Captain America Attends a Tea Party, But He’s Not Welcome

Dave Gilson writes on Mother Jones:

President Obama may be secretly plotting to declare martial law, but the Tea Partiers now face a more immediate threat: Captain America. Conservative blogger Warner Todd Huston has checked out issue 602 of the long-running series and concludes that Marvel Comics is “making patriotic Americans into [its] newest super villains.”

Captain America Attends a Tea Party

The offending storyline finds Captain America and his African-American sidekick the Falcon in Idaho, where they encounter a Tea Party rally. They then scheme to infiltrate the antitax protesters as a way to get to their real target, a militia group known as the Watchdogs. The Falcon is skeptical: “I don’t exactly see a black man from Harlem fitting in with a bunch of angry white folks.” It’s not the first time the Star Spangled Avenger has revealed his secret identity as a big-government liberal. Back in the ’80s he battled Ronald Reagan when the Gipper turned into an underpants-wearing lizard man. And more recently, he met secretly with Obama to offer his services.

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16 Comments on "Captain America Attends a Tea Party, But He’s Not Welcome"

  1. captain america has been taking shot's at the new “patriotism” if the right wing for quite a while now,
    I'm surprised they just noticed.

  2. mrtwilight23 | Feb 12, 2010 at 2:04 am |

    I thought Captain America was dead?!?

    • it's a comic, dead is just a minor setback

    • No, no… just American ideals are dead. And people like the Tea Party dweebs killed them.

      No terrorist can destroy America. Sure, they can blow up building and kill people, but they can't destroy the country.

      But a bunch of ignoramuses putting corporate hacks and wingnuts into office who'll do everything from selling the country out from under us to the Commie Chinese, or throwing the Constitution onto the pyre of their fears, or obliterating our honor with policies like torture and kidnapping people like we're a damned Kafka novel, not a nation with principles? Yeah. That'll go a long way to destroying any positive meaning this country has.

      Add in defense spending that's over 55% of the national budget, and soon, American is a hollow shell with crumbling infrastructure and wicked high unemployment.

      Thanks Tea Party Loons and Republican Mammon Worshippers!

  3. mrtwilight23 | Feb 12, 2010 at 2:05 am |

    I'm an Idahoan – I should get this

  4. It shouldn't be that surprising. These people are not true patriots. Paranoid, angry, ignorant, self righteous and armed individuals are nothing worth admiring. Patriotism is the last argument of a scoundrel is too true a statement with these people. They are a danger to level headed intelligent discourse.

  5. tonyviner | Feb 12, 2010 at 3:05 am |

    Now if he can get the Punisher to join him all of our problems will be solved.

  6. Stuff like this makes me glad I don't have any children. Imagine what kind of parent I would appear to be when my child tells their friends “Daddy won't let me read comic books, or even watch TV. He won't send us to a public school, he home-schools me and teaches me things that they don't talk about in public schools, and all my friends must go through an FBI-style background check before I'm allowed to hang out with them.” Am I an extremist? Maybe, but my offspring won't be brainwiped into little corporate slaves.

    • tonyviner | Feb 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

      You should still let them read comic books, let's try to be rational here. TV is okay too, as long as it is not any of the shows that are currently on it.

      • Oh, i'd probably let them have some kind of comics and watch some TV, but I'd be watching with them, to point out the times when a stupid idea is being presented as “fact”. I'm not really a monster, but I am an extremist. That's why I have no children. Most ladies won't tolerate my quirks.

  7. they forgot to spell everything wrong….

  8. donnachadelong | Feb 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm |

    Uh, doh! Captain America is one of the central figures in the Marvel comics world – a world where mutants have been an analogue for civil and gay rights over the years, a company that pioneered mainstream black and then gay figures, a company where governments are often evil and ethical superheroes are usually more dependable than the authorities. Forget liberalism, Marvel comics have verged on anarchist many times through the years. Not surprising when the company was started by the Jewish sons of immigrants to New York (the hotbed of Jewish radicalism in the US in the time of Red Emma). Captain America, even at his inception, was less a symbol of America, the country, but of America, the ideals – created to oppose the Nazis.

    • One thing about Captain America stories that I wish would catch on is the idea
      that you can beat the bad guy, win the fight and do it all without compromising you personal ethics
      and integrity, I'd pick Steve Rogers over Jack Bauer as a roll model any day.
      the greatest thing about captain america that i wish they would do more is using this transplanted Old fashoned american to show just how far we have fallen in the persuit of victory and a buck at any cost.

  9. jesushater | Feb 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm |

    tea bag them before they teabag you…..lmmfao!!! they like palin's fairytales?nuff said!

  10. And now the punchline:

    Why do those tea partiers hate America so much?

  11. And now the punchline:

    Why do those tea partiers hate America so much?

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