Thousands of determined tea party activists converged in a park in America’s oldest city Saturday and heard a succession of Republican candidates promise to heed their demands for less government and lower taxes.
The Right Nation 2010 convention has been going on in Chicago. Andrew Breitbart was a featured participant, along with Glenn Beck and others. Obamabots from OFA and paid union thugs were bused in to create the illusion of a grass roots opposition to the conservative gathering. Breitbart, with typical boldness, didn’t just walk past the paid union members who had no idea why they had been ordered to attend. Rather, he confronted them. In the end, they retreated sheepishly.
I don’t know which is more amusing: Democrats assuming that any candidate with Tea Party backing is certifiable, or Republicans upset with the idea that RINOs are slowly becoming an endangered species within their own party. One thing is certain: the movement both sides are trying to discredit is revealing what’s really in play come November.
“The very rich are different from you and me,” F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, eliciting the famous rejoinder from Ernest Hemingway, “Yes, they have more money.” Today he might add that they are apt to be Democrats, often exceedingly liberal Democrats, fond of talking of “fairness” and equity as they rake in what seems like vast sums of money, and spend immense sums on themselves. Confronted with tales of their zillionaire populists, liberals claim (a) that the way that they vote counts for more than the way they spend money; and (b) that many great names in political history have lived well and had money themselves. The last point is true, but there is a difference in degree and in kind that has only come recently. Let us consider the facts.
Hidden Real Estate Sales tax in Health care bill – Surprise!There are already at least 20 hidden taxes in the Obama Health care plan coming down upon us the next few years. So, along with rationed care for seniors and forced health insurance, we now find there is a Real Estate Tax snuck into the Health care plan. You may ask, what in God’s green earth does health care have to do with Real Estate taxes??? Absolutely nothing, that is precisely why one got snuck in there.
Where did Barack Obama acquire the self-evident disdain he has for major corporations, especially oil companies, and for the striving classes who have made America prosperous and strong? Many conservatives have noted Barack Obama’s class envy, expressed both in his and his bride’s resentment over their education debts and desire to live large in the White House, and in his intent, expressed to Joe the Plumber, to “spread the wealth around.”
Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. Thanks to him the era of big government is back. Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions. He has expanded the federal government’s control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy. The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama’s approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad.
Placing the proposed mosque near where the World Trade Center was attacked and destroyed, along with thousands of American lives, would make it a 15-story middle finger to America.
“The union has decided that their raises and their bully image at the statehouse is more important than saving their members’ jobs”.