This News Of the DUH (We’ve Been Trying To Tell You), And News Of The “Hey, Anything Is Possible THESE Days.”

First are a few polls that will truly make you say, “Uh, yeah – that’s what we’ve been saying. Stop spreading the demonizing hype, and look at reality already.” In other words, the polls are realizing that Tea Partiers are regular old folks, just like you and me, who are fighting to bring down the size of government, and stop the rampant spending in Washington. Yes, the Gallup Poll has discovered, and I am not making up this headline, “Tea Partiers Are Fairly Mainstream In Their Demographics.” “Fairly mainstream”? Yeah, okay – I guess that’s about the best that can be expected from Gallup. Click HERE to see the graphs.

The Hill had this headline, “Survey: Four In 10 Tea Party Members Are Democrats Or Independents.” (My good buddy, Ani, wrote about this in terms of Democratic Women, too. It’s a great read!) The article goes on to say:

The findings provide one of the most detailed portraits to date of the grassroots movement that started last year.

The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group. Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.

I wonder how this is going to change, or if it WILL change, the constant representation by the MSM that Tea Partiers are all a bunch of right wing fanatics? Clearly, they are not.

And here’s one more headline that might catch their attention: “Tea Party 48% Obama 44%.” Oh, dear. I wonder how they are going to try and spin THIS one:

On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.

Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly feel closer to the Tea Party and most Democrats say that their views are more like Obama’s. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, 50% say they’re closer to the Tea Party while 38% side with the President.

The partisan divide is similar to that found in the President’s Job Approval Ratings and on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

Yeah, and just maybe his job approval numbers are down because he is breaking our nation, with the help of Reid and Pelosi.

And in the “Anything Is Possible” especially after Obama got one, there is this piece of satire from Andy Borowitz?|:

iPad™ Wins Nobel Peace Prize; First Electronic Device to Win, Experts Say

OSLO, NORWAY (The Borowitz Report) – In a remarkable break with tradition, the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize chose today to bestow that coveted honor on the Apple iPad™.

It was believed to be the first time an electronic device has won the Peace Prize, which is usually awarded to a human being, experts say.

“We didn’t want to fall prey to all of the hype surrounding the iPad™,” said Nobel committee chairperson Gustav Traavik, who waited at the Apple store in Oslo for over two hours to buy the device. “But it is sweet.”

In the twenty-four hours since it was released, the iPad™ has been credited with an impressive list of accomplishments, including saving the newspaper industry, the publishing business, and Tiger Woods’ marriage.

I mean, really – the Nobel Peace Prize Committee already broke with tradition when they decided to hand out the award for things one MIGHT accomplish at some point in the future (or not), so why not for the iPad? Just as plausible, in my book.

It will be interesting to see if the MSM and the Democrats stop trashing the Tea Party members when they realize they are “fairly” much the same as everyone else. If nothing else, perhaps the Democratic Party will stop being so damn high and mighty, not to mention arrogant and patronizing, along with too many of their sycophants in the media (talking to you, Keith, Chris, et al) to anyone and everyone who doesn’t bow down to The One. Hey, I can hope, can’t I?

So, what is your take on these surveys and polls? I’d love to hear it!

**Update – since I wrote this, there has been the horrible mine explosion in WVA. My thoughts and prayers go out to that community, to the families who lost loved ones, and those who are still wondering about their own family members. Such a tragedy…

  • Cindy

    Just Me–LOL!    Well, at this point in my life I am terrified of flying, and boats make me seasick… unless they build another chunnel, I’m afraid all i can do is watch the travel channel to see it! My parents went over there so many times that I feel like I HAVE been there, too! My mother still says seeing the White Cliffs of Dover is one of her favorite memories, ever.

  • ~~JustMe~~

    Wow donjo, can you not see for yourself that is exactly how the media is working to break down “The Tea Party Movement” by repeating right wing talking points!

  • donjo

    Need a real reason to protest?

    WellPoint hikes CEO’s pay package la times
    The insurer, boosting Angela F. Braly’s compensation package up to $13.1 million, draws further ire from policyholders in California.

    Chief Executive Angela F. Braly saw her total compensation shoot to $13.1 million, from $8.7 million a year earlier, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. At least three other WellPoint executives got compensation increases of as much as 75%.

    The hefty packages come as WellPoint’s California subsidiary, Anthem Blue Cross in Woodland Hills, seeks double-digit rate increases for many of its 800,000 members who buy individual policies.

