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When will America's sanctimonious liberal elites stop whining about the Tea Party...
The Telegraph ^ | 1/8/2011 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 01/09/2011 5:27:40 AM PST by markomalley

One of the most pathetic sights in post-midterm America is that of whining liberal elites still trying to demonise the Tea Party, with ever more ludicrous and hate-filled attacks. Instead of acknowledging that their own side took a massive hammering at the midterm elections and learning from it, the US Left remains obsessed with beating the conservative Tea Party, which played a key role in their historic defeat. Of course, humility is not a term that generally applies to sanctimonious leftists, and many of their leaders still behave as though they can act with impunity in the face of public opinion – witness Nancy Pelosi’s supremely arrogant and partisan speech before grudgingly stepping down as Speaker of the House.

Two extraordinary attacks on the Tea Party in the past few days stand out. The first is by Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, who tried to paint the movement as something straight out of a 1950s sitcom and stuck in a time warp. Dean, who ran for president in 2004, and used to be Governor of Vermont, had this to say to a Christian Science Monitor breakfast:

I think it’s the last gasp of the 55-year-old generation. Older folks have seen their life change dramatically. The country’s not the same.

Every morning when they see the president, they are reminded that things are totally different than they were when they were born. The economy, and the uncertainty of the economy fuels [the Tea Party movement], but this is the last gasp of a generation that has trouble with diversity.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnc; howarddean; liberals; msm; obama; propaganda; teaparty
Full Title:When will America's sanctimonious liberal elites stop whining about the Tea Party and finally accept they lost the midterms?
1 posted on 01/09/2011 5:27:41 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
When will America's sanctimonious liberal elites stop whining about the Tea Party...

When the Cultural Marxists can destroy them.

2 posted on 01/09/2011 5:29:21 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216
Better said...

When will America's sanctimonious liberal elites stop whining about the Tea Party...

When the Cultural Marxists destroy them.

3 posted on 01/09/2011 5:31:05 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: markomalley

This is BO’s attempt to copy Bill Clinton’s attack on the Right after the OKC bombing for his own political gain. This time, the Right better fight back or the state-run media will again succeed in demonizing them.


4 posted on 01/09/2011 5:34:08 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: markomalley

Again, a foreign press gets to the meat of the argument.


5 posted on 01/09/2011 5:35:20 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: markomalley

... same as it evah wuz.

6 posted on 01/09/2011 5:35:26 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: markomalley

I love to listen to them whine.
It means that they fear the Tea Party and all it stands for.
Thus, we have done our job and will continue doing it until the last socialists is out of government.


7 posted on 01/09/2011 5:37:24 AM PST by BuffaloJack (What rights will the Obama's regime take from us today?)
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To: markomalley

The reason liberal democrats complain and ridicule the Tea Partiers is because they are scared shitless about the movement.

The liberal democrats see a growing movement in the Tea Party and it is spreading over the entire country, gathering momentum.

But the Tea Party movement should not be viewed as a third party but instead as an activist watchdog movement over both political parties, weeding out those that refuse to stop the government spending, those that refuse to shrink the size, scope and intrusion of the federal government, those who see that the only answer to our debt crisis is to raise taxes, those whose ideology is to increase the massive government bureaucracy with constanr regulations for us all except themselves, those who govern according to their own self interest rather than governing by the will of the American people, those who feel they are above the rule of law, those who are in the pocket of special interest lobbyists, those who make secret deals behind closed doors, without debate and without transparency, those who violate their oath of office and a strict interpretation of the US Constitution.


8 posted on 01/09/2011 5:40:22 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: markomalley

When we hammer them into submission with the truth. Collect the videos of leftists calling for violence and rebut them with actual evidence as publically as possible as often as possible.


9 posted on 01/09/2011 5:40:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

Nile Gardiner will be able to write a ‘Part 2’ to this piece, now that the Libs are blaming the Tea Party for the AZ shootings


10 posted on 01/09/2011 5:43:11 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: markomalley

Apparently Dean has never actually been to a TEA Party. If he had he’d see that it’s represented across races, sexes and ages. The biggest common denominator is not our age or race. It is that we think Government has far overstepped its bounds and needs to be reined in.


11 posted on 01/09/2011 5:54:13 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (The more the plans fail the more the planners plan - Ronald Reagan)
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To: markomalley

“When will America’s sanctimonious liberal elites stop whining about the Tea Party and finally accept they lost the midterms?”

Never, although at some point I hope it’s just their family that hears about it as they slip into total obscurity... =:-D


12 posted on 01/09/2011 5:54:35 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: Ev Reeman

Not only are they scared of the constitutionally conservative Tea Party, they’re afraid a similar movement of progressive socialists will well up in their own ranks and target moderate Dems.

There was some evidence of this in ‘10 where Democrats in some districts did not support incumbents who voted against Obama care (McMahon in NY-13 is one example). Also in AR, unions spent $10 million plus to defeat Lincoln in the primary process in favor of the left leaning Halter.

