Thursday, September 17, 2009

TEA Party Patriots: Driving Enemies Crazy with Frustration!

A few months ago I decided to join the "Dallas TEA Party" organization just so that I could get their emails and be kept up to date with that extraordinary grassroots movement against big government out there in Texas. I have been receiving several email updates which have been informing me about what the group has been doing (town hall meetings, additional TEA Party events, etc.) and the biased reports (unfortunately) that have been shared via newspapers and the fringe media. Almost always - these fringe media [thank you for that accurate name Glenn Beck!] outlets have been disparaging and/or critical of the group and their peaceful, powerfully accurate protest events. The following is a perfect example:

Fellow Tea Party Patriots:

First of all, Happy Constitution Day!!!

Second, we got a little more 'love' from the Dallas Morning News--this time from the Editorial Board:

[I]f you aren't at least a bit concerned over some of the things on display at the tea party, you aren't thinking it through. Many of the demonstrators' lurid signs bore insane and repugnant messages about Obama. Some utterings, as from the marcher who called the Constitution an extension of the Bible, are extreme. The anger among the marchers was worryingly inchoate.

The tea partiers' main problem is lack of responsible leadership to bring focus, coherence and moderation to their movement. (TV conspiracy crackpot Glenn Beck is a sad choice for a movement guru.) It's more ironic that former House big shot Dick Armey is a key organizer – and the current GOP is cynically fanning the flames – given that he was part of the Washington GOP establishment responsible for the big-government overreach the tea partiers claim to despise.

The tea party movement deserves to be taken seriously. But until and unless it finds a way to police its radical fringes – and articulate its critique in a constructive, rational way that appeals to the great middle – it will not be. And must not be, except as an example of how not to win allies or influence debate.

Dallas Morning News Editorial

Some thoughts:

First, Dick Armey's group FreedomWorks WAS heavily involved in promoting the 9-12 March on Washington event. Dick Armey IS NOT a 'key organizer' of the Tea Party movement. There is no 'key organizer'--nor should there be. The Tea Party movement is highly decentralized, which drives its enemies crazy with frustration. Left without a target upon which to focus and tear down, the media sternly warns the great unwashed that 'the movement will never succeed without a leader.' In the meantime, the movement, apparently not knowing any better, continues to grow by leaps and bounds while chalking up one success after another.

Second, the Editors' criticism of Glenn Beck would carry much more weight if the so-called 'conspiracies' Beck is presenting turned out to be false. In reality, Glenn Beck is doing the investigative journalism that newspapers used to do before they apparently retired from the investigative journalism business. On one story after another, the 19th- and 20th-century media outlets have been asleep at the wheel, and it's been left to the 21st-century media to take up the slack. Glenn Beck is no more a leader of the Tea Party movement than Dick Armey is. Beck is, however, a source of useful information and analysis, most of it accurate, thoroughly researched and well-laid-out. If the Editors of local newspapers have an interest in staying in business, they would do well to take notes.

Third, far from being 'unfocused', the Tea Parties and their brothers and sisters in parallel movements (e.g., 9-12 We Surround Them) have been EXTREMELY focused--much to the chagrin of the White House and its allies. On Saturday, they were focused on the U.S. Capitol, in numbers at least several hundred thousand strong. If the movement is so unfocused and 'inchoate,' how is it able to cause so much frustration for the elites who now control the entire legislative and executive apparatus of the federal government? Van Jones is gone. ACORN is being defunded. The Health Care Bill is on life support. The Cap-and-Trade energy tax bill may never again see the light of day. Unicorns and rainbows are on indefinite backorder. How did this happen?

Fourth, public opinion polling has consistently reflected that independent voters identify strongly with the Tea Parties and town hall protesters. A Rasmussen poll released earlier this month indicated that fifty-nine percent of the American people believe town hall protesters are citizens accurately reflecting the concerns of their neighbors.

Rassmussen Reports: Most Voters Say Town Hall Meetings Should Be for Congressmen to Listen, Not Speak

Finally, anyone with an agenda can identify the most exuberant in a group and find something objectionable. In contrast to the left-wing rallies organized by the President's ardent supporters, the objectionable content at a Tea Party rally is the EXCEPTION rather than the RULE.

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Thank you Ken - for a wonder rebuttal of the fringy Dallas Morning News editorial that are so much like their ObamaFRAUD mentor - A BIG BUNCH OF LIARS!!!

Even though I haven't received the photos from the Temecula TEA Party protest yet, I will tell you that the protest was entirely peaceful and without incident. It seems to me that the most trouble was wrought by some of the progressive liberal left lunatics who drove by putting up their middle fingers towards the protesters. Nice...huh?

