Many in the media are trying to cast the tea party goers as extremist nut jobs, partisan hacks who are simply anti-Obama, or even racists protesting the fact that Obama is black. LUDICROUS! The vast majority of tea party protesters are simply average, “working” (and taxpaying) Americans who have HAD IT with the manifestly irresponsible way in which the federal government has been spending us into the ground.
Some have asked the question, if this isn’t simply Obama hatred, then why weren’t these people upset with Bush and the Republicans? The answer is they were! Why do you think the Republicans have totally fallen out of power in the last few years? People became fed up and disgusted with the fact that even with Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, the government continued the irresponsible spending habits to be expected of Democrats. People were protesting in the polls then, but why have they taken to protesting in the streets now? Simply put, it was BAD before, but it is DISASTROUS now. In the few short months that Obama has been in office, we have already reached a tipping point and the anger is beginning to boil over.
Consider this, from the Heritage Foundation:
“President Bush took office in January 2001, and therefore played a lead role in crafting the FY 2002-2008 budgets. Presidents Bush and Obama share responsibility for the FY 2009 budget deficit that overlaps their administrations, before President Obama assumes full budgetary responsibility beginning in FY 2010. Overall, President Obama’s budget would add twice as much debt as President Bush over the same number of years.”
Take a look at it in pictures and it becomes quite obvious why people have decided that complaining behind the closed doors of their homes just ‘aint going to cut it anymore. Yes, Obama won the election, but the citizens of this country still have the right to send a powerful message that he’s taking things too far, too fast. We know we’re not going to stop his agenda in it’s tracks, but we are hoping to slow it down, so as to mitigate the damage as much as possible until we can again protest at the polls in 2010. And we’re hoping to spread the word of the train wreck course we’re on as far and wide and LOUD as we can so that enough people will join us in our protest at the polls in 2010, and again in 2012.
We certainly hope that in the process of all of this, if and when Republicans do take power again they will remember the lessons of 2006 and 2008, as well as the lesson of the tea parties, and govern like conservatives with fiscal responsibility…with full knowledge that even after being elected, all elected officials are still accountable to the people who elected them. And Republicans should be getting the message that they haven’t gotten off the hook here. A major theme of the tea parties was that Republicans have messed up too, including the calling out of specific Republican elected officials. One sign that particularly stood out read, “Republicans Suck Too.”
For a deeper understanding of where this tea party attendee is coming from…
It’s the stimulus, Stupid!
That’s A LOT of money!
HOLY COW, that’s a lot of money!
And, just who are the BIG SPENDERS anyway?
By the way, do you remember the guy at the Chicago Tea Party that the hostile CNN reporter cut off? Neil Cavuto gives him a chance to finish expressing himself here.
Check out Kyle-Anne Shiver ‘s piece at American Thinker.