Monday, April 5, 2010

Lefty freak-out over the Tax Day Tea Parties


As you have probably surmised, there will be a large round of Tea Parties coming up on April 15th. There will be large names, even larger crowds - and honestly, organizers would be unable to stop people from coming if they wanted to at this point. I will be speaking in Atlanta, and the FreedomWorks event in DC has a fantastic line-up including Lord Monckton, Andrew Breitbart, and Ron Paul.
I experienced first hand some of the tension at the Capitol last weekend during the health care votes. People are undeniably angry. For the most part, however, lefties have laughed off the Tea Party movement. They’ve called them crazy, racist, homophobic, and sexist. They’ve compared them to neo-nazis and domestic terrorists. They’ve done everything they can to keep them out of the mainstream coverage and paint them as a fringe movement.
The problem? The Tea Party movement represents the dead center of American politics, which is the fiscal conservative. The over the top accusations are laughable, and now they’re forced to acknowledge the political power of the movement. And they’re freaking out.
Someone sent this to me this morning:
The organizers of this nationwide day of protest call it a tea party. This tea party movement that emerged only a year ago is a coalition of conservatives, anti-semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, ron paul supporters, alex jones conspiracy types and american flag wavers. If the tea party movement continues to grow in size and strength there is a big chance they will dominate this country in the near future. If the tea party movement takes over this country they will really hurt poor people by getting rid of social programs like food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, student aid, free health care, etc. The tea party movement will say these programs must be gotten rid of because hard-working taxpayers cannot afford to pay for these things especially when the economy is in a depression.
It’s on some site I’ve never heard of, so naturally I Googled it, and apparently it’s on a network of self-proclaimed anarchist sites. It’s linked hereherehere, and naturally, on a slew of conservative sites who have since picked up on it.
Let’s start by pointing out the obvious: These are “anarchist” websites that think it’s bad to eliminate government run social programs. I feel like maybe they need a definition of “anarchy”.

an·ar·chy [an-er-kee]

1. a state of society without government or law.
2. political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control: The death of the king was followed by a year of anarchy.
3. a theory that regards the absence of all direct or coercive government as a political ideal and that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society.

Statism (or etatism) is an ideology advocating the use of states to achieve goals, both economic and social. Economic statism, for instance, promotes the view that the state has a major and legitimate role in directing the economy, either directly through state-owned enterprises and other types of machinery of government, or indirectly through economic planning.[1][2] It may also refer to a political philosophy that holds that
sovereignty is vested not in the people but in the national state, and that all individuals and associations exist only to enhance the power, the prestige, and the well-being of the state. The fascist concept of statism, which as seen as synonymous with the concept of nation, and corporatism repudiates individualism and exalts the nation as an organic body headed by the Supreme Leader and nurtured by unity, force, and discipline.[3]
Objectivists define statism as
a system of institutionalized violence and perpetual civil war, that leaves men no choice but to fight to seize power over one another.[4]
The term statism is sometimes used to refer to state capitalism or highly-regulated market economies with large amounts of government intervention. It is also used to refer to state socialism or co-operative economic systems that use the state, through nationalization, as a means of running industry.
Statism reached its highest point in the centrally planned fascist (Nazi Germany) and communist (Soviet Union) countries, but exists in varying degrees in every country in the world.[5] Between the end of World War II and the fall of the Soviet Union, many Western European nations ran mixed economies (10-45% public). In Singapore, 60% of the country's GDP comes from government-linked companies. State-run industries are part of the public sector.
So. ABSENCE of government control. ABSENCE of all direct government. This isn’t complicated stuff. Let’s look back at the release floating around again:
If the tea party movement takes over this country they will really hurt poor people by getting rid of social programs like food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, student aid, free health care, etc.
Right. Now that we have cleared that up, we should address the actual issue: the left has FINALLY caught on and started to voice the fact that they believe the tea party movement is a threat to their agenda. It’s easier when they don’t take the movement seriously. Then we do what we want, we win, and they wind up being, well, Marth Coakley… standing there like stunned beasts wondering how they could possibly have lost.
It appears, however, that they were able to wrap their brains around the idea that we’re not going away. They’re looking to escalate the attacks. FreedomWorks has been receiving threats. Up until this point, the counter protests and such have been a joke - like when a whopping four Code Pink moonbats showed up at Michele Bachmann’s House Call event in November. Lately, there has been more interest in the movement, and with that comes Lefty blowback… which we’ve seen in full force recently.
Gird your loins, kids. This is going to be a rough road. Show up, fight hard, and don’t retaliate.


