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Like many of you I get the sense that our movement is being hijacked. Over the last couple of years, as our numbers grew and our influence increased, I’ve often wondered how the establishment would try to take down our movement. Would they demonize the patriots in the media like they did in the 90’s? Would they try to infiltrate our movement and set up their own false leaders from within like they’ve done with other political movements? I’ve been waiting to see what the establishment would do because I knew that day would come. They can ignore us for only so long. Well, it appears they are taking another route by attempting to co-opt the movement, keep people locked into left right politics, and water down the message of liberty.
I went to the Orlando Tea Party a few weeks ago. I was really encouraged to see thousands of people show up to protest the bailouts and stimulus packages. I came away from the event discouraged, though. It was essentially an Obama bash fest. Most of the people there were Republicans that seemed to have short memories.
Originally posted by Mr Headshot
They're dividing and conquering, just like we always said they would try to do.
Originally posted by dooper
With what our Annointed One and the Democrat Congress have done lately, it's really polarized a significant section of our country.
As things continue to digress, there will be a significant increase in those numbers.
Not only individuals, but states are starting to have a look at reigning the Federal Government back in.
Considering this is only Spring of Obama's first term, I can't see how he can possibly make things worse.
So I would suggest that liberals enjoy the moment.
Yes I quiet like the view of a bunch of whiny hypocritical bushies... I tell ya it aint ganna get better. After all these years its great to see the neocons getting a taste of their own.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
So you think that only "hypocritical bushies" are losing jobs
Last time I checked, it was the lower and middle class people in that boat, and they are the ones, for the most part, that are joining the tea parties.
Why don't you try to look at things as they are-namely that people are hurting
and have chosen these "tea parties" as a way of expressing their frustration and outrage...
Your analogies are the equivalent of saying that since Hitler loved dogs, all dog lovers are Nazis.
hear this from "ultra-partisan" fringers like yourself all the time.