For about a year we have been hearing about a movement called the Tea Party. It is a movement to protest The Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 passed by the Obama administration, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the the Healthcare Reform Bill. They state that they would like to cut back the size of government, lower taxes, reduce spending, reduce the national and federal budget deficit and of course to comply with the United States Constitution.
Well that is what they say anyway. The problem is that the Tea Party or the tea baggers are either mislead, confused or just a bunch of hypocrits and liars not to mention out of this world crazy. When it comes to the leadership of the Tea Party, and there is not a clear one, I would say they are just straight liars. When it comes to the people following them, then they are mostly people who watch too much FOX.
Why do I call them liars ? Well, they claim that the government has been spending too much money under Obama. If that is what is bothering them so much then where were they when Bush was spending gazillions of dollars on an unjust war that has been proven to be a based on a lie ? Where were they when Bush passed a $700 billion bailout in 2008 ? And where did that bailout money really go ? It went to the banks to buy other companies : Bank of America received $15 billion and bought Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley received $10 billion and bought Chinatrust Bank, PNC received bailout and bought National City and the list goes on. What about Reagan who tripled the national debt from $900 billion to $2.7 trillion ? Did the Tea Party complain then ? Did they even exist ? No, they were happy campers and just enjoying the Republican destruction of the American society. And even today when big corporations are shipping jobs overseas daily, do the Tea Party complain ? Do they even mention it for a minute ? No, they do not. That is because they are not a grass movement like they claim. They are a corporate movement that is sponsored by corporations and rich CEOs like Rupert Murdoch, owner of FOX and other media outlets, Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy Company, the Koch brothers, CEOs of Koch Industries and many more.
Another reason why they are liars is the fact that they claim that our economy went south because the size of the government. They claim that the government is too involved in our business. They claim that we are becoming socialists and even communists. They fail to realize that when government is not involved the country collapses. The dérégulation that occured under Reagan, Bush Sr. Clinton and Bush Jr. brought the economy to its knees. China has become a very huge contender to become the world’s biggest market if not the world’s biggest market already. And if they think this is socialim then I say go to the Middle East or some South American countries where the government owns everything and the people own nothing. IF they want a country without any régulations and corporations rule then try Somalia and let’s see if they can survive for a day !
Despite the facts listed above, the Tea Party has been quiet successful in getting their candidates elected. In Kentucky, Rand Paul is running for Senator. In Nevada, Sharron Angle is running against Harry Reid. In Alaska, there is Joe Miller. In Delaware there is Christine O’Donnell. In New York, there is Carl Paladino. These are the major players that are usually followed by the Media. And they are everything but good news.
Rand Paul is the son of Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Rand, never held a political office of any kind. Rand Paul has been getting money pouring in and no one really knows where it is coming from thanks to the Supreme Court decision of Citizens united. Ever since he won the Republican ticket he has been saying really weird things. First he claims he is for the poor people yet his rallies’s tickets are hundreds of dollars and meet in country clubs. In the height of the BP scandal, Rand Paul decided that President’s Obama critique of BP was “un-American”. Then he claimed that he would not have supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 then he said he would have raised some questions then he backed down 2 days later after criticism from everyone including the RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Another controversy that showed up is his participation in secret societies that mock Christians and their religious customs. He also would like to eliminate the Department of Education. While Rand Paul is part of the Tea Party which opposes spending, he however supports tax cuts for the rich. How is that fiscallly responsible ?
Then we have Sharron Angle who is running for state Senator in Nevada. Sharron Angle is another person who believes that the U.S. Department of Education should be eliminated because it is unconstitutional. Sharron Angle who went to public school and was a substitute teacher for 25 years and taught art does not believe that there should be a Department of Education. But that is not her most controversial position. Angle stated in September 2010 that “Sharia Law” has taken over Dearborn, Michigan and Frankford, Texas and these two cities became a militant terrorist areas. These comments were highly criticized by the mayor of Dearborn because it is simply not true. A quick search on the internet and you will find out that Frankford Texas is now part of Dallas and there is nothing left there but a cemetery and a Church. Yup, not even a Muslim there. That just shows how full of lies these candidates are. But surprisingly that is not even it ! The woman, Sharron Angle, would like the US to withdraw from the United Nations, who we were one of the founding members by the way . She claims global warming is a fraudulent science. She does not believe that the United States Constitution mandate the separation of Church and state, even though it is stated very clearly in the First Amendment. She also believes that the terrorists of 9/11 came through Canada even though all investigations by the US law enforcement determined that none of the hijackers entered the US through Canada. But to top all of that, as if all of this is not enough, during a speech to Hispanic high students on October 15, 2010, Mrs Angle stated the following
“I don’t now that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me…. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.” Yes, she actually said that.
