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Racist NAACP Bigotry Caught on Tape   Leave a comment

Well shut my mouth wide open!  And this is a government official appointed by Obama no less spouting this racist drivel in the NAACP’s own convention.  And this is allowed to take place?  Where’s the outcry now?  Oh wait, the racist NAACP audience was LAUGHING at her comments!  Oh that’s right, because she wasn’t talking about ‘THEIR’ kind’!

Wow–I really always thought racism was dead.  All I’ve been seeing and hearing about is racism against white people still being alive. 

It’s just sad.  Just very, very sad . . .

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Latino KKK: Brown Beret Says “This is America–Go back to Europe”   Leave a comment

Hi All!

My goodness, so much has been happening since I last updated my blog that I’m not sure where to start, but I’m going to go ahead and start with this video that I meant to post a few days ago but I was speechless to make comment on it.

Well, I guess the video speaks for itself.  This most likely will not make it into mainstream liberal media, much the way the new black panther video went. 

This is jus the most lunatic, insane thing I have ever seen or heard in my entire life.  These people are REALLY out of touch with reality!

Racist NAACP Resolution Condemns Tea Party as ‘Racist’   Leave a comment

Well, if THIS don’t beat all!!!!!  The racist NAACP organization condemning the conservative Tea Party as a ‘racist’ organization!

First of all?  WHY is this important?  I fail to see why the NAACP resolution is so important that it deserves front page treatment.  Other than the fact that they are wrong and have no solid evidence of any manner of racism happening at tea party events. 

Calling someone a ‘racist’ in today’s world is pretty much as low as you can go.  The fact that they are throwing around accusations like this is frightening and I’m certain this would not be tolerated frin any other politically involved group.  They don’t even have any proof that the Tea Party is racist and it’s not tolerated!  Accusations of racism on this level–with no PROOF–are tired and old.  How long are they going to ride this horse?  As far as I’m concern, coming out and blasting other groups and accusing them of racism without proof just because they don’t believe in socialism and welfare for all does not  a racist make! 

Anyway, I’m not even sure this group even deserves headlines.  I know a lot of people of color and my best friend, who is white, is getting married to a black man and she has a biracial daughter (who is absolutely beautiful by the way)–and their consensus has been that groups like the NAACP do nothing but prey on people and incite hatred among them.  If this group were to dissolve and disappear from the face of the planet, we are all fairly sure that racism, crime and general hatred would as well.

Just a thought from us ‘racists’. 

Oh and they made an error in the title.  It’s ‘condemns’ NOT ‘condems’.  It looks like misspelled the name of a type of a commonly used prophylactic…(sooo many things I could say to that, but I am not that mean >sigh<)

OH, and by the way–more importantly–this article states the accused ‘acts of racism’ were fact, however of the thousands of mainstream media and private video cameras recording the event, even with a $100,000 reward, NO ONE has yet to come forward with ANY PROOF THAT THIS OCCURRED!!!!  Note the accusers are all Democrats who HATE the Tea Party and it just seems too much like a setup to be real.  I mean COME ON people!  LOL!!!!  It’s worse than a ‘Caught on Tape’ setup . . . and it WAS worse than that because it WASN’T CAUGHT ON TAPE!  LOL!

Hmmm…I wonder what they think of the new black panther party . . .

Ahem >turns sarcasm switch ‘off'<

Here’s the article:

NAACP resolution condems racism in tea party

AP

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press Writer Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press Writer 7 mins ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Leaders of the country’s largest civil rights organization accused tea party activists on Tuesday of tolerating bigotry and approved a resolution condemning racism within the political movement.

The resolution was adopted during the annual convention in Kansas City of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spokesman Chris Fleming said. Local tea party organizers disputed claims of racism and called on the NAACP to withdraw the resolution.

It was not immediately clear how the resolution was amended during the debate, which was mostly closed to the public.

The original called for the NAACP to “educate its membership and the community that this movement is not just about higher taxes and limited government.” It suggested that something could evolve “and become more dangerous for that small percentage of people that really think our country has been taken away from them.”

“We felt the time had come to stand up and say, ‘It’s time for the tea party to be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don’t tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members,'” NAACP President Ben Jealous said ahead of the debate. “We don’t have a problem with the tea party’s existence. We have an issue with their acceptance and welcoming of white supremacists into their organizations.”

