Monday, August 23, 2010

Divide and Conquer - How the Tea Party movement must avoid defeat.

Following a successful conspiratorial effort in 2007 among several hundred Left Wing journalists working in consort with a sympathetic news media to denounce and discredit the Republican Party, America went to the polls in November 2008 and elected its first Marxist/socialist president and gave him an overwhelming Democrat majority in both houses of Congress. With absolutely no checks and balances to hinder their efforts, these power-crazed Democrats immediately began to bankrupt the American economy and trash the Constitution of the United States. Somewhat slow to realize what was happening around them, the American people soon became a once sleeping giant now wide-awake and the Tea Party movement virtually exploded upon the American political scene in 2009.

Some background on the origin of the Tea Party

The Tea Party movement acquired its name from the original Boston Tea Party in 1773 that precipitated the first American Revolution with a protest against British taxes on the Colonists and led to the Declaration of Independence. Two excerpts from Wikipedia explain the first critical developments of the Tea Party.
"On January 19, 2009, stock-trader Graham Makohoniuk posted a casual invitation on the financial message board to "Mail a tea bag to congress and to senate"."
"On February 19, 2009, in a broadcast from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CNBC Business News editor Rick Santelli criticized the government plan to refinance mortgages, which had just been announced the day before. He said that those plans were, "promoting bad behavior," by, "subsidizing losers' mortgages." He suggested holding a tea party for traders to gather and dump the derivatives in the Chicago river on July 1. A number of the derivative traders around him cheered on his proposal, to the apparent amusement of the hosts in the studio. Video of Santelli's 'rant' went viral after it received a "red siren" headline on the news aggregation website, Drudge Report."
Protests against big government sprang up everywhere. The sleeping giant was now wide-awake. In their Hell-bent race to bankrupt and socialize America the Democrats rammed one piece of legislation after another through Congress such as the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Federal Reserve Transparency Act and a series of health care reform bills. The highlight of the Tea Party movement culminated in the march on Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2009 in the Take Back America campaign and two million Americans from all over the country traveled at their own expense to be there.
Photo from the U.K. Daily Mail.

Ariel photo by University of Illinois
The effect of the Tea Party movement was astounding. Soon afterward, WorldNet Daily News, one of the most prominent conservative news sites on the Internet organized a Pink Slip campaign putting every member of Congress on notice that they will be fired if they support this socialist legislation. When the campaign ended over 10-million slips had been delivered to every elected member of Congress. The immediate result of the Pink Slips was that a growing number of liberal Democrats and a few equally liberal RINO's (Republicans In Name Only) began to announce they would not seek reelection in November 2010.
The Pink Slip campaign was organized by Joseph Farah, CEO and editor of WorldNet Daily News and any citizen can order a set of Pink Slips to be delivered to every member of Congress for $29.95. Click this link to place your order:

Janet Porter, founder and president of Faith2Action and one of the organizers behind the "pink slips" campaign, was at a news conference today in Washington where U.S. Reps. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn.; Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Steve King, R-Iowa; and Trent Franks, R-Ariz., hailed the effort as an innovative new vehicle for the American people to express themselves to members of Congress.
Along the way ex-Governor of Alaska and Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin began touring the country endorsing true conservative candidates in the name of the Tea Party movement. Initial results were the election of Republican governors in New Jersey and Virginia followed by several primary wins in other states. Then the infighting began. One thing that conservatives share with liberals is they both hold strong opinions. While conservative opinions are more often right (no pun intended) than wrong and liberal opinions are more often wrong than right, the liberals hold a distinct advantage in having a monopoly on the means to broadcast their views to the general public. Not only do the liberals get their views seen, heard and read by the public they also have the ability to prevent contradictory views that would undermine their opinions ever getting the attention of the public. In other words, liberals are able to manage the news. While various polls suggest that the majority of Americans consider themselves to be conservative, a minority of liberals can make it appear that they have superior numbers.
The distinct advantage the conservatives have is in the blogosphere. While the liberals control the mainstream news media, the conservatives control the Internet.
There are several conservative news sources that I read every day and the strange thing about them is they all do not seem to like each other. I won't begin to mention who they are except to note the latest flap going on now between Ann Coulter, the conservative author, speaker and columnist and Joseph Farah,  CEO and editor of WorldNet Daily News. It seems that Mr. Farah is something of a puritanical blue-nose who takes a strong dislike to people of alternate lifestyles. Mr. Farah has organized a Taking Back America Conference to be held in Miami on Sept. 17th, and he did not like the fact that Ann Coulter accepted a speaking engagement before a group of Gay Republican conservatives so he dumped her off the list of speakers at his event. Here is how Ann Coulter defended herself as quoted from WorldNet Daily News:
"I speak at Harvard and I certainly don't endorse their views. I've spoken to Democratic groups and liberal Republican groups that loooove abortion. The main thing I do is speak on college campuses, which is about the equivalent of speaking at an al-Qaida conference. I'm sure I agree with GOProud more than I do with at least half of my college audiences. But in any event, giving a speech is not an endorsement of every position held by the people I'm speaking to. I was going to speak for you guys, I think you're nuts on the birther thing (though I like you otherwise!)."
I happen to agree with Ann Coulter. When it comes time for all patriotic Americans to stand side by side in the trenches I don't really care if the person next to me fighting our common enemy has a different view on who he or she should live with. As I pointed out to Mr. Farah in a letter to the editor, which they did not print:
What an interesting contradiction. First, Joseph Farah drops Ann Coulter from a Tea Party conference because she took a speaking engagement with a group of gay conservative Republicans. Now, WorldNet Daily is shilling a new book by executive vice president of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, in spite of the fact that the NRA endorsed and help get elected 52 Democrats in 2008 and is currently praising Democrat Senator Harry Reid instead of supporting Tea Party Republican Sharron Angle in Nevada.
In my world we call that hypocrisy, so Mr. Farah, in spite of your noble objectives, that makes you a hypocrite.
What we all need to do is put aside our petty differences and realize that the only way we can win our battle in November to take back our country is to work together to fight our common enemy. We must avoid at all costs the worst thing that could happen, that we become divided and fail. We have got the enemy on the run and cannot allow anything to distract us from the pursuit. We must avoid snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
And speaking about Ann Coulter's remark about Mr. Farah's "birther thing" here is another letter I wrote to WorldNet Daily News that they did publish on their web site:
So, according to your story, Obama is "enjoying" the eligibility dispute. I am more worried that he has a reason to be enjoying it and so should you. Obama is a crafty politician who is slipperier than greased Teflon. If Obama played chess he would be a Grand Master. While I am torn between wishing he would be convicted of treason and sentenced to life in a military prison run by returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans or deported back to Kenya, I am also very concerned that he has a trump card up his sleeve. He may well have foreseen mass disapproval for his Marxist/Socialist agenda that would sink him and his majority Democrats and planned ahead by creating his own controversy over his birth certificate. What better way to scuttle the entire right wing effort to retake Congress than for him to pull his October surprise and release all of those hidden documents and say to the voters, "See, I am a citizen. I told you so."

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