The Tea Party… Madness from the Left

The tea party is not a party… It is a movement more than a party.  And rarely has a movement been so anonymous, so faceless.  The tea party, taking their name from the Boston Tea Party in colonial times when they stood up to the King of England against taxation without representation… for being taxed too much, against their will and without being heard by the Crown, is an idea that developed into the modern day movement made up of everyday… ‘main street’ Americans.  It is a movement of “We the People” who have woken up and are standing up against our King George and his unbridled spending and ‘for’ fiscal responsibility and governance based on the U.S. Constitution, things those colonists who dressed up as Indians that threw tea that was being unfairly taxed into Boston Harbor and their compatriots went on to spill their blood and give their lives for… so we could live free as part of the ‘Great American Experiment’… the hope for the average man not only in America but around the world.

You can always tell who and what the Left fears or is throwing a wrench into their plans (Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, the Tea Party Movement) because that is who they go after and demonize relentlessly through the mainstream media which they all but control.  It is part of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and the Cloward and Piven strategy to create chaos and Obama, the people he surrounds himself with and the Progressive leftist elites subscribe to.  If you are not read Rules for Radicals and are not familiar with Cloward and Piven it is essential to understand the madness!  Making sense of the left’s actions without reading those is like going to church without ever opening the Bible.

The Democrat’s latest mantra is if you can’t blame George Bush… blame the tea party.

JOE BIDEN - Whipping up Dems.

After the debt ceiling fight in Congress our Vice President Joe Biden condemned Tea Party Republicans for “acting like terrorists” during the debt fight, sources said and there were plenty of sources and witnesses. (This is not that unusual for this administration who had the head of Homeland Security create a watch list almost first thing after taking power of patriots and people of all kinds who disagreed with them like conservative bloggers.)

Biden made the shocking statement during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats to try to whip up support for the debt-limit deal, according to the sources… and some were willing to spill the beans to the NY Times.

The vice president was reacting to an irate Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), who said Democrats “have negotiated with terrorists,” reported.

“This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money,” Doyle added.

Biden agreed, saying, “They have acted like terrorists,” the report said.

The over-the-top rhetoric hit a nerve with Republicans.

“With the president holding the American economy hostage, I would prefer to think of myself as a freedom fighter,” bristled Tea Party champion Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

“The only people taking hostages around here are those who want to continue our path toward economic ruin.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus demanded an apology and said Biden “more than crossed a line.”

Biden later denied making the comment, insisting to CBS News, “I did not use the terrorism word.”

“What happened was there were some people who said they felt like they were being held hostage by terrorists. I never said that they were terrorists or weren’t terrorists, I just let them vent,” Biden said.

We all know Biden’s penchant for colorful remarks and language and his less than good judgment in choice of time and place to use them, making it even more believable that he said exactly was reported by the NY Times (read full article)

Smearing the tea party is a strategy that just might back fire on them however, because lets face it, attacking the tea party is attacking middle America, concerned Americans and fiscal conservatives from all parties and alliances: Democrats, Independents, Libertarians as well as Republicans.

As initial survey data showed (click here), a sizable portion of the Tea Party movement is non-Republican. A Gallup poll from March 2010 found that 50% of “Tea Party identifiers” were Republicans while 43% identified as independents and 7% as Democrats. That’s a perfect 50:50 split. If anything it has become more mixed by party affiliation and race since then.

And to assume that these attacks come from Joe Biden alone or a small handful of people on the left is just another example of the Ostrich Syndrome.  Within hours of the disappointing and unpopular debt ceiling and crisis compromise and then the AAA credit rating downgrade by S&P blame was focused on the tea party by Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, ultra-liberal Senator John Kerry, and just about every Progressive Democrat that made a comment.  There was obviously a  ‘Progressive memo’, with the phrase ‘tea party downgrade’ and similar follow-up comments sent out and then repeated all over the news virtually verbatim.  The origination of the term ‘Tea Party downgrade’ is being credited to Obama henchman and campaign strategist David Alexrod who used it in an interview on Face the Nation.