Tea party activist Alex Poulter, who co-founded a Kansas City-area group called Political Chips, disputed the allegations. He said the movement is made up of a “diverse group of folks who are upset with what is going on with this country.”

Poulter said he has seen no evidence of racism within the movement.

“It’s unfounded but people are running with these accusations like they are true,” he said.

A group called the St. Louis Tea Party issued its own resolution Tuesday calling on the NAACP to withdraw the proposal, which won’t become official until the NAACP’s national board of directors approves it during its meeting in October in Baltimore. Jealous also urged people to attend an Oct. 2 rally in Washington to remind Congress and President Barack Obama about the challenges facing minority neighborhoods.

Though not affiliated with either major political party, tea party activists espouse a political philosophy of less government, a free market, lower taxes, individual rights and political activism.

The group has faced occasional claims of racism, most notably in March near the end of the bitter health care debate. U.S. Reps. John Lewis, Andre Carson and Emanuel Cleaver said some demonstrators, many of them tea party activists, yelled a racial epithet as the black congressmen walked from House office buildings to the Capitol.

Cleaver, D-Mo., also said he was spit on.

A white lawmaker said he also heard the epithets, but conservative activists said the lawmakers were lying.

“They are pulling people together and focusing on the negative, and then it’s hard to make anything positive out of that,” said Anita L. Russell, president of the Kansas City, Mo., branch of the NAACP, which introduced the resolution. “And then these groups, these extremist groups, are looking for something, and they are latching on to this. The thing is going to grow and grow out of control.”

Covered up American Flag Mural Restored!   Leave a comment

Excellent!  Covered up flag mural in CA has been restored!

I’m glad that was taken care of before the 4th.  I don’t think these men were the original artists, but I’m glad they stepped up! 

My hats off to you!

Covered-up flag mural near Calif. freeway restored

The Associated Press

Posted: 07/05/2010 07:05:26 PM PDT

Updated: 07/05/2010 07:05:27 PM PDT
SUNOL, Calif.—The American flag mural painted on concrete siding above Northern California freeway, then painted over by order of state officials, was returned to its former glory just in time for 4th of July.The 35-foot long flag had been painted above Interstate 680 in Sunol, in clear view of commuters, by three men after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington.

Last month Caltrans officials determined it was on state property and ordered it covered with gray paint, igniting a public furor. Two days later, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apologized to the artists for the officials’ decision.

On Saturday, two men decided to restore the mural. Steve Giordano and Jim Gallagher said they thought it was rude of Caltrans officials to cover up the flag right before the 4th of July.

O’Reilly: Obama Could Face Impeachment If He Pardons Illegals   1 comment

GAH!  I can’t WAIT to hear this for myself!  Right now, though, I have to count on word of mouth (er, word of email?) and wait patiently for proof!!!!

O’Reilly: Obama Could Face Impeachment If He Pardons Illegals

Saturday, 26 Jun 2010 12:54 PM
By: Chris Wessling

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is warning that if President Barack Obama ever bypasses Congress and uses his pardon power to make millions of illegal aliens citizens, he could face serious calls for his impeachment.

“If President Obama were to sign an executive order giving illegal aliens amnesty, his career would be over and an impeachment movement would explode,” O’Reilly said Friday night on his “Talking Points” segment during his top-rated Fox show.

At the same time, O’Reilly said he did not believe reports that the Obama administration would grant such a blanket amnesty.

Fox News, however, reported this week: “The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks told FoxNews.com.”

The Department of Homeland Security estimates that at least 10.8 million illegal immigrants are living in the United States.

During his 2008 campaign, Obama promised pro-immigration and Hispanic groups that he would make an amnesty program a top priority. But such a plan has taken a back seat in favor of other Obama legislative initiatives, including healthcare and financial regulation reform.

With congressional elections fast approaching, both the legislative calendar and the climate for new immigration legislation appears to offer immigration legislation a slim chance of passing this year.

Republicans, led by Arizona Sen. John McCain, have been angered that Obama has done little to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, and have made that a prerequisite condition before any discussion of immigration reform can take place.

Reports that the Obama administration is weighing ways to circumvent Congress have Republicans worried. On Monday, eight Republican senators sent the president a letter saying they are concerned that he will grant unilateral amnesty to America’s illegal immigrant population if his efforts to overhaul current U.S. policy fail in Congress.

The letter called on Obama to abandon any attempt to “unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.”

