WAKE FOREST, N.C., July 7, 2013 ― If you want to know what liberals fear, look at what they attack. Recently they’ve been on a campaign against the tea party movement.
Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said during an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, ”I think it’s entirely legitimate (for the IRS) to look at the tea party. … Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who’ve tried as best as they can to harm President Obama in every way.”
When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, he won by a significant margin. When sworn in as president, his approval rate was over 70 percent. He had support among a great cross section of Americans, who wished him well. But his honeymoon with the American people was over once his radical agenda and actions began to emerge. That, Mr. Julian Bond, is when President Obama began to notice a groundswell of opposition against his desire to “fundamentally change America.”
The evidence of racism in the tea party movement comes down mainly to constant repetition by people like Bond. If the tea party is (as Julian Bond asserts) “admittedly racist,” then how could a black man and former U.S. Congressional candidate have won the Republican nomination for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional district as a conservative, tea party candidate? Explain that, please, Mr. Bond!
Liberals forget that the tea party movement is not officially affiliated with any political party. You can find Democrats, Libertarians, Republicans and non-affiliated citizens participating in tea party rallies. The tea party was a spontaneous uprising of ordinary citizens (across socioeconomic and political lines) who were fed up with a federal government that was not listening to them.
When the oxymoronic Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare) legislation was being pushed through both chambers of Congress, citizens across the country let their elected officials know that they did not want the bill to pass. Other factors were so-called “stimulus” spending, which unnecessarily added nearly a trillion dollars to our national debt overnight. The acronym TEA in tea party may represent several ideas, but the most common is “Taxed Enough Already.”
The tea party movement has no central organization. In 2010, Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, levied a scathing and insulting assessment of the tea party by stating that the movement was artificial, and not true grassroots. She said they were manufactured astroturf. Here again, as in the case with Julian Bond, liberals vehemently attack perceived threats to their cause.
The actions leading up to the 2012 election by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target and restrict the ability of conservative groups, Second Amendment advocacy groups, or tea party organizations to obtain tax-exempt status provides more evidence that our government cannot be trusted. The evidence clearly shows that similar requests for tax-exempt status by liberal groups were expedited without undue delay.
It is clear that the actions by the IRS limited the impact of the tea party movement during the 2012 elections. They suppressed the conservative vote and aided Obama’s reelection bid. But now that the facts have emerged, and we look back at how the tea party has been relentlessly attacked since its inception, look for a renaissance of interest and involvement in the movement as 2014 approaches.
As the Terminator promised, many in the tea party movement are undaunted by efforts to silence them, and are increasingly giving a clarion call: “I’ll be back!”
The encouraging truth is that the United States of America is still a land “of, by and for the people.” Politicians are still not listening, and their constituents are once again fed up to the point of taking action. Be on the lookout for irrational attacks by liberals if you want to measure the effectiveness of a resurgent tea party movement. When the previously demotivated patriots arise, there could very well be a seismic shaking of Washington in 2014. It’s now or never if this great Republic is to be rescued.
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