If they don't like our signs - I say TOUGH!! My sign stated "Obama: YOU LIE!" with some photos alongside the words (like Obama dressed in a tan suit, arms open like in the movie poster of LIAR LIAR!) which expressed many of the lies (and broken promises of the campaign) that he has been caught spewing.

The other side of my poster had huge letters that spelled "CORRUPT" with photos of Obama being for the death of unborn babies; for the scam of Cap and Trade; for special interest criminal groups like ACORN and SEIU; for unconstitutional czars, for the ObamaSCARE HELLcare bill, etc.

Whenever an ObamaBORG Bot drove by and put his/her middle finger up - I showed them the 'CORRUPT' side of my poster! It brought a lot of laughs from the people alongside us on the sidewalk!

There were FAR MORE people driving by, honking their horns in agreement and giving us all a thumbs up for our efforts to speak our minds at the protest. It was a great day...indeed!


Anonymous said...

I was going to join one here in illinios until it became apparent that the only people who were doing so were angry racist whites. There is no minority representation in the tea party movement, the march on dc was proof of that. All the tea party activists I talked to put race into their perspective of the president formost and the issues secondary. I also didn't like how they worshipped Glenn Beck, he's an admitted racist who flips the race card almost every chance he gets, i really didn't want to be associated with these bigots, they do a great disrespect for our wonderful nation.

Christinewjc said...

Anonymous -

I see that you are the typical ObamaBORG Bot who, in the typical LIARS BRIGADE style, uses the race card and makes accusations that do not hold up to reality.

Anyone else care to enlighten this misguided person?

Euripides said...

Thanks for posting these stories about the TEA parties. I find it funny that the opposition berates TEA protests for being organized by big business or hated conservatives, then turns around and berates the TEA protesters for being unprofessional and leaderless.

Of course TEA parties are leaderless! We are part of a grassroots campaign to take back power from the idiot leaders in Washington. So sorry we don't have efficient left wing organizers, like Acorn, to get us all dressed properly and make signs for us.

MurrayA said...

Hi Christine.
Just some brief notes about the MSM, or the "Fringe Media" as Glenn Beck is now calling them.
1. They are no longer mainstream. Just look at the numbers which turned out for the 9/12 march! The MSM did not rouse them. Au contraire, they di all in their power to impugn, minimise, and blunt the movement. This came about through blogs, word of mouth, Fox News, and a myriad of local organisers. Congratulations to them all.
2. The MSM, by their deliberate refusal to cover news stories (such as the ACORN stings) which are embarrassing to their agenda they are shooting themselves in the foot, and eventually will shoot themselves in the head. They are already a supreme irrelevance. Just stop fussing and getting in a flap about them. You, the people, have the power now; you have DIY journalism (as we saw with O'Keefe nd Giles), which is what it ought to be.
3. FOX News makes a great play about being "fair and balanced", and we can be supremely grateful for Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Greta, Brett Baier etc. but I have a problem with allowing the likes of Sheppard Smith and Geraldo etc. on the network: they will prove to be a corrupting element. Remember, "a little leaven corrupts the whole lump" (1 Cor.5:6). You should agitate to get them off. After all, Sean managed to burn off Alan Colmes, didn't he?

Christinewjc said...

Great points Euripides!

The fact that the ACORN and SEIU people had to be PAID to go to town hall meetings (and have signs made for them because they can't spell!!!) to disrupt them and intimidate opponents to ObamaSCARE HELLcare show what a sham their so-called "grassroots" efforts really are. It's more accurate to describe them as being a bunch of mean and dangerous thugs doing the bidding of their "dear leader" ObamaFRAUD.

What I want to know is where was Nancy PeLIARsi and her crocodile tears when violence occured by SEIU thugs who attacked a Black Conservative named Kenneth Gladney Outside Russ Carnahan Townhall??

She's such a phoney - she makes me sick to my stomach!

Euripides said...

I was there during the *sniffle* violence of the 70s *sniffle*. Let's not forget those evil days and use every opportunity to blame our *sniffle* opponents for our current misdeeds.

It makes me sick.

Christinewjc said...

Hi Murray,

Great analysis! Although I think that Alan Colmes left on his own accord. Recall hearing him say something like, "Obama won - my work is done here."

Shepard Smith's ratings aren't anywhere near Glenn Becks! And, I think he made a huge mistake (Shepard) when he disparaged and insulted all of the people who are legitimately questioning why Obama is hiding his vault-length COLB along with so many other records. Who spends a million dollars to keep that under wraps unless he has something to hide?