The eight senators who signed the letter were Charles Grassley of Iowa, Orrin Hatch of Utah, David Vitter of Louisiana, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Thad Cochran of Mississippi.

GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa told Fox News that the White House has solicited opinions from experts on possible avenues for granting “amnesty for a large number of people.”

A former Bush administration official also told Fox News that talks on the subject have been held by Obama officials who are “studying legal ways to legalize people without having to go through any congressional debate about it.”

Republicans believe that Obama is anxious to grant citizenship to millions of illegals so he can add millions of new Democratic voters to the electoral rolls, ensuring his re-election in 2012 and tipping the national balance of power in favor of Democratic candidates for the foreseeable future.

O’Reilly also criticized the Obama administration for its lax treatment of the illegal alien issue, noting that Obama had appointed Harold Hurrt to be the liaison between the federal government and states over the increasingly contentious issue of illegal immigration.

Hurrt is the former police chief of Houston and Phoenix, and O’Reilly says he is “outwardly sympathetic to illegal aliens. As [police] chief, he refused to enforce federal immigration law. Now Hurrt is a federal immigration official? Come on, that’s insane.”

Hurrt’s appointment “proves that the president is extremely left on the immigration issue,” O’Reilly said.

Sign me up for the Impeachment Movement!  I believe there is already one in the words, but then, that is probably true for every president no matter who they are!  I’m fairly certain that this would be the last straw for a lot of people in regards to speaking out and all that.  It was for me and it hasn’t even happened yet.  The fact that the land was given to them–that was my straw! 

Ah, but seriously folks–I really doubt that it would ever happen.  It’s too happy and end to this nightmare.  I hope it does!  OH GOD I hope it does!  But with congress the way they are, they would side with him in whatever he does and chances are pretty good that they would all smile and nod and vote for amnesty too so they can get their bonuses and their earmarks and their doggy treats and go home to their lobbyist-paid mansions and lifestyles, and forget about the people!  LOL!!!! 

I laugh and joke around—but it’s REALLY not very funny!

USA Today asks ‘What is a Tea Party?’   Leave a comment

Here is a piece that Yahoo posted from USA Today asking ‘What is the Tea Party?’

It’s interesting to note that immediately right off the bat the article declares how ‘stupid-sounding’ the tea partiers are.  I mean really?  You happened to ask like the few people who DON’T know what a Republican is?  I’m sure there are some out there, but it might also depend on the context of the conversation.  I don’t know what a republican in today’s congress believes in, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t know what they are.  The only person they quote in regard to this doesn’t even know what the Tea Party stands for.  REALLY?  I mean, what can one expect from a left-leaning mainstream media source who has been trying to denounce the Tea Party movement since it began?  And the crazy thing is, people who DON’T follow politics and actually BELIEVES what the media spoon feeds them repeats repeats everything they say!  That’s a scary kind of power the mainstream media has.  No wonder Obama wants to control the internet and, thus, alternative media that doesn’t subscribe to these political views (more on THAT another time).

What is the Tea Party? A growing state of mind

By Susan Page and Naomi Jagoda

WASHINGTON — The Tea Party is less a classic political movement than a frustrated state of mind.

A year and a half after the idea of a Tea Party burst into view, three of 10 Americans describe themselves in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll as Tea Party supporters — equal to the number who call themselves Republicans — though many of them acknowledge they aren’t exactly sure what that allegiance means.

“I don’t really understand it, but I like what they stand for,” says Terry Rushing, 63, of Greensburg, La.,. who was among those surveyed. “They just support everything I’m looking for — lower taxes, less government. …All the good things, you know.”

“What we need is to push the tea over the edge of the boat, and the Tea Party is trying to do that,” says Dale Jackson, 37, a school bus driver from Jefferson City, Mo., mentioning his concerns about illegal immigration and government bailouts.

Jackson’s comment and the group’s name hark back to the nation’s revolutionary beginnings in its tax revolt against England, and the Fourth of July holiday this weekend has become a rallying cry for supporters who plan a rally in San Antonio, a fair in suburban Atlanta and more. To look at who the foot soldiers are in the nation’s newest political army and what motivates them, USA TODAY combined results from national polls in May and June and did additional interviews.

The portrait that emerges fits a traditional conservative group. The ranks of the Tea Party include somewhat more men than women, and they are more likely to be married and a bit older than the nation as a whole. Residents of the South and West are the most likely to endorse the Tea Party, but it is unmistakably a nationwide movement: 28% in the Midwest and 27% in the East call themselves backers.

