Skip to comments.Obama Targets the Tea Party
Posted on 05/08/2012 5:44:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....You know the drill. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.
Obama's re-election team has set it sights on the Tea Party. Of course, it's not the first time the Tea Party has been in Team Obama's crosshairs. Just last month, while appearing on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod told Candy Crowley that Republicans in Congress "were in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged the party to the right." So if one of Obama's top advisers is prepared to liken his political adversaries to terrorists then you know there's no limit to what Obama and his acolytes are prepared to say about the Tea Party. In two of its campaign ads with its Maoist inspired theme "Forward," the voiceover solemnly says, "Some said our best days were behind us," accompanied by images with Tea Party protesters.
Tea Partiers, like a majority of Americans, believe the country is going in the wrong direction under President Obama's policies. But that's a far cry from believing that America's best days are behind us. As someone who addressed the Tea Party Tax Day Rally in Worcester, Massachusetts, last month, I can personally attest that Tea Party activists want to leave their children and grandchildren with a better America. Consider this portion from the Worcester Tea Party Mission Statement:
" The Worcester Tea Party is a local, all volunteer, non-profit organization. Across the greater Worcester County area we are building the bottom-up organization to return our country back to the principles that made her great.
We need to connect with our neighbors to form strong local groups, ready to take on whatever challenges we face. Together, there's no limit to what we can achieve."
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
"We need to connect with our neighbors to form strong local groups, ready to take on whatever challenges we face. Together, there's no limit to what we can achieve."
The article in The American Spectator here speaks of today's Tea Party of Worcester, MA.
On November 1, 1896, immediately before the election of 1896 (McKinley v. Bryan) there was a demonstration in Worcester, MA calling for "Sound Money." It was the Tea Party Rally of its time. My family was from Worcester, MA, and my Great-grandfather, one of the ~40 named clergy in the article who participated.
>10,000 people marched: politicians, community leaders, businessmen, the clergy, etc.
It was a precursor of sorts to the Tea Party rallies of today, and at a very critical time in the history of the US. Remember "Free Silver"
Like our 9-12 Rally, these "Sound Money" demonstrations happened in many cities on that day -- all up and down the East Coast in fact.
Imagine if we could focus our efforts this year with a similar rally before this 2012 election just like the 9-12 Rally in 2009!
As it appeared in the Worcester Spy
Bring it on, you illegitimate constitutionally ineligible s##thead.
Pretty easy to run a contrasting ad — peaceful Tea Party rallies with grannies, business owners, veterans, etc. vs. Obama-sanctioned, violent OWS dirtbags.
This is bad political advice from people who are so used to gulling the public with astroturf that they can't think in terms other than their own. Welcome to the tar pits, boys.
Obama and the GOP have that in common.