Monday, July 19, 2010

National Tea Party Federation Expells Mark Williams and The Tea Party Express

Recently the National Tea Party Federation, one of the many but lesser know elements in the movement expelled the Tea Party Express and Mark Williams over a satirical parody they considered over the top and racist.  Then, in fact purged Mark Williams, taking a page from the old playbook of Joseph Stalin and in doing so plunged a dagger into the very heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement.  The tea party was born out of dissent and the freedom to express ones opinion and without that freedom would not exist today.  It would seem that David Webb and others in positions of leadership at the National Tea Party Federation have forgotten what the tea party stands for and it is they that should be removed from their positions of leadership, but not purged from the organization as they would have others purged from it.  Purging in not the American way, it is not the tea party way and shame on those who would employ the methods of our enemy and thereby play right into his hands.  The enemies of the tea party have won a victory today, but it will be short lived as the members of the movement show their displeasure with the likes of  David Webb and those around him who would trample the sacred values of the Tea Party Movement.

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Dogmeat said...

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Tea Party for electing Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown since he voted for the Financial Reform Bill and help the President of the United States with another legislative victory, thank you Tea Party. Have you heard of “Unintended Consequences” or “Blowback”? Was he working for the Tea Party, himself or our Country, hmmm only you can answer this one?

The problem is this. Tea Party candidates will win a number of these congressional races because local districts are often safely partisan in nature. They can make their wild, unfounded claims, crazy accusations, etc., and win. That means not only are we likely to see an increase in Republican seats in both houses, we're likely to see more antics, more insanity, more stupidity. At the same time they're going to do everything they can to derail Obama's policies which will likely mean high unemployment, a moribund economy, and more compromises on policy positions that make no one happy.

That could literally mean that if the Republicans put up a legitimate candidate in 2012, they could win. Such a result is bad enough, but the likely response for the Democrats is to move further to the "middle" to placate voters. As we've seen over the last decade, the "middle" in American politics is basically on the verge of being an 80s Republican. Increasingly that means we'll have a political landscape of a conservative party and ratfuck insane parties. The former, given it's track record, slowly moving to the right, the latter, given it's track record, loudly screaming "socialism, communism, fascism!!!"

If we continue on this course, privatization will be socialism.

Ron Russell said...

You're a thinker Dogmeat and I appreciate good comments, even though I might not agree. Like you I have little use for the political middle. Those who claim to stand for everything stand for nothing. As you might expect I think little of the Henry Clay's of our day and would like to see more John C. Calhouns as I suspect you would like more Danial Websters---such is life. Thanks for the visit. You hit one of my secondary blogs---all the action is a TOTUS, but must have a google account to comment there. You are welcome anytime however.