I’d like to publicly thank God Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not my U.S. Representative.
How dare she and some of her cohorts resort to labels and name-calling.
So far, some leading Democrats have referred to Wednesday’s tea partiers as gatherings of racists, Nazis and gun nuts.
Pelosi herself called efforts to get the government to tap the breaks on excessive spending “AstroTurf.”
“This initiative is funded by the high end; we call it AstroTurf, it’s not really a grass-roots movement,” Pelosi said Thursday. “It’s AstroTurf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class.”
Other House Democratic leaders took it a step further: One senior aide was circulating a document to the media that the tea parties were driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis...
The tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document says ... Neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them.
Watching the news last night in Amarillo, I saw parents, grandparents, children - all walks of life - all races. I saw the same thing in the state-wide and nation-wide coverage as well.
It’s low for those living in their protective world - a world of millions, mansions and limousines - just like Pelosi - to denigrate Americans and flat out lie and portray events differently then they actually happened.
I paid attention to the tea parties. I watched them on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. I never heard reports which were circulated and conveyed to the media by a few fringe Democrats.
I’ve got news for Pelosi and her buddies, they are quickly getting into the same smug boat Republicans found themselves in back in 2006. Start thumbing your nose at the masses and you’ll be shown the exit come November 2010.
On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. held peaceful demonstrations opposing massive spending by the government. Is it so wrong to question how trillions of taxpayer dollars are to be spent? Of course not.
Mrs. Pelosi needs to climb out of her ivory tower and look around for herself. We don’t all live in San Francisco. We don’t all think the government is the correct answer to all our problems. We don’t all think that she, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Barney Frank are the answer. In fact, with their 33 percent approval rating, not many think they are the answer at all.
The 58.8 percent of American which think this country is on the wrong track want real answers. They include Democrats, Republicans and Independents. So someone tell me, what is so wrong with wanting OUR money spent wisely?
Copyright Christopher Blackburn 2009