Congrats to the Tea Party – Despite the MSM, Free Speech Will Win In the End


First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

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If Gandhi got it right, the Tea Party is on the verge of a major victory. The latest log of evidence tossed on this fire is the Tea Party Crashers, and their blatant efforts to squelch free speech.

Let’s review the charges from the Left against the Tea Party people:

  1. Racism
  2. Intolerance
  3. Ignorance
  4. Disingenuousness
  5. And Possibly Having Cooties

Instinctively, the MSM jumped on the claims of racism and intolerance when they rushed to judgment and declared the Tea Partiers guilty of screaming racial epithets and spitting at black members of Congress as they walked through a group of protesters. (The Capital Police have yet to arrest a single person, and not one legitimate claim has been filed in Andrew $100,000 challenge.)

The Tea Party supporters were all labeled as ignorant, racist rednecks, despite the fact that their arguments were rooted in the Constitution. As we learned this week, some of our elected officials know much less about the document they are supposed to uphold and defend, Illinois Congressman Phil Hare for example.

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Just a month ago the Coffee Party tried to launch as a response to the Tea Party movement. Armed with a Facebook page and support from CNN and MSNBC and the New York Times, Annabel Park — who backed Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and is a contributor to the United For Obama channel on YouTube — started her party.

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I have heard almost nothing about the Coffee Party since. Perhaps they served decaf?

After almost a year of trying, the Left was incapable of finding solid examples to back up these charges and, faced with Tea Parties gaining momentum and broad acceptance across the country, they have decided to take matters into their own hands and manufacture racism, intolerance, ignorance and possibly cooties! (Perhaps this is the increase in American manufacturing that the President mentioned in the recent State of the Union address?)

Enter the Tea Party Crashers.

Their website says it all. The people who preach acceptance and tolerance, want nothing more than to silence and besmirch those with a different opinion. The Irony Lamp is burning brightly tonight my friend, illuminating what some might call the Full Alinsky.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has accused the Tea Parties of being an “Astroturf” movement, basically calling them disingenuous and fake. Now, some of her ardent supporters are openly planning on pretending to be part of this movement, just to be able to destroy the credibility of the people who hope to express their feelings to the people who represent them.

IMHO — the Tea Party crew should flood their representatives with demands that these haters of free speech, these Tea Party Crashers, be told to support free speech and engage in a dialogue with those who have different opinions. I would also suggest that they remind the Speaker of her own words from 2006:

There’s nothing more articulate, more eloquent to a member of Congress than the voice of his or her own constituent.

It’s already being heard — in the declining circulations of major liberal newspapers, and the cratering ratings of the broadcast news operations and the leftist cable channels. And it will definitely be heard this coming November.

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