The tea parties are over? That's what Obama's labor union allies want us to believe. Apparently they are so alarmed that citizens have taken to the streets to voice their outrage at the corruption of Obama's leftist political allies in DC they are funding a web site dedicated to countering the popular tea party movement. Can't have citizens taking back the political power that rightfully belongs in the hands of "progressive" elites can we? Their site clearly outlines their strategy:
"Our Strategy is simple. This movement is a fad. Some of their ideas include the belief that programs like Social Security and Medicare are socialistic and should never have been created in the first place and that President Obama is a Socialist. Other ideas include undermining the legitimacy of the federal government in favor of a radical rightwing form of state's rights. We need to prevent their dangerous ideas from gaining a legislative foothold. So our strategy is to spread the truth about their dangerous ideas and prevent their policies from taking root in America."
The site is "Paid for and approved by American Public Policy Committee," an organization funded by the very same unions that have Obama and his Chicago cabal in their hip pockets. Open Secrets.Org reveals that the American Public Policy Committee is a Union political front group funded by other Union groups, the Patriot Majority and the Patriot Majority West. Just look at who funded the Patriot Majority in 2008:
American Federation of St/Cnty/Munic Employees (AFSCME) $5,800,000
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) $770,000
Change to Win $500,000
Patriot Majority West $300,000
Communications Workers of America $300,000
Teamsters Union $250,000
Patriot Majority Midwest $161,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Union $125,000
Bauman Foundation $25,000
American Affordable Health Care $11,874
Oklahoma Freedom Fund $10,469
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO $6,500
Bluegrass Freedom Fund $5,000
Public Security Now $920
American Public Policy Cmte $861
The Patriot Majority is a "527" that receives its funding from political organizations, unions, foundations, individuals, think-tanks and advocacy groups in a convoluted and incestuous network that funnels many millions of dollars into leftist causes, some of it taxpayers dollars appropriated by democrats in congress and laundered through a rats-warren of organizations, all while presenting the façade of community and citizen's action.
Needless to say they groups are overwhelmingly invested in Obama's socialist agenda. In this funding shell game front groups and union conglomerates funnel money into each other and allied groups. For example, Change-to-Win is an umbrella organization for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). Effectively the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) can contribute to the American Public Policy Committee through the Patriot Majority and groups like the "The Tea Party Is Over" site multiple times.
"The Tea Party Is Over" site is one of many sites funded in this fashion. Like everything else the Democratic Party does, it is a deception designed to influence and shape the public psyche in an information war most Americans do not realize is even going on. When you turn over the funding rock, the same ugly bugs crawl out. Few citizens turned over those rocks before; the MSM certainly did not help us. Which is why the left is so concerned about the Tea party movement, the old deceptions are not working.
At some level they must have an inkling that their arrogant corruption has unleashed a tidal wave of citizen anger. They do not seem to be moderating their radical agenda in the face of that anger, so it will only grow. Their downfall is assured once the hidden taxes in Obama's budget impact America's middle class. The American voter has finally noticed the horrific damage they are doing to the country. TheTeaPartyIsOver.org is a laughable attempt to plug the dam. Dare I say it is an act of desperation a day late and a dollar short? Well, they have lots of dollars to be sure, but I don't think they'll be able to buy their way out of this one.
See also "Anti-Tea Party website linked to union funds."