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If the TEA Party is such a failure, why is the left wing regressive socialist/communist media going so far out of it’s way to lie about us??? When they are attacking you that means you’re winning that’s why! Enjoy this rebuttal in the Federalist:
“In the late summer of 2009, as the recession-ravaged economy bled half a million jobs a month, the country seemed to lose its mind,” The New York Times says, kicking off its tenth anniversary retrospective of the Tea Party movement. As you can imagine, the rest of the article continues in this vein, portraying conservatives who organized against Obamacare as a bunch of vulgar radicals.
Yet even this revisionism wasn’t enough for most contemporary leftists, who see everything through the prism of race.
“A fundamental flaw in this analysis is there is no mention of race and how much racism drove the Tea Party movement,” ABC’s Matthew Dowd claimed. “You can’t talk about the rage politics and leave out race.”
“This @jwpetersNYT retrospective on the Tea Party’s ‘summer of rage’ ten years ago makes not a single, solitary reference to race or racism,” Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith said. “Nor does it acknowledge the reality that a good deal of it involved opposing President Obama because he was black.”
“How do you write a 10 years later piece on the Tea Party and not mention – not once, not even in passing – the fact that it was essentially a hysterical grassroots tantrum about the fact that a black guy was president?” asked non-biased Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, calling it journalistic “malpractice.”
In the first draft of this piece, I joked that The New York Times might add a line about Tea Party “racism” before the day was over to placate the Twitter mob. They did it before I could even publish. But it doesn’t change the fact that there’s no evidence that a “good deal”—or any substantial deal, for that matter—of the Tea Party’s popularity was propelled by racism.
The wealthy white leader of Congress at the time was just as unpopular among Tea Partiers as the black president. And, as we’ve seen, if Hillary Clinton had won the 2008 election, she would have generated no less anger among conservatives.
It was Barack Obama’s leftist rhetoric and unprecedented unilateralism—he had, after all, promised “fundamental change”—that ignited what amounts to a renewed Reaganism; a fusing of idealistic constitutionalism and economic libertarianism. (These days, there’s an excellent chance that progs see both those -isms as inherently racist, as well.)
Tea Party protesters not only felt like they were under assault from Democrats but that they had been abandoned by the GOP establishment. That is why so many primaried white Republicans. If you really wanted to hear them “rage,” you could always bring up the former Caucasian and Republican president, George W. Bush, who had “abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”
As with any spontaneous political movement, some bad actors glommed onto protests. The New York Times article, for instance, informs us that “one demonstrator at a rally in Maryland hanged a member of Congress in effigy” and that a “popular bumper stickerwas ‘Honk if I’m Paying Your Mortgage’” – as if we’re supposed to be offended by the latter.
Most accusations of Tea Party racism are based on John Lewis’s accusation—dutifully repeated by most of the media without any skepticism—that someone had called him ugly names and spit on him when he and Nancy Pelosi strolled through protesters in front of the Capitol. Although there were cameras everywhere that historic day, no one was ever able to find any evidence to back up his claim.
None of this stopped Frank Rich, then a New York Times columnist, from boring into the collective soul of the movement, accusing it of engaging in “small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht.” Joe Biden reportedly accused them of acting “like terrorists.” Tom Friedman referred to them as the “Hezbollah faction” of the GOP. It was, as one Democratic Party memo explained, “not really all about average citizens,” but an astroturf movement paid for by corporate lobbyists and populated by “neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists.”
All of this rhetoric sounds very familiar.
Left-wing protesters, no matter how puerile, hateful, or bigoted, are typically depicted as righteous agents of change. Conservatives and libertarians, on the other hand, “rage.” The “summer of rage” typically refers to the riots that swept a number of American cities in 1967. The Tea Party protests never turned violent. There were no riots. No broken Starbucks windows. It was the most peaceful “rage” you’re ever going to see.
I reported on the first of numerous Tea Party protests on April 16, 2010. What I saw were some silly people, and many others who were idealistic neophytes peacefully organizing around founding principles. Most had very specific policy goals in mind. None of them were about race. Most of them supported free markets. Many of them were still quite mainstream.
A CBS/New York Times poll at time found that the average Tea Party activist was more educated than the average American, and their concerns mirrored the mainstream. Although a majority were more socially conservative than the average voter—particularly on abortion—8 in 10 of them wanted their burgeoning movement to focus on economic issues rather than social ones.
