Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bashing the Tea Party

The New York Times had to add its own three pennies into the quarrel. The paper published an open editorial about the Tea Party movement in which the authors argue that the Republican Party will suffer great losses if it continues to embrace the dubious ideology of the questionable political movement.

It probably should not surprise anyone that the NYT believes the Tea Party to be an anti government, grass root political movement responsible for the US credit downgrade. 

The Tea Party bashing goes on and the polls show that the movement is falling out of grace with the American people. How is it possible? Only a few months ago the Tea Party was seen as a movement of hope and real change. Now it is considered to be no more than a bunch of subversive, hostage-taking terrorists. 

Those truly responsible for the financial mess used one of the oldest stratagems: attack is the best defense. The defamation went on for days. Verbal violence on the left was without a precedence and not even the Republicans came to the defense of the wrongly accused patriots.

The Tea Party demanded an austerity program. But how can anyone succeed when his  opponents believe that in order to improve the failing economy more taxpayers' money needs to be spent. 

The left believes that the stimulus failed not because it was futile as such, but because not enough money was spent in the first place...

Can this possibly be true? It is almost obscene! But no one seems to care. Except, of course, the Tea Party "villains".

By Dominique Allmon ©2011


The bashing of the Tea Party goes on! Only few days ago Rep. Maxine Water (D-CA) announced that as far as she is concerned the Tea Party can go to hell. Then a grotesque figure, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) hollered from a podium that Tea Party was the real enemy! Such excessive rhetoric is offensive and counter-productive.


Things are turning from bad to worse! André Carson, a Democratic representative from Indiana and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, suggested last week that certain members of the tea party in Congress are indistinguishable from violent racists. "This is the effort that we're seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens," Carson said at a caucus event in Miami on Aug. 22. "Some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree." This is utterly appalling! Where is the call to civility? Where is the outrage on the left?

To read the New York Times op-ed please click here