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calendar   Thursday - April 16, 2009

I Will Not Bow But I Will Shrug

Cincinnati Tea Party, 4/15/09

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About 8000 people turned out for this one rally in Cicinnati yesterday, despite the chilly blustery weather. And one of our favorite BMEWS readers was there! I’m pretty sure another one of us went to the tea party in Clovis, New Mexico, but he hasn’t sent in any pictures. Good work by all involved. Keep talking, keep the pressure on, and don’t trust government an inch. That was Allan’s dictate, and I’m proud to see it being applied. BTW, I hear that BMEWS is now considered a “political activist” site and inaccessible from .mil computers. Kewl!!

I had Fox News on most of the day, and they gave these rallies extensive coverage. The other cable networks were sneeringly dismissive, and when I watched the New York City MSM news at 11 the entire nation-wide event - which probably attracted a million people all across the country, thus making it probably the biggest grass roots turn out in history - got exactly 4 seconds of air time. Bastards. So here’s some snips from Ann Coulter’s latest essay to serve as “background music” for the images.

I had no idea how important this week’s nationwide anti-tax tea parties were until hearing liberals denounce them with such ferocity. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman wrote a column attacking the tea parties, apologizing for making fun of “crazy people.” It’s OK, Paul, you’re allowed to do that for the same reason Jews can make fun of Jews.

On MSNBC, hosts Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow have been tittering over the similarity of the name “tea parties” to an obscure homosexual sexual practice known as “tea bagging.” Night after night, they sneer at Republicans for being so stupid as to call their rallies “tea bagging.”

Every host on Air America and every unbathed, basement-dwelling loser on the left wing blogosphere has spent the last week making jokes about tea bagging, a practice they show a surprising degree of familiarity with.  Except no one is calling the tea parties “tea bagging”—except Olbermann and Maddow. Republicans call them “tea parties.”

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The point of the tea parties is to note the fact that the Democrats’ modus operandi is to lead voters to believe they are no more likely to raise taxes than Republicans, get elected and immediately raise taxes.

Apparently, the people who actually pay taxes consider this a bad idea.

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The lie at the heart of liberals’ mantra on taxes—“tax increases only for the rich”—is the ineluctable fact that unless taxes are raised across the board, the government won’t get its money to fund layers and layers of useless government bureaucrats, none of whom can possibly be laid off.

How much would you have to raise taxes before any of Obama’s constituents noticed? They don’t pay taxes, they engage in “tax-reduction” strategies, they work for the government, or they’re too rich to care. (Or they have off-shore tax shelters, like George Soros.)

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California tried the Obama soak-the-productive “stimulus” plan years ago and was hailed as the perfect exemplar of Democratic governance.

In June 2002, the liberal American Prospect magazine called California a “laboratory” for Democratic policies, noting that “California is the only one of the nation’s 10 largest states that is uniformly under Democratic control.”

They said this, mind you, as if it were a good thing. In California, the article proclaimed, “the next new deal is in tryouts.” As they say in show biz: “Thanks, we’ll call you. Next!”

In just a few years, Democrats had turned California into a state—or as it’s now known, a “job-free zone”—with a $41 billion deficit, a credit rating that was slashed to junk-bond status and a middle class now located in Arizona.

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California was, in fact, a laboratory of Democratic policies. The rabbit died, so now Obama is trying it on a national level.

That’s what the tea parties are about.

RedStatesUSA has an excellent Tea Party speech posted. Read it, snag it, and use it, because I don’t think this is going to be a one-time thing.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/16/2009 at 10:19 AM   
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