Tag: Tea Party

No End in Sight

The Tea Party I attended on Thursday was not disrupted by anyone. It was a concern, though; apparently, all the publicity surrounding the possibility deterred those who might have desired to cause trouble. Of course, there’s always one segment of society that will remain a problem. I mentioned in my last post that I don’t believe the Tea Party movement is going to die out. One major reason for that is the Democratic leaders from Obama on down are not moderating… Read more »

The Lakeland Tea Party

The nature of my post will be a little different today. I just want to provide some local flavor from the Lakeland, Florida, Tea Party. I arrived about 6:00 p.m. and took the following picture of the gathering crowd downtown. Hundreds were present listening to the speakers. The lakeside setting was perfect. Republican candidate for Congress Dennis Ross was the final speaker. I’ve gotten to know Dennis a little; I’m impressed with his devotion to the Constitution and knowledge of the basic… Read more »

True & False Tea Partiers

This evening I will be attending our local Tea Party. Will the event be reported accurately? There’s some doubt about that nationwide. A movement is underway to sabotage Tea Party rallies by infiltrating them with opponents posing as supporters. These fakers will attempt to act in such an outrageous manner, or carry signs with hateful messages, that the media will present them as the rank-and-file Tea Partier. Michelle Malkin penned an article yesterday that pinpoints the disrupters’ strategy. For the entire article,… Read more »

Random Thoughts

Some days I don’t have a unified thesis for what I want to share. How about if I just offer a few random thoughts—with a little help from my friends, the political cartoonists? A couple days ago, I commented on the attitude toward the Tea Partiers, and how some politicians and media outlets do their best to smear them as racists. Personally, I think some of this is due to their utter lack of knowledge of American history. It’s interesting… Read more »

Demonizing Dissent

Remember the scene a couple of weeks ago as the Democratic House leadership left one of the House office buildings to walk outside to the Capitol? Speaker Pelosi was carrying a rather huge gavel. They were in an exultant mood—healthcare was about to pass. This march was obviously intended to go straight through the crowd of protestors who were begging Congress not to pass the bill. It was during this march that an alleged incident occurred. Accusations later were lodged… Read more »

Party of Which People?

I’ve always found it somewhat comical that the Democratic party refers to itself as the party of the people. Historically, it has been the Democrats who have pushed the idea that the government, not individuals, knows best. It started with Woodrow Wilson. He was devoted to the idea that the Constitution was a “living” document that politicians and judges could alter at will. During WWI, Wilson took almost complete control of the American economy, even to the point of nationalizing… Read more »

Oh, Really?

There have been some interesting statements made by politicians in the past week. First was President Obama’s declaration that he is a believer in the free market. Either I’ve misunderstood him and all his actions throughout his entire life . . . or he was not exactly telling the truth. I think I’ll opt for the latter explanation. I was also amazed to hear Nancy Pelosi comment that she had common ground with the Tea Party movement. In fact, here are… Read more »