Al Gore has opened his big fat mouth, again. No, this time it’s not about Global Warming, which made him a multi-millionaire overnight.
In 2000, then Vice-President Al Gore had a net worth of $1-2 million. By 2008 — after winning a Nobel Peace prize and an Academy Award, numerous $175,000 speaking gigs, $35 million stock in Google and Apple that he received as a board advisor, and ownership of a carbon credit trading company — his net worth ballooned to $120 million, an increase of 6,000% to 12,000%!
Now, the “fat crazed sex poodle” is calling Americans to rise up in rebellion, à la the Arab Spring that began in Egypt. But wait. Gore means only certain Americans — his kind of Americans.
The other night on his Current TV, Gore said to former MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann that America needs to work toward an “reinvigoration of democracy”:
“We need to have an American spring. You know, the Arab Spring—the nonviolent part of it isn’t finished yet—but we need to have an American Spring, a kind of an American Tahrir Square. Non-violent change, where people from the grassroots get involved again. I want to tell you, Keith, this country is in trouble. Our democracy has been withering on the vine, it really has been. This has been going on for some time. But this is not an event that can be taken lately. I know it’s difficult to imagine that the people who care about the values that this country was based on will rise up and get much more involved in the democratic process, but that is exactly what we need and that is the only thing that can get our country back on the right track. ”
Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard asks a question that’s on our minds as well:
“Was the former vice president of the United States actually suggesting that Barack Obama is like an Arab tyrant who is responsible for the murder of thousands of his own citizens (just like Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad)?”
Then, Gore hastily made clear that his American Spring has no room for the TEA Party — a genuine grassroots movement that arose after the 2008 election, credited with confronting members of Congress in townhall meetings across America in the summer of 2009, and with the million-patriots March on Washington, DC, on September 12, 2009:
Noooooo. Those are not the Americans Gore has in mind for his “American Spring”! This is what he said to Olbermann:
“Not in the Tea Party style…that movement was funded with seed money from right-wing billionaires, the Koch brothers, and promoted on Fox News and turned into a stalking horse for this right-wing agenda that a lot of people have been trying to push on this country for a long time….”
Yesiree! When those hundreds and thousands of ordinary Americans showed up in town hall meetings and marched on D.C., they were just puppets of the dastardly Koch brothers, like these two sweet grandmothers:
So Al Gore now thinks the Tea Party is the bane of America. ManBearPig, any one?