Archive for the ‘Tea Party Nation’ Category
by Joe Newby
During a discussion on the sequester, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the Tea Party is a “non-violent” anarchist group that doesn’t believe in any form of government, which he said is “inherently good,” The Blaze reported Tuesday.
“We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years,” he said. “When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.”
Harry Reid on difference between anarchists and the Tea Party
“Anything they can do to throw a monkey wrench into the wheels of government, they are happy to do that,” he added.
Reid went on to say that while the Tea Party sees the government as inherently bad, “government is inherently good.”
A reader at Twitchy said the Tea Party “wants to rid the government of mealy mouthed, nasty, lying little twisted worms from Searchlight, Nevada, who think they are rulers, not public servants.”
“Hey Harry, do you really think the Senate floor is a proper place to attack fellow Americans?” asked a post at the pro-Sarah Palin Barracuda Brigade, reminding Reid that those participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests are closer to anarchists than the Tea Party.
A post at the left wing Daily Kos, however, demanded that Reid “do something” about the Tea Party, but did not specify what action the Majority Leader should take.
“Enough already! Stand up for the Majority already Harry. Quit playing footsie with ‘your esteemed, gentlemen colleagues’ — and give them ‘just desserts,’” the post said.
Promises of change made by revolutionaries in 18th-century France and 20th-century Russia were said to bring about a new world order that would arise Phoenix-like from the dead ideas of the past. Give us power and time and the bloody mess that’s today will fade in memory as we look forward to a glorious future. Promises, promises.
When America’s founders called for change, they did it in terms of universally held principles that had as their source God’s law, both special and natural revelation, as English Jurist William Blackstone (1723–1780) made clear:
“This law of nature, being co-eval with mankind and dictated by God Himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered [permitted] to contradict these.”
There were certain principles that could not be set aside even for the most claimed utopian promises. In addition, these governing principles had been tested in the crucible of history.
Now we come to our nation and the claim by some that the old principles must be discarded for a new set of principles. But these new principles aren’t new. They also have been tested in the crucible of history and have been found wanting.
Consider this from Sam Donaldson:
“It’s the Tea Party and thinking of the Tea Party and people like that that are driving the Republicans out of contention as a national party. You cannot win nationally if you don’t know something about the way the country’s changed, and the Tea Party seems to think the country can go back 25 or 30 years. The greatest slogan that I hated during this last campaign was ‘We want to take back our country.’ Guys, it’s not your country anymore — it’s our country and you’re part of it, but that thinking is going to defeat Republicans nationally if they don’t get rid of it.”
This is the rhetoric of revolution. Donaldson does not see that he has a tiger by the tail. Presently, the changes we are seeing are mostly peaceful. But there is an undercurrent of revolutionary fervor. We saw some of it during the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Once the masses believe that they can vote for prosperity by wealth confiscation and believe that it’s their moral right to do so, we’re doomed.
The people of France didn’t expect the Guillotine, and the Russian people did not expect the Gulag.
Mr. Donaldson can make these revolutionary statements now because he is protected by a culture of civility, but given time and the ascendency of radical social revolutionaries, a firestorm of change would consume everything he holds dear, including himself.
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By Dustin Hawkins
The Tea Party is regularly ridiculed and declared “dead” by the mainstream press and their elitist allies in Washington and Hollywood. Not surprisingly, when Tea Partiers show up and rally by the thousands, they get all but ignored, while 30 Occupy Wall Street crazies in masks will always get wall-to-wall coverage and admiration. TV shows and movies take cheap shots at Tea Party conservatives, often linking them to murder-of-the-week cases on insipid crime procedurals or dismissing them as “birthers.” But a new Associated Press poll shows tea party supporters may have the last laugh in November.
The AP/GFK poll shows that 31% of likely voters consider themselves Tea Party supporters. With 131 million votes cast in the 2008 elections, that translates into an incredible voting bloc of 41 million Tea Party supporters waiting to cast ballots. These voters have already made their voices heard in Wisconsin earlier this year, as well as in Republican primaries in Texas and Nebraska.
That 31% of likely voters figure is greater than the 19% who described themselves as either strongly or somewhat liberal. Surprisingly, liberals have escaped media characterization as being a small, fringe-like group with little power or influence. At 19% of likely voters, self-described liberals would have a turnout of 25 million voters, some 16 million fewer voters than the Tea Party.
The good news for Mitt Romney and other Republican hopefuls is that the Tea Party supporters also appear ready to turn out in much higher numbers than all other voters. For instance, while they only made up 23% of the initial polling sample, which was a sample of all adults, their numbers improve as unlikely voters were removed by the AP from the data. When unregistered and unlikely voters were taken out of the poll, their share of the vote increased by 35%, to nearly one-third of the voting population.