Hardly the anarchists depicted in the media, the poll found that a majority of Tea Partiers wanted to reduce the size of government rather than focus on cutting budget deficits or even lowering taxes. A majority, in fact, believed that Social Security and Medicare were worthy taxpayer burdens. Not even clamping down on illegal immigration, often the impetus for charges of racism these days, was a big topic among these activists.
The Tea Party had three main grievances: Obamacare, government spending, and “a feeling that their opinions are not represented in Washington.” The protests were fueled by Democrats’ unprecedented action on a health care policy. A decade later, the Tea Party’s suspicion that the health-care law was merely an incremental way to move towards more socialistic policies turned out to be correct, as most of the Democratic Party presidential field can attest.
The Tea Party, whether some of their champions later turned out to be hypocrites or not, didn’t want to change the Republican Party as much as they wanted to force conservative politicians to keep their promises. The movement initially backed a number of terrible candidates, but it learned.
In the end, the Tea Party successfully re-energized Republicans, who went on to win two wave elections and stifle Obama’s presidency for six years. Whether the movement was a long-term failure, as the Times argues, is a debatable contention.
One things is true, though: the majority of Tea Partiers were white. You know what that means, right? And, as those of us who covered the Obama administration remember, no matter how historically detailed or ideologically anchored your position might be, the very act of opposing a black president was going to be depicted as act of bigotry.
This cheap and destructive rhetoric now dominates virtually every contemporary debate, most of which have absolutely nothing, even tangentially, to do with race. It’s a kind of rhetoric, in fact, that now retroactively dominates our debates, as well.
The We the People Convention wants to THANK Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, and you should as well, for standing up for the 1964 Civil Rights Law and calling out the charade that the left has been conducting in our schools, our colleges, in large corporations, and in Government. Here’s a memo, LGBTQ – XYZLMNOP, whatever, are NOT a legal protected class and never have been and never should be!
The Obama Administration “acted” as if they were a protected class and the left tries to force everyone to give them “special” rights and privileges but no federal law has ever been passed granting them protected status. It is time to have the Supreme Court make that clear so that you can tell you school district and you place of business, that homosexuals are not “special” and they should be treated just like everyone else!
But see, they don’t want to be treated like everyone else, they don’t want equal rights, they want superior rights to you and other Americans. They want to get the job even if they are not best qualified, they want to get the promotion because of their fake “protected class status” even if they aren’t the best qualified, they want to threaten to sue your business for discrimination when you need to fire them because they can’t or won’t do the job, they want to get admitted to college before your child because of their fake “protected class status”! They in fact want to discriminate against YOU and everyone else – not be treated equally!
There is much more real discrimination today against straight, white, christian, males than against any other group – especially LGBTQ- XYZLMNOP, whatever, when AT LEAST 90% of their “claims” of discrimination have been hoaxes. America was built on the promise of EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE, it is time for the law to again make that clear and we trust the suit the AG Yost has joined will have the effect of re-establishing this fundamental American legal principle.
Yost Argues Federal Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect LGBTQ Workers
Late on Friday, Republican Attorney General Dave Yost announced he’d join a U. S. Supreme Court case on whether federal civil rights laws protect LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination – and that Ohio would be siding with the states that think they do not.
That news came as a shock to some activists, but was well received by others. Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) is disappointed – to say the least.”Our attorney general has entered into weighing in and support of a push to discriminate against a group of people. That is appalling,” Antonio said.
For years, Antonio has tried to pass what she’s called the Ohio Fairness Act – a bill to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under the state’s anti-discrimination law related to employment, housing, and public accommodations. She notes one of Mike DeWine’s first actions as governor was to sign an executive order protecting LGBTQ state workers.
So Yost’s decision to file a friend of the court brief in this lawsuit has left her puzzled, and she’s written him a letter about that. “Why in the world would we put effort into taking away rights from people than working to open the circle and include everyone?” Antonio said.
But conservatives are pleased with the decision to join the lawsuit. Aaron Baer with Citizens for Community Values said the federal civil rights law at issue – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – includes five protected classes that are clearly defined: sex, race, color, religion and national origin.
