And here’s why – from Pajamas Media:
I have been part of the kick off of the Tea Party Express bus tour as it starts its 17 day, 30 city tour, ending in Tampa, Florida on September 12th for the Tea Party Express/CNN debate. The tour starts in Napa Valley, and then heads east to Reno, NV, then across the nation up to Maine, finally following the eastern seaboard South to Tampa Bay.
On Friday, August 26th, the Napa Tea Partyheld a dinner in celebration of the impending Tea Party Express launch. Over 400 people attended a night of music, laughter, conversation and cigars (if you were anywhere near me!) At the table I sat at, I met a gentlemen in his sixties who drills water wells. With his wife by his side, he told me that he has been drilling for near 40 years, and this is the first year – ever – that there is simply no work. The economy has just stalled his business…
Things our lousy, our country is broken and our leadership incompetent when it isn’t corrupt. That is why there is a TEA Party – patriotic Americans who want to rescue the nation. And no matter how much slander and filth is heaped upon it by the DNC/MSM smear machine, it will just keep rolling on. And this is just a curtain-raiser…in 2012 it will just stride from strength to strength as the people mobilize for a revolutionary change in our government.
That is why there is a TEA Party – patriotic Americans who want to rescue the nation.
It really is just as simple as that.
The left hasn’t seen a genuinely popular movement since the heyday of Martin Luther King, and even that provides no model for them as King’s message was ripped straight out of Scripture and the Declaration of Independence…two things our liberals tend to be ignorant of and hostile to (the anti-war movement? Never had broad-based popular support…faded to nothing during Vietnam when Nixon cancelled the draft, dried up more recently when we switched from “R” to “D” after the President’s name…genuinely popular movements don’t behave like that). Liberals cannot understand how regular folks with no agenda of self-aggrandizement can enter in to politics with no other mind than to fix the system and then leave it alone. It staggers them – shocks them; scares them, too.
And scared people tend to get nasty…
“our leadership incompetent when it isn’t corrupt”….
Well, Mark, one thing for sure, this incompetent & corrupt leadership seems to have done a pretty good job of cleaning up the organization that so sadly mismanged the Katrina relief efforts. I acknowledge the fact that the local New Orleans officials also could have done a better job.
By all reports, including those from Republican authorities who are directly impacted by Hurricane Irene, this current incompetent & corrupt leadership is handling this disaster in a more professional & efficient manner; in stark contrast to the previous ‘competent’ administration’s handling of Katrina.
If it were left to the Tea Party, those folks incurring great loss from this storm would get no Federal assistance at all. Heaven help y’all if these yahoos take over the leadership and try to govern with their religion & ignorance.
Good thoughts being sent to our American neighbors on the East Coast as they ride out this hurricane. Keep safe.
“Liberals cannot understand how regular folks with no agenda of self-aggrandizement can enter in to politics with no other mind than to fix the system and then leave it alone. It staggers them – shocks them; scares them, too.”
There’s so much delusion packed into this quote, it’s like it was ghostwritten by tiredoflibbs.
No agenda of self-aggrandiement? “Fix the system?” “Scares” people?
The tea party exists because the GOP needed a rebranding after the Bush years, and because, quite simply, a Democrat had the gall to win the presidential election. That’s it. I know that you are completely sold on the mythology–it’s perhaps your favorite Kool-Aid at this point–but the simple facts of the movement show that it is nothing but extremely right-wing people who are extremely confused, extremely misinformed (if not uninformed), and extremely easy to manipulate.
I will answer it here and in the other thread (this one) where CO has his proverbial head stuck up stupid again. Irene wasn’t much of a real storm–thank goodness but I can hear the self-anointed elites and great thinkers of New York whining from here in NC. Geez, power goes out for less than 24 hours–they whine and can not tie their shoes. A little wind and rain and they panic. I reckon the elite have never had to do anything for themselves hence all the curling up in a fetal position and crying when anything happens.
Katrina got the exact same response as Andrew did in S. Fla except Andrew was a little drier than Katrina and also predeclared by a competent Governor (another Bush). I saw Andrew pick up an 850,000 ton research vessel and plunk it down half a mile inland. Devastation like I have never seen before. Difference? We didn’t sit on our asses and cry for mommy or the big “Daddy” government to save us. We got out the saws and started working including helping neighbors and those less fortunate so when FEMA showed up 4 days later they could help those that needed it in an orderly fashion. It completely destroyed the houses of my younger brother, his wife’s parents, and a friend &his wife who we helped because we could. Point being is people helped people and did not rely on big daddy government. Another neighbor and I helped our 80+ year old neighbor out as well–because we are folks just helping out other folks.
