Tag: November election
Such errant nonsense is being strenuously peddled in the media. I can only suppose that Karl Rove and Republican strategists are encouraging this foolishness because it is:
1) guaranteed to trick Democrats into losing elections,
2) is a (probably deliberate) misreading of the facts on the ground, and
3) is actually a contrivance of lies and misinformation dressed up in that special, impressive-sounding mumbo-jumbo that con artists employ to flimflam the gullible.
So, if this fairy tale of "centrism" is not the real world, what is? And, what happens if the national Democratic leadership does, or does not buy into the "move-to-the-right" fairy tale?
Remember, the Constitution makes no mention of political parties. After Articles I (Legislature), II (Executive), and III (Judiciary) there is no Article IV for Political Parties (Article IV is really about "full faith and credit," admission of new states and so on). Everything we experience about how our system actually works, the political conventions, the nominations of individuals for public office, party platforms, the campaigns, campaign finance, the business about Majority and Minority leaders, "ranking members" on committees, all that is extra-Constitutional, outside the formal Constitutional table of organization that supposedly describes how our famous system works---- it all simply grew like a barnacle attached to our ship of state. Do you suppose those earnest people who want to "take our country back" and restore the "real" Constitution of our Founding Fathers realize they will have to give up political parties, plus deprive women of the vote and restore slavery as well, if they mean what they say? Even give up cell phones, television, electricity, automobiles, and immunization against polio, typhoid and so on, if they're honest purists? But I digress.
This is why we don't want the Republican party back in office. Seriously, all this crap you blame Obama for...he had to fix ALL of this before he could even get started on his own promises. In 8 short years, Bush and Cheney orchestrated the biggest American shamefest ever experienced. And yes, I know Bush isn't running for president again, but the Republicans and Tea-Party are endorsing the same policies that he presided over, resulting in 8 years of FAIL. The fact that we have to argue for letting the tax cuts for the wealthy expire is an indication of how willing the American public is willing to be misled, confused, and hoodwinked into thinking this is all Obama's fault. It's like the entire population of America has been getting high on Glenn Beck's stench and have suffered short term memory loss. Here's a list of our former "leader's and Republican Party's" achievements. I defy you to come up with a list so dismal for the Democrats.Below is a partial list from his comments, to re-fresh your minds in the final cram session before finals on next Tuesday:
"Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party's own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!"Denninger, along with fellow bloggers at Market Ticker Graham Makohoniuk and Stephanie Jasky, promoted the idea in January 2009 of protesting the $800 billion stimulus and the $700 billion bailout by mailing a tea bag to Congress. Denninger also suggested holding a "tea party" protest at President Obama's inauguration.
This was the actual launch of the Tea Party. Today, Denninger says bitterly he ought to sue for defamation anyone using "Tea Party" because the movement has been highjacked, its purpose so deformed it is now "a joke."
His letter to the Tea Party is quoted extensively here