    The pay of other WellPoint executives also jumped sharply, according to the document.

    Finance chief Wayne DeVeydt took home $7.2 million, up from $4.1 million in 2008. Ken Goulet, the head of WellPoint’s commercial business unit, got $4.4 million, up from $2.7 million. Dijuana Lewis, the head of its comprehensive health solutions unit, got $4.5 million, up from $2.7 million.

    The pay hikes at WellPoint come at a time when overall CEO compensation has been falling slightly amid the recession and a public furor over executive pay levels.

    A survey this week of 200 large companies by the Hay Group, a management consulting firm, showed average CEO pay decreasing 0.9% to $6.95 million last year. It was the second-straight annual drop, according to the firm.

    Let’s do the math shall we?
    2009 Compensation = $29.2 MILLION
    2008 Compensation = $18.2 MILLION
    DIFFERENCE = $11,000,000.00 +/-
    And that’s just the TOP Earners!

  • donjo

    It’s all over the few newspapers who cover this.

  • confused American

    When someone asks me about the Tea Party
    This is What and Who I see as the  Tea Party People are
    Song of the Patriot
    Written by Marty Robins…
    Sung by Marty RObins and Johnny Cash (God Rest Their Souls).

    Song of the Patriot
    I’m a flag wavin’ patriotic nephew of my Uncle Sam
    A rough ridin’, fightin’ Yankee man
    I love mom and apple pie and the freedoms that we all enjoy
    Across this beautiful land
    I’ve worked hard and I’d fight hard for the old Red White and Blue
    And I’ll die a whole lot harder if it comes to where I have to
    I’m a flag wavin’ patriotic nephew of my Uncle Sam
    A rough ridin’, fightin’ Yankee man
    And when I see Old Glory wavin’, I think of all the brave men
    Who have fought and died for what is right and wrong.
    And when I see old Glory burnin’, my blood begins to churnin’
    And I could do some fightin’ of my own.
    I don’t believe in violence, I’m a God fearin’ man
    But I’d stand up for my country just as long as I could stand
    Cause I’m a flag wavin’ patriotic nephew of my Uncle Sam
    A rough ridin’, fightin’ Yankee man
    I’m a flag wavin’ patriotic nephew of my Uncle Sam
    A rough ridin’, fightin’ Yankee man
    And I enjoy the liberty of being what I want to be
    And achievin’ any goal that I can
    I was taught to turn the other cheek, but Teddy used to say
    Walk soft and pack a big stick, but never walk away
    And I’m a flag wavin’ patriotic nephew of my Uncle Sam
    A rough ridin’, fightin’ Yankee man
    And when I see Old Glory wavin’, I think of all the brave men
    That have fought and died for what is right and wrong.
    And when I see old Glory burnin’, my blood begins to churnin’
    And I could do some fightin’ of my own.
    ‘Cause I love all my brothers and we’re proud of our birth
    We’ve got the greatest country here on God’s green earth
    And I’m a flag wavin’ patriotic nephew of my Uncle Sam
    A rough ridin’, fightin’ Yankee man

  • ~~JustMe~~

    Well you need to get yourself over there one day!! I’ll let you know next time I am going~~ Yes it’s known the Welsh can sing. Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones seemed to do ok with it LOL

  • Cindy

    lorac—-excellent point!

  • Cindy

    Yes, that was horrible, Just Me. So, so tragic!
    My paternal ancestry is Welsh. My father was a wonderful singer, and the  the Welsh are known for their singing….. is that right? (I’ve never been to the British Isles, unfortunately)

  • lorac

    Those people giving black conservatives a hard time (“why didn’t you vote for the bro’ “) are just proving that all the rest of them voted for Obama merely because of his skin color.  MLK is rolled over in his grave, and it’s not from Sunday’s earthquake…

  • lorac

    How are they embracing “far right wing”?  Their protests are related to fiscal policy, and from what I’ve read, they’ve chosen to leave social issues out of the picture. 

    What exactly are they working for that is “far right wing”, would you please back up your statement?

  • ~~JustMe~~

    Good movie Cindy!
    The Aberfan disaster was horrific in Wales, the mine spoil heap collapsed and crashed through a school and houses, huge loss of life!

  • ~~JustMe~~

    Good movie Cindy!
    The Aberfan disaster was horrific in Wales, the mine spoil heap collasped and crashed through a school and houses, huge loss of life!