Now go watch the news (I had to turn it off after 30 minutes) 24/7 whining by the liberal thinkers and elites — not from the regular folks. It is these regular folks that are now the TEA party and proud to be taking back our country from these fetal position thinkers and elites.
First jeffy says, “There’s so much delusion packed into this quote..”
Then says: “The tea party exists because the GOP needed a rebranding after the Bush years, and because, quite simply, a Democrat had the gall to win the presidential election. That’s it.”
Wow, jeffy that is called projection. You are confusing others with yourself again.
You have been educated on the basis and origins of the TEA (TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY). The TEA party received is unofficial start just after the passing of the STIMULUS plan where it was revealed that millions were being spent on frivolous BS (insect studies, teen drug use studies, etc. yeah real job creators there to keep unemployment below 8%). Then the Democrats wanted to raise taxes to pay for their excessive useless spending. That was when the rallies started. You do know the STIMULUS was after “a Democrat had the gall to simply win the presidential election”.
Don’t bother responding, there is nothing you could say that could make your completely erroneous post have the slightest bit of truth – which is par for the course for you.
Now, I think the $135,000 spent on shrimp treadmills was money well spent or it could just be that these NC shrimp are healthier as I BBQ them? Not really sure.
More Canadian stupidity about the Katrina thing. The federal response was interfered with by the local government and the local corruption interfered with later federal aid. Generations of government dependence made citizens too lazy and dependent to lift a hand to help themselves. Not much heard about Mississippi up there was there? But then it was not much of a story. Government competent enough to tell people when they had to get out of the way, people smart enough to get out of the way, people with enough dignity and intelligence to step up to help themselves afterwards. Not the kind of story the liberals like to tell. Hard to tell what is going on in LA all the way from Canada when all you can learn is what the left media tell you, too bad there are some Canadians who don’t care if what they are told is correct.
I liked the study to find out if people who got drunk in bars were more likely to have sex with strangers.
dbschmidt August 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm
I am in complete agreement that the severity of Irene seems to pale in comparison to the death & destruction caused by Katrina, dbschmidt, and was probably over-hyped by the authorities & media. However, the mistakes that were made for all the world to witness by FEMA, the Bush administration and local government in handling the disaster of 2005 will never be forgotten.
I’m glad you were all able to use those four days before FEMA showed up to pitch in and repair the damages suffered from Andrew. No doubt those folks in New Orleans who were in water up to their necks watching their neighbors and fellow citizens float by would have loved to have the same opportunity while they were waiting for help.
My hope for you is that you will always be self-sufficient and never have to ask for assistance. My other hope would be that you would never refuse to offer assistance when needed.
Looks like you’ve got a little blood in your Kool-Aid stream, tired. Big shock there.
“Looks like you’ve got a little blood in your Kool-Aid stream, tired. Big shock there.”
As usual, jeffy, you are talking out of your ass. Nothing but mental excrement from you – predictable as usual.
Game Over……..Thanks for playing.
Sorry for exposing you to the mean, scary truth, tired. I’d say it won’t happen again, but come on…of course it’s going to happen again, your desperate attempts to hide from the real world notwithstanding.
Mean, yes. Scary, like craziness is always a little scary. Truth, like Bodie’s fantasies are always just true inside his head but fall apart as lies once they get out into reality. But mostly just mean, no ideas, just hate and insults.
the only thing you exposed jeffy is your complete ignorance of anything related to the TEA party.
You have proved nothing. But you do continue to talk out of your ass.
You two are a bit too sensitive for this sort of thing (need a tissue for those tears, Luckee?). But that’s a natural consequence of spending so much time hiding from the truth. Clearly, I’ve struck a nerve here; the sad thing is neither of you is capable of dealing with it. If only you hadn’t been dodging reality all this time, you might be better prepared to cope with it, you know?
no, jeffy. no nerve struck anywhere. I have the facts on my side and you, as usual, have mindless dumbed down talking points and personal delusions of grandeur.
Again, thanks for playing. Game over, you lost. Get over it.
Crying and stomping your feet doesn’t change the fact that you’re too sensitive to handle the facts, tired. Quite the contrary, those actions merely illustrate that fact. But I’m getting into “you shouldn’t pick on the handicapped” territory here, so having run circles around you yet again, I’ll leave you and Luckee to wipe your eyes and buttress yourselves against that mean ol’ real world. Best of luck to you, kiddo!
jeffy: “Crying and stomping your feet doesn’t change the fact that you’re too sensitive to handle the facts, tired.”
There are two things wrong with what you said in your delusion.
1) No crying nor stomping.
2) You provided no facts.
Remember, just because you say it doesn’t make it true. You have proved nothing – no links, no references no nothing!’
