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Tipping The Pot?

Updated on May 9, 2012

February 2011 Rally For The American Dream

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United WE Stand

In November 2010, the GOP and it's "Tea Party" allies seemed to be on a roll. Taking the US House and control of several States. For people who supposedly took inspiration from basically a guerrilla movement, they seemed to have forgotten two basic rules of warfare: do not underestimate your enemy, or enemies, and do not open too many fronts.

The governors who swept into power on a tide of manufactured outrage wasted little time in opening their first front, organized labor. The first attack was in Wisconsin, where their Tea Party, and Koch Brother's backed, governor signed a law that gutted public sectors workers rights. Ohio soon followed suit. What neither expected was that workers would do what they always do when they are threatened, fight back! Workers in Wisconsin occupied their states capital and spawned satellite protests all across the country, including Pennsylvania. They organized and recalled 3 senators , and now have Governor Walker facing a recall election in June. In Ohio, their Governors attack on workers was voted down by its states voters. The efforts of these citizens may have been the inspiration for the Occupy movement.

After those defeats, you would think the GOP would back off. Not with people like ALEC and religious fundamentalists calling the shots within the party, the next target became women. Arizona became the newest state to open this front, with their State's Governor blocking Planned Parenthood's funding. Pennsylvania had an attempt to require ultrasounds for women considering abortions tabled in the face of public opposition. We have the Catholic Church and other religions arguing for the right to impose their morals on their employees. But as we saw the end of April, women did much as workers did, and fought back.

The GOP also has opened other smaller fronts; Latinos, urban minorities, through "Voter ID" laws, and, as North Carolina shows, homosexuals.

The question is, can these groups coalesce into a movement, much like what we saw in 2008? Perhaps they can, and must, for it may be the only way to combat the "%1" backed "superpacs".

April 2012--Rally Against War On Women

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      TeaPartyCrasher 6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      You couldn't comprehend Chomsky! Or you'd get so mad at seeing your "%1" skewered you'd burn it in disgust!

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      TP, make you a deal? I'll download your book if you will download mine! Then we both give a brief report to prove we read them?

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      Kebennett1 6 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      Well written Hub. Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. Keeping where I stand on these issues to myself. Politics makes too many enemies :)

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      TeaPartyCrasher 6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Those "Superpacs" could be a tool for Obama. Have voters look to, as I said, what happened in Wisconsin and Ohio.

      Also, what happened in Arizona may be able to swing the Latino Vote blue

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      Dr Billy Kidd 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Good argument. But I don't believe anyone can stand up against the anti-government Super PACs half billion dollars. They're winning the war to label Obama as "the other," the anti-capitalis, big-government socialist Muslim, who has incited class warfare, raised taxes, etc., ad nauseuum. This appeals to people's convictions and their feelings of patriotism, not people knowledge of the facts--which most don't have any. What's more, I don't think Obama is going to get too many people roused up with his "more of the same" campaign. Hey, Sooner28, you probably got it--how the election will go: give or take a few in the House, lose a few in the Senate, take the White House--due to a larger turnout (probably Hispanic/Lation to vote for Marco Rubio as VP).

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      TeaPartyCrasher 6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Gusser:

      Well, NC had to make "Ole Strom" proud, I'll say that much. Indiana to me is merely another example of the GOP eating it's own under the influence of that Koch-laced "Tea".

      Sooner:

      If they're upset about the economy, and Mitt can be shown as a candidate of, by and for the "%1". Things should go OK.

      AR:

      Would be nice to see America do what France and Greece have done and vote FOR their economic interest.

      You need to stop reading "%1" propaganda and pick up books like Noam Chomsky's "Prosperous Few And Restless Many".

      Or do you WANT to be a serf to the Koch's?

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      TP, just like France! Where will the money continue to come from to support unions, entitlements, etc. This isnt about wanting people to have the best in life! Its about not giving away the farm.......they we don't even have! Our federal government is BROKE! Not from wars or building highways! They are broke from billions into entitlement programs that do not work! I appreciate the fact you are passionate about a cause but you have to be a realist! Unions steal and rob companies until they are broke! GM is a prime example! States like NY, CA, are a prime example! These social programs have killed France, Greece etc. and all the money left the country because of it! You blame greed on cos leaving? No its because if they stay they DIE! Daddy always said keep your enemies close! I hope to stay close to you for many years to see how you aborb what France is about to go through etc. .............they are just like us, only 10 to 30 years ahead!............BTW, new book out by stossil called NO They Cant, I don't like libertarians much but the journalism is fantastic! Then read the Millionaire Next Door, its an older book. I believe these two books will change your life. Anyway I'm watching you, watching him! gotta love that commercial! LOL

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      Sooner28 6 years ago

      Some people like to talk a big game, but can't back it up on their own turf. I won't name names.

      But I digress. Don't underestimate the stupidity of the American electorate. These people voted for George Bush completely one time around (2004), after he had exposed himself to be a warmongering pawn of the rich.

      People are upset about the economy, and have short memories; therefore, it wouldn't surprise me if Romney wins, and the GOP gains seats in the Senate, but maybe loses a little ground in the House.

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      Gusser 6 years ago

      It appears the Tea Party kicked your butt again yesterday. Evidently you are failing at crashing.

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