Let’s be honest, these “Tea parties” are sponsored and architected by the Republican party. The people attending them may well have valid gripes, but they’ve been misled, and don’t really want to hear that they have. They’re unwittingly campaigning for the rich against the poor, which most of them are (if you define poor as making less than $250,000/year). I have to give credit to this guy, who had the balls to get up in front of a group of these people and tell them things they didn’t want to hear. The result is predictable.
As Americans, when we get angry we want to direct that somewhere, and we usually don’t care if it’s misplaced. That’s how Iraq happened. Bush used the momentum of American anger to vault us into a war that had nothing to do with 9/11. We’re a pretty gullible lot.
“I want to start off by honoring the service of our veterans, our current service members, thank you so much for all you've done for this country. I also want to say, a little history lesson here. Back in 2000, there was a bunch of surplus in the country. And then the next ten years, it was just destroyed by the profligate spending by the Bush administration. Here we are today in a situation where we have to...Cheer if you make less than $250,000 in a year. Just cheer. Your taxes are going to be cut under the current budget. Congratulations. I was laid off in September because my employer had to make budget cuts. That was before the election. Let's remember if you're going to argue about more taxes and less spending, to place the blame where the blame belongs and that's squarely in the hands of the Republican congress and...”
Just in case you were under the illusion that this is not a Republican event. That took some serious balls.
I’m very disappointed in the Republicans. Apparently their answer for recovering from the disaster that was the Bush administration is to put all of their efforts into making Obama look just as bad. When Obama starts a war that costs over 4,000 American lives needlessly, get back to me. When Obama starts pissing on the Bill of Rights in the name of “freedom”, get back to me. When Obama makes spying on and torture of American citizens legal (which it is, if you didn't know), get back to me. This crap is ridiculous. Obama hasn’t even been in office long enough to fuck up. It took Bush longer than that to really fuck the country up. Two years from now I might be joining you, but right now you’re all blaming Obama for the fuck-ups for the Bush administration, and it makes you look really, really stupid.
Don’t get me wrong, you’re right to be angry. The country is pretty messed up, just be honest about how it got that way, and about who is really promoting this event. Hint: it’s the same people who fucked it up. Stop playing politics and do something positive.
P.S. if you want to vent about Obama and the Second Amendment, don’t bother. You haven’t read it. I will ignore you and your uninformed opinion of what it means.