Monday, August 1, 2011
Blame it on the T.E.A. Party, why not?
“Blame it on the T.E.A. Party, why not?”
by John Alexander MadisonAugust 1, 2011
Here I thought I could take a summer hiatus, a vacation of sorts and sit on the sidelines while the President of the United States continues to destroy our nation with his unprecedented spending spree, his insatiable appetite for deficits, and his reckless disregard for our ballooning federal deficit. I really thought I could.
But that is not the case. So I interrupt what have been many rather enjoyable summer weekends in the Rocky Mountains to bring you this important message: ABO…anybody but Obama and his partners in crime (read liberals) in 2012.
Thanks to so-called conservative syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker’s (The Orlando Sentinel) article of August 1, 2011, I have awoken and I am “mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any longer.” Howard Beale (Peter Finch), the longtime anchor of the UBS Evening News, as spoken in the film “Network (1976). Kathleen Parker is now, officially, a Kool-Aid drinker!
Parker’s article this morning begins “Take names. Remember them. The behavior of certain Republicans who call themselves tea party conservatives makes them the most destructive posse of misguided `patriots' we've seen in recent memory. More Kool-Aid, Kathleen? While it seems in fashion to take cheap shots at T.E.A. Party patriots (especially Sarah Palin) Parker and others just don’t get it…and “it” is the message, not the messenger. And I am here to say the T.E.A. party message in on target...it is a message of limited government at all levels.
Some want to give Congress credit for getting their act together over the weekend by avoiding default of loan payments and a downgrading of the Unites States’ AAA credit rating. But whether it’s the T.E.A. Party crying foul or you or me, the fact remains President Obama and Congress have failed the citizens they were elected to serve. Their reckless spending spree, bailouts and hijacking of the American free-enterprise system, under the guise of saving our economy, has not worked. Yes, it is true and I hate to be the one to tell you this, but the President Obama experiment is a failure.
Part of the recent dialogue included a “cut, cap and balance” proposal. That meant cutting spending, capping the deficits and passing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But in all his arrogance Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, instructed the Republican controlled House of Representatives ‘don’t bother to pass that it will be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate.’ And Parker wants to blame those with a conservative agenda?
How bad an idea was that…to ask our federal government what each and every American must do on a daily basis (illegal immigrants excepted), to balance our household budgets? And to think Washington has agreed to raise the debt limit now while cutting as similar amount of spending over the next ten years. It either makes no sense at all or it is far too sophisticated an idea for a simple person such as me (or you for that matter) to understand. And, it is my understanding that most of the spending “cuts” will be due to the end of funding for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…some “cuts!” Does anybody else besides me think we should make a serious attempt to cut our domestic spending? It is, after all, totally out of control. I believe the President knows this (Clover and Piven come to mind), but more people “entitled to government benefits’ clearly mean more votes to the libs. Great.
The deal which was cut between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday was hardly a good deal for America. It could be compared to applying Neosporin® after someone loses an appendage in a chain saw accident. It’s hardly enough.
The Taxed Enough Already movement in the 2010 mid-term elections helped slow the madness and the 2012 General Election will turn things around only if Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and all the other irresponsible Members of Congress who are enabling the president’s agenda are given our most heartfelt thanks for their service and a one-way ticket home, full pensions in hand!