Skip to comments.The Tea Party Is A Favorite Scapegoat For Liberal Democrats
Posted on 01/30/2014 8:01:40 PM PST by LD Jackson
There was a saying I heard a lot when I was growing up. Whenever someone got into trouble, they would say "the devil made me do it". I said it then and I'll say it now. Mr. Lucifer received a lot of blame for things he had nothing to do with. It was just an easy way to shed the blame for the wrongdoing some people were involved in. Such is the case with the modern version of that phrase. Whenever you ask liberal Democrats who their worst nemesis is, you are almost certain to hear something that blames the Tea Party for all their woes.
The latest liberal Democrat to use the Tea Party as a scapegoat is Representative Henry Waxman of California. He recently announced his retirement from Congress, after serving in Washington for some forty years. John Hayward has a few observations about Mr. Waxman and his low opinion of the Tea Party.
Human Events - Forty years is far too long for anyone to serve in Congress, but apparently its just long enough for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). This fixture of the Democratic establishment who, as blogger David Freddoso observes, just last month pumped out a long essay explaining why it was important for him to run again announced on Thursday that he would not run for re-election this fall.I'll be the first to tell you, I am not in complete and total agreement with the Tea Party. I believe the group has good and bad in it, just as the Republican Party has good and bad in it. That said, they have been successful at wrenching the discussions taking place in Washington back to many of their proper priorities. Fiscal issues have taken center stage in a major way, due in large part to the sentiments being displayed by a loose-knit group of people whose name is an acronym for Taxed Enough Already.
So why the sudden change of heart? Well, of course, there are those Tea Party rascals to consider, and the stubborn refusal of so many representatives to fall into lockstep with the Obama agenda. From the New York Times:Mr. Waxman, 74, joins the growing list of House members who are calling it quits, many in disappointment over the partisanship and ineffectiveness of a Congress that may end up as the least productive in history.As the waaaaaambulance pulls up to take Rep. Waxman away, the rest of us can reflect on the debt of gratitude we owe the Tea Party for improving Congress. Bitterly partisan to the end, he couldnt just say Im 74 and its a good time to retire. He had to take a few shots on his way out. Let me know when those Tea Party guys muscle through a half-written trillion-dollar bill on a party-line vote after working the back rooms for a couple of weeks to arrange kickbacks and carve-outs, Mr. Waxman. Then we can have a nice discussion about extremism.
Its been frustrating because of the extremism of Tea Party Republicans, Mr. Waxman said in an interview on Wednesday. Nothing seems to be happening.
Taking into consideration any disagreements I might have with the Tea Party, I believe they are being blamed for a lot of things of which they are not guilty. Liberal Democrats love to use them as a scapegoat, to blame them for the gridlock that seems to be the norm in Congress. I call nonsense on that. The members of Congress who identify with the Tea Party are often accused of being unwilling to compromise. That is exactly the sentiment being expressed by Henry Waxman. What liberal Democrats decline to tell America is what their idea of compromise really is. They want conservatives and members of the Tea Party to roll over and play dead. The only compromise they are interested in is one in which they receive everything they want and at the same time, giving the "extremists" on the right nothing in return. Exactly how is that real compromise?
When the Tea Party decides to dig in their heels and say enough is enough, they are accused of extremism. It's all their fault the debt ceiling is not raised. It's the Tea Party that caused Congress to grind to a halt over the tax and spend policies of the liberal Democrats. Or so we are told. Again, I call that nonsense.
Henry Waxman may have gotten tired of trying to entice the Tea Party to accept the liberal Democrats' idea of compromise. He made his feelings about the Tea Party very clear in his statement. My advice to him is this. He can not hide behind the scapegoat of the Tea Party forever. Sooner or later, the truth about what he calls compromise will be placed on full pubic display. I wonder what excuse he will use then?
Yup. When you have a head-on collision with Satan, you know you're going in the right direction.
The Tea Party Is A Favorite Scapegoat For Liberal REPUBLICANS. there- FIXED IT.
Racist, homophobic, evangelicals are bigger “boogeymen” right now.....
Can you imagine if Waxman had fathered children with Rosa DeLauro?
We’re talking weaponized ugly.
I'd like to know what's bad about limited government, less taxes and personal responsibility. Could there be something I'm missing?
Yep. Those weasels too.
The left is not used to any pushback from anyone from the opposition party. They’re so used to demonizing the RINOS and watching them roll over and capitulate. Now the Tea Party is digging in and throwing it back into the lefties’ faces and they don’t know how to react to this except to resorting to their old bag of tricks. It’s the same old song and dance with the left accusing their opponents of racism, sexism, uncaring for the poor and downtrodden, and in the back pockets of the rich. They can’t debate on the issues because their ideology is a proven failure and they know it, which is why it burns me up the RINOS keep giving in to these clowns when it comes to issues such as the federal budget and especially now with immigration. If fools like Ryan and Boehner would open their damn eyes they would realize we are that close to hammering the liberals into submission but as always the squishy moderates listen to the useless GOP pundits and are in the process of stealing defeat from certain victory.
You are missing nothing, sir. The author just doesn't quite have the balls to carry it through. He wants to sound "fair" and "balanced". Screw that.
The TEA Party ought to be called the Constitution Party. Because that's what we are. It's so simple the libs just can't get it. Adhere to the Constitution and everything will follow.
It's not really about taxes. It is about LIBERTY. Fewer taxes, limited government etc are simply what result when there is real LIBERTY guided by the Constitution. And that is the real reason the Democrats HATE us. Because they despise liberty and self determination.
” - - - The Tea Party Is A Favorite Scapegoat For Liberal Democrats - - - “ AND Wacko Bird RINOs.
We are their Alinsky target. The boogey man that communists always use to scare the bejeezus out of the uninformed, slow and low information voters. Boo!
Deep down it really is a spiritual battle, is it not?
“In God We Trust” verses “In Government we trust.”
The problem with some patriots in the Tea Party is he following imo. They argue against the unconstitutionally big federal in terms of PC conservative platitudes instead of referencing specific constitutional clauses and relevant Supreme Court case excerpts which clearly indicate the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers. It’s as if these patriots have never really studied the Constitution and its history.
We have a winner!!!
I was wondering the same thing and therefore would be interested in any elaboration on this point LD Jackson may wish to provide.
I don’t have a problem with the ideology of the Tea Party. It is how some of the local groups have been organized and taken over by other groups.
Interesting. Would you care to elaborate further?
I assume you aren't referring to mere consolidations of smaller like-minded groups into larger ones for the purposes of better organization. So are you witnessing some of the Tea Party principles being compromised in such consolidations or in outright hostile takeovers?
All tyrannical regimes need a designated scapegoat. The Tea Party is it this time.
One thing about the Tea Party (Version 1 and 2), they don’t heard well when oppressed.
So once again, America needs God to save her. I have reason to believe God is getting ready to do just that. In these last days, we may yet witness another miraculous spiritual reawakening in America.
Wouldn't it be cool to witness the only time in history a country has voluntarily pulled away from socialism and returned to once again become a free constitutional republic? It would mean many hearts were so changed back to Jesus and to "In God We Trust" that they would reject dependency on government handouts and once again become independent and free. Next to the new birth, that would be a tremendous miracle. Souls would be added to Heaven's citizenship and America would be free again and once again be a heavenly place on earth. I would die a happy man. I'll die a happy man anyway, but that would be a special treat.
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