Posts Tagged ‘ Tea Party ’

You’ve had your fun, now get lost


Perhaps if the various “Occupy” protests had had a clear, coherent message, realised that real money has to be made rather than taken or given, and hadn’t trashed the place(s) they’d “occupied”, I’d have more sympathy.

Instead, they amounted to little more than a giant, useless collective mish-mash of virtually every leftist and/or uninformed/ill-informed whim out there.

OAKLAND, Calif. — After weeks of cautiously accepting the teeming round-the-clock protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street, several cities have come to the end of their patience and others appear to be not far behind.

Here in Oakland, in a scene reminiscent of the antiwar protests of the 1960s, the police filled downtown streets with tear gas late Tuesday to stop throngs of protesters from re-entering a City Hall plaza that had been cleared of their encampment earlier in the day. And those protests, which resulted in more than 100 arrests and at least one life-threatening injury, appeared ready to ignite again on Wednesday night as supporters of the Occupy movement promised to retake the square. Early Wednesday evening, city officials were trying to defuse the situation, opening streets around City Hall, though the encampment site was still fenced off.

Across the bay, meanwhile, in the usually liberal environs of San Francisco, city officials there had also seemingly hit their breaking point, warning several hundred protesters that they were in violation of the law by camping at a downtown site after voicing concerns about unhealthy and often squalid conditions in the camp, including garbage, vermin and human waste.

Yeck!

Compare that to the Tea Party protests which had a coherent message – get back to the Constitution, states rights, individual rights, less spending, less taxes, smaller government – and kept the areas they protested in clean, sanitary, and non-violent (safe), and it’s little wonder the real 99% don’t have much more time, and nor the surrounding businesses neither, for these “occupiers”.

PS

If one of their main concerns is corporations and lobbyists having too much control over government, they should look no further than President Obama, who took a record amount of donations from Wall Street, and the Democrats in general who receive far more in these types of donations than do the Republicans.

LOL. They should have joined a Tea Party protest.

Trump may win Florida yet


The other day it was reported that other Republican candidates, Huckabee and Romney had the edge in Florida over the Donald, but that may well change.

Donald Trump will headline the South Florida Tea Party’s Tax Day Rally on Saturday in Boca Raton. Trump will share the bill with Florida Congressman Allen West.

“Our members are ecstatic,” said Everett Wilkinson of South Florida Tea Party. He explained that they had polled members on who they would most like to hear speak, and Trump was the resounding first choice.

“They feel that Donald Trump understands what’s going on with their country and is standing up and actually doing something about it,” he explained.

And what’s the bet Trump isn’t one of these cretins?

H/T Canada’s finest, JM.

Damn those racist teabaggers!


They’re so racist! Why? Why???

Coz Obama said so!

H/T paco

The Republicans need the Tea Party


So says Sarah Palin.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday warned Republican Party leaders that if they do not adhere to the message of the tea party, the GOP may be “through.”

She’s probably right. What do any American readers out there think?

The Left left clueless about the Tea Party


This is funny. MSNBC contributors scratch their heads.

Caroline May:

Confusion was the word of the day on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning when the panel questioned why so many women have been drawn to the Tea Party movement.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski, The New York Times’ Sam Tanenhaus, CBS’s Lesley Stahl, columnist Mike Barnicle, and Newsweek’s Jon Meacham were initially stumped when Stahl prompted the discussion.

“I wanted to ask all the gurus here, why so many of the Tea Partiers are women. I find that just intriguing and don’t quite understand why that has happened,” Stahl said.

To which the panel replied: “I have no idea.” “Sarah Palin?” “I don’t know.” “I don’t know either.”

As Jim Treacher points out, surely it couldn’t “be that the Tea Partiers are exactly what they claim to be, for exactly the reasons they claim to have, because that would mean a wholesale rejection of Obama and everything he stands for. And who in their right mind could possibly believe that?

Picture sourced from here.

From Washington’s who’s-in-charge-here perspective, the tea party model seems, to use Wildman’s word, bizarre. Perplexed journalists keep looking for the movement’s leaders, which is like asking to meet the boss of the Internet. Baffled politicians and lobbyists can’t find anyone to negotiate with. “We can be hard to work with, because we’re confusing.”

Heh.

UPDATE (Oct. 20)

More on this in the WSJ.

I Want Your Money


It’s a new film coming out that takes a look at recent US government spending.

H/T RWB

cross-posted

Dirty Democrat digging: planting Tea Party candidates


Talk about gutter politics. Talk about desperate.

A New Jersey Republican congressional candidate criticized his Democratic opponent Friday amid mounting evidence that Democratic officials planted a tea-party candidate in the race to siphon off conservative votes.

More dirt here.

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