In Alaska, a state that always produce fine politicians, we have Mr. Joe Miller who is running for State Senate. He also supports the elimination of the US Department of Education but gives no reason. He believes that Global warming is “dubious at best”. When journalists or the Media try to talk to this man, he runs away from any interviews. In fact he will have his security guards arrest you. This is what happened during a public event he held in a school and a reporter asked him some “Tough questions” which aggravated Miller so his security guards handcuffed and shoved to the poor guy to theside. The poor journalist had to wait until the Police came and told Mr. Miller that he can not do that ! And this guy is running for Senate. Like he has an actual shot to become a US Senator and make laws !!!!
On the other side of the country, we have Christine O’Donnell who is running for State Senate in Delaware. Now, many of us have been hearing of her for the last month or so due to her appearings on the Bill Maher show in the last décade. In these shows, Ms. O’Donnell stated that she dabbled into witchcraft, that she opposed masturbation and outside of marriage sex. Then in a debate on October 19 O’Donnell challenged her opponent Coons to show her where in the Constitution is the séparation of Church and state. Yes, she is another Tea bagger who does not know anything about the constitution. When asked about other Amendments in the constitution she could not recall them. When asked about Supreme Court rulings she opposed she had nothing to say. When asked about a Democratic Senator she can work with, she could not name one !!! Basically, the woman knows nothing about history or politics. This comes from a woman who said that she will base her political actions on the Constitution. I think it would be a bit helpful if she knows it first. But then there is all these issues regarding her finances. For example, the IRS filed a lien in 2010 claiming that Ms. O’Donnell owed $11,000 in back taxes. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washginton claimed that she also made false statements in her filings and used campaign funds for personal use. When asked about it by reporters on CNN, she refused to give any answers. I don’t know how much more of an embarrassment and a ridicule to the American intelligence can be .
But the embarrasments does not stop with Christine. Oh no they do not. We have Mr. Carl Paladino who is running for the governor position in the great state of New York. Mr. Paladino looks like classic italian mobster from the movies. His policies or plans seems to be that he is angry. He is just angry at everything and sometimes it seems at everyone too. He forwards anti-racial emails and sexually explicit emails like he is a little teenager in high-school who does not know better. He threatens to take people out (i.e. a journalist from the New York Post) and he is quiet capable since he carries a gun everywhere according to his campaign Manager Michael Caputo. Moreover, Paladino throws allegations against other people without any idea what he is talking about. He accused Andrew Cuomo , his adversary, of having affairs and when asked about a proof he reufused to show anything or say anything ! He accused an Imam in New York of belonging to a sect. Of Islam that believes that the people who do not follow it should be killed. When asked where did he get this information from he said that he read reports. What report and where and when ? No one knows. He is staunchly against gay-marriage and have said many horrible things about homosexuals. He is in favor of adoption even in cases of rape or incest. Paladino also does not have any proposal to improving the state or a budget or any specific plan. The man is just repeating the same slogans and does not show any sign that he has a clue how to govern a state as big as New York.
Then we have the always delusional Michelle Bachmann from Minnesota. The current Senator walks around and blame Obama for everything. For instance, in an interview with Chris Wallace she was blaming Obama for bailing out the banks and how this ruined the economy. When Chris Wallace corrected her and told her that Bush was actually the person who started the bailout she did not change her claim that it is Obama’s fault even when she was told that her facts are wrong. She calls the President of the United States an Anti-American ! I mean the examples of her delusions are so numerous and so outrageous that listing them would take days to list. When it comes to policies the woman opposes support to students to continue their education into college ! And she calls Obama anti-American. She claims that global warming is a hoax and has no scientific basis. She believes in the cancellation of Social Security and Medicare. What more can you possibly need to realize how mentally deranged these candidates are?
On October 26, 2010, a woman was attacked and stomped on her head by a man who is a supporter of Rand Paul. This is the party that has the emblem and the slogan of « don’t tread on me ». In September of 2010, a woman was punched in the face in a town hall meeting with Sharron Angle. Sharron Angle said the woman was « looking for a fight. ». And a fight it will be on November 2nd , 2010. It is going to be a fight between reason and insanity. A fight between people who believe in education and people who believe in elminating education all together. A fight between bigots, racists, sexists, homophobes and people who are tolérant and open minded. A fight between people who only care about themselves and becoming richer while trouncing on everyone else and people who want to give others a chance. It is a fight between right and wrong. A fight between moving forward and going backward.
I urge anyone to vote because it is the most rational and patriotic thing to do. I urge you to not fall for the same stupid gimmicks by the right fear machine. I urge you to know who you are voting for and what do they actually support and not just listen to ads on T.V. or some phony slogans. And I definitely urge you not to vote for a Tea Party candidate because they clearly do not know much, if anything. They are clearly insane and would take this country into a downward spirale that could destroy what is left of this country.