Monday, October 7, 2013

How the Tea Party Works

Don’t have misconceptions about the Tea Party. They are not a sweet, innocent bunch of idealistic constitutionalists. They play as dirty as the dirtiest politicians.
by Charlie Leck

U.S. Senator Rand Paul got caught speaking near an open mike a week or so ago. (Don’t ever open your mouth to say anything private when you are near a microphone. That should be rule #1 in politics.) Well, here’s what that microphone caught Rand Paul, U.S. Tea Party Senator from Kentucky, saying to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell…

“I just did CNN. I just go over and over again: ‘We’re willing to compromise, we’re willing to negotiate… I don’t think they’ve poll-tested. We won’t negotiate.”

I don’t think I need say more. We are in an era of deceitful politics and some of those politicians who want to appear to be the most idealistic and principled are some of the most deceitful ones.

You see, the Tea Party can not win votes in the principled and traditional manner; i.e., in votes on the floor of the House or Senate. So, they turn to other ways that amount to national blackmail – like holding up the nation during a shut down – like threatening to bankrupt the nation by not providing a manner in which it can pay its debts.

The Tea Party sucks and stinks…
and I don’t know how long it is going to take some people to see and understand this. The members of this crazy political party are not sweet, little innocent citizens with lily-white reputations and histories. They are, in many cases, as nasty a politicians as one can find. Their goal is to tell the majority within this democracy to be damned because they plan to get what they want even though they are a small minority with danged-little backing.

It’s time to stop giving them any respect; and it’s time to send them packing.

Reading recommendation…
I recommend E.J. Dionne’s column in the Washington Post, “Shutdown: The tea party’s last stand!” [
click here to read it] You might want to hold your nose as you read.

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