Well, you thought that the Tea Party just hated health care for all Americans, better education, and supported less taxes for the rich and immigration reform. Well, apparently, they hate puppies as well.
In Missouri, the Tea Party, along with Joe the Plumber have come out against Humane Society of the United States’ backed anti-puppy mill legislation, calling the measure “radical”.
According to Talking Points Memo, the measure, which can be read in full here, is called Proposition B or the “Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.” It aims to help eliminate the “3000 puppy mills” in Missouri that constitute “30% of all puppy mills in the U.S.,” according to Michael Markarian, the Chief Operating Officer of the HSUS.
According to those who oppose the proposed legislation, the “radical” HSUS (I know, pretty funny) said that this is some vast conspiracy to get rid of dog breeders in Missouri. How many Tea Party “conspiracies” do we have now? I have honestly lost count.
Still, the entire article about the Tea Party and Joe the Plumber’s opposition to the legislation can be read here. I honestly don’t want to write any more about the article because I would almost have to quote it verbatim. So this link will sum it all up.
For months and, in fact, years, we have referred to the extreme right of the GOP as “evil”. We look at their ideas, which mostly wants to take away rights and basic essential services away from hard working Americans. And their opposition to the elimination of puppy mills in Missouri just confirms this “fact” that the far right of the GOP is purely “evil”.
The Tea Partiers should be ashamed of themselves. Even in a non-controversial issue like protecting animals, the far-right have to take the opposing side. Thus, if they are successful with their opposition to this proposition, millions of animals will be raised in poor conditions and constantly be abused. That is what they support.
If you are a Tea Partier, and you can still support your cause with this hanging over your head, how can you even sleep at night?