They are overwhelmingly white and Anglo, although a scattering of Hispanics, Asian-Americans and African-Americans combine to make up almost one-fourth of their ranks.

And as expected–here is point number two!  Not shocking that it took only a few paragraphs to pull out the Race Card!  Really?  Why is it that we can’t have an intelligent political conversation?  When one person criticises our beloved benefactor Obama, that person is then called racist.  Why?  I’m not racist, but I still don’t like him!  I don’t care WHO runs this country, as long as they are doing a good job and stand for what Americans believe in!!!!! 

OH, and by the way–I have been to a Tea Party before.  I’m NOT a Tea Partier, nor do I have affiliations with any, nor do I make it a routine to protest or anything, but we just happened to be in Philly one day–visiting Independence Hall for the first time with my son–and ran into a rally out on the mall.  It was interesting that not one of them had a racist sign up or were they unruly and screaming racial slurs or anything.  They were just a bunch of people who wanted to be heard.  We joined them for a little bit but ended up leaving after about 20 mins.  Our feet hurt and we were STARVING and wanted to eat lunch before our tour.  I was so proud to be there, though!!!!  The only people who were there that had negative signs up was a man who was clearly not with anyone in the group.  He just stood there with a negative sign, miserable looking and unhappy.  From what I heard with talking to some of the Tea Partier’s is that there is a movement by anti-Tea-Partier’s to infiltrate their organizations and cause trouble to discredit them. I saw it with my own two eyes.  The media doesn’t cover that though.  They just jump on it like a starving rat and put it up for all to see!!!!  They paint this picture of the Tea Party being racist, domestic terrorists and that is SO far from the truth it’s scary!  No wonder those not in the loop and get spoon fed their opinions from leftist media groups believe these things.  I don’t’ believe that everyone should be forced to believe in the same things, everyone is entitled to their OWN opinions–but for God’s sake–HAVE an original opinion or facts to back it up.  Don’t just look at a Tea Partier and sneer, “Racist!” at them because that’s what the media told you to do.  Where’s your proof?  Do you know that person?  Are you familiar with that group?  Do you know what they stand for?  Probably not. 

Scary…

What unites Tea Party supporters is less their geography or demography than their policy views: a firm conviction that the federal government has gotten too big and too powerful, and a fear that the nation faces great peril. Nine in 10 are unhappy with the country’s direction and see the federal debt as an ominous threat to its future. Almost as many say neither President Obama nor most members of Congress deserve re-election.

They are much more downbeat than non-Tea Party supporters, who by 21 percentage points are more satisfied with the country’s direction and by a yawning 49 points are more likely to say Obama deserves re-election.

The Tea Party supporters who were interviewed bristle at the suggestion that the group is extremist, and some distance themselves from rhetoric that seems to advocate violent revolution. “As with anything, there are some factions that wig out,” says Bonnie Jones, 60, of Independence, Ky.

They deny that bigotry or rejections of Obama because of his race are part of the movement’s appeal, a perception fueled by YouTube videos showing racist signs at some Tea Party rallies. Even so, they do have a distinctive perspective on race.

Those who embrace the Tea Party movement are much less likely than others to see discrimination as a threat to the nation’s future and a hurdle for minorities. More than three in four say racial minorities have equal job opportunities; only half of non-Tea Party supporters agree. They overwhelmingly reject the notion that economic disparities between blacks and whites are mainly the result of discrimination.

Nearly half say blacks lag in jobs, income and housing “because most African-Americans just don’t have the motivation or willpower to pull themselves up out of poverty.” Only one-third of non-supporters agree.

And Tea Party supporters are much less sympathetic than others to illegal immigrants. By 4-to-1, they say illegal immigrants in the long run cost taxpayers too much by using government services rather than becoming productive citizens. That view is hardly out of the mainstream, though — it’s also held by 52% of non-Tea Party supporters.

I don’t really feel that all this info they just dropped on the public was really that coherent.  I mean, where do they get their info?  Where are the polls?  Where is are the numbers?  I want to see it!  I don’t want your word for it!!!!  The writers views skew everything, but since they are in a position of authority, they can say whatever they want while the truth does not get said. 

“The Tea Party (gatherings) are not some radical meetings; it’s just average folks,” says Tim Brazil, 54, a small-business owner from Chesterfield County, Va., who has attended several local meetings. He says Tea Party members are agitated about the way things are going in the country, and for good reason: “Washington doesn’t hear us, and the Tea Party is waking them up.”

