Facebook fan pages against the Tea Party and ultra-conservatives
While some Facebook fan pages are positive, such as "I love it when i wake up in the morning and Barack Obama is President," and "Democrats Standing Up, Kicking Ass and Taking Names," other fan pages (technically, they are anti-fan pages) have sprung up against the Republican Tea Party in frustration of the party's policies and representatives.
Here are just a small sampling of these "anti-fan" pages on Facebook with their current number of "likes" as of the early afternoon of January 20, 2012:
Americans Against the Tea Party (259,312 "likes). Founded in April, 2009, this wildly popular fan page quotes John Kenneth Galbraith: “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." Read their blog or their lengthy description if you want to know what anti-Teabaggers stand for--it is spot-on and thorough.
Americans Against the Republican Party (114,779 "likes"). Obviously, more American Facebook users are against the Tea Party. Great organization of memes in several albums.
Paul Ryan is a Douchebag (116,717 "likes"). Find a treasure trove of over 150 anti-Paul Ryan humorous (and mean-but-true) memes.
Republican Bigotry Hate Fear Lies and Distortion (64,196 "likes"). Founded in January, 2010, this group is about "Educating America by exposing Republicans on a daily basis... We are here to get America talking about the issues we face..." See slideshow for political memes.
Teabonics (63,603 "likes"). Founded exactly three years ago, the description of this group states: "Welcome to Teabonics where we call out the hypocrisy of the GOP. Don't Like this page, you'll just get offended." See slideshow in this article for some of their humorous memes.
The Everlasting GOP Stoppers (43,905 "likes"). Founded in April, 2012, this group claims to have invented the angry Wonka memes, and declares the following warning:
"**PLEASE NOTE: if you do not like colorful language, this page may not be for you. also, while we welcome and encourage lively discourse, debate, colorful zingers and snarky retort, hatespeak will not be tolerated in any form. we reserve the right to delete, ban and block trolls. so don't be a douche. "
This should really be a disclaimer on pretty much all of the anti-Teabagger fan pages.
Anti-Republican Crusaders (34,151 "likes"). Founded in July, 2011, this group has a very clear mission statement with specific goals. The description, however, is also awesome:
"Frustrated with the lies and distortions of the GOP over the past 30 years, we made this page as a way to vent those feelings and to laugh at GOP positions and ideology."
Find over 3,000 memes on the Anti-Republican Crusaders Facebook fan page. It will take hours to go through all of the memes, but they are true, poignant, humorous.
Meme GOP (19,914 "likes"). Founded in May, 2012, this Facebook fan page has over 4,000 memes of "unflattering images of unflattering people who say unflattering things about the rest of us."
Reclaim America from the Lunatic Fringe (16,059 "likes"). Founded in April, 2012, this group has rich, active social media dynamics, and lots of videos in addition to their political memes. See slideshow for political memes.
Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off (9,733 "likes"). See slideshow for Facebook memes.
You want the Republicans back in charge? Are you f-ing kidding me??? (6,194 "likes"). Founded in May, 2010, this group's description details the resounding frustration of the theme of all of the anti-Tea Party fan pages:
"The reasons for the existence of this page are pretty simple:
(1) To provide factual, reality-based information which demonstrates why Republicans shouldn't be trusted with running a popsicle stand, much less the government of our fine nation.
(2) To provide a place where thoughtful discussion and debate can occur, rather than a free-for-all exchange of personal insults and unsubstantiated talking points.
Note: If you can't make your case without personally attacking someone, go away and find some other kids to play with. Adults are speaking here.
(3) To provide a place where people can vent their frustrations with Republican elected officials, media personalities, family members, co-workers, etc. and have a little non-violent fun at their expense."
Dunk a T.E.A. Party Bag in a Cup of Hope and Change (5,754 "likes"). Founded in 2011, this group has over 1,000 pictures and memes to peruse through.
Teabilly Hunting (5,712 "likes'). You will love their profile picture (see slideshow).
Special thanks to fellow Examiner, Jim Johnson for finding these Facebook fan pages.
Please feel free to comment below, suggest other fan pages that i missed (yes, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of anti-Tea Party Facebook fan pages in existence), or point out corrections.