The level of anger that has been and continues to come from the left, in an increasing manner, at the Tea Party movement is something to behold. Simply watching any broadcast that MSNBC puts on illustrates that point, as leftists like Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Chris Matthews skeik in horror whenever the topic of fiscal responsibility arises. Besides the hacks that comprise their network line up, other members of the mainstream media, unions, and other openly left wing organizations and individuals have expressed extreme rage at the Tea Party, attempting to demonize other individuals who are trying to hold the government responsible for the fiscal actions.
How ridiculous has the Leftist’s hatred grown? Their animosity has now delved into the realm of comic books:
In issue No. 602 of Captain America, “Two Americas, Part One,” the title hero and The Falcon, a black superhero from New York City, stumble upon a protest rally in Boise, Idaho. They see scores of protesters carrying signs that say “Stop the Socialists!” and “Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!”
Captain America says the protest appears to be an “anti-tax thing,” and The Falcon jokes that he likely would not be welcomed into the crowd of “angry white folks.”
Hysterical right? Hot Air has more on this as well as a link to the history of liberal activism in the Captain America series. It’s amazing to me the level or racism contained on the left. Aside from the stupid Tea Bag joke, the racism on display to essentially say that an African American would not be welcomed into a group, which not only has numerous African Americans in the organization, but has nothing to do with color and everything to do with holding the government responsible for its fiscal actions is beyond belief. Recall if you will, how union thugs attacked Kenneth Gladney, a racially motivated attack, for participating in a protest.
The left has been brutal over the years to African Americans who do not tow the Democrat’s Party line. They’ve hurled the highly offensive “Uncle Tom” at numerous African American men who have dissented from the left, including Colin Powell. The left called Condoleezza Rice a “house *****,” on numerous occasions, here is just one example. The Democrats question the racial identity of ever single minority who does not succumb to their wishes. That takes a tremendous amount of hypocrisy to do so from the political party who embraced slavery (the GOP was founded as an anti-slavery party) and embraced Jim Crow laws. If not for the overwhelming support of the GOP, the Civil Rights act would not have passed over Democrat’s objections.
To return to the conversation regarding Liberal hatred of the Tea Party, we are now seeing top Democratic donors funneling money to try to silence members of the Tea Party through the long held Democratic tradition of astroturfing:
But a close look reveals the APPC’s place in a complex network of money flowing from the mountainous coffers of the country’s biggest labor unions into political slush funds for Democratic activists.
Here’s how it works: What appears like a local groundswell is in fact the creation of two men — Craig Varoga and George Rakis, Democratic Party strategists who have set up a number of so-called 527 groups, the non-profit election organizations that hammer on contentious issues (think Swift Boats, for example).
Varoga and Rakis keep a central mailing address in Washington, pulling in soft money contributions from unions and other well-padded sources to engage in what amounts to a legal laundering system. The money — tens of millions of dollars — gets circulated around to different states by the 527s, which pay for TV ads, Internet campaigns and lobbyist salaries, all while keeping the hands of the unions clean — for the most part.
The system helps hide the true sources of funding, giving the appearance of locally bred opposition in states from Oklahoma to New Jersey, or in the case of the Tea Party Web site, in Illinois.
So distraught are liberals with the fact that keep apprised of the government’s spending and budgeting tactics, that they are ramping up efforts to get people to stop paying attention to what is going on in Washington. After all, this heightened level of attention being paid by American’s citizens has led to an awakening in this country to demand accountability. I do not believe, no matter what Liberals try to do, that Americans will simply ignore the crushing amounts of debt, high levels of unemployment, efforts to raise taxes, to socialize industries, for one second.
The liberals have made their efforts clear and the overwhelming majority of Americans have rejected these efforts. Obama won the election based on his rhetoric, on reassurances that he supported the free market, that he would embrace transparency, and practice fiscal restraint, among other things. At a time when our nation desperately needs these things, he has proven, in just over a year, that he does not intend to honor these commitments. The leftists have exploded the national debt to the point where it is unsustainable, weakened the dollar, openly threatened sectors of the economy from financial to energy to healthcare, and has attempted to rapidly expand the power and size of the government. No matter how angry the hard left gets, no matter how much money they spend, they will not stop the American people from demanding their government be held accountable nor fulfill their civic duty from participating in the democratic process, nor be dissuaded from engaging in efforts to inform the public from what is happening in this nation.