The Second Anniversary of the Tea Party Movement is approaching - February 27th - when spontaneous rallies sprung up after Rick Santelli's famous rant: "The government is promoting bad behavior!... President Obama, Are You Listening?...We're thinking of having an American Tea Party.." Mr. Santelli was referring to the coming bailouts of the horrid sub-prime lending crisis.
Basically, what the Tea Party Movement in its various forms, want the following for America:
Core Values - as posted on TeaPartyPatriots.org
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Constitutionally Limited Government
- Free Markets
Seems pretty simple to me. These are not issues that bring on violence and hatred. However, as rallies became more frequent and larger, this grass-roots movement grew across the country. While the "Main Stream Media" ignored us at first, we became increasingly berated by the Left: by very left-leaning Democrats, left leaning citizens, and by - to our surprise - very active and open-practicing Socialists in our governments. We were called "racist," "biggots," "stupid," "ignorant," "tebaggers, "crazy," "conspiracy theorists" - and far worse. It was baffling at first. We were just trying to wake the country up. We were scared - What on earth was happening to our country. Admittedly, for a lot of us, it was a wake-up call. We had put trust in age-old institutions while we lived our lives. That trust had been horrifically abused. A call to action was heard - the proverbial sleeping giant began to awaken.
What, or rather Whom, had we just put into High Office who was surrounding himself with "Czars" wholly unconstitutional when it comes to authority but of very checkered and radical pasts. One, who was "fired" in the middle of the night, was a self-admitted card-carrying Communist named Van Jones, author of "STORM". We were ridiculed, chided, and painted in a very negative light.
If you still haven't read it - it's never too late!
So then, we learned these Leftists, who are also Statists, had a playbook called "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky. For review, here they are:
1. Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.2. Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat.... [and] the collapse of communication.What's presently interesting is that we can now engage in hindsight and see that all the actions the Left was accusing the Tea Party protesters of, they are now actively demonstrating in their labor-demands temper tantrums now in places like Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and other states that do not have "Right To Work" legislation. (Texas is a Right-to Work state, thank God.) The President of the United States himself has used these Alinski tactics very openly, and many examples can be cited. These tactics at their very root are evil.
3. Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
4. Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.
5. Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
6. A good tactic is one your people enjoy.
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time.
8. Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
I'd like to present one particular video that demonstrates that the evil being practiced by these people. This man, a Union protester, hits Tabitha Hale, from Freedom Works, who was filming and interviewing the Wisconsin protesters. He hit her. He HIT her. HE HIT A WOMAN.
Here is another example of a protester who has a particular issue with someone's faith:
And from Michelle Malkin, who has phenomenally followed the corruption between the White House and the unions like SEIU, CWA and the AFL-CIO, a quote from an elected representative (with tax-payers' salary!):
A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.”“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin union members. …This is not Capuano’s first brush with violent rhetoric. Last month Capuano said, “Politicians, I think are too bland today. I don’t know what they believe in. Nothing wrong with throwing a coffee cup at someone if you’re doing it for human rights.”
|Republican Governors Association:|
"The New Majority"
These Governors, along with the rest of the country's Republican Governors who demonstrably understand fiscal responsibility all know that the game of fiscal lying is over. They're the strong ones for the future of America. Much stronger than the Clown-in-Chief we have now.