Again, thanks for playing. You lost, get over it.
canadian observer certainly demonstrates the level of ignorance that keeps the elite and incompetent federal government chugging along. Comparing Hurricane Irene to Katrina is like comparing an elementary grade school wrestling match to a WWF cage match, but that doesn’t stop CO from finding the similarities and again misplacing the blame. Of course, what do liberals do other than blame? Lord knows that wont take ownership of anything. I loved this line:
If it were left to the Tea Party, those folks incurring great loss from this storm would get no Federal assistance at all. Heaven help y’all if these yahoos take over the leadership and try to govern with their religion & ignorance. – canadian
Do you actually think CO believes this? Or is he just regurgitating what he heard action hero Ed Schultz say? But I do encourage these shrill and dram queen liberals to keep up the rhetoric – it will make our job of electing rational minded conservatives to office in 2012 that much easier.
canadian observer certainly demonstrates the level of ignorance
that keeps the elite and incompetent federal government chugging along. Comparing Hurricane Irene to Katrina is like comparing an elementary grade school wrestling match to a WWF cage match, but that doesn’t stop CO from finding the similarities and again misplacing the blame. Of course, what do liberals do other than blame? Lord knows that wont take ownership of anything. I loved this line:
C0 read arguing with IDIOTS pg 13-69
Sure don’t want to govern with religion, those commandments have no place in the left’s view of how the world should run and how people should treat each other. Funny how what they call ignorance always turns out to be the facts and the truth and what they try to shove down our throats turns out to be lies.
Are there any Democrats that are members of the Tea Party? If not, it really isn’t an American movement.
Because democrats are the only true Americans? Latest polls show 15% of tea partiers are democrats. Now how many republicans are part of the “progressive labor movement”. If the answer is none, then is it really an American movement Bob?
You beat me to the punch. Great response. I would only add that the reason there aren’t more Democrats in the Tea Party movement is that the movement is largely Conservative Libertarian in nature, and there simply aren’t that many Conservative Libertarian Democrats.
A conservative libertarian democrat?? An endangered species to be sure. LOL
they went out with the KKK and became communists
These divisions in the political thinking that tries to manage our joint civic (governmental business) only confirms my observation that there really isn’t much of significant political value that unites Americans any longer. The desire to be “free” is probably the largest single belief, but its value is too often selfish and expresses a desire and a program to get personal benefits from a joint civic financial resource. See my blog at http://christianityetc.org/blog/a-divided-America.
These divisions in the political thinking that tries to manage our joint civic (governmental business) only confirms my observation that there really isn’t much of significant political value that unites Americans any longer.
Well, certainly not ALL Americans, Bob. The closest this country has ever been to being united was during WW2 and the day after 9/11. Other than that, we’ve always been a divided country, even during the Revolutionary War. IIRC, had one less state not voted to ratify, we wouldn’t even have a Constitution. It would be pretty dull if everyone agreed on everything. As you say, even freedom means different things to different people. Still, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Would you?
“Are there any Democrats that are members of the Tea Party? If not, it really isn’t an American movement.”
OK. Whatever. So it is a Venusian movement that just happens to be about American values and American politics and American taxation and the American Constitution.
There. Better? Finished describing what “American” means?
” to be about American values and American politics and American taxation and the American Constitution.”
see you are capable of learning……
Of course I am capable of learning. That is why I can answer stupid questions like this. Work a little harder on responding to what is said instead of assuming someone is an opponent.
I don’t know of anywhere else that I would like to live. But I think that the divisions have become so extensive and personal that what is now produced as the “popular” political program, that is the program that is able to get at least 51% of the deciders to approve it leaves the other 49% somewhat disadvantaged. I think that legislation at every level basically affects all Americans within every level of government, but it affects some to a greater extent more than it affects others. It is these differences in the effective benefits of legislation that promotes the “political” fighting and “power politics” (where the simple majority can impose their decisions on everyone else) in every election cycle. I’m not sure that a majority of Republicans are wise enough or courageous enough to really develop and to pass legislation that will put millions of Americans back to work and enable them to secure affordable health care for themselves and their dependents while maintained a balanced Federal budget. And there are some new issues, like the right to an abortion and same-sex marriages and different expressions of religion that constantly stir up the debates and frustrate many Americans in each election. I think that we are just heading for another election that will continue the “fighting” without solving the problems that affect all Americans.
What can you say?
Leftist radicals have always depended on class warfare to gain power, nothing new here, typical vulgarity and violence and hatred. Nothing new for the left, just funny to see them act like this accuse the Tea party of being what they are themselves. The right says we are coming to the voting booth to get what we think is best for the country, the left says we are coming for you to get what we want.
So the debates continue year after year, and the battles are fought in the elections, but the problems don’t get solved, and billions of dollars in tax revenues from all Americans are wasted every year, and now we prepare for another election “battle” in the game of “power politics” that is the apparent arena for our “disfunctional” political processes.