Skip to comments.Pat Buchanan - The Tea Party: America's last best hope?
Posted on 12/25/2009 5:43:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
For Democrats like Harry Reid, who called them "evil-mongers," and Nancy Pelosi, who called them "unAmerican," the NBC News poll must have hit like a sucker punch at a Georgetown wine-and-cheese.
The Tea Party movement, those folks rallying against spending last spring and Obamacare in the summer town halls, are viewed more favorably than the Democratic Party.
Forty-one percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, to 35 percent for Obama's party. Only 24 percent view Tea Party activists unfavorably, while 45 percent hold a negative view of the Democrats.
While Tea Party types played a role in the GOP's comeback -- helping take down Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey and turning a John McCain deficit of 6 points in the Old Dominion into a 17-point victory for Bob McDonnell -- the movement is no subsidiary of the GOP. For it played a major role in routing liberal Republican "Dede" Scozzafava in New York's 23rd and came within a point of electing a third-party conservative.
As congressional elections are 10 months off, though primaries begin in the spring, where do Tea Party types find the battles to keep them in fighting trim? Copenhagen may have provided an answer.
While Obama came home with a nothing-burger, Hillary stole the show. Without authorization of Congress, she committed the United States to lead a campaign to transfer, beginning in 2020, $100 billion a year "to address climate change needs in developing countries." The fund would start at $10 billion and grow by 1,000 percent in a decade.
The $100-billion-a-year global fund sprang from the fertile mind of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
By 2020, U.S. citizens, whose nation is careening toward default, will be borrowing tens of billions more every year from China, if Beijing is still willing to lend to us, so we can ship those tens of billions off to the sump holes of the Third World.
The arrogance of power here astonishes.
Not only does Hillary's commitment represent a doubling of U.S. foreign aid, she declared at Copenhagen that climate change -- known as global warming before a blizzard brought Obama winging home early -- is "undeniable."
Now, undeniably, there is climate change. But we call it spring, summer, fall and winter. As for global warming and cooling, that has been going on for millennia. Not so long ago, we exited what is known as the "little ice age." Over the 20th century, the official rise in global temperature was 0.7 percent of 1 degree Celsius.
People are wailing about the "hottest decade" in history. But who would have noticed if the Chicken Littles had not told us we are all burning up and we must act now to save the planet?
How do we save the planet? By giving them power and money.
Hillary's $100 billion a year is the tip of the iceberg, and this iceberg is not melting. We are at the beginning of the biggest con in history.
Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency made an "endangerment finding" that carbon dioxide, the food of plants and trees, is a dangerous pollutant. Under the Clean Air Act of 1970, this gives EPA power to shut down the U.S. economy, though EPA head Lisa Jackson says the ruling will apply only to 10,000 utilities, refineries and large manufacturers that emit more than 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year.
Congress has done nothing to reverse this usurpation of power.
Strict enforcement of this finding would make America a pasture and guarantee China's future as the first industrial power, the factory for mankind. What is the purpose of this preposterous EPA finding?
It is the EPA nightstick to club into line U.S. companies that are fighting the Gore-Kerry-Obama cap-and-trade bill stalled in the Senate, which represents another huge transfer of wealth and power from the private sector to Beltway bureaucrats.
What the Obamaites are saying to industrial America is: Back off your opposition to cap-and-trade, or the EPA shuts you down.
The Tea Party irregulars have it in their power to stop the New World Order crowd cold. All they need do is stop cap-and-trade in the Senate for 10 months, until November, and block Hillary's $100 billion fund from ever seeing the light of day.
If the Tea Party activists can hold the line, they can, next fall, send Congress a message it will not soon forget about getting off this express train to globalism and getting back to putting America first.
In Europe, democracy is dead. The French and Dutch voted to kill the EU constitution. The EU rechristened it the Lisbon Treaty. The Irish voted no. They were forced to vote again. The British detest it, but Gordon Brown has denied them a vote.
The West is disappearing into a New World Order, and against globalism, the Tea Party folks may represent our last best hope.
In this world you can never be overarmed.
Democrats are done for Pat. With the aid of their Propaganda organizatio ..The American Press. We are in a situation where 60% of the Senators only represent 20% of the citizens. It will not stand. The only question is how much damage they will be able to inflict before they are defeated. I think the devastation will be historic in November.
We should have elected Buchanan when we had the chance. But no, Freepers wanted Dubya.
One of the original Tea Parties:
I used to not like Pat Buchanan. But this piece might be one of the most important in a long time.
The commie basturds don’t care. They have stolen us blind, and have squirreled away more than enough money for the rest of their lives, while we suffer in the crap they put in law.
I am in favor of the Tea Party candidates winning elections, investgating, and imprisoning these people. The last I remember, treason is still a death pentalty issue.
Time to enforce the law.
Tea parties remind me of the spirit of Republicans of 1994-1995, for reform, for the people not Washington power.
Do not let the Tea parties turn into GOP/RNC like the RNC would like.
When, if ever, is Pat also going to be speaking at any future Tea Parties?
Now we are talking but that will take Red Stae AG’s. Until Obama is ousted in 2012 Holder will prevent justice from occuring. I hope the new Republican AG is a real Corruption Killer and goes after all of them.
What did you ever have against him?
It’s really time for the Pat’s and Newt’s and Dick’s and the old coots to just fade away. Here in Wisconsin, we have a young guy, Paul Ryan. Minnesota has Michele Bachmann. Alaska has Sarah Palin. There are others out there. These old guys just need to retire and live out their lives with their grandkids and great-grand kids.
I think it’s NOT the right day to stir this kettle.
Merry Christmas to all freepers.
Pat Buchanan is a Sunday Morning TV fraud that should hang with Pelosi & Reid. Goddamaned prostitute.
After the 2012 elections and the ouster of Obama, WE NEED TO PROSECUTE THE DEMOCRAT TRAITORS. they bribe, steal, lie, cheat, and use phony accounting practices to further their agenda.
2013, the mass trials of corruption will clean out the cesspool of Washington DC.
Until we learn to take the good, in spite of the bad, when the good outweighs the bad it's going to be hard to overcome those who take the bad even if it outweighs the good.
That's hardly a surprise, given Buchanan's quixotic and bizarre campaign for the White House.
“Pat Buchanan is a Sunday Morning TV fraud that should hang with Pelosi & Reid. Goddamaned prostitute.”
What do you mean? Buchanan and his flirtation with Putie a couple years ago?
The Tea Party Movement is the GOP’s last hope for reform. If that doesn’t work, then it’s time to start a party called The Tea Party.