I don't like Geraldo either. I guess they need some token liberals so that they can claim "fair and balanced."

I can hardly stand to to it, but I watched a portion of Keith Olberdummy's show yesterday and today. Both days his guests ranted on and on about how the TEA Party patriots are all racists. Today, there was a sub on the show and he did the same thing with his clueless guest! Don't they know how absolutely ridiculous they look - lying like that?

People distrust the Fringe Media more and more each day. I have dozens of people who find my blog via various searches. Here's a copy of today's searches that brought some people here on the 16th:

Rank Search engine: Keyword Visitors Pages V. Ppv Tpp Rv

1 Google (com) : talk wisdom 5 5 1 1 (20%)

2 Google (com) : crossdressing husband 2 2 1 0 (0%)

3 Yahoo (com) : veritology 1 1 1 0 (0%)

4 Yahoo (com) : what is veritology 1 1 1 0 (0%)

5 Yahoo (com) : confusion about the unpardonable sin 1 1 1 0 (0%)

6 Google (com) : "michael a beck" "september 12 2009" 1 1 1 0 (0%)

7 Yahoo (com) : muslim day in tallahasee jerry gordon 1 1 1 0 (0%)

8 Yahoo (com) : michael wilrich 1 1 1 0 (0%)

9 Yahoo (com) : michael jb schaffner on twitter 1 1 1 0 (0%)

10 Altavista : 1963 birth certificate hawaii "snarky bytes 1 1 1 1 (100%)

11 Google (com) : talkwisdom obama mohler 1 2 2 1' 16'' 0 (0%)

12 Google (com) : kean university flowchart 1 1 1 0 (0%)

13 Google (com) : fake online persona 1 1 1 0 (0%)

14 Yahoo (com) : fruit of the spirit commentary love descri 1 1 1 0 (0%)

15 Google (com) : fake persona 1 1 1 0 (0%)

16 Yahoo (com) : dr susans website 1 1 1 0 (0%)

17 Yahoo (com) : where is obama's birth certificate 1 1 1 0 (0%)

18 Yahoo (com) : obama birth chart evil man 1 1 1 0 (0%)

19 Google (com) : talkwisdom 1 1 1 1 (100%)

20 Google (com) : deborah vest spalding 1 1 1 0 (0%)

21 Yahoo (com) : where's the birth certificate 1 1 1 0 (0%)

22 Yahoo (com) : oboma scandals 1 2 2 4' 40'' 0 (0%)

23 Google (com) : deceitificate definition

Notice that 5 searches had to do with Obama & his birth certificate scandal!

This is typical each and every day - with many new visitors. Even though this is a small blog with about 130 visitors each day (on average) there are hundreds of larger blogs that are attracting hundreds of people who want to know the truth about Obama's citizenship. The word is spreading like wildfire now - and people don't like finding out that Obama is hiding so much information about his past.

The Fringe media is become irrelevant! They deserve to be that way because they are NOT REPORTING THE TRUTH!

sh007r said...

anonymous (figures) said:
'....were angry racist whites. There is no minority representation in the tea party movement, the march on dc was proof of that...'
I say. LIAR.!.!
I've been to many Tea Parties and town halls and have found three (3) total people who have had 'bad' signs, two were LaRouche far LEFT protesters and one was MoveOn dot org lefy (hcan) guy who was eventually thrown out for his foul language screaming about public option NOW.
ALL ugly opposition was from the PRO-OBAMA & Communist left side, all of them.
Everyone I've heard and seen on TV are far left (look at the signs, you can tell who/how they were made. (look up ) they even ADVERTISE "Stop Obamas NAZI health plan" on their website... so BLAME them and your lefty friends.
I heard no one say anything even close to racist joining hundreds/thousands of hispanics and blacks and all colors, sizes and shapes of real Americans.
. so anon,
stop looking the FOOL and either live with the lies yourself without trying them on us...or do some real research.
I doubt you've been out of your basement.
Here's a head start for you.
oh, then there's this.
LaRouche has run as a Democrat in every election since he got jailed in '88.

So from now on you can be assured wherever you go, anon, we know your lying and we know the truth...even if I/we don't take the time to write it out. This gets old, but you seemed quite ill and I thought I'd help.
Call for help, SOON.

Christinewjc said...

You are correct, sh007r! It was the LaRouche fringe who held the Obama Hitler signs, but very few news outlets are making that distinction. Typical...