  1. Joe you say you are an anarchist/statist. You thought I should know what those two things were to have a political blog. I did know what they where, do you? I just wanted to know what you thought they meant. I hope this clears up some things for the readers. Isn't it funny that the anarchist love obama and the democrats in congress? That speaks volumes about these democrats.

  2. JoeC said...
    what i feel and believe in is a lessening of Statist control over various aspects of our lives. these aspect tend to be more social related than fiscal although on some fiscal matters i see a need for less national control.

    03 April, 2010 12:06

    Chris, your being petty now. I told you what i believed in. I didn't say i was a "true" anarchist and that i subcribed to every belief. I was clear that i had socialist views also. And that i was somewhat anti-statist in some things.

    I'm sorry that i don't fit in your little box. I know how that must upset you that you didn't know what statism was and that you can't pigeonhole me.

    And i didn't even know that there was a tea baggin party on tax day. thanks for the update.

  3. I love that they asked for “Public Defenders”, now they know about the undercover FBI agent. The simpleton Tea baggers keep missing the point. These are the same whiners that were crying when the McCain/Bailin ticket lost. Now they are crying again because their yelling and screaming (because they are haters not debaters) did not stop health care debate or the bill from passing. They think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something they are not the only ones that are armed and not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey then the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. So it’s only fitting that their leaders are Sarah Bailin, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and their turn coat Glenn Beck. So if you are bothered that there are some misconceptions of your group, well then I think you need to be more careful who you invite to give you speeches.

  4. Joe you are the one that said you are a anarchist/statist. I didn't put you in that box you did. Yo9u just made fun of me because you thought I didn't know what they meant in an old post. So I gave you and the readers a definition of what you call yourself. Joe I could care less what you believe. But when you say that you are a anarchist/statist shouldn't I believe you? And if you define the box you put yourself into why blame me for putting you into that box?

  5. Like chewing gum stuck to the heel of your shoe, racism seems to be stuck forever to American public discourse. No matter what we do or what happens, somebody will find a racial motive.

    Democrats have passed government healthcare with no Republican votes. Their leadership threatened and bribed their own members to eek out a majority. They resorted to an arcane procedure that maybe 100 people in the whole country can explain in order to pass a massive bill that polls show a majority of Americans don't want.

    The federal government, for the first time ever, will force every American to buy, with a big chunk of their income, a product designed by government bureaucrats, with an army of IRS agents snooping on each of us to make sure we did it.

    And how are many liberals explaining why so many Americans are ticked off?

    It's because our president is black. It's about racism.

    Even me. I'm steamed. And even though I happen to be black – I've even spoken at some Tea Party rallies – I still must be a racist.

    Obama's approval rating has dropped from 70 percent when he was elected to 50 percent today. His disapproval has skyrocketed from 10 percent when he was elected to 42 percent today.

    Per the Washington Post, in January 2009 58 percent of Americans said that the Obama presidency helped race relations. By January 2010, this was down to 40 percent.

    Has this wave of disillusionment with Obama been driven by a sudden realization that the man Americans elected president is black?

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's approval has dropped from 41 percent in January 2009 to 36 percent today and her disapproval has risen from 42 percent to 54 percent. Is she black?

    Were the raucous townhalls last summer – which gave birth to the Tea Party movement – where irate constituents gave their representatives a piece of their mind about ObamaCare, racially motivated?

    Care to understand what all this is really about?

    Consider a powerful observation about a former time by one of America's great historians, Jacques Barzun. Barzun was a professor and dean at Columbia University and a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner.

