posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 04:01 PM
good aftternoon all. I am newly registered here but have been reading the boards for quite some time since a friend of mine gave me the web address
for ATS. I have been impressed by the vast knowledge and ability to think clearly and consiely by those here. I've been reading this thread and I
have to say I think quite a few of the posters here are missing the point of the tea party. No offense intended I just believe that you viewing it
from the wrong perspective.
I've been to a few Tea parties and I have yet to see much in the way of racism or any of the other claims made by the MSM. I live here in Illinois
so when President Obama visited Peoria, I of course was standing right across the street in protest, when in came the goon squad. I marched in DC
last year, I planned my entire vacation around making that march. Of course the Democrats are going to slander the Tea party. They need to continue
the cycle of dependency on the government for their power. The Tea party tends to emphasize personal responsibility, not suckling on the government
teat. Of course the GOP will try to ride the coattails of this movement, they need a vehicle to regain their power. These are givens along with
other reasons to numerous to recount here. What the Democrats fail to realize or wish to rationalize away is the growing distaste for bloated
government wasteful spending and backroom deals IS going to bite them in the hindquarters. What the GOP fails to realize is that while trying to
control the Tea party is that they will be swallowed whole by this movement. For those of you who deride Sarah Palins involvement, look at her
record in Alaska. She cleaned out corruption on both sides of the aisle. Running her with McCain was the GOP's attempt to silence her and banish
her to the dustbin of history. I mean, how many previous losing VP candidates can you readily name? Palin, despite my reservations about her, has
connected with the TEA party and the Tea party should use her for every possible gain, the same with freedom works and Fox news, use them for every
ounce of publicity and free advancement of your ideals as possible.
What does all this mean? with the cross section of voters who are TEA party members, activists, supporters, and those who just care about what is
really happening in our country the next generation of candidates had better be on their toes and alert to their constituents voices. The people the
TEA party vote for will be about substance not show. If you think this will work against them then I think perhaps you underestimate the depth of
support for the limited government and Taxed Enough Already people. I think you also underestimate the level of determination of the average
American, we know DC is out of touch so we are ready to reach out and touch them. Even though there is a vast array of political desires within the
TEA party, there is more than enough unity to try to reduce the size of government, take back our freedoms, and limit government spending. Democrats
and Republicans alike need to pay close attention this election cycle. This time I believe its about conservatism and constitutionalism vs
progressive/liberal ideology and I'm sorry but the numbers just aren't there for progressive/liberalism.
So where do you stand? Do you believe in smaller government, lower taxes, and limited spending or do you believe in an all powerful central
government higher taxes and a lower living standard?
Oh and I was amazed that it took until page two for the Hitler innuendo to pop up, aka the 'brownshirt' reference. Tacky, totally tacky, and
completely off base.