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Socialist Schakowsky Calls Conservatives “Despicable”

By on 4.16.09 | 9:07PM

Socialist Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) yesterday denounced the tea party protests on Tax Day, alleging a vast right-wing conspiracy organized them to protest Leviathan's juggernaut.

"The ‘tea parties' being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs," said Schakowsky, a card-carrying member of the socialist Congressional Progressive Caucus.

"It's despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt. Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians."

To describe Schakowsky, who no doubt would approve of the infamous Department of Homeland Security document that labeled the nation's conservatives and libertarians as dangerous potential terrorists, as a kook would be an insult to kooks of goodwill everywhere.

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