Obama began his “Listening Tour” by telling American’s to “listen to him“, because he’s not interested in listening to you. That’s what happened during a Decorah, Iowa Townhall meeting when Tea Party members confronted Obama on Joe “BiteMe” Biden’s comments that Tea Party people are like a bunch of terrorists.
In typical condescending fashion, Obama ended the encounter by saying “It doesn’t sound like you’re interested in listening”, he said. So Obama doesn’t want to listen to you, so shut up!
Now there have also been comments by some elected officials and media types calling Tea Party hostage takers and terrorists. In particular, Senator Harry “this war is lost” Reid said the Tea Party is Over!
“The Tea Party is Ovah!” said Reid to declared socialist gumshoe Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC, a make believe news organization. Notice that self proclaimed socialist O’Donnell asks that there are three parties in America,
Democrat Socialists, Republican and Tea Party. First, there is no “Official” political party called the “Tea Party“, there never has there been and, nor will there ever be a Tea Party. Second, the Tea Party is “We the People“. Third, the Tea Party is a grassroots astroturfing rightwing extremist God fearing collection of people concerned about our government addiction to spending. </snark> And We want an intervention!
Washington can learn from an addict.
Giving another $2.4 Billion of tax payers monies to spend to Obama and Congress, is like giving alcohol to a drunk. They are gonna drink it. Either a hangover of drowning debt will stop them, or the death of the Republic will result. This country is on its way to economic liver failure.
Saying that the Tea Party is short lived, extreme, and that people will move to a more moderate position eventually, is wishful thinking. Basically, what Reid is saying that by moving to more moderate position is actually agreeing with his position of more out of control spending? In your dreams Harry.
Not to be undone, academic political experts (they’re the ones that teach, but have no practical experience), have weighed in saying Tea Party Heyday is coming to an end. How, by polling people!
“If you were paying attention to the coverage, the characterization of people resistant to raising the debt ceiling was they were Tea Party supporters or members of the Tea Party caucus,” said Charles Franklin, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin and a polling specialist. “That characterization is an element in the current apparent decline in Tea party popularity.”
“It definitely made the Tea Party a more visible figure,” he said. “The people who pay attention the least are the independent swing voters. This is the first time they got an idea of what the Tea Party is trying to do.”
Dick Armey, the chairman of FreedomWorks, a group that works closely with the Tea Party, argues that Tea Party lawmakers and activists have been unfairly blamed. He said in a recent CNN interview that Standard & Poor’s validated their concerns over the national debt when it downgraded the nation’s credit rating. He said Tea Party activists and voters simply want Congress to move aggressively to avert the economic fallout that will come if the current rate of federal spending continues.
If you were paying attention, that is. That’s the important part, were the independents paying attention. I think they were and they still are paying attention, and I disagree that independents are moving away from the Tea Party. Where are they going to go? Over to President Downgrade and more of his failed policies? I suppose if you sit in your ivory towers of academia, make a few phone calls, ask some questions, and formulate an opinion based off of loosely cohesive inquiries, and then everyone would fall out of favor with whatever party they prefer.
Maybe this is just history repeating itself? Could it be? Examine this 1934 opinion cartoon:
Substitute Capitalism for Tea Party, and link in Obama, and you’ve got Uncle FDR’s solution to prosperity. Spend, Spend, Spend! By the way, if you think this cartoon from Chicago Tribune in 1934 is a hoax, the copywrite date is in the lower right corner, and I’ve linked it to Snopes. Click on the pic to authenticate.
It is eerily parallel to today’s economy and the position the Tea Party has taken is to prevent the country from defaulting on the economy. We need to cut spending, but where to cut? The Tea Party would like your feedback. Click here and answer a few tough questions.
Can you count on congress, and the Gang of 12 committee, to make the tough decisions on spending cuts? Well, let’s see what gang member Rep. James Clyburn (Dumbocrat – S.C.) thinks:
As part of the package to raise the debt ceiling, for instance, Congress locked in more than $900 billion in domestic spending cuts up front, and created the supercommittee to identify at least $1.5 trillion in additional deficit reduction. There were no stimulus provisions or revenue hikes.
Clyburn said he’ll be pushing for revenue raisers – not just cuts – in the next round in order to “secure our nation’s financial future in a fair and balanced way that requires shared sacrifice and creates opportunity for all Americans.”
Clyburn calls this “tithing“, meaning raising your taxes. So here’s a great example of not cutting spending, but adding more spending. As I have stated before in previous posts, the Socialist democrats are not serious about cutting spending. We have yet to hear from John “who served in Vietnam” Kerry on his brain-farts on spending
cuts increases. Clyburn politicizes the faux budget committee into a wealth redistribution program. It just proves the socialist democrats are not serious about spending cuts, but they are serious about destroying this nation’s economy.
Reports about the Tea Party’s demise are greatly exaggerated. However, reports on America’s demise are quickly becoming a reality. Since China is our largest creditor they have some major political influence on this country’s policies, and if China doesn’t like something, they can tell Washington what to do, and they have. Has our debt weakened our sovereignty?
Bowing to Chinese pressure, the U.S. will deny Taiwan’s request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter aircraft, a Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MND) official said.
So how many more deals have been thwarted by our creditors? This is a direct result of why being in debt with this nation’s enemies is going to destroy our Republic. This is what the Tea Party is trying to prevent. And for that, the socialists that want to destroy this Republic by calling us terrorists.
So who are the real terrorists? The EPA (Employment Prevention Agency) has prevented the expansion of industries to grow citing environmental concerns. The Interior department refuses to issue permits for energy development. The Justice Department denies due process to victims of crime and equal protection under the law. A president that openly promotes a socialist agenda.
The Tea Party wants a return to Constitutional values. This is why we have a Declaration of Independence and not Dependence. Remember, Obama could not recite the Declaration of Independence because he doesn’t believe where our Rights come from. God!
He can’t bring himself to say the Creator
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. These rights are given to us by God. Not by man. These rights cannot be taken away. Man made rights can be taken away, but not God’s. This is who we are, this is the Tea Party.
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