On April 15th, 2600 TEA party events were held nationwide... in over 800 cities... and with an estimated quarter-million protesters. Inexplicably, President Obama stated he "wasn't aware" of the TEA parties ... a condescending, far-fetched claim devoid of any credibility whatsoever.
Isn't it an amazing coincidence that the President delivered an uncharacteristically upbeat economic assessment the very day before the protests (that he never heard of)? And on that same day had his subservient, politicized Department of Homeland Security release a report laden with unsubstantiated assumptions warning of "right-wing radicals" and their alleged propensity towards violence? Now it comes out that Napolitano hurriedly forced the report out over protests of her own staff experts on civil rights- Why did she ignore their professional, legitimate concerns... and rush publication prior to completion of the standard review? Some time pressure/deadline from above, perhaps?
Napolitano's use of Oklahoma City in 1995 certainly is an intriguing example of how US military veterans are supposedly some sort of threat to us all. That bombing was a single event, staged almost 14 years ago- hasn't Al Qaida staged hundreds of attacks on US interests since then? Why so little mention of them since she was appointed three months ago- isn't keeping a lid on those medieval savages 80% of her job description? Isn't that why the Department of Homeland Security created in the first-place?
Apparently there is no bounds to what government assets Obama will prostitute for his own purposes... while neglecting daunting, actual threats in the meantime. All who wondered why Obama chose this obedient toady to head Homeland Security now have their answer: a serious choice who would have been focused upon real terrorist threats -not imaginary, partisan ones- like, say, a Rudolph Giuliani, wouldn't have been a willing participant is such a sham report. And anyone who expected Obama to place the nation's interests above those of his own hasn't really done their homework on how he got this far in the first place.
The DHS report also claimed inaccurately that former Army gunner Timothy McVeigh used his "military training" as preparation for the attack he perpetrated- when in-fact, he learned to make bombs after his time in the military- by his own admission. In the Oklahoma City attack, no guns were employed whatsoever- but if Napolitano and Obama are willing to slander our brave vets to serve their far-left agenda and own political security, mangling facts into what they need them to be likely won't trouble them a bit. That's the kind of "values" one obtains coming-up in the corrupt Chicago Machine- where nothing is sacred, not principle, ethics, heroes, religion, the Constitution... nothing, except obtaining, gaining, and retaining power.
Now, seven GOP Senators have signed a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano asking for the proof upon which her department based its accusatory report on so-called right-wing extremism in the United States. The seven take Napolitano to task for nakedly-partisan generalizations that imply half the electorate is prone to employing terrorism merely because they hold right-of-center political views. In the eyes of today's White House, it is now a threat to the country to sincerely care about the nation's future and demand proven solutions rather than a socialist fantasy-world, or even adherence to the Constitution upon which this country was founded.
And while Team Obama was surely disappointed that there were no useful displays of racism, violence, or vandalism resulting from the TEA parties for them exploit in discrediting their opponents, that didn't stop Democrats and their sycophants in the MSM from misrepresenting and slandering these good faith protesters none-the-less. Some Democrats in congress, such as Chicago's own Jan Schakowsky (a member of the House Democratic leadership), blasted the tea parties as a "despicable" and "shameful political stunt" that was the product of "groups of right-wing activists and fueled by Fox News". CNN and NBC mocked the participants with puerile sex jokes and bizarre allegations that "white power" was the true agenda. Network interviews with the protesters were soaking with partisan contempt and condescension.
Obama and the DNC are surely well-organized and disciplined when it comes to message control, but that just makes it all the easier for us to see what they're up-to... since they and their drones all then have the exact, same take on events. With cloned mockery and "revulsion" towards the TEA parties -and with indentical attacks upon them- anyone reading political message boards such as Politico or Topix -or lefty-blogs like HuffPo and the Daily Kos- couldn't help but notice Obama allies sticking tightly to the talking points employed by Rep. Schakowsky, MSNBC, and CNN: paint the TEA party protesters as "kooks", "racists", and/or "crazy" far-right anti-progressives with a tendency towards violence, tools of the business establishment or "rich" who "don't want to pay their fair share of taxes", who are being "used" by Fox News and/or the RNC... all the while mocking them with unfunny "tea-bagging" jokes- per Alinsky's Rule #5:
Above all, the primary defensive talking point of "Obama cut your taxes, what are you protesting?" was employed by the President, his staff, Democrats in Congress, as well as both new and old MSM-media in a constant refrain- a textbook example of lying by omission. In contrast, Governor Haley Barbour (R-Miss) has called Obama's cap-n-trade carbon taxes the "largest tax increase in American history"- as they are likely to increase the cost of almost everything, including a 30% layer of Obamamania-dues on top of your current electric bill.
Can anyone say with a straight-face that the monstrous inflation that will result from Obama's print-money spending-spree isn't a stealth tax increase, as well? If not, it's one hell of a cut in spending power- what's the difference?
And the Democrats know as well as anyone that when their trillion-dollar deficits pressure the dollar, the only thing left to do will be crank-up taxes on the job-creating "rich" that Obama's Marxist-professor mentors taught him to see as class-enemies. With China now dumping dollars in favor of copper-reserves, UK debt action failures, and calls for a world-currency to replace the greenback, does planning on borrowing a trillions from Beijing over the next decade seem like a good idea... or even a viable possibility?
The diversionary tactic of "I already cut your taxes" -while sneaking-in every back-door increase imaginable- is only pretending to not know what the protesters are saying. And what they are saying is that the Obama-Pelosi-Reid triumvirate need to get their damn mitts out of the cookie-jar... and now. We also all know that the deficits aren't going away by themselves- so quit insulting our intelligence by pretending that nobody will have to pay for this reckless spending and crushing debt... plus interest.
President Obama presenting himself as some sort of deficit and spending hawk just three days after signing the "stimulus" bill -the largest spending bill in US history- was an insulting charade. The spending of trillions that we don't have obviously will lead to far higher taxes in the future, be it two, five, or seven years from now- and Obama's acting like such deficits will have no effect on future tax policy is as dishonest as it is nonsensical.
This spending, resultant stratospheric debt, and subsequent day of reckoning is precisely what the TEA parties were protesting, and the answer to their concerns is not some short-term policy utilized to send a check to millions of Obama supporters who have never paid taxes in their life.
As their reward for honestly facing the glaring, unsettling reality that Obama purposely obsfucates, and taking time-off from their busy lives to make a statement in a peaceful and sincere manner, these new American patriots were called terrorists, radicals, nuts, and worse. And President Obama has made it abundantly clear that he's doesn't give a rat's ass what they think.
Since when did anyone start accepting such Machiavellian maneuvering and prevarication as desirable qualities in a US president? Barack Obama is way, way out-of-line... and needs to be called on his misrepresentations and hidden agenda. The more this hubristic, ultra-liberal megalomaniac can be embarrassed as he was on Wednesday, the better. And momentum will now be building towards the next protests, this time not on a scheduled work-day... July 4th, 2009.
Seems like the TEA parties are already starting to have some desirable effects... and there's plenty more where that came from. Good job everyone, thanks for your efforts- and
God Bless America.
Note- included above are some photos of the sort of far-right extremists with a propensity towards violence that attended the TEA parties... just so you know what to look-out for, and can hide your daughters when you see them coming. Thanks for the heads-up, Ms. Napolitano-