I was motivated to write this article after reading the following two articles:
Is The Tea Party Simply A Symbol Of Public Anger Or Is It The Future of the GOP? (Sodahead)
which was inspired by
The Tea Party Teens (New York Times) http://twurl.cc/21xs
Both of these articles seem to be attempts by liberal would be Political Pundits to explain, what seems to them to be, the unfathomable present status of the TEA Party Movement:. To quote NYT's David Brooks:
"But it is now more popular than either major party. According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 41 percent of Americans have a positive view of the tea party movement. Only 35 percent of Americans have a positive view of the Democrats and only 28 percent have a positive view of the Republican Party."
Sodahead's Lon (no last name - maybe in hiding?) put it this way:
"The Republican Party holds a 28% net-negative favorable/unfavorable rating, the Democratic Party holds a net-negative fav/unfav 35-45%. The shocker is that the Tea Party movement holds a 41-23% net-positive score."
NYT's Brooks posited the explanation for the rise of the TEA Party as being backlash by the uneducated commoners against the educated class. Mr. Brooks says the tea party's opposition to abortion, gun control, global warming, an international view of foreign affairs, big government and media bias is simply based on class warfare.
"Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year. The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting."
From this it seems that liberals feel that we tea party folks are little more than animals acting on herd instinct. Basically, Mr. Brooks and his allegedly educated liberal, elitist cohorts believe we TEA Party folks are not intelligent enough to form opinions on are own nor able seek people that share our opinions.
How many converstations with his fellow liberals with his fellow liberals must this man have had to feel it was safe to reduce such repugnant thoughts to writing.
And this attitude towards us common citizens seems to be in lock step with Obama's attitude towards us common voters.
"The Obama administration is premised on the conviction that pragmatic federal leaders with professional expertise should have the power to implement programs to solve the country’s problems."
At this point, Sodahead's Lon (apparently in hiding) realized that Obama Aristocrat Brooks had said the equivalent of "let them eat cake" to the masses. He realized that Mr. Brooks blurting out how Liberals really feel about the common citizen might jeopardize Obama's "educated, elitist, aristocratic Second Estate" and feared that it could lead to a "Storming of the Bastille" by the uneducated masses aka tea party folks.
But Lon does not really discredit or deny Mr. Brook's theory. Instead he merely grossly underestimates that it upset thousands of of people. And then goes on to propose his own ridiculous theory on why the TEA Party movement is so popular:
"They simply want to say, “shove it you commie, liberal scum.”
The basis for Sodahead Lon theory seems to just be a regurgitation of Democrat Propaganda.
How can two members of Obama's educated, elitist, aristocratic Second estate get it so wrong? Apparently they really do think that we are so ignorant that they are above us. Apparently they are so removed from the contact of the average man that they are unable to engage one and ask them, "Why do you have the opinions you have? So I am going to try to explain in to the ruling class in a manner that meets with their expectations.
"You see, while we are living our lives we form opinions based on our internal moral compass and alleged limited mental ability. And then, while we are out there toiling to keep you in the life style you have become accustomed to, we talk to each other. And when we find someone that shares our opinions, we hang around with them.
Then, some of us that are smarter, that can read and such,begins to tell the rest of us about this Constitution thingy and Bill of Rights. And then there was this really hard to think on stuff like, God Given Rights, Natural law and a bunch of stuff some really smart guys wrote during something called the "Enlightenment" And they mentioned that some of those folks that wrote that Constitution thingy said we should beware of tyrants. They said to make sure that we place priority on loyalty to country over loyalty to political party. And then some of us said now what should we do.
So then someone said we should seek out other people that might feel like us. And so we started having meetings and inviting people to come. And apparently a lot of people thought like us."
And that is why you two wrote your articles.
Next I am going to use my allegedly inferior, uneducated conservative mind to write a more complete explanation about the TEA Party called -
"TEA Party - It is not Republican vs Democrat nor Educated vs Uneducated nor white vs color"
In the mean time, might I suggest the educated Liberal Elitists make sure the draw bridge is up, the moat is filled and you muzzle your fellow allegedly educated aristocrats who accidentally blurt out how you Liberals really feel about the common citizen.
Those were my thoughts.
Submitted in Rebuttal,
The Cynical Patriot
Monticello MN USA
I’m a little confused. What exactly is this group for? I thought conservative Christians were for the second commandment and the golden rule.
39"The second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
40" On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
Matthew 7:12 (Golden Rule)
12 “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”
41"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
42for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
43I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.'
44"Then they themselves also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?'
45"Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.'
46"These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
The facts are clear that Americans are not over taxed. Check out my hub on taxes.
But I am very interested in exactly what the Tea Party Group is for?
Are you for cutting US military spending that now is as much as the rest of the world combined? Are you for cutting some of the over 1,000 foreign military bases? Are you for the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan? Are you for the tax cuts for Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and the other 400 American billionaires?
Are you for helping the 19 million American children that live in poverty and the 8 million without any healthcare in the richest country in the world?
Did you know Warren Buffett declared war on the non-rich - see my hub.
As you can see I have a few simple questions.
Thanks and have a great day,
I am always trying to show the variety of TEA partiers, hence this article...
the main basics they all have in common are: getting government back to Constitutional Laws, of i.e. small government, we the people are in charge of standing firm voting for who is in government and how they run things,free markets, fiscal conservancy, no taxpayer funded abortion anything,no government run healthcare mandating you must buy this or that insurance or be penalized and deciding what care you can have and other socialized running of systems by government...foundational things...most of what you asked about are issues that are handled through the foundational things. The Constitution is the foundation.
all the issues you mentioned are varied as like the TEA partiers' are.
here is another Constitutionally minded, TEA party type person running for government in Texas...
http://www.voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.p … ebate-3016
Frank Rich on the Tea Party
Last week a prominent right-wing blogger, Erick Erickson of RedState.com, finally figured out that the Tea Party Convention “smells scammy,” likening it to one of those Nigerian e-mails promising untold millions. Such rumbling about the movement’s being co-opted by hucksters may explain why Palin used her first paid appearance at Fox last Tuesday to tell Bill O’Reilly that she would recycle her own tea party profits in political contributions. But Erickson had it right: the tea party movement is being exploited — and not just by marketers, lobbyists, political consultants and corporate interests but by the Republican Party, as exemplified by Palin and Steele, its most prominent leaders.
Tea partiers hate the G.O.P. establishment and its Wall Street allies, starting with the Bushies who created TARP, almost as much as they do Obama and his Wall Street pals. When Steele and Palin pay lip service to the movement, they are happy to glom on to its anti-tax, anti-Obama, anti-government, anti-big-bank vitriol. But they don’t call for any actual action against the bailed-out perpetrators of the financial crisis. They’d never ask for investments to put ordinary Americans back to work. They have no policies to forestall foreclosures or protect health insurance for the tea partiers who’ve been shafted by hard times. Their only economic principle beside tax cuts is vilification of the stimulus that did save countless jobs for firefighters, police officers and teachers at the state and local level.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/opini … ef=opinion
yes, it really is sad that people continue to exploit such a pure and honest concept as constitutionality. but i think that is exactly the point that needs to be looked at...that there are those of us that do see clearly the purity of the concept and want a country run on that foundation.
...but, of course, each person has to get back to that point of purity of concept...some obviously can't go there...yet...maybe they will make it...the world of easy and corrupt money is something i have never had a problem with
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