Tea Party Patriots? (Dec. 21, 2009)
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“Are the Tea Party Patriots really veiled members of the Klan (Ku Klux Klan) running around in their civvies? Is ‘Nazi’ the code word for the ‘n-word’?”
“They certainly ‘drank the Kool-Aid’ for eight years of reckless Republican (and Democratic) spending without a rally or a ruckus before they drank the tea.”
“They are a little late to the party. The Tea Party types never railed against the USA PATRIOT Act when it was parsed and passed. The Tea Party types never demonstrated against the TARP imposed by Bush and Paulson. Their anger, fright and frustration are legitimate, yet they seem at core really angry, frightened and frustrated that an African-Irish-American is in the White House.”
“There is a lot of undigested anger percolating out there. Our futures are not promising and those of the kids are even bleaker. The public senses that America in so many ways is in decline even if they can’t articulate why.”
“I don’t care if he, or she for that matter, is chartreuse, I want competence. Ronnie Reagan’s statement that ‘Deficits don’t matter’ is one of the ten greatest lies in the history of the American Republic.”
“And the line was repeated repeatedly by former President Cheney and former Vice-President Bush.”
“They made deficit spending the national sport. At least O’Bama recognizes that long-term deficits represent a threat to the financial integrity and security of the country. His spending does trouble those few of us left in America who believe in fiscal responsibility. O’Bama is making and taking a huge gamble.”
“O’Bama also represents a threat to some members of the public because of class differences and what passes for education in America.”
“The anti-intellectualism leaves me as an intellectual in the cold, although those who pass for the intellectuals in America are often charlatans and con artists. The Tea Types don’t even realize that they should be railing against their rousers. I would like to see just one of them carrying a sign that proclaims: ‘It all started under Reagan.’ When the Tea Types start carrying caricatures of McConnell and Boehner and their clan, I will pay them some heed. Until then, most of them seem to be little more than contemporary Klansmen in coveralls. However there may be some unaffiliated iconoclasts who march with them because they have no other drummer to inspire them.”
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[See the “e-ssay” dated June 1, 2009 titled “The Humongous Gamble” discussing the great gamble pursued by O’Bama and the risk to the future of America, dated January 19, 2009 titled “The TARP Is A Trap,” dated Oct. 6, 2008 titled “A Bleak Day: The Trillion Dollar Tragedy,” dated Sept. 29, 2008 titled “Futile Efforts” and dated April 4, 2005 titled “USA PATRIOT Act.”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Fiscal responsibility: Good; Racism Veiled as Fiscal Responsibility: Bad
It’s evening in America.
It’s always darkest on the Winter Solstice.
Nonetheless, there is much to celebrate in this good country
As a political compromise, Alaska was admitted as a “Democratic” state (49th) and Hawaii as a “Republican” state (50th). Alaska gave us Sarah Plain/Palin; Hawaii gave us Barack O’Bama.