On Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for not being more like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whom he praised effusively during the budget fight. He also predicted that Cruz and the Tea Party have peaked.
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LOL!!! Ironically, Schumer may be ensuring another Tea party type makes it into the Senate. McConnell will face a stronger challenge now, more than ever, in his primary. Having Schumer endorse him won’t help his cause any.
As to the Tea Party “peaking”, they said that earlier this year, as well. But, more than that, I don’t see how the Tea party could have peaked when every protest that isn’t associated with leftism is attributed to the Tea party! Bikers, Truckers, Vets, …… they’re all Tea partiers, now!
But, on a serious note, that is what the left doesn’t seem to understand.
In the truest sense a TEA party person was/is apolitical. In its origins it was simply a person fed up with the government spending and waste. They advocated lower taxes through a smaller government. They were as angry at Bush about the bank bailouts as they were at Obama with the stupid stimulus that wasn’t going to stimulate anything.
But, the left invoked the wrong tactic when attacking these people. They decided to mischaracterize them as extremists and went absolutely batshit crazy over a group of people simply demanding a more responsible government. In the beginning, these were fairly benign people with very little political leanings in terms of party affiliation.
However, the insane reaction of the left gave them power they didn’t have before. It’s hysterical. If you want to see a Leftard dance like a dog angrily chasing his tail, just say the magic incantation, which is say or write “Tea Party” three times. Any leftard hearing that or reading it will immediately have bulging eyes, and start heavily breathing through their mouth. Soon afterwards, foam at the corners of the mouth will form and guaranteed, a form of Tourette’s will kick in, in which the word “racist” will be repeated over and over again by the leftard. That is their own incantation, but, it is much weaker than the “Tea Party” spell.
This is the power the left gave the Tea party people. And, it continues to grow. Today, any opposition to Obama is characterized as those “extreme Tea Party” people. This has an incredible unifying effect. Everyone is a Tea partier! All you have to do is be critical of Zero and presto!!! Another magical incantation! You’re a Tea partier!
The TEA party in no way has peaked because the leftards continue to feed the Tea party types all of this power!
There are other very strong Tea party incantations which leftards have none to match. Simply say or write “Palin” three times. Another is “Allen West” for the equal and opposite direction of angry tail chasing of leftards. I have on good authority that the Tea Party alchemists are working on another one called “Ben Carson”. It’s already stronger than any leftard incantation. It just needs some eye of “Newt”, and it’ll be ready to go!
Yes, much of this was in jest, but, the underlying premise is spot on. The Tea party won’t go away because the left continues to empower and embolden them. It’s long been clear that the establishment Repubs want the Tea party people to go away, but, they can’t shed them because anyone in loyal opposition to Obama and the Dems have a gravitational field to the Tea party because of the visceral reaction of the left. It’s hysterically funny!
I often point to the reaction of others as a mark of winning. When a leftard comes to this blog and, through conversation with someone here, devolves into an irrational fit of name calling and ad homs, then we know we’ve won the argument. The same can be said for Zero when he tells people not to listen to bloggers. It means we’re winning. When all climate skeptics are “deniers” we’ve won. (Note the strong similarities in how the alarmists reacted to skeptics as leftards reacted to Tea Party people.) So too, has the Tea party won. They just have to stay the course, find a couple different techniques and do like the skeptics, stay at it. The argument is won, we just have to make people realize it.