Engaged and skeptical

On the last big Election Day, in 2008, the Tea Party didn’t exist. Now the name encompasses the most energized segment of the electorate, one that has denied members of Congress renomination, created a new constellation of political heroes and pushed the GOP to the right.

Even so, the movement is less a party than an anti-party, with no clear consensus about whom its national leaders are and a generally dyspeptic view of organized political power.

“It’s a party opposed to the idea of parties,” says Jill Lepore, a Harvard historian whose book about the movement, The Whites of Their Eyes, is scheduled to be published in October. The Tea Party reminds her more of a religious revival than a political movement. She compares it to the Second Great Awakening in the 1830s, a religious resurgence that helped fuel temperance and abolitionism.

What emerges from the polls and interviews is a deeply engaged, highly skeptical group of people — even toward others in their ranks.

Yes, totally!  I wish we had been awake before the 2008 election.  Then maybe we wouldn’t be suffering such an obama-nation (abomination) as we are now.  I was partially awake when this all went down–although I was never into politics before this, I suddenly became interested in this election.  The moment when I woke up though was after I voted in CA.  I voted Republican because I felt that it was the lesser of two great evils and I was not as aware then as I am now, but I turned in my paper vote, proud of myself that I voted, and got back in the car with my son and turned on NPR.  Obama was already giving his acceptance speech.

Um…I had just voted.  They didn’t even count my vote yet and already they were declaring the winner?  It was all set, all prepared, Obama won.  Now, granted, I understand that it was fairly clear that Obama was going to win that election, but still!  REALLY?  My vote wasn’t even COUNTED YET! 

THAT was when I woke up!  THAT was when this whole movement seemed to wake up!  Was I the only person who had this happen or felt this way?  I think that’s why most people don’t vote–they feel like they’re vote does not count.

Ahem…sorry, rambling again.

Back to the article:

Jones voted for Rand Paul in Kentucky’s GOP primary, one of the movement’s most celebrated victories this year over an establishment Republican candidate, but says she is “kind of undecided” about whether to support him in November. “When you see his ads, you think, ‘Yeah, he’s not one of the mainstream politicians,’ but his dad’s a politician,” she says. (Ron Paul is a seven-term. Texas congressman and former Republican presidential contender.)

And she’s not enamored with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who is a hero to some in the movement. “I don’t like her folksy sayings,” Jones says. “She’s just a politician like the rest of them.”

Whether such a loosely organized collection of people can sustain itself as a political force isn’t clear, although they have forged a formidable record so far. Tea Party supporters have helped win the Republican gubernatorial nomination for Nikki Haley in a turbulent South Carolina primary, deny renomination to Republican Sen. Bob Bennett in Utah and push Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter to leave the GOP. (He then lost the Democratic primary.)

The movement’s appeal will be tested this fall, when Tea Party-backed candidates face broader electorates.

I also just wanted to point out that, of course Tea Partier’s aren’t forming into a real political party.  Once that happens then so follows corruption.  There are no real ‘parties’ in government anyway–it’s all run by lobbyists and corporations.  End of story.  I hope the Tea Party never lowers themselves to that.  I hope they just remain a movement to keep a vigilant eye out for this kind of garbage.

Former House Majority leader Dick Armey, who describes himself and his group FreedomWorks as “mentors” for the movement, calls the lack of a centralized structure a defining characteristic and an asset. “It is baffling to the left because it’s a group of people who are not centrally organized,” the former Texas congressman says, chortling. “There is nobody running the Tea Party movement.”

Jim Sagray, 63, a retired high school science teacher from Roseville, Calif., and Tea Party supporter, agrees.

“I don’t believe there are any real Tea Party leaders; I don’t believe there’s any real national leadership,” he says. “It’s largely just independent groups fed up with how things are going in our nation.”

Armey calls them “the biggest swing movement on the field.”

Republican vs. Republican Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie calls the Tea Party “an organic enterprise” that would reject any suggestion that it is a GOP group, though he predicts most of its backers will vote for Republican candidates in November.

Most Tea Party supporters are Republicans or Republican-leaning independents, but that doesn’t mean all Republicans share their views. Their conflict, apparent in some primaries this year that pitted establishment candidates against Tea Party challengers, could signal a battle ahead for the soul of the GOP.