“Attorney General Dave Yost is standing up for what the law is, not what some political activists want it to be. When Title VII was passed, it’s very clear that sex means male or female. And what you have today is you have a handful of activists trying to redefine words that Congress passed to achieve their political victories,” Baer said.
In this case, Baer also said it appears activists don’t believe their own argument, that sexual orientation is protected by that law, “because if they did, they wouldn’t be pushing things like HR5, what they call the Equality Act, or Senate Bill 11 in Ohio that they call the Fairness Act, where they’re trying to add gender identity and gender expression to the law. They don’t really even believe their legal arguments.””And so what you have is Dave Yost standing up for common sense and for what the law actually is instead of what a political agenda wants it to be,” Baer said.
Some conservatives extend their concern to so-called “bathroom bills”, which allow a person to use the restroom that matches their gender identity. Though that legislation has been proposed in Ohio, it’s never been given serious consideration – and indeed, no state has a law like that on their books.
Yost wasn’t available for comment, but said in a written statement that the case “is about whether the judiciary gets to write new laws or if that should be left to elected legislators.” He adds, “If the law is to be amended, Congress, not the courts, should be the one doing it.”
With that in mind, the state’s leading LGBTQ rights group says Yost should be speaking up in the opposite way. “It is a backwards look for the state of Ohio to have the attorney general coming out and saying, look, LGBTQ people should not be protected from discrimination in the workplace,” said Marshall Troxell, the policy coordinator for Equality Ohio. “Really, we would love for him to come out and say, LGBTQ people should be explicitly protected and urge his colleagues in the legislature to move the Ohio Fairness Act forward.”
Did you See this “Poll”being Pushed on Fox Newsand Everywhere Else Yesterday?
Do YOU Believe it?
How about the “polls”, including Fox News, showing nearly every Democrat beating Trump in 2020? Do you believe those “polls”? How do they square with this Zogby “poll” showing Trump’s approval numbers at record highs and support by 51% of Hispanics and 28% of Blacks approving of the President? How did Fox News and these other people’s “polls” do at predicting the 2016 Presidential race? They were ALL wrong. These aren’t REAL “polls” they are propaganda tools and you should tell people not to believe them and trust your own eyes and ears and brains to figure out what is really going on.
So, let’s look at this “Red Flag Law” poll. If I ask you “Do you think mentally ill people should own guns?” of course you are going to say NO! The Devil is in the details as always. Some “Red Flag Laws” are saying that only family members could ask a judge to take away your guns because they “think” you are “mentally ill” and a danger to them or yourself. What’s your definition of the word “family” today? Some “Red Flag Laws” include “friends” and most give police that ability to go to court and ask a judge to take your guns away. Is a judge qualified to determine your mental condition?
What is YOUR description of “mentally illness”? Would you trust any Psychiatrist, nearly 100% of whom are leftist, who supports the idea that what was 10 years ago a scientifically proven “mental illness” called “gender dysphoria” is now not a mental illness and now swears that gender is not determined by biology but by how you “feel”? Would you trust a court appointed Psychiatrist or Phycologist to make that decision about YOU when they literally deny science to conform to their leftist ideology? How do you think they feel about guns? From what I have read, nearly 100% of these cases go against the accused. All it takes is an accusation.
I have been reading stories of where these “Red Flag Laws” have “worked” to save lives. They rarely stop “potential” mass shootings, they stop suicides and domestic violence. Now in a dozen states, you can go to court and tell the judge that your husband or son or brother-in-law is acting strange or made a threat and the judge can order the police to take your guns because of something you said on social media or just said during a heated argument. OK, so you take my guns. If I am suicidal what stops me from hanging myself or overdosing on drugs? Nothing.
If I am a danger to my spouse and you take away my guns, what is going to keep me from just strangling them or stabbing them with a knife. Nothing. If I have posted on social media or a school bathroom wall about killing a bunch of people and you take away my guns, what is going to keep me from mowing down a bunch of students with my car or setting fire to the church while people are in it? NOTHING!
So, it isn’t the guns is it? Only incarceration will stop violent people from acting out. That means that if a family member or anyone goes to the police and says this person is a threat to me or society then the police already have laws to arrest those people and lock them up – if they can prove it. There is the rub. It takes a lot of time and work to “prove” that someone “intends” to do something before they do it. Particularly when a US Citizen has free speech rights and 2nd Amendment rights and 4th Amendment rights. What we are talking about doing is replacing your rights and the rule of law with “opinions”. Who wants to go down that path?
