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100210topEditor’s Note – Are you up for the challenge, tea party movement?

The Democrat Party will put the tea party on trial over the next few months, similar to what we saw with Sarah Palin, disparaging the movement at every opportunity with the full assistance of the corrupt mainstream media and the Progressive elite in Hollywood.

Looking at Wasserman Schultz’ comments – “Nazi-themed imagery and grotesque pictures of our president” – we can see that truth and reality will be readily sacrificed, after all, the ends justifies the means.  And, there was no delay whatsoever in throwing out the race card.  One can now see the reasoning behind the NAACP’s recent actions – it provides a convenient reference point for the Democrat Party.

The normal double standard will be at play here, as usual.   There will be no comparisons by the media of all the vile treatment that Bush received from the left, or of all the violence that has been initiated by these same groups – “Kill some cracker babies” come to mind? 

It always baffles me how these people can look in a mirror or sleep at night, although, I do have faith that their judgement day will come.

If the Republican Party is smart, and there’s serious cause to doubt that it is, it will counter this ‘assault’ by the Democrats with a strong embrace of exactly what the tea party is all about – Fiscal Responsibility; Limited Government; Respect for the Constitution.

Not that it’s needed, but this plan of attack by the Left is another clear sign of the crossroad we find ourselves at in this country.  In November, we will decide if America is a an entitlement society that’s dependent on the federal government for our sustenance, or, if we are a free and prosperous people that believe in self reliance and free market enterprise.

 

DNC’s Bet: Tea Party A Negative

By Shira Toeplitz
Politico

It’s one of the biggest open questions of the 2010 campaign: whether the fired-up, ideologically charged tea party movement will ultimately be more of a help or a hindrance for Republican candidate.

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee placed an unhedged bet on the second of those possibilities, rolling out a messaging plan that blurs the difference between the institutional GOP and the activists who support many its candidates.

At a press conference in Washington, DNC Chairman Tim Kaine and other Democratic leaders unveiled a “Republican Tea Party Contract on America” — a document that highlights hard-line issue positions favored by some tea parties, such as abolishing the departments of education and energy and repealing health care reform, and attributing them to the GOP.

“These are all positions that have been taken by Republican leaders — multiple Republican leaders — their leading candidates, the tea party faithful, which Republicans have bent over to attract,” Kaine said.

The mock-platform alludes to the famous “Contract with America” that helped organize the GOP’s message during the 1994 wave election, as well as the conservative-backed “Contract from America,” released by Tea Party activists in early July of this year, that lists Republican issue positions such as rejecting a climate bill and ending “runaway government spending.”

Though both Republicans and tea party activists have insisted that there’s a difference between the GOP and the tea party, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted at the event Wednesday that “you don’t know where the Republican Party begins and the tea party ends.”

“They have to own that,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Both Wasserman Schultz and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison also expressed approval of a recent NAACP resolution calling on tea party leaders to repudiate “racist elements” in the movement.

Though the NAACP took criticism from many quarters — and Vice President Joe Biden said he disagreed with the characterization of the tea party as racist — Ellison echoed the organization’s statement.

“I think there have been some individuals associating themselves with the tea party that have expressed extreme racist views and I think the tea party as a movement should disavow those people,” Ellison said. “If they don’t disavow it, they’re going to be associated with it.”

Wasserman Schultz agreed, citing the presence of Nazi-themed imagery and “grotesque pictures of our president” at tea party demonstrations in her home state.

“From my own observation, I think there are racist elements among people who affiliate with the tea party. To the degree that the Republicans have embraced wholeheartedly the tea party movement, they risk absorbing those characteristics as well,” she said.

The Tea Party Express, a national umbrella group for many tea party organizations, recently dismissed one of its leaders, Mark Williams, for posting a racially charged message online. Other tea party groups have backed away from the Tea Party Express in the aftermath.

A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee dismissed the DNC’s event Wednesday, calling Democrats out of touch with voters’ frustration and suggesting the DNC was “attacking voters as opposed to listening to them.”

“Clearly Democrats have failed to understand that the mounting voter frustration heading to the polls this Fall is a direct result of the arrogant agenda that brought us bailouts, takeovers and a skyrocketing deficit,” Katie Wright said.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40358.html#ixzz0v5Lt80cA

Tom Tillison

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