Explaining the Tea Party and the US debt ceiling farce

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1 August 2011

If you’ve been wondering what’s been going on in America in the past few days, you could do worse than watch this irreverent, satirical take from Taiwan-based Next Media Animation. The tea partiers are portrayed as gun-toting babies, and a “highlight” come when one of these mewling and puking infants reaches into his nappy (diapers) to extract a steaming turd, which he hurls at house speaker John Boehner. Okay some of the imagery is simplistic and crude, but it is kind of funny in a blackish way. For a more clear-headed analysis of who and what gains from this debt deal read John McDermott over on FT Alphaville.

h/t The Economist’s Schumpeter

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