The bottom line is that it has NOTHING to do with guns. That is just an excuse for the left to create law that eventually allows them to confiscate guns from all citizens. That “poll” is only intended to give lefty “republicans” like Rob Portman and John Kasich cover to support taking away your rights, you freedom, your liberty AND your guns!
If the police can “PROVE” someone is a danger, AND the accused is given due process to defend themselves, then they should be locked up in a prison or mental institution. However I don’t believe that the police should be allowed to take their guns – because you can’t use a gun if you are locked up! See, but here is the other rub. The Psychiatric profession is not reliable in diagnosing “mental illness”. Many of the mass shooters and killers, have been under the care of Psychiatrists who told parents that they were not a danger! In this article a Psychiatrist said “experienced psychiatrists fare no better than a roll of the dice at predicting violence”!
Like I said, the devil is in the details and that “poll” did not ask about those details and the people who answers the poll question had not consider ANY of this before answering. Well we better consider ALL of this before anyone makes “Red Flag Laws” the law of the land! The problem is NOT guns, the problem is our CULTURE and “Red Flag Laws” are doing nothing to address that and will do nothing to prevent mass shootings or mass killings through other means. All they will do is allow the Left to end the 2nd Amendment and confiscate the guns of all Americans. We are NOT GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN!
Tom Zawistowski President We the People Convention
An online poll of 100 TEA Party Activists conducted this week in Ohio, by the We the People Convention, indicates only 2% support for the gun confiscation portion of Governor Mike DeWine’s 17 Point Plan to reduce gun violence. A total of 94.5% of poll takers indicated that “Red Flag laws are nothing but a step toward Government confiscation of guns and will do nothing to stop mass killings.”
Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention said, “While there was little support for any form of gun confiscation, and really little else in the Governor’s plan, the one area that was thought to be important in reducing mass killing was increased mental illness evaluation and potential incarceration in mental hospitals for people who make threats and are found to be mentally ill. However, many conservatives are leery even of this idea since there is zero trust in the Psychiatric “profession”, zero trust in activist Judges, and zero trust in school administrators who would be involved in these evaluations.”
Zawistowski concluded, “While the radical left Democratic/Socialists scream about the need for more gun control, we hear no explanation at all from them about why their gun control has not worked in cities like Chicago and Baltimore and St. Louis. In those cities, innocent citizens are deprived of their Constitutional right to defend themselves and as a result they are being slaughtered in the streets while Democrat Mayors and City Counsels just stand by and let thousands of black Americans die and get maimed every year. Nothing is more racist than that and the main stream media is complicit in this racism. For Republicans to believe that the Democrat/Socialists are sincere about stopping mass killings in light of the weekly mass killing in our cities each week just shows how gullible and ignorant they are on these issues. Anyone who believes anything other than the fact that this is ALL about the Left’s effort to create a national gun registry leading to gun confiscation is a damned fool.”
Ohio Liberty Coalition Begins Preparation for Ballot Referendum if Ohio Passes “Red Flag Law”
They are lying to Congress and committing crimes and the FBI and DOJ need to go after them with everything they’ve got! However, we do NOT want Government bureaucrats deciding what free speech to ban on social media, just like we don’t want Big Tech deciding what free speech to ban on social media. What we want is FREE SPEECH! What we want is Section 230 CHANGED so that their is NO CENSORSHIP of ANYONE, just like their is NO CENSORSHIP of what I say on my Phone. The ONLY Answer is FREE SPEECH – so make Section 230 say, that Big Tech has NO right to prevent anything that is posted online. If someone doesn’t like what you post, they don’t have to look at it! If someone doesn’t like a Prager U Video – DON’T WATCH IT! If someone posts something dangerous online – call the police and let them handle it under criminal law.
OHIO TEA Party Groups to Work with NRA-ILA AGAIN on 2020 Election
Akron, OH: The We the People Convention, announced today that the TEA Party/Liberty Groups in Ohio will be aligning primarily with the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) in an effort to win Ohio again and re-elect Donald Trump as President of the United States in 2020. The announcement was made after discussions were concluded between David Conte, the NRA-ILA Regional Grassroots Field Coordinator and WTPC President Tom Zawistowski. The two groups worked closely together, along with a very few other key partners, in 2016 to help produce the stunning 8% victory in Ohio that catapulted Donald J. Trump to the Presidency.
