Making sense out of the chaos that has been the past two years is nearly impossible. Each analysis of the facts and trends will reveal yet another facet that composes this rather large gaudy gemstone we call politics. Yet out of the chaos has come a strong and unified movement, of sorts, that is being referred to as The Tea Party. What is it really? Where did it come from? What does it mean? Allow me to share the answer to these questions, along with my own personal prognostication of what November 3rd, 2010 will bring.
In The Beginning
Obama swept in to office in 2008 because, frankly, he was the only one of the two choices who promised (literally and figuratively) change. I, as I know hundreds of thousands of others did, decided that if we had to choose between more of the same Bush era policies (which McCain fully represented to us all) and a liberal who sported a middle eastern name and rode on the bandwagon of “hope and change”, we’d rather roll the dice and take our chances with Obama. The economy was on a steady downhill slope at the time, the boat was taking on some water, and things were getting kind of worrisome. Obama wasn’t afraid, and gladly accepted control of the helm. We put our faith and trust in him, we supported him, and we were very, very patient with him while we let him give his ideas a try.
Uh Oh, Something’s Wrong
After a year, it became apparent that his ideas just weren’t working. So, we the people spoke up and told Mr. Obama that we’d really like to limit the damages of these experiments and take another route. We spoke softly, we used reason and logic, and we were friendly about it. Mr. Obama smiled and nodded, and then completely disregarded everything we had said. Throughout a long series of repeated offenses against us and our desires for our nation, Obama showed himself to be quite the opposite of what he had portrayed himself to be in 2008. When the Republicans in office began to stand up for us and represent the voice of the people in more public forums, Barack removed any final room for doubt that he had his own and not our best interests at heart. He ignored cries for help from the state of Arizona to do his constitutionally bound duty and preserve them from foreign invasion. And when they finally conceded that the cavalry was definitely not on its way from D.C. and took it upon themselves to do what they could to protect their state, Obama made himself their sworn enemy and spent our tax dollars to start a Cold Civil War against our brothers and sisters in Arizona.
Obama himself is on a steep downhill slide as his true heart and nature continue to reveal themselves one issue at a time. His arrogance and haughtiness that cripple him in his ability and duty to love the people he was chosen to lead; his apathy that renders him incapable of empathizing with those whose hearts will forever be at Ground Zero; his irresponsible and juvenile fiscal habits that we the people have to foot the bill for; and the list goes on and on and on. The man is living in a fantasy world that includes none of us who invested so much of ourselves into his presidency, and even this very midterm election has proven to be an event that has thurst him even farther away from reality as he ignores the true meaning of what is taking place. This continual movement away from us all has even managed to lend creedence to conspiracy theories regarding his citizenship and religious beliefs. Sadly, his actions have caused us to believe and think out loud that he is purposefully trying to destroy America, one bad, reckless policy at a time.
Obama and his inner circle of fellow narcissists and sycophants have become a malignant tumor on Capitol Hill that we can no longer stand by and watch grow uncontrollably. The blind eyes, deaf ears, and malevolent spirit with which the ruling elite have dealt with us has, as many negative situations can, become the catalyst that has renewed our patriotism and invigorated our zeal and fervor for the America we believe in and love. The destructive leadership which we now reject has raised our voices and helped us find one another, joining together in one unstoppable wave of passive aggression. Obama did not create the Tea Party movement; oh no, my friends, you and I both know that it has already been in place for generations, put into our hearts and sealed by those who raised us up and taught us in the way we should go. Obama did not create us; he simply made himself the target of our non-affections by believing quite erroneously that we would be as silent lambs at the slaughter. The Tea Party isn’t a thing, it’s a mode of thinking, a belief system, a patriotic drum that beats in our hearts. And it moves us to do what needs to be done in order to preserve all this precious nation that is mother to us all.
This midterm election, my liberal, socialist brothers and sisters, is a small yet significant manifestation of the prevailing spirit of our country. We will preserve what our founding fathers architected, and we will not allow ourselves to morph into something that does not provide and promote the environment that that will allow us and our posterity to prosper, live, and grow in complete freedom. It should serve as a wake up call to the self-proclaimed elite establishment that, unless you make some drastic personal and moral changes today, the privilege of serving us shall be taken away from you and given to someone who is worthy of it. It should also serve to continue to enliven the patriotism within us all, increase our love of country, and move us to instill the same in our children.
Tomorrow morning our legislative branch will be a different environment, infused and instilled with the Tea Party mentality. Tomorrow morning, states around the country will have the Tea Party mentality melded into their local governments as well. This “movement” is no fad, my friends; it will not pass away. On the contrary, the Tea Party mentality has existed as long as the United States of America has existed, and it will never, ever die. If anybody wants our freedom, if anybody wants to lull us into passivity, if anybody wants to morph us into some socialistic blob of anonymous faces, if anybody wants to take away however passively our blood-bought freedom: let them come and try. What you will see in the governmental face of America tomorrow morning is just a twitch in the muscle of this movement…there’s as much and more as will ever be necessary where that came from.