T-PhobiaBy James Lewis
Tea Partiers of the World, Unite! A New Spirit is Sweeping Over America! (See Marx & Engels, 1848).
Or at least, Tea Party Phobia seems to be upsetting political tummies all over DC.
The other week Veep Joe Biden and Senator Kerry were heard shrieking like a pair of old steam whistles. Joe called the Moms and Pops of the Tea Party "terrorists" --- maybe because they inspire terror in Joe when he sobers up enough to read the latest Gallup poll.
As for Kerry, ole' John told Fox News the media weren't supposed to give equal time to the Tea Party.
A Gallup poll now has Tea Party supporters outnumbering the whole Looney Left in the USA. And Stan Greenberg, Bill Clinton's pollster, just wrote that Obama better join the Tea Party if he wants to win next year.
Ya think maybe those poll numbers have them worried?
Could T-Phobia be spreading?
After all, if the great middle class finally gets what's going on, the Demagogues might follow the Dixiecrats, the Carpetbaggers and the Stalinist Communist Party of the 1940s. All those political plague bacteria were riding high before ordinary Americans caught on. Then they crumbled into the great dustbin of history.
Is this our American Spring, with real democracy on the march?
The New York Times keeps looking for the Arab Spring busting out all over Syria, Libya and Egypt. Fat chance. The WaPo just dropped 50% of its profit in the first quarter, but they can't seem to discover any democracy here at home.
Which might be why America's middle class might be feeling just a little annoyed with the Demagogues and their mediots.
The Left has forgotten 19 Wahhabi terrorists who slit the throats of a dozen airlines attendants before they murdered another three thousand innocents in New York City on 9/11/01. But that's all in the past. It could never happen again. Forget it. Mayuh Bloomberg can't even build a memorial on Ground Zero, 'cause we love radical Muslims today.
Confidential Memo to Veep Joe:
Those 9/11 Wahhabis were terrorists.
I know this is hard to wrap your mind around, Mr. Vice President. Maybe somebody could look up "terrorist" for you? Or "jihad"?
Right now the Dems look like Louis XVI in 1889, right before his galloping coach was stopped by angry peasants with pitchforks who meant him no good. The King of France saw that old handwriting on the wall:
You have been judged, and your days are numbered. Are the Democrats seeing the writing on the wall?
Sarah Palin had the funniest comeback to Biden when she quipped that if TP'ers were real terrorists Obama would be hugging their posteriors -- as he has done so passionately for Hamas, Hezb'allah, Ahmadinejad, China's Hu, and sundry blood-thirsty maniacs around the world. (Plus Bill Ayers, Jodie Evans, and their ilk.)
Obama has a thing for terrorists, all the way from the Far Left to Islamofascist throwbacks. But if you've been sitting at the feet of Jerry Wright for twenty years, while he was raving against "middleclassness" ... and if your hero Saul Alinsky calls normal people "the enemy" ... you wouldn't understand America's normal people either.
Obama adores extremists of all kinds, but not the Moms and Pops of the Tea Party. They're just too, too much for his stomach.
If Gallup is right the Tea Party could be starting a New American Revolution. Which would be pretty amazing, if you remember what a lot of normal, decent people these are.
Tea Partiers don't leave trash on the floor after their Town Hall meetings. They don't go to rave parties to try out the latest brain-busting pills from the streets. There were not a lot of Tea Partiers in the mobs that just rioted through the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee, beating up innocent people for the fun of it.
Tea Partiers are not like that. They're normal Americans feeling sick and tired of owing trillions of bucks to a billion thrifty and hard-working Chinese, who are now modernizing the People's Liberation Army as fast as possible -- and using our money for it.
Ordinary Americans aren't sure whether Obama can grasp how many zeroes a trillion dollars actually has.
To the Left it's all Monopoly money, and it's theirs to burn. They're entitled to spend it on wacky brainstorms.
The great middle class doesn't get the beauty of burning money. That roaring bonfire we see blazing up in DC is their hard-earned wealth. Americans who spend their lives working and sitting in traffic jams every day just don't get what the Dems are snorting. (Hint: It's not Lipton tea.)
We may need a little democracy in American to fix our political class. Mark Twain would have tarred and feathered the lot of them (in his novels) and ridden 'em out of town on a rail. We are ever so much more civilized today, and we would merely retire the Power Class with million-dollar retirements.
Still, the modest T-Party seems to be sending shivers down backs all over DC. T-Phobia is a healthy fear to sweep our political class. It's high time for the Demagogues to go the way of the Dixiecrats.
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