

          That “sucker punch” reaction is the worst reaction in wrestling. It’s no reaction. Another huge and known issue of Swagger’s. He could come out and take a cheese grater to HHH’s face and still find a way to not get a reaction. The fans respond to Dutch Mantel, and Swagger is left to say over and over again “We the People” as his bangs hang in his face…

          Might I also point out that with three degrees….you still used the wrong “there” in your response…I might also point out that WWE spans demographics such as gender, race, and political affiliation. That’s why it’s successful.

          • Robert17

            Yes I noticed the spelling error after the fact, and couldn’t figure out how to edit the post. It comes as a result of about 5 years of instant messaging, where the emphasis is on speed and efficiency, not accurate grammar.

          • nikvoodoo

            Mmm…. This is very true. Stupid AIM!!!! You started this!!!!

    • londondave

      Yes, you are clearly the typical WWE fan.

    • londondave

      Yes, you are clearly the typical WWE fan.

  • Robert17

    I have 3 college degrees, including a master’s degree, scored a 1470 on my GRE and have an IQ of 150. I also have watched the modern WWE since 1999. I’m a high, high information voter. I guarantee you that Vince McMahon has looked at the polling and figured out that a majority of people agree with this character, and hopes to make him likable down the road.

  • thunderlips

    Its TV get over it…..

  • Perspective

    So why is no one standing up against this?. This is obviously a divide and conquer tactic. What’s even more sad is that they’re even trying to put alex jones in all this…

    Alex jones is my favorite American aside from Jesse Ventura and Ron Paul. I’m sure Alex is gonna cover and expose this crazyness.

  • Jеrrу Thоmрsоn

    Linda McSteroids is butthurt that the “WWE Universe” didn’t all move to Connecticut and hand her a Senate seat.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    But how many WWE fans did they piss off by doing that? Don’t know of too many libs that are into that kind of thing (you know, testosterone). I hope they lose 2/3 of their audience with this dumb stunt.

    • George_Gooney

      they didnt piss off many fans…only about 20% of the nation is in favor of the tea party and its rhetoric. In real life, the nation recognizes the tea party as the bad guys of our political arena.

    • George_Gooney

      they didnt piss off many fans…only about 20% of the nation is in favor of the tea party and its rhetoric. In real life, the nation recognizes the tea party as the bad guys of our political arena.

  • londondave

    It’s a good job WWE is so popular with NY liberals, academia and the Democrat-Media Complex, or else this brilliant PR stunt could have affected the WWE’s bottom line.

    • George_Gooney

      lol…wrestling is popular with academia? Are you on drugs, or is that your stock response to everything — to blame liberals, academia, and democrats no matter how mind boggling ridiculous the premise is? The McMahons are conservative…but even they recognize that the tea party are unpopular bad guys in the real world of life, as this angle reflects.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TobyEdwards1968 Toby Edwards

        George my man, it’s called sarcasm……you should try it sometime. Don’t be such a democrat….oops..i mean dumbass!

        • George_Gooney

          its not sarcasm, do you even know what sarcasm means?…his statement was on the level. Further bolstered by the fact that the WWE fan base supposedly skewing “left” has been oft repeated in this thread….”dumbass”

          • http://www.facebook.com/TobyEdwards1968 Toby Edwards

            You are a true moron. The talking points you have repeated throughout this thread serve to prove that you are nothing more than a mindless drone who is not capable of an original thought. Reading your posts is in no way different than listening to an obama/pelosi/reid press conference. You claim to know what the TEA party is all about while admitting you know nothing about them. You form a false premise and then use that false premise for all of your low minded rhetoric. You call yourself, and others like you, “non-bigoted” while simultaneously vomiting bigoted crap all over this thread. You are a fraud and a moron.

          • George_Gooney

            …did you write all that in an effort to try to make me forget that you dont know what sarcasm is, and that you were wrong about your initial post? …anyway, apology accepted.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TobyEdwards1968 Toby Edwards

            Really? That is your response? Did you not respond to anything I said in a effort to deflect from you obvious hypocrisy? If you want an apology then ok. I apologize for attempting to have an intelligent conversation with someone who is obviously not qualified. I apologize for not being able to stop it when you were being brainwashed into your stupid ideology. I apologize for not standing up and saying anything in the past when I heard people like you tell your lies because I wrongly assumed that nobody with an i.q. over 70 would fall for it. As far as the other, well I still maintain it was sarcasm.

  • londondave

    It’s a good job WWE is so popular with NY liberals, academia and the Democrat-Media Complex, or else this brilliant PR stunt could have affected the WWE’s bottom line.

  • Cole Steel

    The error of their ways? You mean the error of the people “misrepresenting” the Tea Party. Some folks just have no clue what the Tea Party is about. That’s the problem these days, its so easy to label something or someone as evil, even if there is no basis in truth for it. But the ill informed, ignoramuses out there will just ASSume it to be true and run with it because it suits/fits there idiology and gives them an enemy to bad mouth. Gotta have that punching bag. And geeesh, Ted Nugent is Ted Nugent. But, one thing for sure, he’s a Patriot. First off, simply, he hunts. So what? People have been doing that for thousands and thousands of years. And frankly I don’t blame him, I hate to think of what harmones and chemicals we put in our bodies buying and eating meat from Walmart. At least he has an excuse for the camo wardrobe. The one’s to watch out for, are the wacko ones that wear it to play video games or just to feel tough, or are your enemy and want to shoot you. But if you actually listen to Ted Nugent, you’ll hear that he wants a secure border so no bad guys with ball bearing filled vests can just waltz in here and blow up a mall or two, (did you not see Act of Valor?), he also wants our second Amendment Rights not stolen from us, he wants to protect his family, he wants your family to be safe, he wants a balanced budget, a strong military, he wants a great economy and prosperity for all, he wants to rid us all of the corruption in government, in corporations, or wherever it is found where it affects all of us. Which part of all that do you disagree with? See what I mean? We all need to listen closer and think and research more deeply about what is going on in our country. It’s about ideology. Are you for Free Markets, Liberty, Self Responsibility, The Constitution? Or, are you not? Its as simple as that. Read your history books and sociology books and see what happens to people, countries that are ignorant about what is “really” going on around them. What has happened to most countries. Then Count your Blessings! JB

    • http://twitter.com/teebob2000 Tee Bob & 2000

      patriot (n): one who craps himself so he can avoid conscription into military service. See also: Cheney, Dick.

      • George_Gooney

        that post you responded to encapsulates the tea party in a nutshell. Totally delusional and in their own world. Nugent is a draft dodging (yet pro war), self-righteous, scumbag, who has called for the assassination of Clinton and Obama on multiple occasions, and has said some remarkably racist things…yet to ‘baggers, hes this sensible, moral, righteous crusader…unreal. Of course they have no idea how unpopular they are to everyone else…they have no true connection with real life.

  • http://twitter.com/teebob2000 Tee Bob & 2000

    It’s funny, because it’s true.

  • TheOriginalDonald
  • agroulx

    It is funny how unAmerican and divisive liberals are. Knowing that KIDS watch WWE, and well, immature adults.. but that’s kind of irrelevant – They paint evil pictures of people who just want sanity in their government. Lying and hypocrisy are Who these people are. They know no truth. Compassion is what they claim to monopolize, but with sh*t like this, only a true idiot can’t recognize the lies. I can’t wait until their day has come and the tables turn on these f*ckin people.. I will be here to witness it.

    • George_Gooney

      Vince and Linda McMahon are staunch conservatives. You dont have to be a “liberal” to recognize the tea party for what it is.