Meanwhile, self-described liberals fell 11% from the initial sample to the likely voter sample, while moderates increased by 3% and conservatives increased by 8%. This enthusiasm gap could make the difference in November. Once unregistered and unlikely voters were removed from the AP poll sample, Obama’s share of the vote plummeted by 10%, while Romney’s share of the vote increased by 28%. That support is driven, of course, by a supposedly dead movement. Overall, the poll shows a statistical tie with Obama at 47%, and Romney at 46%.
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James Carville. You remember Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos tried to tie the Tea Party to the mass murderer in Aurora, Colorado. Brian Ross, first thing out of his mouth, (doing impression) “George, we got big news here. There’s a Tea Party member with the same name.”
“Really? That could be big, Brian.”
“Yeah, George, it could be really big. We’re not sure, we don’t know for sure, but it could be, George, that the mass murderer at The Dark Knight Rises is a member of the Tea Party.”
The Daily Beast had a headline back in February: “Tea Party is Dead. How the movement fizzled in the 2012 Republican primaries.” And then there was James Carville, (impression) “The Tea Party, the Tea Party is over.”
“Liberal political consultant James Carville sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters of upstate New York congresswoman Louise Slaughter entitled ‘The Tea Party is Over.’ … ‘These Tea Party Republicans have worn out their welcome. But I’m telling you — getting rid of ‘em won’t be easy. They’re not leaving on their own. We’re going to have to boot them out the door like unwanted house guests,’ Mr. Carville wrote.” They have wanted you to believe the Tea Party is finished ever since the 2010 midterms, and the reason that they thought they could get away with it was the Tea Party started as a protest movement and then it matured and grew, and the Tea Party has become one of the largest grassroots political organizations. It is an organization that this country hasn’t seen in a long time. And candidate after candidate after candidate is winning nomination races and then winning elections.
IT’S RAHM BAM THE OBAMA MAN VS THE TEA PARTY NATION
It was the summer of 1980. I was working at a store in a mall in Memphis, Tennessee when I was introduced to the pleasures of a Chic fil A sandwich.
The mall had a non-existent food court and Chic Fil A was the only food outlet at the mall.
I have enjoyed their food ever since then.
I can also say in 32 years of eating there, I have never had a bad experience. Their employees always act as if they are happy to be at work and when you thank them for getting the order, instead of the somewhat rude “No problem,” they always say, “my pleasure.”
The left is now making war in Chic fil A. They do not like it that the President of Chic fil A came out against gay marriage. Dan Cathy, like his father who founded Chic fil A is a devout protestant Christian and he supports traditional marriage and family values. He has not said at least publicly that he opposes gay marriage, only that he supports traditional marriage.
Chic fil A does not refuse to serve anyone based on whether they are gay, straight or confused. In fact, they have made it a point of saying that they treat all of their customers with dignity.
That is not good enough for the radical left.
Because Chic fil A is does not carry the water for the far left, they are now making war on it.
Thomas Menino is the Mayor of Boston. He is also a member of the Party of Treason, which means he is a complete idiot. He has vowed to keep Chic fil A out of Boston. He is obviously too stupid to be able to figure out that his title is Mayor not dictator. The high Fuhrer of Boston does not have the right to block a business just because he does not agree with the politics of the owners.
The controversy continues. The Muppets have dropped their support of Chic fil A but Mike Huckabee has come out in support of Chic fil A. Well more people like Huckabee than like Kermit the frog.
Now, gays are planning a same sex kiss day at Chic fil A. They know a lot of people who patronize Chic fil A will probably find that offensive. If I owned Chic fil A, I’d have the protestors arrested for a demonstration on private property. The people at Chic fil A are much nicer. They will probably ask the protestors if they would like their iced tea refilled.
This battle is not about gay marriage, though that is what the left is spinning it as.
This is a battle about freedom. The left always screams that we must be tolerant of their beliefs but when is the left ever tolerant of someone who disagrees with them. The left has repeatedly tried to shut down conservatives from Rush, to Beck to Fox News and the list goes on.
Liberals, like Boston’s idiot in chief, do not want anyone to have a choice. They do not want anyone to disagree with them. Liberals would prefer to silence those who disagree with them. Liberals like Boston’s wannabe dictator would prefer a dictatorship where they can simply rule and if you disagree with them, they’ll put you in jail.
We must stand up for Chic fil A. I encourage everyone to stop by Chic fil A and have a meal there or at least get some of their great iced tea.
When you do, tell them you are a supporter of the Tea Party and you stand with Chic fil A and stand for freedom.