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April 30, 2010

An Excellent Observation On Why The Left Hates The Tea Party

I think this explains it all.

All the Tea Partiers have done is avail themselves of the same rights as every American: the right to free and open expression of ideas that may or may not jibe with those of the current administration. The Left certainly exploited its free speech rights during the Bush Administration, filling the streets and airwaves with vile, foul-mouthed denunciations of all things Bush while lecturing us that “dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” Maybe they meant dissent is patriotic except when it’s aimed at Barack Obama and other liberals.

Here’s why they disparage the Tea Parties. They won’t admit it, but they look at rally attendees and see ordinary, typical Americans. The homeowner whose property taxes have skyrocketed. The doctor who is considering leaving the profession because of the crushing mandates about to come down via ObamaCare. The family on the brink of losing its home because of inability to pay the mortgage. The mortgage company employee about to lose his job because failed mortgages are pushing his company into insolvency. The entrepreneur who is putting plans for a small business on hold because of the economy’s tenuous state. The parents who are nearing panic about paying for their kids’ college education.

The Tea Party haters recognize all that when they look out over the vibrant rallies, but they see something else that terrifies them. They see citizens stirred to action by a sense that the America they knew is rapidly disappearing... and they can’t wait to vote in November.

That’s what the Tea Party haters really hate.

Let’s be honest here – the Left has long considered mass movements and protests in the streets to be the sole province of the Left. The Right, according to this point of view, was simply to cower in its boots and finally cave to the inevitable – or fruitlessly object to Leftist-defined “progress”. But today (as for much of the last three decades) the real spirit of America is found on the Right, and it is those on the Right who seek to use these time-honored methods and constitutionally protected rights to see that their agenda (the American agenda, if the truth be told) is enacted into law and reflected in government policy. Hence the constant effort to delegitimize the Tea Party – their success is ultimately the failure of the “progressive” effort to overturn those things about America that the majority wishes to conserve and preserve.





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