Tea Party ‘clowns’ have no hope in 2012
Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 22:02
America, we have fewer than 270 days until the 2012 presidential election and if you are like me, you have many issues running through your mind, ranging from jobs to taxes to poverty to education to health care.
While the headlines and issues of this election change every day, one thing I know for sure is that the Tea Party is NOT going to be the driving force in this election after reading an article in The Daily Beast last week that confirms my claim:
"The Tea Party movement is dead. It's gone. I think largely the Tea Party is irrelevant in the primaries. They aren't passionate about any of the candidates, and if they are passionate, they're for Ron Paul," said Chris Littleton, co-founder of the Ohio Liberty Council, a statewide coalition of Tea Party groups in Ohio.
Conservative columnist Andrew Brietbart had a similar response in The Fiscal Times:
"In terms of coming up with a national political figure, the Tea Party movement wasn't built to do that and hasn't evolved to do that. I don't think people knew that it had to have that ability going into this election cycle — they just thought it would happen naturally," Breitbart said.
The Tea Party saw America changing and it scared them worse than a child going to the dentist for the first time, on top of the fact that the people in the Tea Party were never that bright to begin with and didn't seem to care about misspelling simple words such as "taxes" at rallies.
Where were these clowns when Bush was destroying the country? I know many of these people had never taken an interest in our political process before they took to the streets with their guns because Bush told them to go shopping and visit Disney World as their patriotic duty.
As if the misspelling of simple words they hate weren't bad enough, there were other signs saying the president was not an American citizen, and, sadly, these folks who complained about socialism failed to realize public services are already socialized, such as the police, fire service, the United States Postal Service, public education and community libraries. I think it's clear to say not all socialism is evil.
These poor, pathetic people sadly fail to realize that most Americans want to keep Medicare and Medicaid just the way it is, and also fail to realize most people want the rich to start paying their fair share in taxes.
They even wanted to shut down Planned Parenthood without wanting to know if it was a benefit to women's health, and they wanted the government to shut down altogether during the debt ceiling crisis.
I must point out that Ronald Reagan is a hero to these folks, even though he not only raised the debt ceiling 18 times but also raised taxes 11 times.
The Republicans have been shooting themselves in the foot for decades and the low approval rating of 10 percent of Congress should not be a surprise.
The low numbers I blame on John Boehner and the Tea Party Republicans for their arrogance, ignorance, worship of greed and disrespect to the poor and middle class of this country, who are not all bums, but most of whom are working hard to provide a better life for their families.
Now if only we could build these angry and paranoid folks a time machine for them to take a nice trip down memory lane for the America they desire. After that mission is taken care of, the rest of us here in 2012 can accept the fact that America is a progressive country that needs to catch up with the rest of the world or we better start learning Chinese.