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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.

6 comments:

  1. T=Taxed
    E=Enough
    A=Already

    They think Republicans "always" want tax breaks. Guess what. It is not a tax break. People have a right to the fruit of their labors. As citizens, we want to pay a low, reasonable tax for basic services and armed forces, but after that, these politicians need to BACK OFF.

    Let's call it a "spending break" instead of a tax break. That is the part the politicians don't implement. They spend, spend, spend no matter what the income is. To the point of insolvency.

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  2. Aaarrnold should have stuck to muscle movies. This statement betrays his lack of knowledge about what's really going on in the world. Still in all, maybe if he didn't talk this way his wife - you know, the one who drives while talking on her cell phone - might get mad at him.

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  3. As usual, Arnold is wrong. The PEOPLE are upset at what the government IS DOING, not what it's NOT DOING.

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  4. Amen to the reasons for the tea parities, and I think Arnold is about as Republican as one can be in California. Especially from the environment he came from.

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  5. Your right. Its all comes down to policy differences. Can a person on welfare give a person a job? NO. Well, that's who the Democrats give additional benefits to, while the GOP gives benefits to a business man or a CEO who has the ability to give jobs to people. Both parties have been spending way too much money for years and now Obama is on a runaway freight train about to wreck the country. The Tea Party stands for fiscal responsibility and SCHWARZENEGGER, ALL Dems, and some other Republicans just don't get it.

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  6. The Republicans (as a rule) who are part of that entitled political class, are clueless. They, like their Democratic counterparts feel no pressing need to balance a budget and use the national/state treasuries as if they were private political war chests from which they dole out favors with the intent of getting re-elected.

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