What's worse is that they don't admit that LaRouche is a Democrat! How's that for the ultimate in hypocrisy?

There ARE Democrats, Independents, and Republicans who participated in the TEA Party protest in WA D.C. There were minorities present. They were brave to do that because they often get ridiculed and even beat up (e.g. the black conservative man who was attacked by an SEIU thug) for disagreeing with Obama's policies.

Obama wants a Marxist police state that doesn't question his policies and decisions. He ought to go back to his hometown in Kenya. I hear that they are missing their village idiot!

Perhaps I should change that to "the village liar."

Found a great post over at The Obama File. See next comment.

Christinewjc said...

Charles Krauthammer says Barack Obama doesn't lie. He's too subtle for that. He . . . well, you judge.

Here are three examples within a single speech -- the now-famous Obama-Wilson "you lie" address to Congress on health care -- of Obama's relationship with truth.

(1) "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future," he solemnly pledged. "I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future. Period."

Wonderful. Obama seems serious, veto-ready, determined to hold the line. Until, notes Harvard economist Greg Mankiw, you get to Obama's very next sentence: "And to prove that I'm serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don't materialize."

This apparent strengthening of the pledge brilliantly and deceptively undermines it. What Obama suggests is that his plan will require mandatory spending cuts if the current rosy projections prove false. But there's absolutely nothing automatic about such cuts. Every Congress is sovereign. Nothing enacted today will force a future Congress or a future president to make any cuts in any spending, mandatory or not.

Just look at the supposedly automatic Medicare cuts contained in the Sustainable Growth Rate formula enacted to constrain out-of-control Medicare spending. Every year since 2003, Congress has waived the cuts.

Mankiw puts the Obama bait-and-switch in plain language. "Translation: I promise to fix the problem. And if I do not fix the problem now, I will fix it later, or some future president will, after I am long gone. I promise he will. Absolutely, positively, I am committed to that future president fixing the problem. You can count on it. Would I lie to you?"

(2) And then there's the famous contretemps about health insurance for illegal immigrants. Obama said they would not be insured. Well, all four committee-passed bills in Congress allow illegal immigrants to take part in the proposed Health Insurance Exchange.

But more important, the problem is that laws are not self-enforcing. If they were, we'd have no illegal immigrants because, as I understand it, it's illegal to enter the United States illegally. We have laws against burglary, too. But we also provide for cops and jails on the assumption that most burglars don't voluntarily turn themselves in.

(con't next comment)

Christinewjc said...

When Republicans proposed requiring proof of citizenship, the Democrats twice voted that down in committee. Indeed, after Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie!" shout-out, the Senate Finance Committee revisited the language of its bill to prevent illegal immigrants from getting any federal benefits. Why would the Finance Committee fix a nonexistent problem?

(3) Obama said he would largely solve the insoluble cost problem of ObamaCare by eliminating "hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud" from Medicare.

That's not a lie. That's not even deception. That's just an insult to our intelligence. Waste, fraud and abuse -- Meg Greenfield once called this phrase "the dread big three" -- as the all-purpose piggy bank for budget savings has been a joke since Jimmy Carter first used it in 1977.

Moreover, if half a trillion is waiting to be squeezed painlessly out of Medicare, why wait for health-care reform? If, as Obama repeatedly insists, Medicare overspending is breaking the budget, why hasn't he gotten started on the painless billions in "waste and fraud" savings?

Obama doesn't lie. He merely elides, gliding from one dubious assertion to another. This has been the story throughout his whole health-care crusade. Its original premise was that our current financial crisis was rooted in neglect of three things -- energy, education and health care. That transparent attempt to exploit Emanuel's Law -- a crisis is a terrible thing to waste -- failed for health care because no one is stupid enough to believe that the 2008 financial collapse was caused by a lack of universal health care.

So on to the next gambit: selling health-care reform as a cure for the deficit. When that was exploded by the Congressional Budget Office's demonstration of staggering ObamaCare deficits, Obama tried a new tack: selling his plan as revenue-neutral insurance reform -- until the revenue neutrality is exposed as phony future cuts and chimerical waste and fraud.

Obama doesn't lie. He implies, he misdirects, he misleads -- so fluidly and incessantly that he risks transmuting eloquence into mere slickness.

Slickness wasn't fatal to "Slick Willie" Clinton because he possessed a winning, nearly irresistible charm. Obama's persona is more cool, distant, imperial. The charming scoundrel can get away with endless deception; the righteous redeemer cannot.

I disagree with Krauthammer. Obama IS A LIAR!!