  • Cindy

    Thanks, Rev. Amy—-I’m with sowsear—-Rasmussen is near ’bouts the best (or ususally is).
    And yes, horrible news about the tragedy in West Virginia! Remember the great black and white film  “How Green Was My Valley” about the Welsh miners?
    Mining families are a very close-knit group of families, and what happens to one family, is felt by all.

  • Cindy

    breeze—as always..  thanks for sharing all of this info.

  • Cindy

    (Sorry if my posting is ‘messy’)

    “No soup for you! One year!”  🙂

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Thanks for the link, Getfitnow! 

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Thanks, CA!  And thank you for your personal experience at Tea Party rallies – it is so nice  to hear abt them from people who have BEEN there, and not people trying to disparage them, painting all members with a broad stroke.  Thanks!

  • Breeze

    Nevada to Join Suits Against Obamacare Humanevents.comby  Connie Hair

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s home state of Nevada is expected today to join 15 other states that have filed suit to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare.

     Nevada Democratic Atty. Gen. Catherine Cortez Mastro has refused to challenge the law on behalf of the state at the request of the Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons. But Gibbons says he has found that a Nevada law restricting the governor from taking up the matter without consent of the attorney general has a giant loophole that will allow Nevada to join other states’ suits challenging provisions of the healthcare legislation.

    “The law is clear that in the State of Nevada we cannot without her authority hire for compensation an attorney to represent the State of Nevada,” Gibbons told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto.  “The law is silent as to actions outside of the State of Nevada and having an attorney represent the State of Nevada for nothing, in other words pro bono.  We are assuming the law allows for that and we are going to move forward by joining the Florida lawsuit that’s outside the State of Nevada.  We have attorneys and firms that are doing it for nothing so there is no cost to the state.” <!– vc active –>Attorneys General from Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington have already sued the federal government independently or have joined the State of Florida in their challenge. Louisiana’s Attorney General is the sole Democrat.

    According to a new Rasmussen poll released yesterday, 57% of Nevada voters said that Obamacare is bad for the country.  Sen. Reid’s numbers are also dismal with all three of the possible Republican challengers leading in the poll, two of them by double digits.

    Gibbons was asked about Democrat assertions these lawsuits were playing politics given all but one of the challenges comes from a Republican state attorney general.

    “I’m concerned about the Constitution,” the Nevada governor said.  “It doesn’t bother me that every Republican is standing up for the Constitution and the rights of Americans and the Democrats are opposed to that.  That shows their partisan politics.  They’re becoming the party of no, don’t interfere with our attempts to take over all of the healthcare industry in this country.  This is a serious, serious infringement and erosion of the constitutional rights of Americans.”

    The Florida suit asserts, among other things, that a law forcing people to buy health insurance — a product they may or may not want with benefits they may or may not be able to afford — is unconstitutional.

    “By imposing such a mandate, the law exceeds the powers of the United States under Article I of the Constitution and violates the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.   Additionally, the tax penalty required under the law constitutes an unlawful direct tax in violation of Article I, sections 2 and 9 of the Constitution,” the attorneys general said.

    Gibbons agrees that the law is a complete stretch of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution that it gives the federal government authority to regulate commerce between the states.

    “It’s a brand new precedent-setting erosion of the limitation on federal power by forcing you to buy federally approved health insurance,” Gibbons said.  “The Commerce Clause has been limited even in recent times when there is no nexus and no connection to the action of commerce between states.  In this case, if you do nothing, you are then required to pay a fine or a penalty for simply doing nothing.  That’s wholly unconstitutional on its face.”

    Opposition to Obamacare continues in poll after poll. The average of all polling released by Real Clear Politics March 10 through March 28 reveals 50% of respondents oppose Obamacare while 40% support it.

  • confused American

    Good article getfitnow—TY
    As the Obama regime gets crazier and crazier with the “Race Card’ being pulled on a weekly, if not daily basis I am noticing that more and more people of color coming forward. 
    Its seems that even some are coming forward that did vote for Obama. 
    I think they are getting tired of what the Obama regime is doing to their people and not for their people. 