Obama Conversation With Tea Partier Gets Heated  –  Fox

See Video: HERE  –  I guess asking a question is now unacceptable even when the President goes on the road to ‘talk with the people’?

DECORAH, Iowa – President Obama got into a heated back-and-forth Monday with a Tea Party activist who demanded to know at the end of a town hall meeting whether Vice President Biden had called Tea Partiers “terrorists” during the debt ceiling debate on Capitol Hill.

In public, Obama did not directly answer the question from Iowa Tea Party activist Ryan Rhodes about Biden. But Obama fired back that he knows better than anyone what it’s like to be slammed for his political views and was not about to accept a lecture on the topic.

“Now, in fairness, since I’ve been called a socialist who wasn’t born in this country, who is destroying America and taking away its freedoms because I passed a health care bill, I’m all for lowering the rhetoric,” Obama said.

Obama did say he would discuss the matter further with Rhodes, founder of the Iowa Tea Party, after the event. And the duo was spotted in an animated conversation a few moments later.

In an interview later with Fox News, Rhodes said that the president had insisted that Biden had not made the original comment.

“He just denied it. He said the vice president didn’t make any of those assertions,” Rhodes said. “If he doesn’t want to even admit what was on TV nationally — all over the place — then how can you have a conversation?”

Rhodes added that Obama brushed him aside. “Then he said, ‘We can’t have a conversation because you’re saying I called you a terrorist,’” recalled Rhodes. “The fact is it demonstrates the deep divide that he is unwilling to negotiate without going after the other side. The whole day was about going after Republicans and talking about how unreasonable they are.”

The private conversation between Rhodes and Obama was partially picked up by a TV camera, but the audio was tough to make out. Obama in general seemed to be saying the incident with Biden was misconstrued and that if Rhodes wanted to insist that the word “terrorist” was used then they were never going to see eye to eye.

The incident stems from a private meeting Biden attended, at the height of the debt ceiling debate, with House Democrats who were angry that Republicans were not meeting the president halfway. One lawmaker, Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., went so far as to say that Republicans affiliated with the Tea Party had behaved like “terrorists” during the debate.

Some Democrats familiar with the meeting said at the time that Biden had appeared to agree with the sentiment expressed by Doyle and others as a way of moving the conversation along and convincing Democrats to support the final compromise. But Biden himself denied to CBS News that he had uttered the word “terrorist” in the meeting in the context of the Tea Party.

Here in Iowa, some people in the crowd seemed to be unhappy with Rhodes others were supportive. One woman was overheard confronting him by saying, “That was extraordinarily rude” to the president.

A second woman who did not want to be identified by name said she felt the exchange was “over the top aggressive.”

But others congratulated Rhodes on standing up and felt he was perfectly within acceptable limits and just did what he had to to get the president to even acknowledge his question.

But Rhodes was not backing down. “I said my piece,” he said.  (As it should be!!)

I am someone who has always believed that we need to respect the office of the presidency even if we don’t like the occupant, but even cautious former press secretary Dana Perino and now a co-host of The Five said that the President has left himself open for this type of challenge because of his own behavior and actions… or inactions.

As Senator Charlie Schumer (D-NY) recently let slip in a radio interview, there’s a concerted effort by Democrats to demonize the Tea Party.  So that being said and with the statements being made, the Tea Party has the right to defend themselves!

The tea party movement is you and me… patriotic concerned Americans who love our Country and who want it to survive for our kids and grandkids.  It, and some of the people the left have demonized the most, are what stands between us and the fundamental transformation of America.  The choice of who we follow and if we care enough to educate ourselves, get involved and stand up between now and the Election in 2012 will determine the fate of the United States of America and the idea of American Exceptionalism!

One of the greatest challenges in the 2012 Election will be voter fraud and that is an area, through volunteering, monitoring and staying engaged that the tea party and concerned Americans in general can make a difference. 

Ask Marion~

If you are not familiar with the grassroots tea party movement there are some books about it: Give Us Liberty, The Tea Party Manifesto and That’s No Angry Mob, That’s My Mom, but the best thing you can do is go to one of their events in your local area or in support of an issue that you care about and meet the people involved. You just might run into your neighbor or someone from work or church!!

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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