If this becomes widespread, Dems don’t have a prayer of taking back the swing districts they lost this time around and they will lose even more swing districts.


13 posted on 01/09/2011 5:55:22 AM PST by randita
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To: markomalley

When hell freezes over?


14 posted on 01/09/2011 5:55:47 AM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: markomalley
Howard Dean: “I think it’s the last gasp of the 55-year-old generation. Older folks have seen their life change dramatically. The country’s not the same.

Every morning when they see the president, they are reminded that things are totally different than they were when they were born.”

........... Statement like that really tick me off. Progress, progress, progress. You are just too old to appreciate the good changes progressives make.

15 posted on 01/09/2011 5:58:35 AM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: markomalley
http://hillbuzz.org/ hillbuzz is doing a terrific job on this...
16 posted on 01/09/2011 5:59:54 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville
Jared Lee Loughner's profile pic from his MySpace profile (it was scrubbed from MySpace today shortly after he attempted to assassinate Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords) hillbuzz.org
17 posted on 01/09/2011 6:01:48 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville
Sorry, here's the pic
18 posted on 01/09/2011 6:04:04 AM PST by bronxville
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To: All

19 posted on 01/09/2011 6:07:04 AM PST by bronxville
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To: markomalley

When the Sun Super Novas and Hell freezes over.


20 posted on 01/09/2011 6:10:28 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: markomalley
The sanctimonious liberal elites will never stop whining...it's what they do. That's what readily identifies them as "sanctimonious liberal elites".

Liberals have to have a "straw man", someone else to blame all the problems on, and thereby keeping the attention away from themselves.

Their problem is, they are building such a long list of people to hate, logic points the finger right back at them. They have joined the "everybody's crazy but me" league, and taken on the mantle of the "boy who cried wolf".

The democrats have another unintended consequence - in their penchant to paint every one evil who does not support or believe them, they have shown what whiny, nose-picking cry babies they really are. Their immaturity has been exposed and everyone who has had or been around children under 10-years-old sees it.

Sarah Palin, Fox, Rush, Beck, the TEA party movement - none of those had anything to do with the Arizona shootings on Saturday; it's already known that the shooter was a far-left America-hater who burned flags and loved to read Mein Kampf.

But the fauntleroy class of liberals think they have found yet another opening to demean conservatives, so they again capitalize on tradgedy - "don't let a crisis go to waste" is the obamaesque way, ya know.

Meanwhile, after shooting over 30 people at Ft. Hood, Hasan still hasn't even been convicted. The final influence for his is Jihad against Americans could well be laid at the feet of one Barack Hussein Obama for his praise of islam, and slamming of America.

But the media conveniently used the "lone nutcase" excuse for him...how touching.
21 posted on 01/09/2011 6:11:33 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Ev Reeman

The Tea Party wiped them out in November. Hence the attack. We will send them packing in 12 too.


22 posted on 01/09/2011 6:11:56 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: FrankR

He appears to be a Lunatic National Socialist. New info is out he also hated the Joo’s. Kind of like Rev. Wright.


23 posted on 01/09/2011 6:13:51 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: markomalley
Interesting how it takes a British newspaper to expose the psychotic Left. The philosophy of the Left designs and creates people who hate structure and authority and culture and religion. They create the ultimate in self centered people. Look at those who kill public figures... Hinckley who shot Reagan, the goof that shot John Lennon, Sirhan Sirhan who shot RFK, the crazy gals who attempted to take President Ford out, the guy who shot MLK, JR, Lee Harvey Oswald,...ALL of these people were self centered nuts with crazy personal agendas. None were GOP. None were evangelical Christians. None were right wingers and only Oswald seemed to even be political. These are nuts and the LEft, by dismantling the schools, religion, tradition and conservative culture create these mad souls. They kill Democrats and Republicans alike but they are created by the policies and philosophies of the Left. Show me a conservative assassin.... just one... There aren't any because conservatives don't drift off into delusion...
24 posted on 01/09/2011 6:15:28 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Bronzy
Howard Dean: “I think it’s the last gasp of the 55-year-old generation. Older folks have seen their life change dramatically. The country’s not the same.

Another example of the mental la la land of the Left. Dean, you fool... you are over 55! Its your fantasy, not ours...

25 posted on 01/09/2011 6:18:34 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: markomalley

ain’t gonna happen. They’re scared to death of Constitutional Government. Its the end of the Harvard-Yale Federal/UN administrative career world-in other words-”their world”-should We the People prevail.

Flyover Country needs to cut DC down to size...rendering it a servant to industry, trade, education, agriculture, mining and energy production.

Presently DC has rendered Flyover Country ITS servant...and in so doing has become a profound impediment to almost ALL economic and productive activity in the US.


26 posted on 01/09/2011 6:23:16 AM PST by mo
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To: markomalley

What drives this great animosity towards the Tea Party?

Undoubtedly anger, resentment and envy. But above all it is a reflection of the Left’s declining power in America, at a time when the nation is moving strongly to the Right. As Gallup’s recent survey showed, conservatives now outnumber liberals by nearly 2.5 to 1.


