Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In 2004, Matt Stone and Trey Parker (the creators of South Park), released a movie called "Team America: World Police."

It was an incredibly funny and profoundly filthy movie (there were a couple of scenes that if they had been shot with human actors would have caused this film to receive an "X" rating). It satirized both the supporters and opponents of the "War on Terror."

Parker and Stone took no political positions, skewering everyone from Sean Penn, Hollywood liberal (far left), to Kim Jong Il, Korean dictator (far right).

Parker and Stone, as is the case with their work on South Park, were equal opportunity offenders.

So it was with a bit of surprise yesterday when I read that the "Team America PAC" had endorsed Sam Crump in the R primary in CD3.

I wasn't aware that Parker and Stone had gotten into the PAC business and were endorsing candidates, so I was very interested to see what kind of platform they were espousing.

Turns out that "Team America PAC' has nothing to do with "Team America: World Police."

Nope, the PAC is the brainchild of nativist former Congressman Tom Tancredo. It is dedicated to supporting candidates who push for Tancredo's version of "immigration reform" (something just this side of "deport or kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.") The organization is also a haven for people who think like Tancredo, such as Bay Buchanan and this guy.

Not a whole lot of "equal opportunity offending" there - they support candidates like Crump, Jesse Kelly (AZ8) and JD Hayworth (AZ-Sen) while decrying people like John McCain (John McCain!!) as being too liberal.

Not a lot of humor there either, I expect.

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

Your post is yet more evidence of the continued uselessness of describing politics in terms of right wing and left wing. How is a person to distinguish the Castro regime of Cuba from the North Korean regime? Are they both far right? Might they both be far left? I certainly don't see how one can tell which wing to characterize any given totalitarian regime.