“This remark is the equivalent of using the ‘n’ word. It shows contempt for middle America, expressed knowingly, contemptuously, on purpose, and with a smirk. It is indefensible to use this word. The president knows what it means, and his people know what it means. The public thought we reached a new low of incivility during the Clinton administration. Well, the Obama administration has just outdone them,” ATR president Grover Norquist tells Inside the Beltway.
The TEA Party Movement, Orthodox Conservative Party, and Obama’s insult
SO FOR THOSE THAT DON’T GET IT, MAYBE THIS IS SIMPLE ENOUGH TO SUM IT UP FOR YA:
A Declaration of Our Independence…
ONE FINAL NOTE: IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN DEMONSTRATED BY SOME THAT THEY DO NOT GET NOR APPRECIATE OUR SYMBOLISM. MESSAGES SUCH AT THAT OF OUR HISTORICAL FLAGS LIKE COL. CHRISTOPHER GADSDEN’S DON’T TREAD ON ME OR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S JOIN OR DIE, HAVE BEEN DERIDED AND CALLED EXTREME. IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT JOIN OR DIE SIGNIFIES THE BURNING IN THE HEART OF A FREEMAN WHO WOULD RATHER DIE THAN CARRY THE CHAINS OF SLAVERY IN ANY FORM, THAN TO CROUCH DOWN AND LICK THE HANDS THAT FEED HIM, AND AS SUCH WHO WILL NOT CAPITULATE TO TYRANTS. HENCE DON’T TREAD ON ME !
“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” —Thomas Jefferson
HERE’S ANOTHER PATRIOT’S PERSPECTIVE WE’VE COME ACROSS, GOTTA LOVE IT…
The Orthodox Conservative Party, do we really need any other?
I am officially announcing a new political party. Please consider this. I’m not just discussing a grass roots movement, I mean a full fledge political party.
Orthodox Conservative Party
Orthodox: sound or correct in opinion or doctrine.
Conservative: disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
- Because I think it defines almost everyone who subscribes to the Tea Party agenda.
- There are some groups we align ourselves with that I will not condone all of their agendas.
- I am burned out on “Tea-Bagger” comments and want to wipe that derogatory term off the game board.
- To dispel myths we are nothing but a bunch of disgruntled Republicans. We well know that Tea Party adherents come from all political affiliations and backgrounds.
I feel the time has come to immediately and clearly state our exact and indisputable position, unified, by literal definition.
We are not Republican, we are not Democratic, we are not Liberal, we are not a bunch of Patriots dressed up as Native Americans dumping loads of tea overboard ships in Boston Harbor in protest. And we are certainly not a bunch of Homosexual Necrophiliacs, as Obama has taken much delight in referring to us in his latest book.
To plagiarize a little: “We hold that the United States is a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted “unalienable rights” by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We stand with our founders, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights of the individual. Further, we stand as individuals united by our core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Bill Of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers.”
This is our core essence. Our core goal. Restoration of Constitutional Government based upon the framings set fourth by our Founding Fathers. Those who payed with their blood and lives to secure the Liberty we have inherited. The Liberty we, all Americans are duty bound to protect, conserve, and honor.
IF IT ISN’T BAD ENOUGH ALREADY, ALL THE CRAP STREWN AT TEA PARTIES BY MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA, SPECIAL INTEREST-POLITICAL-CLASS WARFARE GROUPS, THE CITIZEN OR OFFICIAL PINKOS AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND EVEN FROM FOREIGN INTERESTS, NOW OF ALL THE PEOPLE OUR WONDERFUL PRESIDENT JOINS IN TOO. FROM ALL WE’VE SEEN FROM HIM, WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY NOT SURPRISED!
Obama Calls Conservatives “Tea Baggers”
Conservatives are pouncing on President Obama for using what they say is a pejorative expression for the Tea Party movement.
In a new book by Jonathan Alter, The Promise: President Obama, Year One, Mr. Obama is quoted as saying that House Republicans’ unanimous vote against the stimulus package “helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”
John Kartch of the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform calls the term “tea baggers” “obscene and derogatory” and points out that in a commencement speech at the University of Michigan delivered just days ago, the president called for “a basic level of civility” in public discourse.
“It is insulting to have him lecture on civility while being the least civil participant,” Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist is quoted as saying. “Obama, get out of the gutter, wash your mouth out with soap and grow up.”
Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin bemoans the “vulgarity-clogged” White House, while blogger “Allahpundit” at the conservative website Hot Air writes that Mr. Obama must be aware the term is a crude sexual reference, since he has never used it publicly.
Liberal bloggers, however, are pointing out that the term actually emerged from the Tea Party movement itself. David Weigel of the Washington Post points to his past reporting, which provides evidence of Tea Partiers embracing the term.
The left-leaning Talking Points Memo points to an article from the conservative National Review, which details how Tea Partiers sent members of Congress tea bags on April 15, 2009 and claims they embraced the term “tea bagging” before it was seized on by liberals poking fun at the movement.
President Obama: GOP Opposition to Stimulus ‘Helped to Create the Tea-Baggers’
ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper May 04, 2010 9:07 AM
–>Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.
In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an November 30, 2009, interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year … That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”
Tea Party activists loathe the term “tea baggers,” which has emerged in liberal media outlets and elsewhere as a method of mocking the activists and their concerns.
On Saturday, the president delivered a commencement address at the University of Michigan where he said one way “to keep our democracy healthy is to maintain a basic level of civility in our public debate … But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down.”
The book also describes many of the president’s top advisers cautioning him against trying to tackle health care reform in the first year because it might be too much to take on at the same time as the recession.
“‘I begged the president not to do this,” White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says.
“They’ll give you a pass on this one,” Vice President Biden told the president.
UPDATE: Some liberal bloggers, taking issue with this post, have noted that some Tea Partyer’s coined and originally embraced the term “tea-baggers.” That may be true and was primarily because they both were not dissuaded or derided by name calling and were proud of their movement, and I didn’t address the coinage of the term above. But regardless, it was fairly soon, by April 2009, when anchors on CNN and MSNBC were employing the term with mocking innuendo, as evidenced above, and pretty quickly after that Tea Party activists began taking umbrage with it. It has now become a common way for some on the left to mock Tea Partyer’s.