Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Why all the Tea Party Bashing?

I was somewhat surprised to read on the editorial page today of my local paper, the Mansfield, Ohio News-Journal this headline, “Tea party showed no honor in debt debate.” I read the editorial and was alarmed.  It is an example of extreme bias, misrepresentation, propaganda, and malpractice by the leftist media. The Decatur (Alabama) Daily editorial stated in part:


Members and front organizations must continually embarrass, discredit and degrade our critics… When obstructionists become too irritating, label them as fascists or Nozi or anti-Semitic… Constantly associate those who oppose us with those names that already have a bad smell. The association will, after enough repetition, become “fact” in the public mind.

What? This editorial blames the Tea Party Members of Congress for harming the United States by their insistence in immediate and significant spending cuts in government spending? The Tea Party is being maligned for wanting to address the real problem of excessive, wasteful government spending and not the invented debt default “crisis,” which served only to advance President Barack Obama's and Democratic radical socialist agenda. The constitutional conservatives in Congress wanted a Cut, Cap and Balance Bill, but what they got was an unacceptable compromise. The resulting compromise was insufficient to ward off the credit downgrade.

Interestingly, the Tea Party Congressional Members and the Tea Party Movement, itself, have been labeled by the Left as extremists, racists, terrorists, subversives, Nazis, fanatics, and radicals throughout the debt ceiling debate. This is being done to marginalize and to try to minimize the growing strength and influence of the Tea Party on the political scene and in the popular culture.

This tactic employed by the Left including the President and Democratic elite inside and outside of Washington, D.C. It was used in the 1960s against the John Birch Society. They, too, were called the same names as the Tea Party is being called. There is a common source for this tactic and it can be found in a U.S. Communist Party directive from 1943. Here is a quote from that directive:

The tea party’s negotiating success is a direct result of it being more willing than its opponents to harm the United States. Reasonable politicians from both parties have backed down not because they were wowed by the tea party logic, but because they were unwilling to permanently damage the nation they gave an oath to serve.

That is why patriots and patriotic organizations such as Michele Bachmann, Tea Party Members of Congress, Tea Party participants, the John Birch Society, etc. are being relentlessly being attacked in the Leftist media and by Leftist politicians. It is part of the enemies playbook that has been used for over 60 years.

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