Skip to comments.Stop Calling the Tea Party Extreme. It Isn't.
Posted on 09/23/2011 8:38:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The left-leaning mainstream media and liberal Democratic politicians continue to refer to the Tea Party as extreme, wacko, and out of touch with the American public. Clear evidence indicates exactly the opposite.
Many of us are getting increasingly annoyed when we hear the Tea Party called extreme, right-wing wackos, or other unbecoming names along that vein. Of course, almost everyone I know decidedly left of center deems him- or herself centrist. My knee-jerk liberal neighbor thinks he's a centrist. I have gone back through every posting on his blog, and they are all as far left on whatever subject he is writing about as one can be.
But then, he also thinks Obama is a centrist, as do large segments of the MSM, Hollywood, and other liberal groups. Universal health care, unconditional amnesty for everyone, taxing enough life out of our valuable corporations to drive them to other countries (good riddance! I mean, who wanted those high-paying jobs anyway?), subsidizing green energy schemes that cost a fortune and make no economic sense -- it goes on and on. I guess that, given their viewpoint, it's no wonder they think the Tea Party is extreme.
Now, I know it's pointless to try to convince a liberal that reality isn't a whipped-cream world where all you have to do is wish and it will come true. However, with the hope that some late arrivals to politics and those "independents" who seem to ride the fence and fall on whatever side has greener grass at the moment are open-minded and willing to listen, I will present some very obvious facts that have been dramatically confused by the various liberal cults that want to paint the Tea Party as extremist.
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Was your neighbor a former member of the Soviet Politburo or something?
We should avoid extremism at all costs. We must always mix the bad with the good. That’s moderation. And we all know that moderation is the goal. Always moderate what is good and true and right.
Fact is when good compromise with evil evil wins. And when evil compromises with evil evil wins. When leftist say compromise they say come our way. Maybe less than they would really like us to, but they want us to come their way. We are in this mess because we have been compromising and moderating for way too long.
To communists, the TEA Party IS extreme just as national socialism was “right wing.” Therefore, whoever calls it “extreme” has exposed their political ideology.
Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
"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"
--Bill Ayers (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:
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"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obamas circle: The same old America-hating Left
"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"
WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.
HANNITY: But I'm a reverend
WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?
The greatest fear the liberals and progressives have is be forced to rule by the condition.
It’s a road block for the socialism machine.
The Tea Party is composed of normal Americans wanting to reduce the Federal government. Why in hell is that extreme? To the whack radical left it sure is.
When libtards run out of arguments, they use the argument from intimidation to try to silence their opponents without having to actually debate them. They say something like "only an extremist would be in favor of more freedom,smaller government, and lower taxes".
Normal is the new “extreme.”
Just part of the Alinsky model - marginalize your opposition.
That’s what accusations of “extreme” are, by definition; the margins are extreme.
wrote some thoughts on the same thing 3 yrs ago...
and part 2
I lost part 3! LOL!
I think the term “baseline budgeting” can start to give you a picture why it’s considered extreme. When reductions in the rate of growth are demonized as drastic, heartless cuts, that’s the tip of the iceberg of what kind of worldview you’re dealing with.
“My knee-jerk liberal neighbor thinks (Obama)’s a centrist.”
An ego-centrist. From his perspective, perfectly balanced.
I guess the left got tired of calling us racists.
So the WH is not extreme. Hoffa, Trumka, et al are not extreme. And neither is the dollar-destroying Fed. Oh good, what a relief; I can go back to watching football now.
I keep saying who knew it was extreme to want to live within ones means which is what the tea party is all about.Spending more than what you make year after year IS the extreme position.
Real extremism is what will occur if Obama wins and the democrats remain in power in 2012.
Ruining our way of life and eviscerating our country seems a bit extreme to me.
I agree entirely. I’m as much as extremist Thomas Jefferson was. What I don’t get is why conservatives and GOP don’t do more to label the left extremist. It wouldn’t take long to make the label absolutely meaningless if they did. Take a note from the left. They may be our enemy but some of their techniques are perfect examples of how to undermine and confound a superior more numerous enemy. Give them their own medicine. A lot of people want to call such and such candidates extremists but the most extreme candidates the GOP has right now are Huntsman and Romney. All the rest to a large degree believe in limited government and idea that this country was founded on. We have the debate backwards in this country and its our own damned fault. There isn’t an easier message in the world to sell than the one that led to the American Revolution.
American participation in government IS ‘extreme’ to those who seek to seek to destroy it.
So I'm happy that the "extremist" wording, Debbie Downer-WhateverHerNameis, MaxieMarxist Waters, Alan Grayson (please MSLSD, give him his own daily show!) et al, receive daily coverage. I believe it is recruiting for the Tea Party and conservatism.
“Normal is the new extreme.”
That should read "An informed person is the liberals worst enemy". Most libs are educated but ill-informed.
Very good point!