The tea party grassroots movement has caught fire and is moving across the country like a raging inferno. Tea party participants have come together to show their opposition to rising taxes, big government control over private businesses, and the citizens’ loss of liberty. The mainstream media, however, seems to be ignoring the phenomena altogether. Just as they’ve done in the past with Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity, the liberals’ tactic is to ridicule and attack the tea party participants. According to Michelle Malkin, “Bob Beckel appeared on Fox News yesterday morning to sneer at the nationwide event. He derided tax revolters in Montana, joking that ‘It was a good thing it wasn’t a vodka party, because I guarantee you they all had guns.’” Was this Beckel’s attempt to paint the tea party participants with a hillbilly, backwoods brush?
Why have “we the people” become so involved in the tea party movement? During the campaign, Obama attacked George Bush’s deficit spending. Since the inauguration, the deficits being created by the Obama administration make Bush’s spending look like change found under the couch cushions. During the campaign, the Obama team attacked Joe the Plumber when he warned America about Obama’s plans to “spread the wealth around.” Since the inauguration, Obama has engaged in class warfare and promised higher taxes for anyone who makes over $250,000 a year. During the campaign, Obama promised not to appoint any lobbyists to his cabinet. Twenty-four hours after the inauguration, Obama broke that promise—not just once, but many times over. During the campaign, Obama denied being the most liberal member of the Senate. After the inauguration and in an attempt to grow the size of our government to keep us firmly on the road to socialism, Obama initiated the biggest takeover of private enterprise this country has seen, even demanding the resignation of a CEO of General Motors because of bonuses paid to its executives. Did you hear Obama demand that the heads of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac resign? Did you hear Obama deride the fact that the top executives of those two failed companies received taxpayer-funded bonuses just within the last couple of weeks? You didn’t? Neither did we. Remember when the anti-war protesters’ mantra was “Bush lied and people died”? Well Obama lied and our country as we know it is going to die if we don’t take it back.
Thank heavens the American people are waking up. Reportedly, there will be thousands of people all over the country participating in the tea parties next week. You won’t see much coverage from the mainstream media, except maybe to downplay the events; but Fox News will be covering the April 15th demonstrations. Unfortunately, our elected representatives on Gadianton Hill haven’t shown much interest in listening to “we the people.” Keep track of how the representatives from your area vote, and show your approval or disappointment in their actions at the polls in 2010.
John Hawkins has written an article entitled Seven Reasons Why the GOP Comeback Will Begin in 2010. We hope he's right. The link below will take you to his article.