Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Don't Retreat! -Reload." Remember there is no Tea Party Orthodoxy

Save the strong lose the weak,
Never turning the other cheek
Trust nobody don't be no fool,
Whatever happened to the golden rule
We got stranded,
Caught in the crossfire ~ Stevie Ray Vaughn, Crossfire
Until they need one.

Do you remember how when the Tea Party was castigated for it's extreme elements? The racists? The bigots? The militia members? Those declaring themselves "Sovereign Citizens"? The Oathbreakers? The Birthers? The Tenthers? The ones declaring the Obama Government and the President himself to be illegitimate?

Well, after each incident some group with Tea in their name like, Tea Party Nation or Tea Party Central or I want to Tea Party All the Time would state with finality the 'Tea Party movement has no structure and no hierarchy'.

Well, that was until a Tea Party inspired murderous bastard acted upon the core message of the Tea Party. Then no less than Senator Lamar Alexander and Congressman Trent Franks, two Republicans who have been ensconced in Washington DC for DECADES, can go on national tv and declare, the murderer doesn't fit the profile of a Tea Party member and anyone who mentions Sarah Palin is responsible for the murders.

First, of course this murderer fits the profile of a Tea Party member, with his fear of a government, illiterate pleas for the sovereignty of the individual versus the state and his gold backed currency mumblings. And he's a registered Independent, which until now, has been cherished by the Right as meaning Tea Party member.

But, second, how can two career Republican politicians speak for the Tea Party? We've been told for years the Tea Party is not affiliated with the Republican Party.

What Alexander and Franks made clear is what has been known for a long time, the Tea Party is the Terrorist arm of the Republican Party. They had a mission, which was crafted at the upper levels, and passed along in memos to cause disruptions, instill fear and allude to gun play and violence, in an effort to frighten and terrorize Democrats and Liberals. Here is Dick Armey's vision of political discourse from the 2009 Tea Party Healthcare Insurance Reform attacks:
- "Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington.”

– “You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early.”

– "The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions.”
That is what Republicans do immediately when they are out of power.
"I believe in this movement ... America is ready for another revolution," - Sarah Palin at the 2010 Tea Party Convention.
Now, that another Tea Party inspired terrorist incident has occurred the push back is coming from all levels on the Right. Faux News spent the entire day attacking liberals, especially Sheriff Clarence Dupnik for pointing out the obvious, when you use violence and guns in your political language when you declare your opponent is an enemy and invoke the idea of armed overthrow of the democratically elected government you are Responsible!

Meanwhile, the Tea Party could care less about the murders and anguished families and are spending all their time attacking liberals. The Tea Party Express had this to say:
It is quite clear that liberals are trying to exploit this shooting for their own political benefit, and they used deception and dishonesty to try and smear all of us and our beliefs.
Now clearly, this murderous bastard is responsible for his actions but Sarah Palin, Dick Armey, Freedomworks and the organizations under the Tea Party umbrella have created a climate and stoked the fires which, most likely, served as the spark for his terrorist act.

They are responsible for the Tea Party Massacre in Tucson.

Who Will Conservative Terrorists Murder Next? [Disaffected and it Feels So Good]


Life As I Know It Now said...

Well said!

One Fly said...

Double the well said. The two are one in the same. The Repug party did nothing to distance itself from the baggers until it got closer to election time.

Sue said...

nobody says it better than you Gene!

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Green Eagle said...

Enough in their control that the teabaggers do what they want- enough out of their control that the Republicans can deny responsibility for the consequences.

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?