Such may be the headline those in the mainstream media would be inclined to concoct in reference to the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit which kicked-off Friday and continues throughout the weekend. As truly vile racist hate-mongers continue their tax-payer funded violent tantrum in Madison, demanding recognition as a protected class set apart and above their fellow man, those gathered in Phoenix under the banner of Tea Party Patriots struck a decisively different tone.
The ongoing union protests against Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin have inspired comparisons to the Tea Party movement. Apparently, for some commentators, people at a capitol building holding signs is inherently “grassroots.” However, beyond the superficial similarity of people protesting, there is nothing these union demonstrations have in common with the Tea Party. Quite the contrary, the unrest in Wisconsin is the antithesis of everything the Tea Party stands for.
It’s one thing to suspect that someone may be lying. It’s another thing to know they are, to behold as they emphatically proclaim as true something they plainly know to be false. Such was the case Monday night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program with Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer and America Together Foundation’s Michael Ghouse.
Mother Jones has made strange bedfellows of disgruntled grassroots activists in a new hit piece targeting Tea Party Patriots. No matter their gripe, why would any Tea Party activist give fodder to a publication so clearly opposed to the goals of the liberty movement? It is because these particular activists have more in common with the Left than they may like to admit.
Like Columbus before him, Bill Maher has discovered that the political spectrum is not straight or flat, but round. When you go too far Left, you end up on the Right. Thus, in Maher’s view, Lenin and Stalin were “right-wingers.” Perhaps we should take our political spectrum back to the drawing board.