Such may be the headline those in the mainstream media would be inclined to concoct in reference to the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit which kicked-off Friday and continues throughout the weekend. As truly vile racist hate-mongers continue their tax-payer funded violent tantrum in Madison, demanding recognition as a protected class set apart and above their fellow man, those gathered in Phoenix under the banner of Tea Party Patriots struck a decisively different tone.
Arianna Huffington bemoans “the incredible shrinking budget.” Blaming President Obama for allowing the national debate to become over how much to cut. Her rant reveals a stunning detachment from political and economic reality.
The ongoing union protests against Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin have inspired comparisons to the Tea Party movement. Apparently, for some commentators, people at a capitol building holding signs is inherently “grassroots.” However, beyond the superficial similarity of people protesting, there is nothing these union demonstrations have in common with the Tea Party. Quite the contrary, the unrest in Wisconsin is the antithesis of everything the Tea Party stands for.
Expressed solidarity between Egyptian revolutionaries and the public employee unions protesting in Wisconsin is quite troubling. It raises a pressing question. What exactly do these ostensibly disparate groups have in common?
Disingenuous wordplay is common among children, who think themselves rather clever for finding a literal meaning contrary to a clear directive. Along with showboating grade school kids, the other group most inclined toward such behavior are leftists.
Richard Dreyfuss has stormed CPAC with his message of “civility” and advocacy of civics education. But why should we listen to him after he excused Ed Schultz wishing for the death of Dick Cheney? And what exactly does he mean by civics education?
As commentators continue to vilify Frank Gaffney and David Horowitz for smoking out jihadist sympathizer Suhail Khan, new video has emerged showing a Khan-led panel at CPAC which was sympathetic to the segregationist Nation of Islam and the overtly racist La Raza.
It’s one thing to suspect that someone may be lying. It’s another thing to know they are, to behold as they emphatically proclaim as true something they plainly know to be false. Such was the case Monday night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program with Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer and America Together Foundation’s Michael Ghouse.
Mother Jones has made strange bedfellows of disgruntled grassroots activists in a new hit piece targeting Tea Party Patriots. No matter their gripe, why would any Tea Party activist give fodder to a publication so clearly opposed to the goals of the liberty movement? It is because these particular activists have more in common with the Left than they may like to admit.
Like Columbus before him, Bill Maher has discovered that the political spectrum is not straight or flat, but round. When you go too far Left, you end up on the Right. Thus, in Maher’s view, Lenin and Stalin were “right-wingers.” Perhaps we should take our political spectrum back to the drawing board.