  • Breeze

    by Steve Krakauer
    | 12:54 pm, April 6th, 2010  
    MSNBC’s Morning Joe had an all-star panel of politically diverse guests this morning for a lengthy discussion about foreign and domestic policy – but former New York City Governor Rudy Giuliani’s presence was what set off the real politics.  
    All he really wanted to do was endorse Florida GOP candidate Marco Rubio. But Arianna Huffington went after Giuliani over the past, and Joe Scarborough fired back.  
    Also joining the panel were Gene Robinson and Mort Zuckerman, but with Giuliani hitting the Obama administration for getting “pushed around” internationally, Huffington was poised to pounce. It took Giuliani’s description of Obama’s “inexorable move toward European social democracy” (a wordy, east coasty version of just calling the guy a “socialist&rdquo 😉 to get Huffington calling Giuliani’s comments “so over the top.”  
    “Your judgment in people has not been stellar,” she said, after Giuliani made his Rubio case. “Bernard Kerik, anybody?  
    Scarborough joked back at first. “Arianna I don’t want to bring up the fact that I first met you when you had a warm embrace of Newt Gingrich,” he said. “Do you really want to go back to the 1990s?”  
    Giuliani called the Kerik comment a “cheap shot” and said he was “also responsibly largely for the turnaround of New York City.” But Huffington was just getting started – she hit Giuliani over his waterboarding stance, and later, described him as “a man who spent 50 million dollars in the presidential race and got one delegate.”  
    Scarborough took the lead on the response: “If we’re gonna do this, Arianna, understand we’re going to talk about your race in California. You ran for Governor in California and it was a complete flop.”  
    All this got Giuliani to call Huffington “the worst offender” of personal attacks, after she had criticized the tea partiers for theirs earlier in the show. All in all, what you’d expect from Morning Joe – crack for the political junkie.  
    Here’s the key part of the debate – the last 10 minutes:
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  • getfitnow

    Black Tea Party People coming out of the closet 😀

  • MG

    An article from a Russia newspaper: Prada, sent to me from my Cousin. Here is a portion.  It is long, so pls look it up.
    American Capitalism Gone With (only) A Whimper (by Stanislav Mishin – April 2009)
    It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

    True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists….

    “The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.”

    Here is the link to SNOPES to read the whole article.

  • confused American

    The Civil Rights and Anti-War Rallys seemed to always attract some nut job/s, especially when they were big like 500 to a thousand. 

    Like I have said earlier, I actually bought into the stories of the Racist calls of the “N word” at the Tea Party.  I figured that some nut/s in that big crowd blew it.  Yet now with even some congressmen with video cameras, there still is no tape or video with the audible “N word” or even any word that could be misconstrued as the “N word”.

    Since the primaries of 2008, all the Dems seem to be doing is digging themselves in deeper and deeper with more CRAPOLA being tossed around.

    Tea Party people are just normal everyday people who are fed up with getting screwed by the people they elected;Republicans and Democrats alike.

    The Tea party became more anti-Obama/Democrats when the Democratic spokespeople  started the slandering, and open refusal to listen to anyone.

  • confused American

    Spot on again RRRA…..
    I’ve been to two tea party gatherings and was actually pleasantly surprised by what I saw and heard.
    The biggest was about 1,000 or more in quite a rural area which is what my evaluations below come from….
    About 1/2 or more were in their 50s and ????, me in my 60s. 

    There were at least 10% or more (around a hundred)in the  70 to 80s  range,
    which was the most interesting surprise.’

    The demographics of the larger one was all over the board, and fairly equal to the political, ethnic and gender demographics of the area it was held in.  Well actually
    I think there were more Democrats % wise than there is actually in the area.

    It was a mixture of farmers, teachers, office workers, business owners, government workers, store clerks, retirees, unemployed and in other words very diversed mixture of careers.

    In other words tea party people are just an everyday mixture of American people; rich/poor, male/female, democratic/republican/independent, white/black/brown/???  who have  many issues and questions about what is happening to and with our country .

  • donjo

    The Tea Party movement will have limited growth as long as it is associated with the agenda of the far right wing of the republican party. If you want to appeal to others, then their agenda must be broader than “against socialists, liberals and taxes.”  Rallying for a cause, such as “make the corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes,” stop the influence, fraud and robbery of wall street and, in particular, Goldman Sachs,” “institute public financing of political campaigns” and “reign in the lobbyists,” would, for starters, draw in a broader spectrum of people who are truly concerned about the direction of this country. But I’m not holding my breath.

  • donjo

    The Tea Party movement will have limited growth as long as it is associated with the agenda of the far right wing of the repubican party. If you want to appeal to others, then their agenda must be broader than “against socialists, liberals and taxes.”  Rallying for a cause, such as “make the corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes,” stop the influence, fraud and robbery of wall street and, in particular, Goldman Sachs,” “institute public financing of political campaigns” and “reign in the lobbyists,” would, for starters, draw in a broader spectrum of people who are truly concerned about the direction of this country. But I’m not holding my breath.

