“Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions.”
If you are looking for me Friday don't look in Philly. I will be down in Dallas for the first ever Tea Party convention.....OK, I think you all know that's a lie. But the teabaggers will be gathering in Dallas (down conspiracy theorist) Friday to vent about big government and the beige King in Washington. It looks like the Tea Baggers are finally trying to organize into a cohesive political unit, but as is the case with all new groups; they seem to be having some growing pains.
"Organization for the convention in Nashville has been plagued by in-fighting, pullouts and criticism of an attendance cost of more than $500 and a glitzy dinner that evokes Wall Street rather than Main Street.
It also brings together activists who make for an awkward fit, mirroring wider divisions in a movement which seems united in little but its opposition to big government, especially under Obama's Democrats.
Conservatives ascribe the movement to grass-roots frustration with the big spending ways of both Democrats and Republicans. Liberals counter that it is a Republican Party or corporate front.
"Some have tried to portray this movement as a commercial endeavor rather than the grassroots uprising that it is. Those who do so don't understand the frustration everyday Americans feel when they see their government mortgaging their children's future with reckless spending," Palin wrote in an opinion published on Wednesday in USA Today.
Palin said she will donate her fee as keynote speaker at the convention to the cause and its candidates."
Hey, I am all for "grass-roots," but a populist grass-roots movement in a democracy which seeks to "throw the bums out" confuses me. I mean didn't we just elect the people in power by a majority vote from the general population? And hasn't it only been a year since the beige King has been in office? I can't believe that the "natives" are getting restless already. I mean honestly, the guy has been governing from the extreme center and the tea baggers are outraged. What if he had been governing like he should have? I guess we would have already had a full blown revolt on our hands.
Actually, when you consider that 58% republicans don't believe that O was born in A-merry-ca, 24% believe that O wants the terrorist to win, 31%-who worship at the church of Glen Beck- believe that O is a racist , and over 30% of them want him impeached, I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that a revolt could be just around the corner.
"It takes its name from the historic protest against British taxation, the Boston Tea Party, one of the triggers of the American revolution against colonial rule."
I know that O has been staring down his political opponents lately, but he had better stay out of Dallas. These new revolutionaries scare me.
*Pic from the AP.