'The Liberal Clause': Just How Low Will the Tea Party Go?

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The Tea Party isn't known for its class, but this holiday season, David W. Hedrick, the Tea Party-backed politician who failed to win Washington State's 3rd Congressional District race, is stooping to an all time low with his children's book -- The Liberal Clause: Socialism on a Sleigh.

Making fun of cancer patients was nothing compared to this. The book, which landed Hendrick on a future Christmas-themed episode of The Daily Show, is the tale of a socialist Barack Obama and "Elf Peloosi," and it features appearances by "Mr. Snore" (Al Gore) and many others.

The story delves into the way Barry, the "Liberal Claus," steals Christmas with his so-called liberal agenda. He bankrupts the North Pole Treasury, borrows cash from the "Hineese," eliminates toy specialists, and is only stopped when the elves remove his teleprompter and show everyone the Christmastution.

What a load of hooey. Especially from this guy.

Hedrick, as we may recall, was the guy who stood up in a Town Hall meeting in Washington in 2009 and told a Democratic congressman to “stay away from my kids."

This seems a little ironic coming from a guy who just wrote a children's book filled with shaky half-truths and some seriously misguided scare tactics. Fair is fair, Hedrick. You want people to stay away from your kids, then don't try to sell their kids on your paranoid drivel.

The guy is so busy working on his children's book and making stuff up that the stress apparently also turned him into a wife beater. Last month, Hedrick, 31, pleaded not guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault for allegedly striking his wife twice in the back of the head during an argument.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Hedrick’s wife told the Clark County Sheriff’s Office she slapped him on the forearm during an argument. “He responded,” documents show, “by standing up, knocking her to the floor, and striking her twice in the back of the head.”

Oh yeah. This is the guy I want talking to my kids.

Never mind the fact that civilized discourse has long since flown the coop with the oh-so-intelligent points he makes in the book. A passage reads:

The skinny imposter began to read.

"My fellow citizens of the North Pole," he stated with a hint of arrogance in his voice, "I am here to pull Christmas back from the brink of destruction. My name is Barry, but you can call me Liberal Claus."

"Are you even from the North Pole?" an elf questioned from the crowd.

Liberal Claus scowled at this elf with pure evil in his eyes. For a moment all of the elves stood in disbelief waiting for a response, but the response would never come.

Never mind the facts Hedrick says! Let's just pepper children with nonsensical lies with no backing. They won't know the difference! They are 3 years old! Actually, come to think of it, it's a really smart strategy because the only people willing to believe such blatant lies are pint-sized people with third-grade educations.

So, go on Tea Party. Read your kids this nonsense. I will stick to The Night Before Christmas. Just please don't blame me later when your children can't make it past grade four.

What do you think of this book?


Image via Theliberalclause.com

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Yvonne Chireau

Well, I have a Harvard degree, and this country was not "built by people with less than 3rd grade educations."


This is pathetic. The book looks pathetic. Most of all, LIES and LIARS are pathetic.


Please. Stop the lying and seek the truth.

moder... modernmom2010

This is the most ridiculous thing I have seen in a long time. That, and comment #1.

ethan... ethans_momma06

Who says this is a CHILDRENS book, other then the esteemed select few journalists reporting on it (Important to note that the TIMES article didn't cite is a chidlrens book)? While it certainly appears to be an illustrated book, that by no means catagorizes it as childrens.


In fact there is a pretty graphic illustrated bible that some Athiests love to reference.


So, before you go off on a tangent spouting the (beaten to death) horrors of the Tea Party, can we have it verified from an actual source that it is what you say it is?

ethan... ethans_momma06

"So, go on Tea Party. Read your kids this nonsense. I will stick to the Night Before Christmas. Just please don't blame me later when your children can't make it past grade four."


I love this closing remark too. You are aware that (propaganda or not) reading to your child has been shown to boost a child's academics, right? So, chances are that if they DO read their child this book (whether it's accurate or not), they not only will pass grade four, but will be in the top of their class. Just saying.

nonmember avatar Laura

I believe that satire is a perfectly acceptable way of criticizing our government officials. This is a democracy and people with thin skin should not run for public office.

mustb... mustbeGRACE

Tea Party members have no class, eh?


 


I'm a supporter of the Tea Party and I am an occupational therapist, a small business owner with product in Bass Pro, Cabela's, Walmart, Kmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, and hundreds of small shops across the country.


I have class and some to spare for those whose supply is questionable.


Stop painting with such a broad brush!


Educate yourselves concerning the true purpose of the Tea Party.


Stop acting like sophmores.

Madel... MadelynMc

Story aside, I wasn't aware that your occupation determined how much class you have. Thank you for educating us.

DebaLa DebaLa

//"David W. Hedrick, the tea-party-backed politician who failed to win Washington State's 3rd Congressional District race, is stooping to an all time low with his chidren's book -- The Liberal Clause: Socialism on a Sleigh."//


More like The Ignorant Cause: B***Shit on a Shingle


Since they are so confident in their *cause* why feel the need to *indoctrinate* at such a young age. Too afraid of independent thought, children being offered more than one POV then drawing their own conclusions? Yeah, that would be risky...

nonmember avatar Larry

First, thank you David Hedrick for your service as a U.S. Marine. However, after viewing your videos and reading some excerpts from your book, I think you need to pick up a few history books and study a little bit before you try to indoctrinate children with spurious information. Your efforts are too close as to what is occuring in the madrasas in Iran and other countries. But, since you are a tea party member, maybe facts aren't that important to you.

Pundi... PunditMom

The sad thing is there ARE people who will read this kind of thing to their kids.  At least that's what one other author of these kinds of books hopes.


Help! Mom!  There's a Liberal Under My BEd!  http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video?id=3375673

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