  • Sassy

    “Freedom comes with responsiblity”. That’s a quote from a Tea Party member.
    From my personal observations, the vast majority of them are well informed on the issues, and no longer believe they are being represented by our government.
    When one looks across the crowds, it is evident that they are older and, very likely, members of the once silent majority.
    I’m proud of them…enough to join in!

  • Doc99

    IRS today announced confiscation of refunds for anyone who decline to purchase health insurance.

    Here’s a timeline on some of the provisions of the Healthcare Law:

  • TermLimits

    I agree Docelder.  Both parties are corrupt and they all must go.  Then we need to have the tea party and everyone else demand TERM LIMITS!!!!!!!

  • donjo

    Speaking of taxes; paid yours yet?

    Shoulda registered as a corporation.….me-tax-in-2009/

    Since corps are now considered people, why aren’t they in jail?

  • Docelder

    Like I said on the other thread… the original Tea Party wasn’t about the small tax on tea. It was about not being represented in government and not having a voice in the process. It is the exact parallel to today for middle class Americans. The parties are run by corporate interests and they don’t represent people anymore. The Tea party sentiment has never been more appropriate or timely than it is right now. If the left can’t get this then can the right get it either? I highly doubt it.

  • oowawa

    Exactly, HARP–a mood, a state of mind NOT a “party,” in the same way that this was just an attitude, a spirit of the times, and not a political club:

    Party Unity My Ass!

    And you’re so right: “that mood will be voting in Nov.”

  • Breeze


    (Sorry if my posting is ‘messy’)

  • Breeze

    The note posted on an anarchist blog urges the nation’s anarchists to carry out demonstrations to break up tea-party rallies.  
    The writer calls the tea parties “a coalition of conservatives, anti-Semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, Ron Paul supporters, Alex Jones conspiracy types and American flag wavers.”  
    The message warns of consequences if the tea party movement is not derailed.  
    “If the tea-party movement continues to grow in size and strength there is a big chance they will dominate this country in the near future. If the tea-party movement takes over this country they will really hurt poor people by getting rid of social programs like food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, student aid, free health care, etc,” the note said.  
    The note accuses tea party activists of malicious intent.  
    “The tea-party movement will say these programs must be gotten rid of because hard-working taxpayers cannot afford to pay for these things especially when the economy is in a depression,” the author claims.  
    Under no circumstances should opponents ignore the tea parties, the note warns.  
    “This is the worst option because without anyone opposing them they could easily gain power,” the author wrote.  
    The letter, noted by bloggers Gateway Pundit and Jawa Report, was posted at Infoshop News, which is edited by Chuck, who asked that his last name not be used.  
    The site’s homepage says it provides “Anarchist news, opinion and much more.”  
    Chuck describes Infoshop News as “an independent news service, online since 1997, which publishes a wide variety of news and opinion from various authors, groups and organizations. Our group does not have a position on tea party rallies. We are just a news service.”  
    The site acknowledge the its posting about the tea party rallies “has generated quite a controversy beyond our website” but stated the call to disrupt tea-party rallies “was not written or authored by Infoshop News.”  
    “The Tea Party rally story was probably written by one individual, so people should assume it reflects the views of one particular, anonymous person,” the statement said.  
    The site explained Infoshop News “is run by anarchists and libertarians and features news and opinion from anarchists, libertarians and anti-authoritarians. The news service also includes material from non-anarchist sources, as we think it’s important to provide news, information and opinion from different sources. We aim to buck the dominant trend among American political news projects, which focus on providing selective news and opinion for people who already agree with that news and opinion. We favor a cross-pollination of ideas, within some parameters. While our news service is popular with anarchists, we also have many readers from other political persuasions.”  
    Tea party leaders have not responded to requests for comment on this story.  
    One of the major tea party groups, Tea Party Nation, along with ResistNet and several other groups, is setting up a National Tea Party Unity Convention July 15-17 at the Palazzo Las Vegas Resort in Nevada.  
    “The speakers will speak on the subject of uniting the conservative movement,” Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips told WND. “One of the major purposes is to get the groups to work together because we all have the same common goal. We want to stop liberalism and socialism, and we need to be working together, not against each other.”