27 posted on 01/09/2011 6:24:45 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: FrankR

Debate is under attack by the Far Left because they can not win the debate.


28 posted on 01/09/2011 6:24:52 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: randita
Not only are they scared of the constitutionally conservative Tea Party, they’re afraid a similar movement of progressive socialists will well up in their own ranks and target moderate Dems.

Isn't that what happened in Arizona? A lone far left loonie (assuming he wasn't egged on by a charlie sierra Bill Ayers type) attacking an insufficiently leftist Democrat?

29 posted on 01/09/2011 6:42:54 AM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: markomalley

When the last one dies of old age.


30 posted on 01/09/2011 6:52:52 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 719 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: magslinger
Isn't that what happened in Arizona? A lone far left loonie (assuming he wasn't egged on by a charlie sierra Bill Ayers type) attacking an insufficiently leftist Democrat?

It appears that that is precisely what happened.

31 posted on 01/09/2011 6:56:49 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 719 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: markomalley

Gardiner is one of my faves.


32 posted on 01/09/2011 7:03:48 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: markomalley

Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei,

quum tumultuositas vulgi sempre insaniae proximi sit

Alculin c.735-804: Works(1863)letter 164

And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.


33 posted on 01/09/2011 7:06:20 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: kittymyrib
The fact that they all jumped on this at the same time with basically the same talking points leads me to believe something had been planned, not this shooting, but something.

The OKC bombing worked for Clinton and the left because they had all the orchestrated news stories of the violent right wingers before the bombing. The OKC bombing confirmed their rhetoric.

The exact same thing happened with the NYC car bombing attempt. Orchestrated news stories of the violent right wingers, then there was an attempted car bombing in which fertilizer was used. The fact fertilizer was used “PROVED” the lefts rhetoric before the bombing attempt, that it was a Tim McVeigh wannabe.

Amazingly when it turned out to be a muslim, the MSM went silent.

34 posted on 01/09/2011 7:24:35 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: bronxville

Bill Ayers (1968): “Kill all the rich people! Break up their cars and apartments! Bring the revolution home, kill your parents - that’s where it’s really at!”

1969 - Ayers attempted to extort money ($20,000) from the Vietnam Moratorium Committee. When a member of the Moratorium group asked Bill Ayers what he really wanted, “To kill all rich people,” Ayers responded. When another peace activist pointed out that Ayers himself came from wealth, he answered: “Bring the war home. Kill your parents.”

1969 (December 27 to 31) – Weathermen hold a “War Council” meeting in Flint, MI. Bernardine Dohrn comments about the Charles Manson-led “Sharon Tate - LaBianca Murders” “Dig It! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, and then they put a fork in pig Tate’s belly! Wild!


35 posted on 01/09/2011 7:36:07 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: BuffaloJack

“It means that they fear the Tea Party and all it stands for.”

I’ve known and worked around many liberals for a long time. By and large they view themselves as intellectually and morally superior elites who have a very distorted version of ‘noblesse oblige’. Liberal elites view the rest of the populace as inferior beings, if not downright barbarians. Belive me, this is how they see us. The Tea Party movement threatens their domiance over public discourse, if not their very jobs since so many of them depend on public funding of one sort or another. You are absolutely right — they fear the Tea Party.


36 posted on 01/09/2011 8:54:44 AM PST by Starboard
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To: April Lexington

“Howard Dean: “I think it’s the last gasp of the 55-year-old generation.”

Liberals profess to disapprove of profiling people yet they are the ones who mostly engage in categorizing and defining people in terms of groups purely for political expediency. This is just another example of it.


37 posted on 01/09/2011 9:05:38 AM PST by Starboard
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To: magslinger
Isn't that what happened in Arizona? A lone far left loonie (assuming he wasn't egged on by a charlie sierra Bill Ayers type) attacking an insufficiently leftist Democrat?

What I see in AZ is a mentally ill person committing a heinous and irrational act. Judging from this guy's writings, he was certifiable. He fits the template of so many like this - Fromm, Hinckley, Sirhan, Oswald - sick puppies, all of them.

38 posted on 01/09/2011 10:59:23 AM PST by randita
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To: randita
What I see in AZ is a mentally ill person committing a heinous and irrational act.

That goes without saying. Liberalism is a mental disorder. What sane person would think they had any right spending someone else's money.

39 posted on 01/09/2011 12:48:08 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: magslinger
What sane person would think they had any right spending someone else's money.

Touché.

40 posted on 01/09/2011 1:48:09 PM PST by randita
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To: markomalley

bump


41 posted on 01/09/2011 2:58:52 PM PST by opentalk
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To: markomalley

When their ideas and the conveyors of their ideas in the media (talk radio, etc.) start winning an audience of people without having to have subsidies from the government (NPR) or rich goofballs (Soros) - to compete with those who do it well on the right. In other words, never.


42 posted on 01/09/2011 3:03:56 PM PST by utford
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