The Tea Party Takes Paper-Bagging to a Whole 'Nother Level
For shame, sir, for shame.
Halloween might be considered by some as a holiday for little kids who want candy or as just another excuse for college kids to get plastered, but on Friday the Tea Party took it as an opportunity for its costuming to serve as some bare-knuckle social commentary.
See, members of the Tea Party in DFW are not happy with some members of the mainstream Republican Party. This particular rally depicted in the above photo germinated in a debate last Friday between Senator John Cornyn and the Democrat challenging him, David Alameel. To the Tea Party's frame of reference, Cornyn said some very awful things.
He said he supported immigration reform.
And he didn't stop there. He also said that children who immigrate here with their families without documentation should be allowed to enlist in the military and become citizens. Oh, and they should be allowed to get an education from some of our fine Texas schools.
Not surprisingly, the Tea Party here took offense to that. Six people lined up on the sidewalk outside Cornyn's Dallas office Friday. For the lucky passersby, candy was available.
One man wore the more traditional paper bag on the head, a la fans of the New Orleans Saints during the NFL team's 1980 season when it went 1-15, including 14 losses to start the year. But, as you can see, he was quietly upstaged by the full-body bag, which expressed the wearer's shame at having voted for Cornyn. Odds are the wearer won't do that again.
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