Among Republicans, 57% identify themselves as Tea Party supporters; 38% do not — and the two groups have distinctly different views. Non-Tea Party Republicans are twice as likely to cite the environment as an extremely or very serious danger to the country’s future, for example, and much less likely to see the size and power of the federal government as a dire threat.

Another big difference between them helps explain the Tea Party’s muscular influence in the party: An overwhelming 73% of Tea Party Republicans say they are more enthusiastic about voting this year than usual. Only half as many, 36%, of non-Tea Party Republicans feel that way.

Tea Party supporters generally are much more engaged in this year’s elections than others, fueled by a conviction that the country is at an historic turning point. In the USA TODAY Poll, 85% described themselves as extremely or very patriotic. Their events routinely feature American flags and characters in revolutionary garb.

Their faith in the Founding Fathers is a signature of the movement. Citing links to the Revolution has been a mainstay of American politics since the nation’s beginnings, Lepore says, but the way the Tea Party uses those symbols and language is original. “It is a fundamentalist way of thinking of the past: The founding documents are gospel; they come alive for us,” she says.

For Rick Barber, a Tea Party-backed congressional contender in Alabama, the Founding Fathers literally come to life. One video on his campaign website shows him talking to a character dressed as Abraham Lincoln as he likens taxation to pay for bailouts and health care as “slavery.” Another features him sitting at a table in a tavern, talking to characters dressed as Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams and George Washington.

After Barber describes the progressive income tax and health care bill as “tyrannical,” an angry George Washington growls: “Gather your armies.”

It’s kind of scary that they have to outline all this stuff here.  I mean, first of all, they make it sound campy and stupid when these are serious facts and truths!  I mean–COME ON PEOPLE!  These taxes are going to affect YOU and YOUR CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN!  NO ONE even READ ANY of these bills that were rushed through congress, who KNOWS what’s in there!!!??????  OH but that is a WHOLE OTHER topic! 

Many Tea Party supporters speak of the Founders in familiar terms.

“We’ve been running deficits for years and we’ve been saying we’re doing it to win the Cold War or to fight terrorism and fight poverty,” says Michael Towns, 33, a linguist from Tallahassee, Fla., who was among those surveyed. “I think our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves because they never would conceive that we would do this.”

“This country was actually founded that we worked to be represented without taxation,” says Charlene Barber, 62, a nurse from West Blocton, Ala.,. who is pursuing a psychology degree. “I’d love to hear what the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and Constitution would have to say about this health -care bill.”

Present at the creation

Question: Who is most responsible for the Tea Party?

Answer: Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Here they go, making it sound like a cult or a terrorist movement.  >sigh<

President Obama’s ambitious agenda — the most activist of any Democratic president since Lyndon Johnson nearly a half-century ago — created a backlash. Not yet at the midpoint of his term, Obama has bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, won funding for a $862 billion stimulus bill, overhauled the health -care system and pushed legislation rewriting financial regulations. Within eight months of his inauguration, a majority. of Americans said his proposals called for too much expansion of government power. Six in 10. said they called for too much government spending.

The backlash has significantly increased the number of voters who call themselves conservative. Although 37% of Americans described themselves as conservatives in 2008, according to combined Gallup polls for the year, now 42% do. That’s the most since Gallup began asking the question about political ideology in 1992.

The growing conservatism hasn’t rebounded to the benefit of the Republican Party, however: 28% of Americans identified themselves as Republicans in 2008; 28% do so now. In 2004, the year Bush was re-elected president, 34% did.

Some Tea Party supporters who might have moved back toward the GOP express disappointment with Bush’s backing of the Wall Street bailout and Medicare prescription-drug initiative. They describe those as just more big-government programs that blurred the differences between the two major parties.

“Basically, Democrats and Republicans are screwed up, and the Tea Party is the only group that has their act together,” says Greg White, 23, an Army soldier from Ashburn, Ga. “Democrats are trying to be Socialist, and the Republicans aren’t far off.”

Amen, sir!

“The Tea Party is trying to change the country around because the Republicans and Democrats — I don’t think anyone knows what they’re doing in Washington anymore,” says Ed Bradley, 54, a retired police officer and judge from Lebanon, Ind.. “The Tea Party is trying to change this country to what it used to be.”

For right-of-center voters alarmed by Obama’s agenda but disenchanted with Bush’s GOP, the outburst by CNBC’s Rick Santelli on the floor of the Chicago mercantile exchange in February 2009 calling for a “Chicago Tea Party” for “the capitalists out there” struck a nerve.