In making the announcement, Zawistowski said, “We are pleased to once again align our efforts in the 2020 Presidential election with the NRA-ILA because no other organization we have worked with in the past has treated us with such respect and in a spirit of true partnership.” Zawistowski continued, “In August of 2016, when Donald Trump had nearly zero support among political organization in Ohio, the NRA-ILA and the Ohio TEA Party Movement joined together and took the task upon our shoulders to defend our individual freedom and liberty by giving all we had to give in order to win Ohio and elect President Trump. Our efforts led directly to turning out thousands of voters who had not voted in decades and played a major roll in helping our faith based partners convince the critical Evangelical and Christian voters to trust Trump and vote for him.”
“Let us be clear, unlike many in our state, we do not just assume that Donald Trump is going to win re-election in 2020.” Zawistowski explained. “We know that the Democrat/Socialist left is desperate to defeat Trump in 2020 and by their own admission will “Do what ever is necessary” to accomplish that goal. We intend to use the resources that the NRA can provide for us to register voters, to prevent voter fraud, and to get out the Trump vote and win Ohio in 2020 and also defeat the anti-2nd Amendment efforts by the Left in Ohio. While we will be working primarily with the NRA-ILA, our activists will also provide assistance to the Trump Campaign and other pro-Trump groups in the state as we have in the past.” Zawistowski concluded.
Being a Friend Means Telling them the Truth Even When It Hurts . . . . Tell President Trump to VETO this Disastrous Budget Bill!
Look at these two charts . . . because of our great economy our federal Government is bringing in more tax revenue than any time in American HISTORY – $3.64 TRILLION DOLLARS – A YEAR!
At the same time, as President Trump keeps pointing out, we have DOUBLED the amount of revenue from Tariffs from $40 Billion five years ago to $80 Billion this year!
Yet we can’t pay our bills in these very best of times? We are going to borrow and spend $320 Billion more on top of the $500 Billion PER YEAR we are already spending beyond what we take in? That is nothing less than GENERATIONAL THEFT! Not to mention INSANITY!
If we can’t pay our bills in the BEST OF TIMES, how the HELL are we going to pay them in a recession? Only the Looney Left believes that you can borrow money and not pay it back! But the Republi-cant’s are even WORSE, because they know better, and still they give you all the lame excuses for why we just “can’t” cut spending. Then they just steal money that belongs to you and me and the American taxpayers and our Children and our GRANDCHILDREN to give to their friends and donors and special interests. It is nothing less that SHAMEFUL! Contact your US Senator and tell them you do not want them to pass this shameful budget bill – for all the good that will do.
Then Call or Write to the President and tell him the Truth, this Budget Bill is BAD for America, and for our future, and he needs to VETO the bill if the Senate sends it to his desk!
TOM Z Speaking Tour Continues . . . Invite Him to YOUR Community!
I am traveling the state to discuss how we as citizens must prepare for the 2020 election and to inform your community about the challenges we face. My presentation will explain our current political environment and detail the responsibilities of all citizens for the year ahead. We will provide information that is not available from any other source and set priorities for the future of our TEA Party Movement both in our state and nation. It is time to start preparing for the battle of our lives. Do NOT assume that Donald Trump is just going to be re-elected! The Communist Left is desperate to regain power over YOU and US and will do ANYTHING to make that happen. We must out organize them, we must out work them, and we must DEFEAT them in 2020! Please join me at one of the meetings we currently have scheduled, or invite me to make a presentation to your group. If you want me to come speak, please send me an email to give me some dates and times and I will get you on my schedule!
Up Coming Events:
Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00 PM Cuyahoga Falls Republicans American Legion Post 281 1601 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Wednesday, August 7th at 7:00 PM Top of Ohio Patriots Ohio Hi-Point Career Center 2280 State Route 540 Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00 PM West Chester TEA Party 9286 Schulze Drive West Chester, Ohio 45069
Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM Geauga County TEA Party The West Woods 9465 Kinsman Rd Novelty, OH 44072