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Taking The Tea Party For Granted
I admit it and am actually proud to be called a Tea Party member. I remember the times of 2009, as the movement began to grow and why it grew. Attending the rally of 912 was a magnificent experience. It was also a peaceful one as compared to some of the things being witnessed lately. One arrest according to my recollection and that was a left wing loon who took it upon herself to slap a Tea Partier. Why do I say it was magnificent? Awesome would be a better word because here were hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of my fellow Americans who gathered in the nation's Capitol to let our elected officials know that enough is enough. It was pooh-poohed by The Lame Stream Media and mocked by the President of our nation.
At end of the clip below, Dennis Miller gives an appropriate commentrary concerning Smirksalot's statement about tea bags. He pissed me off immensely when he took it upon himself to spout off since he didn't have the gonads to stick around that weekend in September and face the crowd that assembled. Instead he took it upon himself to fly off to Minnesota to have another pep rally. We saw him fly away in his fancy helicopter and waved bye-bye to him.
What is interesting is that we are accused of being racists, fascists, far right wing goons and every other epitaph the left wingers and Lame Stream Media can possibly heap upon us. But one thing should now be perfectly clear after the November 2010 elections when we waved our tea bags at the polls and shellacked the idiots in Washington - we're not going away. Here's what Harry Reid had to say about the disappearance of The Tea Party. Was he paying he attention then? Is he paying attention now? I'll get to the Republicans in a minute. But Harry needs to know that we aren't going to just disappear.
Why, Frog, why won't ya'll just go away and let the rest of us continue down the path of destroying the best nation on earth to live in without all the commotion? What most people who oppose the movement don't understand is the mix of the movement. It is comprised of what is affectionately known as The Silent Majority (TSM). Harry, TSM is just getting revved up good after watching this circus you are conducting in Foggy Bottom and we sent a rather loud message which appears to have fallen on deaf ears, including the Republican Party's leadership. Rather than disappear, we continue to gain strength and will continue on our course of action and the agenda of righting the USS Constitution. The Tea Party is all about the adherence to running the ship of state according to that document - that is the primary agenda. If this was to have been done in the past, we wouldn't find ourselves in the mess we are in now. If we all demand - left to right and all those in between - that our elected officials ensure that the nation's business is conducted using that document as their guide then we just may have a solid chance of turning this thing around.
Here's the rub. The Democrats took TPM for granted, and we turned many of them out. The far left loons who are from far left loon lands were safe. They didn't get any of the message that was sent. They, like old Harry, think it's just a passing fad. It isn't my fellow Americans. This Hub will now swing over to discuss the Republican Party and the attitude that seems to be prevalent. The mandate sent to Washington when 63 TPM backed candidates were sent to Washington was rather specific and those candidates were sent with an agenda. Up there at the top was repealing, or defunding, Obamacare. Next up is to cut all this excessive spending that very soon will have the wheels falling off of our nation as we rush headlong into financial disaster. It's coming if we don't do something about it and do something about it now rather than kicking the can down the road expecting things to just get better.
Imagine this scenario. You're out in the middle of the desert and you're dying of thirst. Off in the distance you see a cloud of dust approaching you. As it nears you, you see that Chief RINO Boehner is at the wheel of a water truck but are aghast that he has his war bonnet on backwards. All over the rig, like ants, are his "yes men." On the side of the truck's tank is stenciled in bright red letters - POLITICAL WATER CARRIERS, INC. Now you're dying of thirst mind you. The truck rumbles to a halt and Chiefy Boehner grins at you and asks, "You called?" You reply, "Thank God you're here." He looks sternly at you, with tears in his eyes, and says this: "I'd like to help you out but you don't understand. You don't know how things work up here in Foggy Bottom," to which his merry band of RINOs chuckles and throw elbows into each other ribs as they hee haw at you. With that, he slams the truck into gear and roars off into the distance, leaving you thirstier than you were in the first place and now extremely pissed off.
My thesis here is about the Republican Party leadership themselves taking The Tea Party Movement for granted. I would suggest to them that they don't do that. The shellacking that they took this past November might appear mild to the shelling that could occur in 2012. It is appearing that in all likelihood that it is occurring. We very well might not know "how things work up there." One thing is for sure though. We know how things aren't working up there and want the business as usual crap to stop. We sent the water carriers to Washington to switch drivers, not to have the same old, same old shoved down our throats. One might expect that from Democrats. But we called for real change and not a bunch of fancy rhetoric. Many were bamboozled in 2008 and now many have taken the blinders off and are scratching their noggins and uttering, "This isn't the kind of change we either wanted nor expected." You see folks, in the political arena the more things seem to change, the more they stay the same. We just don't "understand?" Many of us do and don't like what we continue to see.
RINOs should beware. We have you in our sights. The assumption is being made that Tea Party members loyalty is to the Republican Party and that they won't vote for a Democrat. Now I don't know if that is true or not, I have met some concerned Democrats at Tea Party events. I, being a registered Independent, sure don't have that mindset. What these Democrat-Lite types may find is that in the coming elections they are faced with being challenged by actual conservatives, versus faux ones like themselves, with fiscally conservative values if they don't pluck their heads out of their third point of contact. Start walking the walk if you're going to talk the talk. We have let it be known that Chiefy Boehner's job itself may be on the chopping block, as are the likes of Senators Lugar and McConnell. Boehner needs to at this time be charged with reckless driving.
The mandate was to either real or defund Obamacare, cut spending and cut it as deeply as needed to get us out of this fiscal quagmire, cut the federal bureaucracy (that's where the majority of our tax dollars are being gobbled up), limit the size of the government and return to the principles of individual freedom and responsibility, insure this nation remains a sovereign nation and above all run things IAW the US Constitution. Those are all conservative values and the reality of the situation is that the majority of the populace of this country considers themselves to be of this flavor. I will now back link to my previous article called "Being A Conservative" in case you missed it.
Common sense tells people we obviously can't continue to sustain what we have been doing for decades - spending money we don't have. Eventually the ink runs dry. There is no free lunch. You aren't really entitled to anything except that which you are willing to work for. Being a conservative isn't a bad thing atall. Try it. You might find you like it. If one reads what I wrote in the conservative article, carefully and with an open mind, you just might find that is how you run your household on a daily basis, be you a lefty or a righty or somewhere in between on the political spectrum of life, especially in the fiscal arena. Is it really too much to ask that our government operate under the same principles that we have to adhere to?
Personally, I think not.
Have an awesome weekend.