The Tea Party was born.

Retired high school teacher Sagray says he was intrigued when he drove by Tea Party protesters outside a shopping mall, holding up signs urging drivers unhappy with the proposed health -care bill to honk. He parked, picked up literature and signed up for e-mail alerts.

Mary Molitor, 72, a retired mental-health aide from Lodi, Wis., went to two Tea Party-sponsored rallies at the state Capitol in Madison around Tax Day in April to protest what she sees as a federal government that has overstepped its bounds.

“The government is taking over everything — the banks, the automobiles,” she says. “I want my freedom back.”

Okay–while I love what the Tea Party is doing and how they are waking Americans up to the reality that we are losing or have lost our country to socialism and whatnot, I still believe that voting Americans need to research candidates in both the mainstream AND the alternative media before they make a decision.  I try to examine everyone from as many angles as I can, but keep in mind that the mainstream media will promote whomever they are told to by whatever political leanings their organization belongs to.  Example–why Fox News promoted John McCain and why CNN, MSNBC, and other left leaning organizations promoted Obama and made McCain out to look like a fool!!!!  I don’t trust either source, but to trust only one is just stupid.  I know there are other things going on in life, like ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and all that garbage–but really, folks!  This is OUR COUNTRY and FUTURE and THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN we are talking about!!!!!  This isn’t some fad!!!!!!!!!  Get with the program!!!!!!

Key Voters Dumping Democrats   Leave a comment

Wow, this has got to say something to the Dems doesn’t it!  No wonder our prez is so desperate to get amnesty for all illegals.  They are traditionally democrats after all.  He needs all the votes he can get to pass his draconian bills! 

Independents swinging strongly toward GOP, poll finds

A new poll finds that Republicans have increased their lead among independent voters. According to the latest Gallup survey, the GOP now leads Democrats by 12 points — 46 percent to 32 percent — among independents, a voting bloc that looks to be pivotal in determining the outcome of the November elections.

For Democrats, this is bad but not surprising news. Since March, the GOP has enjoyed an average 10-point lead among independents. Last month, Gallup found that independent voters believe the Democratic Party has become “too liberal.”

President Obama’s rating among independents has tanked big time over the last 18 months — a big deal considering that swing voters were the main reason he won the White House in 2008. According to Gallup’s latest numbers, 51 percent of independent registered voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing; 42 percent  approve.

Indeed, displeasure with Obama is the main thing driving independents from the Dems. According to Gallup, 71 percent of the independent voters who say they disapprove of Obama’s job performance say they would vote for the GOP candidate in their district if the election were held today.

In contrast, 63 percent of independent voters who like what Obama is doing say they’ll vote Democratic this fall. That’s a hopeful number for Democrats — but with Obama’s disapproval numbers rising among independents, it’s not a voting bloc the party can count on.

— Holly Bailey is a senior politics writer for Yahoo! News.

 I think it’s kind of ironic that I am one of these people.  Hehe, GEE how can you TELL?  No, seriously–I never really ever declared a side or a group to belong to.  I was always fiercly undeclared, undecided, and Independent.  And I still am, to an extent.  In the 2004 election, I voted for Kerry.  I didn’t understand back then (I was a first time voter) and I voted for Kerry because it was the popular choice in California.  Everything was about the environment and I was a notorious Tree-Hugger.  I still am, to an extent, but I value human lives more than environment–but whaling is still an issue for me.  Sorry.  Humanity will live without whale and dolphin meat.  End of story. 

Er, um, rambling again.  Anyway–I learned the value of declaring sides in the last prelim elections here in my homestate.  I wasn’t allowed to vote because I was ‘undeclared’.  I was so man and frustrated but didn’t get changed in time to make my voice heard!  That is SO PATHETIC!  I can understand the meaning, but COME ON!  There are more than Democrat and Republicans running for a chance to run for offices–why can’t more than registered Republicans and Democrats VOTE FOR THEM!!!!????????

Hmm, sounds like something I should ask someone…Anyone here know why? 

Regardless, I’m changing my registration to Republican just so I can get my voice heard.  It’s sad, and I’d still vote conservative and without a declaration of sides, but if it takes taking a side to be heard from day 1, then so be it.

Posted July 2, 2010 by shadowvixenpatriot in Uncategorized

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