sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Tea Party

Republican (sorta) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a statement on ABC News this morning regarding the Tea Party Movement.

SCHWARZENEGGER: "They're the party of no, and at the same time, I think that there are a lot of people that are disenchanted and dissatisfied and they're angry and this is why you have the Tea Party and all of those things. The Tea Party is not going to go anywhere. I think the Tea Party is all about just an expression of anger and dissatisfaction and I see it in California when people come up to me and says, you know I'm angry that you guys don't get along in Sacramento. I'm angry that they're not getting along in Washington. I'm angry that nothing gets done. I'm angry that I'm unemployed. I'm angry that people are losing homes. I'm angry that businesses are losing their businesses and all of those kind of things. And the economy is down."

Gov. Schwarzenegger listens to his wife, a Kennedy (niece of the dead one whose seat went to Scott Brown, a Republican). And he doesn't understand that the Tea Party Movement is not about general anger toward Barack Hussein Obama or his foolish utopian socialist agenda. It is about a fundamental difference of opinion over how the Nation should be managed. It's a fundamental difference of opinion over how tax money should and should not be used. It's a fundamental difference of opinion over the level of responsiveness we require in our elected representatives (who rarely seem to LISTEN). It's a fundamental difference of opinion over the role of government and the emergence of a dangerous "nanny state" that threatens to topple the house of cards.

Politicians in Washington don't get it. We don't want a tax/spend liberal agenda because it's destroying the country. I'm not sure there how many Republicans get it. Most of them seem to be caught in the same state of delusion that California's governor is in. And in November, they're going to sit around wondering what happened and they'll go on the talk shows equally as clueless as they are today.