"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tea Party groups Target Cong Allen West (R-FL)

Is Tea Party National leadership out of control?  There is little doubt left after they threatened they are going to primary Allen West who just days ago was a favorite of the Tea Party. Who are these people?  Listen to this audio with Laura Ingraham's interview with Colonel West and make your own decision if you don't think the Ron Paul Tea Party movement is out of control.

This website and myself as an individual stand firmly behind Colonel Allen West of Florida who has shown he puts American First along with his constituents first not the National Tea Party leadership. To go in a few days from being the darling of the Tea Party to a defector from the Tea Party is one of the most ludicrous attacks I have ever witnessed in all the years I have been around politics.

Listen to Colonel Wests' Own Words:

Tea Party is schizophrenic: Rep. Allen West 
The State Column | | Friday, July 29, 2011 
Florida Republican congressman Allen West seemed to avoid commenting on whether the Tea Party was responsible for the political gridlock in Washington, saying Friday that he would not comment on on the movement’s role in the debate over raising the nation’s debt limit. 
“One minute they’re saying I’m their Tea Party hero, and three, four days later I’m a Tea Party defector; that kind of schizophrenia I’m not going to get involved in it,” Mr. Allen said on Laura Ingraham’s show Friday. 
“I won’t raise taxes. I will reduce spending, and I won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling,” Ms. Bachmann said on Thursday. “And I have the titanium spine to see it through.” That said, with Wall Street ending its worst week in a year, pressure is growing on congressional leaders and the White House to reach a deal before Tuesday. The current debt ceiling is $14.3 trillion and a failure to increase it by next Tuesday has triggered warnings from the Obama administration and others of global financial chaos, which could manifest itself in a major drop by indexes on Monday if investors do not anticipate a deal is close. 
In a Facebook post to Tea Party Republicans, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin defended the movement’s role within the debate, saying Republican lawmakers should stand firm in their opposition of raising the nation’s debt limit.  
The Florida Republican’s comment came just hours before the House voted in favor of a debt plan put forth by House Speaker John Boehner. The House voted Friday in favor of passing Mr. Boehner’s debt plan, which included a Balanced Budget Amendment, 218 to 210.
Still, Tea Party leaders urged the movement’s members in Congress to resist calls for increasing the debt ceiling.

“We cannot rob from our children and grandchildren’s tomorrow to pay for our unchecked spending today,” Ms. Palin wrote.

Minnesota Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann echoed Ms. Palin’s support, telling supporters to continue their cause and to push against calls from congressional leaders to increase the nation’s borrowing limit.
What happened to the Tea Party people who were correct about the deficit and runaway spending that we applauded when they were speaking on the Mall in DC and had some common sense? They obviously are back in their states in their local Tea Parties.  The national leadership has morphed into arrogant, my way or no way group of people who if don't vote their way, they will come after you. Paulbots are alive and well in the National Tea Party movement as are what appears to be Democrats because the National Tea Party is threatening to primary Republicans and not a peep about the Democrat candidates. Connect the dots.

This paragraph from Rich Lowry of National Review reflects the sentiments of a lot of common sense Republicans who are not establishment and not Tea Party but have been activists for years working in campaigns to send good people to DC who will represent their whole district and state and will put the Country before reelection:
The tea partiers in Congress will have to make their own bows to statesmanship. If David Gergen is ever on CNN praising them for their supposed responsibility, they might as well not have come to Washington in the first place. They should never become house-broken. On the other hand, they can’t let tactics become destructive to their ends, or oppose anything that doesn’t meet a test of absolute purity. 
Excerpt:  Read More from Rich Lowry at the National ReviewLowry's statements above made me burst out laughing when he mentions Gergen praising the tea partiers in Congress.  So true!

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...

Aren't they wonderful!

(note sarcasm)

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