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January 17, 2011

Tea Party Delenda Est [Andy]

The ridiculous attempts by the MFM and the left (BIRM) to link the tea party movement to the paranoid schizophrenic Tucson shooter, in retrospect, shouldn't come as any surprise. From the second it appeared that Rick Santelli's "shot heard 'round the world" (can I still say that?) might just have awakened a sleeping giant that would wrest power away from the statists in D.C., the effort to smother this grassroots movement in the crib (too violent?) has been increasingly strident.

When people were shouting "STOP!" to their representatives regarding Obamacare at town hall meetings across the country, the Speaker of the House engaged in this classic piece of slander with a healthy dose of projection thrown in:

I think there are AstroTurf you be the judge, carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care.

This initiative is funded by the high end. We call it "Astroturf," it's not really a grass roots movement. It's AstroTurf by some of the wealthiest people of America.

And it wasn't just Pelosi. The president's own press secretary made the same "astroturf" accusation and the usual suspects on the left talked about how awful it was that the unwashed masses actually had the gall to show up at town hall meetings and express their opinions. Their preferred option where the citizenry just lies back and thinks of England wasn't working this time.

Then Massachausetts elected Scott Brown. The left pulled out all manner of parliamentary tricks to ram Obamacare down our throats despite the fact that Brown's election was a loud "NO!" vote on it from a state that had already implemented version 1.0.

Time to play the race card.

Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was taunted by tea partiers who chanted n***** at least 15 times, according to the Associated Press ... confirmed by Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones and Democratic Rep. Andre Carson, who was walking with Lewis. "It was like going into the time machine with John Lewis," said Carson, a former police officer. "He said it reminded him of another time."

Many cameras were present when San Fran Nan and the Congressional Black Caucus trolled through the crowd on the way to casting their "historic" vote. However, no one (including the CBC members who were filming) apparently managed to capture any of these slurs, not a single one, and Andrew Breitbart's offer of a $100,000 reward for footage went unclaimed.

Despite the fact that we passed the bill so now we could find out what was in it, the noise didn't subside. Worse, the left's time-honored tradition of shouting "RACIST!" to shut its opponents up was ineffective. Time for them to move on to mockery. And who better to pull this one off than the Condescender-in-Chief:

I've been a little amused over the past couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes would think they would be saying "thank you."

Yeah, right. I can't imagine why people whose main concern is about the crushing debt burden facing their children and grandchildren weren't falling at Obama's feet thanking him for a couple of tanks of gas worth of a tax cut.

You know the rest of the story ... an historic refudiation of the left in the November elections that was orchestrated entirely from Sarah Palin's fully armed and operational battle station Facebook page (to hear them tell it).

The left's calls for "civility" in the wake of the Tucson shootings are just their latest attempt to tell people opposed to their policies to shut up. Nothing more, nothing less.

I favor Don Surber's response. Bite me!

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