Tea Party Co-opted

The general idea at the root of the ‘tea parties’ yesterday was supposed to be one of anti-income tax and a general return to the basic Constitutional ideas this county was founded on. Since (publicly) the Republican Party is in dire need of something, anything, to gain some footing with the people, it was co-opted into being a general anti-Obama protest by many.

Locally there were about 200 people that showed up at our teaparty and almost no one was speaking about taxes at all. David Limbaugh (yes, Rush’s brother) talked for about 20 minutes in an anti-Obama rant, then some one spoke about the 2nd Amendment, then another talked about Imminent Domain laws (or why the government can now just steal your land for private business if it ‘helps the local economy.’)

Many there were wondering why this entire affair had changed from a protest at the high and un-Constitutional income tax and became a recruiting tool for the GOP. Just a little while ago the same people that were all about talking at these events were decrying protests by many of the same ‘regular people’ when they were protesting the war or Bush’s insane policies. Now of course they are there embracing it and are all about their rights to express free speech. They even have the gall to be offended by charges by police and government officials that they are preaching dangerous speech, forgetting that people were beaten and arrested for doing stuff as dangerous as wearing Anti-Bush tee-shirts.

You GOP’ers had your chance to have a candidate that mostly lined up with your fiscal concerns and you demonized, slandered and marginalized that candidate. Ron Paul is who I am speaking of. Now of course, many of us that supported him during the primaries see that Dr. Paul is NOT the Revolutionary individual that we had pegged him as, he is dirty just like the rest of them, even if he is consistent and does publicly say some things that make sense. Funny how that you see that the war hawk image is out of favor and people are actually interested in freedoms and rights and now you try to use that after dismissing this approach as something akin to treason.

Those of us who are awake and see what is really going on (there, you can seize on this language to point out how tin-foil hatted I am) know that there is no difference in Democrats and Republicans, it’s all about the script they follow that is written by the elite of the elite, and that this is all side shows to keep everyone riled about something. It is just so transparently idiotic as to be laughable, if it weren’t so dangerous.

Remember when it was treason to speak ill of Bush and his Imperial policies? Now it is just the same except with Obama and his love fest policies. At the same time as the GOP co-opted what started as a (sort of) legitimate non-partisan cry for justice, the Democrats in power are issuing reports on how dangerous Right-Wing Extremists are.  Napalitano has just had a Homeland Security report put out that basically repeats the same line as the infamous Missouri State Police Report, you know, the one that the governor had pulled from circulation and apologized for? Instead of apologizing, Nap is just telling us to suck it.

I told you she was going to be a pain in the ass. She was involved in the whole Oklahoma City investigation and prosecution so she fits in with the whole newly invigorated ‘get rid of all the guns and go after ‘homegrown terrorists’ agenda that the Dems have been working on since they regained the Congress. Interestingly enough I actually looked up the numbers and see that it’s not just media inflation on the whole school shooting things to help anti-gun agendas, the actual numbers of incidents rises when Dems are in power. The graph is low for Bush Sr, then high for the Clinton era, then bottoms out again when Bush Jr is in office and since the democrats took back control at the mid-terms it’s skyrocketed again. That raises serious questions for me about what actually spurs that. I think there is a Manchurian Candidate style program that is used to make these things happen to further political agendas. Or rather drive public opinion to allow political agendas to not only be applied but even asked for, even if it is totally against the public’s interest to do so.

Unless you wake up and realize that no one, NO ONE, in power is intrested in helping you and only want to utilize you (at best) or kill you (at worst) there will be no Revolution. Only partisan, gay tea parties.

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