    "We make a great mistake in calling the American War of Independence, the 'American Revolution,'" he wrote. "In 1776 the Americans rebelled against recent rules and impositions. What they wanted was not a new type of government, but the old type they enjoyed. They were used to many freedoms, which they claimed as the immemorial rights of Englishmen. Once they defeated the English armies and expelled the Loyalists, they went back to their former ways, which they modestly enlarged, and codified in the Bill of Rights."

    In a similar fashion today, Americans are rebelling as the freedom we have enjoyed, freedom which defines life in this country, is being taken away and new "rules and impositions" are being imposed.

    It's not about theory or some abstract ideology. The intense feelings flow from losing what you have and what you know is vital.

    What is new today is we can no longer continue the illusion of having our cake and eating it. We can no longer afford to be both a big government entitlement state and a free, creative, and prosperous nation. It's the prosperity created by our freedom that has financed the entitlements. But now the entitlements are overtaking and strangling our freedom.

    So now is a time of choosing. We're either going to remain the land of the free or transform into the land of the bureaucrat.

    The antipathy of activists toward Mr. Obama is not about how he looks but what he has done. That he has chosen and imposed on us the path of bureaucracy.

  6. A Republican congressman says President Obama's healthcare bill will put such a tremendous burden on small businesses around the country that many are having to ship jobs overseas.

    Farm equipment maker John Deere recently announced that as a result of Barack Obama's healthcare law, the company expects its after-tax expenses to rise by $150 million this year. Its competitor, Caterpillar, Inc., argued before the legislation passed that healthcare reform would put it at a disadvantage against global competitors -- and later reported the new law would create a $100-million drag on its first-quarter earnings.

    Jerry Moran represents what is known as the Big First District of Kansas, where many of his constituents depend on small businesses for their livelihood. He predicts that if large companies like John Deere and Caterpillar are going to be hurt by this bill, small businesses will be hit even harder.

    "We're becoming less competitive every time government increases the cost of being in business -- and if it's a problem for a large business, my small business men and women will have even greater struggles to overcome," he laments. "I've talked to constituents who have told me that they have already moved jobs contracted out to companies in other countries because they want to make certain that their company is small enough that they don't have to comply with the new healthcare regulations under this bill."

    Congressman Moran says at a time when the American people desperately need jobs, Congress and the president have taken actions that have created too much uncertainty for business to want to create new jobs and spur economic growth.

    On Friday, AT&T announced it would record a $1-billion non-cash charge for the current quarter related to the healthcare reform law.

    This is not what I voted for.

  7. "So it’s only fitting that their leaders are Sarah Bailin, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and their turn coat Glenn Beck."

    OK then, there is someone who doesn't have a clue. Montana, I'll give you a little hint who's the leader, I am, Chris is, John is, Christopher is, etc, etc. You can be one too if you believe in less government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty, Constitution rights and prosperity for all to seek.
    If not, then you must be for more Government, higher taxes, control markets, forced commodity purchasing, limit Constitutional rights except for those who are not left of center and prosperity for a select few.
    Your choice, as long as it doesn't infringe on my rights.
    Here are the leaders of the Tea party 'movement' Everyday Americans.

  8. The Only Misconception of The Tea Party as a Group Are The Under Estimating Being Done By The Left and Those Misconceptions Will Come Home to Roost! The Tea Party Is NOT A Party BUT A Movement To Prevent Governemnt From Becoming Like an Octapus With Its Teniticles In Every Citizens Lifes! Party Does Not Matter FREEDOM Does! Citizens KNOW What Freedom Taste Like And Loss of That Taste is What In the END Will Defeat This Administration and All Its Followers Plain and Simple!

  9. Chris, i didn't call my slef a statist. I showed that. Why do you cling to your mistakes instead of reading it and admitting you were wrong. I said "Lessening" do you know what that means.

    As for you not knowing what statist meant, you either didn't know or where purposefully playing dumb when you commented in the other thread.

    And you could care less? Why did you ask me twice what i believed in? seems that you cared, but maybe you just wanted to play some petty game and act all superior or some stupid shit. Either way its bullshit.


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