Tea-Rex Party On, Garth

Time for a democratic compromise, eh?Lets get rid of the dinosaurs in government: those incumbents who have been ruling us too long.

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Seth says
You know there are two sides to this tea party story.  Me i do subscribe to the idea that government should be the smalles possible and take the least from its constituents and not try to solve all of their problems ... like the economy for example.  I think that is the grass roots impulse from this tea party movement ... not so?  Thing is it seems to attract the worst in people ... now i submit this for your unbiased analysis direct from my own personal email witout due inspection ...
source: sent to me in email

VIDEO: Rand Paul's Tea Party thugs attack progressive woman.

Sign our statement calling for Republican leaders to denounce Tea Party violence.

Ran Paul thugs

Fight back more: Donate $4 to Rand Paul's opponent Jack Conway today or make calls for him tomorrow.

Seth,

Did you see the headlines today?

"MoveOn Supporter Brutally Attacked by Rand Paul Supporter" -- The Atlantic 

"Ugly Scene In Kentucky" -- Politico

"Paul Stops Short Of Condemning Attack On MoveOn Protester" -- TPM

Outside a Senate debate last night, a progressive activist named Lauren was thrown to the ground by Tea Party thugs holding "Rand Paul" signs. As one held her down, another stomped her head -- producing an audible crunching sound.

Rand Paul's Senate campaign put out a statement condemning violence on "both sides." What?? That's NOT ok -- we need accountability, not false equivalency.

WATCH THE VIDEO and sign our statement calling on Republican politicians like Rand Paul to unequivocally denounce Tea Party violence. Click here.

(Want to fight back more? Donate $4 to Rand Paul's opponent Jack Conway here or sign up to make calls for Conway here.)

Within hours, over 7,000 people signed the statement. National and local media are writing about this today, and we'll keep them informed about the growing sense of outrage. (On the statement page, you can also write a note to Lauren, which we'll give to our friends at MoveOn to deliver to her.)

After signing, please send this email to others -- especially any swing voters who may be considering voting for the Tea Party this year.

Thanks for sticking up for progressives,

-- Stephanie Taylor, Adam Green, Keauna Gregory, Forrest Brown, Matt Wall, and the PCCC team

Paid for by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC (www.BoldProgressives.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions to the PCCC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

Like i said, i don't know how much of that is true ... but i suspect that some of it is remembering Sara Palin's influence on crowds back in the election of 08.  So my question to you tea partiers ... how can you keep to your righteous philosophical principals and not attract this kind of elements?


Mark de LA says
Rush pretty much disected the story here.
Story #2: Professional Protestor Roughed Up in Kentucky

RUSH: Let's move to Kentucky and this controversy at the debate last night between Rand Paul and this Jack Conway, the cookie-cutter Democrat guy.  "Supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul wrestled a woman to the ground and one stepped on her head after she tried to confront the candidate in Kentucky.  The incident happened Monday night in Lexington ...  Lauren Valle of liberal group MoveOn.org, told Louisville station WDRB she was trying to give Paul a fake award when his supporters took her to the ground."  Now, let's sum up here: A person in a disguise, carrying a sign from a radical organization, tries to push through the crowd to hand a political opponent an unknown object.  What would the Secret Service have done to her? 

What if somebody from MoveOn.org had tried to move through the crowd and give something to President Obama?  What would the Secret Service have done?  "Television footage shows Valle's blonde wig being pulled off before she's pinned to the ground. A man then puts his foot down on her head." Now, in the video that AP itself posted, the man put his foot down on her shoulders in what looked to me like an effort to help restrain her, and then the guy was immediately shoed away.  Now, nobody's condoning the manhandling of even a radical liberal woman or the rough handling or whatever.  But why exaggerate what happened unless you're trying to score a propaganda point?
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It's part of the last minute dirty-tricks politics to provoke something, in order to affect the vote, happening to get the TV sound bytes into the news where the knee-jerk voters consume it unconsciously. .
source: ... A fake award? See, the difference here is the Tea Party people are just not going to play ball as always. They're not gonna sit around and try, "Hey, we're nice guys. Go ahead. We won't hurt you." They're not going to play ball. They're not going to accept the premise. They're not gonna turn over, surrender the floor to the usual leftist suspects.  She became a professional left-wing activist to see the world, and look what happened.  She's going everywhere she can. This is all the Democrats can do.  They cannot run on their agenda; they cannot run on what they believe.  They have to lie about what they believe and who they are.  They have to make and wear disguises to show up, and Rand Paul supporters are simply, like everybody else, fed up with the way this unusually happens. They're not gonna bend over, grab the ankles and play nice when something like this happens.  Pure and simple. 
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Mark de LA says
In other words (this just crisps it up!) ...


Mark de LA says
seth 2010-10-26 17:03:43 14499
thanks for reminding me why not to argue politics with you.
Yep, this is why I put the Unhack The Brain project way back on the back burner.  Politics is mostly Pathos & Ethos - very little Logos. It wouldn't matter what truth or evidence is presented your Ethos invalidates it if you are on the other side & visa-versa.  It is interesting to me that way back when I began blogging about getting rid of incumbents around the s 3rd street grouping that most of what I was talking about showed up in the Tea Party Movement.  I am somewhat disappointed that my other initiatives under the heading of s threefoldness hasn't born more fruit. One thing that is clear from RS's threefold vision is that more of the leaderless structure for groups in all three domains is likely to prevail. But there has never a more crying need to apply some of the principles soon if we want to avoid major wars in the future.

Mark de LA says
seth 2010-10-26 15:11:55 14499
Sorry Rush's spin does not convince me that the tea party does not attract this violent radical element just like Sarah Palin did during the election.   I will not support a party with that element in it.  The leaders of the tea party need to rethink who they pander to in order to garner support from people like me. That is my only point here. 

Then too i am sick to my heart of political spin.  Rush and others in the tea party movement are among the worst that i have heard.  So using his spin to defend this mobery just convinces me more that US politics is in schizophrenic deep shit.   Now there may exist actual records related to what really happened in Kentucky ... if those exist then need to be read into the record.  Otherwise we just have (at "Spin is spin is spin is spin ..." say repeat).
Let's see here - an agent provocateur from the Obama side gets a response & it's the fault of a tea party gathering or the candidate being heckled.  Let's see what part of community organizer Obama's the Rules for Radicals is that -
RULE 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)
RULE 10: "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive." Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management's wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)
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The Tea Party Movement is just that - a Movement. It has no head & is not on the ballot. Rush Limbaugh is not it's head & neither is Sarah Palin; both inspire the movement. It's made up of people who are sick & tired of both political parties & in particular the way the Obama regime has spent trillion$$$$$ & accomplished nothing while lying continuously through his teeth to the people; exploiting crisis after crisis; promising things which never happen. 
Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal under the pseudonym American Guesser in which he suggested that the rattlesnake was a good symbol for the American spirit:

"I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shewn and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal:—Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of stepping on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?"

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Mark de LA says
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