Skip to comments.America Goes to Washington: I was wrong about the Tea Party Movement
Posted on 09/13/2009 5:35:07 AM PDT by fiodora
Boy, was I wrong. I can remember telling Glenn Reynolds during CPAC that these Tea Party demonstrations were rinky-dink and going nowhere. Barely more than a half-year later, theyre putting two million people on the Washington Mall. Wow! If I were Obama & Co., Id be afraid, Id be very afraid.
And no doubt they are. They bobbled the ball big time and I wouldnt be surprised if heads are going to start to roll and not just the obvious (and relatively inconsequential) ones like Van Jones. Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod are going to be looking at each other like nervous apparatchiks in the Politburo because someone is going to have take the bullet for the disaster they have wrought. Emanuel is looking like a particular dummy right now for opening his mouth about not missing a good crisis. It is from idiotic statements like that unread stimulus bills get passed or giant healthcare legislation proffered without anyone knowing the contents, not even (and maybe especially) the President.
No wonder the public is outraged. They have a perfect right to be.
One other note from an old protestor. When I made that statement to Glenn those many months back, I did it with the supposed authority of someone who had been at a lot of demonstrations when on the left. I can remember a couple that might have been nearly this big (not sure, really). But I cant remember anything this size that was entirely non-violent. Thats rather miraculous for a two-million person demonstration and deserves the highest praise, though I doubt the mainstream media will say much. Theyre still digesting how much theyre despised.
I do have one minute criticism. The person carrying the Obama/Hitler poster should have his/her wrist slapped. Hitler comparisons (except perhaps in the case of Ahmadinejad) are odious, stupid and insulting to the people murdered by Hitler. Enough.
Wrong again, Rog. Some recommended reading....
Obama may not have killed millions but he has a barely contained hatred that could easily lead him in that direction if he could gain the power of Hitler.
I believe what you say. Obama would gladly get rid of Christians, Down’s syndromes and old people. I believe it with all my soul.
2) Second, you have to understand that they would only be "afraid" if they REALLY were getting good information about the size of the opposition and the depth of the anger. But they aren't. ABC said 60,000. That's not even an OSU football game. It doesn't matter if the numbers were really two million, what matters is that Pelosi/Reid/Obama's staffers tell them repeatedly that these are a few kooks, and then they hear on MSNBC about the "tea-baggers" and laugh, and that's it.
Folks, you've got to get a little realistic here---not downplaying the size or significance of these movements at all---but in Maoist China, ALL the government advisors told Mao the "Great Leap Forward" was a success, and they staged massive phony shows of strange new genetically-bred crops, of wheat so big children could sit on it (it was a table underneath), of "surpluses" that the peasants had to leave on the side of the road (guarded by the military until the moment Mao passed by).
We are very much in danger of this situation. It's not JUST that Obama and his ilk are predisposed to ignoring stuff like this, but their "commanders in the field" are NOT giving Herr Hitler accurate information.
I wouldn’t say he was wrong, he just hasn’t seen enough of getting rid of old people to convince him. Some people are harder to convince. But I certainly believe that Zero would gladly get rid of Christians, downs syndrome kids and the list just would go on and on.
As is the case with all of his associates who harbor deep seated hatred of this country, its culture, and accomplishments.
“1) I don’t think they’re afraid at all. [snip]
2) Second, you have to understand that they would only be “afraid” if they REALLY were getting good information about the size of the opposition and the depth of the anger.”
I am afraid you are 100% correct! And this administration is going to pass this monster distracting us with the “numbers” attending the Tea Party Protest, and we’re falling for it!
Thanks for your analysis and comments!
Just as Obama has obscured his past, he obscures the future. He won't spell out the details of his vision for the country. This is VERY susupicious. Why hide your plans if you truely believe in them? The obvious conclusion is that he has sinister motives, just as you say.
Evidential, the writer of this article is asleep or hiding under a rock when looking at this current administration.
Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod are not going to take a bullet for anything. They are currently working on making this million man rally into a racist, hate and fear mongering taking point memo for the SRM to spin to the innocent shepple out there who are not politically attuned
Does he actually think these thugs care what conservatives think or say or believe they are vulnerable to MSM criticism ?
Obozo says that if his health care plans are a failure, he’ll take responsibility for them.
Unfortunately that means nothing because no matter how responsible he’ll feel, we’ll still be stuck to suffer under it for decades.
Those folks carrying Hitler signs have usually turned out to be LaRouche supporters. How does a free unstructured anti-big govt movement stop that? It doesn’t. Nor should it.
The facts of history make parallels between the rise of Hitler and the rise of Obama. In fact, there are parallels not only in post WW1 Germany’s vulnerability and political movement toward fascism, but also in the personal histories and psyches of the two men. We must not be intimidated into ignoring that.
There are differences between what happened in China and what is happening here. Just to mention a few
1)We have a history of freedom and individualism they never had.
2)We have guiding documents (under threat in Public education)
3)We have the second amendment and plenty of ammunition and...
4) In God we trust....
Obama and his minions will be defeated in November 2010.
Oh, bully for you, Barry.
Exactly right. There are extremely strong similarities in both of these National Socialist power grabs by leaders with Napoleon-like complexes.