  • Breeze


    “Organize counter-protests against the tea party demonstrations, same time, same place,” the message states. “This is probably the best option. We need to get in the streets on April 15th and show the tea-party movement that there are lots of people out there who oppose their agenda.”  
    The tea parties are a general assortment of people with issues ranging from opposition to high taxes to concern over massive government expansion through President Obama’s socialist-type health care program and industry bailouts. If there’s a common factor, it’s opposition to Washington’s agenda and a promotion of individual rights and responsibilities.  
    Tea parties targeted for disruption by anarchists?   
     Blog posting making the rounds on Internet suggests trouble brewing  
    Posted: April 05, 2010  
    9:23 pm Eastern  
    By Michael Carl  
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily  

    It’s a note by an anonymous blogger, but it’s making the rounds on the Internet because it urges citizens to disrupt April 15 tea-party rallies from the inside.

  • HARP

    The TEA party will not be destroyed because it is more than people getting together and voicing their discontent. It is a mood and whether they have meetings or not, that mood will be voting in Nov.

  • sowsear
  • Doc99

    Well, Rev, there goes the narrative.

  • jwrjr

    “The People’s Party.”?  Is that the only acceptable (and legal) political party in the People’s Republic of Obamastan?

  • MikeP

    “57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic…”

    I believe the spin will be something like 57 percent anti-Obama, 28 percent don’t know what they want and 13 percent hired by the Republicans…. however they are all racist…

  • kenoshamarge

    These days anything could happen but I doubt that an unbiased and/or honest media is one of them. Nor do I think the Dems are smart enough to see the damage they have done and are doing to themselves with their continual attacks on the Tea Party People.

    I really hope that they keep on just the way they are going. They do themselves more harm than good and demonizing these people is a sure way to get them to vote against the Dems.

    Obama and the Obamacrats may have gotten away with attacking the conservatives on television and radio as well as the whole FOX network. Kinda got away with it since more people watch FOX than the other two cable newsers put together but by attacking ordinary people they have made a tactical error of monumental proportions.

    Only the far left loons will believe their hate speech, lies and their name-calling. The polls show that’s what is all ready happening.

    Keep it up Nitwit Dems, you are alienating votes you’ll wish you had come November. 😛

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I know exactly what you mean, bayareavoter. I’ve marched in a ton of anti-war, and for other very liberal causes, but I don’t recall the media labeling US as a bunch of nutjobs. 

    And thanks, Bay!

    Yttik, I completely understand.  I was a far left lib. Dem all my life until my eyes were opened to the antics of “The People’s Party.”  Ha.  That’s a joke.  I am certainly more open to hearing varying viewpoints than I was just three years ago, that’s for sure…

  • Yttik

    I’m a liberal Democrat, or rather I was for decades until the primaries. Now I’m a fan of the tea parties and likely to vote Republican in most races. One thing about the tea parties at least locally, they are comprised of a whole lot of women and a whole lot of disenfranchised Democrats.

    As to racism and tea parties, I haven’t seen it, at least not coming from tea party particpants. However, I’ve seen some nastiness coming from the opposition, most recently people mocking “teabonics,” making fun of the way people talk and playing off the term ebonics. It seems like many people on the left are so busy trying to be clever, they don’t even hear the crap coming out of their mouths anymore. The amount of racism hidden in comments like that is mind blowing.

  • bayareavoter

    Your point in the last paragraph is an interesting one–I wonder IF they will start to realize the Tea Party people are just ticked-off Americans with a smattering of nut jobs.

    I keep saying that I’ve marched in many anti-war rallies with nut jobs I didn’t want to be associated with –racists, anti-semites, radical anarchists, etc but somehow the so-called Left excuses those a**holes but can ONLY focus on the right’s version of crazy.

    Well, Larry’s post about the private presidential box at opeining night pretty much reminds us why there is no real reporting anymore.

    RRRAmy — Always love reading your posts–thanks for writing them!

  • Diana L. C.


    All I can say is “Uh, yeah – that’s what we’ve been saying. Stop spreading the demonizing hype, and look at reality already.”   😉

    Pretty soon you’ll hear the MSM reporting this “news”; but you won’t hear them giving any mea culpas for all the times they’ve called the Tea Pariters “extreme right wingers.”

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I know what you mean.  So, given that, the survey and poll of the other sources backing up Rasmussen speaks volumes.

  • sowsear

    Rasmussen is the only poll I take seriously….with a grain of salt sometimes.