John Wilkes Booth “Could be the Poster Child for the Tea Party”

Posted by on Jan 07, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Looks like Tea Party Derangement Syndrome is just as virulent as ever. Really, what kind of nuttiness is this?

Executive Producer Erik Jendresen of National Geographic Channel’s upcoming television movie “Killing Lincoln,” said John Wilkes Booth “could be the poster child for the Tea Party.”

Um, OK. I guess this would make Lee Harvey Oswald the poster child for the modern left.

“No. It’s more disturbing to find out who Booth was,” said Jendresen. “This is a man who believed what still probably 20 percent of this country still believes. He could be a poster child for the Tea Party.”

These people really need to move on with their lives.

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5 Responses to “John Wilkes Booth “Could be the Poster Child for the Tea Party””

  1. lyle on 7/07/13 at 4:51 pm

    Tell me…um…Erik. How is it you know what the Tea Party believes, exactly? From what you’ve read in the NYT? Ever actually been to a rally? I thought not. Oh, but WE’RE supposed to be the closed-minded bigots. Go fuck yourself, cretin.

  2. JoyO on 7/07/13 at 6:51 pm

    The Left truly hates the Tea Party movement and have spent a lot of time and money using Saul Alinski tactics to belittle and ridicule the Tea Party. They fail because most people have a Tea Party member somewhere in their family whose knowledge and judgment they respect. But just as they always support more taxing and more spending, they will always support anything anti-Tea Party.

  3. Catseye on 7/07/13 at 7:24 pm

    Booth was a Democrat. Period.. He would be welcomed in the modern democrat party he’d be a hero.

  4. lyle on 7/07/13 at 11:36 pm

    Bingo, Catseye. Booth just lurved him some slavery as ALL the southern democrats did.

  5. Ajaxx on 9/09/13 at 7:13 pm

    I had always presumed that National Geographic was above such partisan hatchetry. I would love to know how Mr. Jendresen has arrived at his baseless conclusion. We all know that Abraham Lincoln was a conservative Republican and yet I am to believe the claim that John Wilkes Booth was a conservative that despised Lincoln for his conservative belief system. That makes as much sense as claiming that Lee Harvey Oswald was a poster boy for the Occupy Wall street movement and hated Kennedy for his liberal belief system.  How sad that National Geographic has lost any credibility as a legitimate media outlet.