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Why the Tea Party is the Target of Post-Election Blame Game

Peggy Noonan Attacks Tea Party – calls them angry

Do you ever feel as if standing up for your U.S. Constitutional rights has allowed the liberals and the blame game mainstream media to paint a red target on your back as a Tea Party supporter? Well, it appears that since the election the reengineering of the election results are giving GOP moderates as well as alphabet soup network pundits’ greater incentive to bury the Tea Party movement in another shallow grave.

One of those pundits is former President Reagan Speechwriter, Peggy Noonan who stated on CBS Face the Nation, Sunday November 11th that , “The tea party style of rage is not one that wins over converts and makes people lean towards them and say, ‘I want to listen to you.’ I think a friendly persuasion has to begin now from the Republican Party to people of the United States.”

Exactly what type of converts is Noonan referring to? Is she asking that Tea Party supporters moderate their positions so that U.S. Constitutional principles become warmed over mush? Does Noonan and other moderates want Tea Party supporters to sacrifice deeply held foundational values on the Obama alter of socialist expediency? This is absolutely and categorically not going to happen.

The Sunday network talk shows are beside themselves with more than usual self serving glee to bury this genuine grass roots movement of millions of Americans as quickly as they can. The problem is clear, The Tea Party has not retreated since the 2009 continuous assault from mainstream media vicious mistruths. The goal was to label the patriot citizens as extreme, rabid racists who were only interested in destroying the failed tax and spend deficit policies that cooperative republican moderates and liberal democrats have forged for several decades.

Well, guess what, one of the most important color blind leaders to come out of the 20th century probably described the Tea Party movement best. Rev. Martin Luther King taught the nation to stand up against unjust systems. Rev. King stressed: “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. “

The Tea Party movement did not bend its back or kneel to the constant and sometimes withering assaults from self serving civil rights leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, but it stunned the nation 2010, with the results of a survey from one of its own: the New York Times.

The New York Times it surveyed Tea Party supporters between April 10th – 12th of 2010, and miracles of miracles occurred. It was not made up of pitch fork carrying, knuckle dragging, and semi-literate Neanderthals as they had been viciously portrayed. Instead, according to the study Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public. The survey also concluded that the Tea Party supporters were not in opposition to Obama because of race. Instead, the surveyed supporters opposed his political ideology and cared deeply about their own “economic well-being.”

When the mainstream media could not demonize Tea Party supporters and candidates as the Neanderthal stereotypes they had tried for more than a year to portray them as, they attempted to delegitimize its national supporters like former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. The attacker in chief was Chris Matthews of MSNBC and his cohort at ABC News George Stephanopoulos. This continued until the democrats and Obama’s liberal socialist policies were manhandled in the 2010 midterm elections.

The massive Tea Party shift resulted in Republicans gaining 63 congressional seats, and booting out then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Were the Tea Party candidates and their supporters too extreme? Or was it the democrats and Obama who were out of step with America?

Consider this for a moment. Were the Tea Party supporters and the movement extreme when their grass roots determination its determination caused the largest shift of any midterm congressional election since 1938? The result left GOP moderates and liberals as well as Obama with a determination to steer the selection of a Tea Party presidential candidate who they could not beat to a moderate to center establishment candidate who they could demonize. Of course the rest is recent history.

Yet, with the defeat of Mitt Romney, the election of 2012 has still resulted in the Tea Party and its conservatives holding onto the people’s house: The House of Representatives. True Obama, has been reelected through despicable campaign tactics and White House cover ups that border on scandalous tactics, but the Tea Party did not fold.

So is the behavior of a president who lowers his already suspect principles to an even lower level to remain in office the fault of the Tea Party, which helped to hold the House of Representatives? Of course not. If anything, the conservative values of smaller government, less debt, erasing the deficit and protecting life needed to be emphasized more!

Going forward, into 2013 and the 2014 mid-term elections the one benefit, if one could call it that is removed from the Obama arsenal. Obama and liberals cannot blame Bush any longer. Now Obama has to man up and every dime more of deficit spending, every dollar more of trillion dollar debt he owns. He is must answer to every cover up and possibly face impeachment hearings in the House.

The blame game now clearly stops squarely at Obama’s desk in the Oval Office, or at least until he is impeached or convicted.

The Tea Party is not a fictional aberration that will wither on the vine of history because of an election loss by a presidential candidate. Listen again to the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. “

America, this nation matters and must forever remain strong because its patriots refuse to remain silent.

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Obama Administration Turns to Pitch Forks and Torches

They are “out of bullets” when it comes to fixing the economy reads the headline. That’s Ok, if your a member of the Obama administration – you just pull out a pitch fork.

When asked about Obama’s plan on the economy, David Axelrod made excuses on ABC News This Week, that their economic policies have struggled “because of the Arab spring, because of the Japanese earthquake, and because of Europe.”

Education Secretary Arne Duncan went after GOP candidate Rick Perry’s record on education in an interview earlier this week. Although Duncan’s slew of facts have been proven lies, it’s more important to understand why they have to attack a Candidate. Perry is showing strongly in the polls and his record on jobs would be impossible for the Obama administration to compare against.

Karl Rove was attacked in another “blame Bush” moment after he had called out Obama’s failed economic policies. A scare tactic to get voters to vote against Republicans in some misplaced fear of another four years of George W. Bush.

Most of the leading questions were about what the Obama administration is going to do to make things better. There weren’t any answers coming from any of them, only attack, attack, attack. Why?

The Obama Presidency is in trouble from two perspectives – externally and even worse, from within.

Outside-looking-in, the president’s approval ratings are at all-time lows. On the economy, the numbers are atrocious – only 26% of registered voters have a positive opinion of Obama’s handling of the economy. A generic republican is ahead of Obama in the polls and as we see the GOP field narrow, whoever is at the top will likely have a large lead over the President.

The Congressional Black Caucus is losing patience with the President as he fails to make any improvements in a catastrophic black unemployment situation.

Inside the White House, its leader may be losing his confidence. None of his policies are working. Health care costs are still going up, Medicare premiums are still rising, the stimulus failed to keep unemployment under 8% – and also to return it to 6% by this time as the President promised. He could not close GitMo, ordered the resurgence into Afghanistan and started a war with Libya.

Peggy Noonan pointed out that the president may have some job satisfaction issues, “Under these circumstances he could not possibly be enjoying his job. On the stump this week in the Midwest, he should have been on fire with the joy of combat, he should have had them whooping and hollering with fresh material and funny lines. But even at his feistiest, he was wilted.”

He has tried governing using the tactics of Saul Alinskey and the talking points of the emotionally-driven left. He cannot for the life of him understand what’s going wrong. Now his administration has kicked off their new plan – use more talking points and political attacks. More of the same. On Sunday talk shows this morning, the old line “The Stimulus didn’t work because it wasn’t big enough” even resurfaced.

President Obama had a large majority in both houses of Congress in his first two years of Congress and got everything he wanted. None of it is actually working. Now that Republicans control just one house, he’s using them as an excuse.

Leaders work to unite those with differing views to accomplish a common goal. This president hasn’t been leading. He’s been attacking Conservatives and praising liberals. Admonishing the T.E.A. Parties while pandering to left-wing groups.

Being the president sometimes means saying to opponents “I hear you and I’m going to work to address your concerns” and to your allies “we have to be reasonable”. Instead, he is asking his opponents to give in while asking nothing of liberal extremists.

If he could be more .. presidential .. he could possibly rescue his presidency, but I don’t see that happening – and neither, it appears, does his administration.

While asking for toned-down rhetoric, the President’s administration is coming to the discussion with pitch forks raised and torches lit.