Personal Liberty Poll
The Tea Party — and I’m talking about the grass-roots, unaffiliated local Tea Party groups — is cast by Democrats of all stripes and the mainstream media as irrelevant and dead, and by the Republican establishment as a bunch of nuts who must be crushed.
That’s because the establishment fears it. And there is a reason for the fear. The Tea Party seeks to install Constitutionally minded candidates in office and destroy the status quo. Just look to the Mississippi Senate race for evidence of the depths the establishment will go to in order to retain power.
I have told you before that there is only one party. It’s the government party, and it presents itself as a two-headed hydra with one head calling itself Republican and the other calling itself Democrat. Most people still don’t get it.
The two parties claim to have a differing philosophy, and they engage in a lot of back-and-forth. But that back-and-forth is designed more to keep the people divided and at each other’s throats. Behind the scenes, though, they are working together to remain in power in order to grow government and reward their friends with government largess. In all my years, regardless of which “party” is in power, I have only seen government continue to grow and liberty continue to be lost.
The Mississippi Senate race is showing the elites of both parties are simply psychopaths joined at the hip.
The GOP pulled out all the dirty tricks it could muster to stave off a challenge to the establishment fossil, Thad Cochran, by Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel.
The American Spectator published a piece last week that breaks down the incestuous relationship among political action committees and Democrat and Republican donors. And a journalist named Charles C. Johnson has been digging into the dirty works of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and its use of racially charged ads and “walking around money” to send black Democrats to polls to vote for Cochran.
Both stories are too deep to cover here and should be read in their entirety, so follow the links in the above paragraph. But here are some highlights:
- According to Federal Election Commission filings, the Mississippi Conservatives PAC, which the McDaniel camp blames for most of the race-baiting on Cochran’s behalf, received more than 55 percent of its donations from contributors who have either 1) given money directly to prominent Democrats or 2) given to other PACs that contributed directly to Democrats.
- James Creekmore, an executive of a company called Telapex, which has its own PAC, gave $15,000 to Mississippi Conservatives PAC in the weeks before the primary. Telapex PAC, to which Creekmore gave $37,500 over eight years, gave money to a PAC that distributed money to other PACs that contributed to Democrats like Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Udal and Mark Warner.
- Creekmore donated money to the NRSC, while his Telepax PAC simultaneously was giving money to PACs that contributed $10,000 to Mitch McConnell’s opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and $5,000 to Travis Childers, who will be Thad Cochran’s opponent (if the election is not overturned) in November.
- There is also a questionable $250,000 loan from Trustmark Bank to Mississippi Conservatives PAC. It looks like it was paid for by donations from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook executive Sean Parker. Just days after each donated $250,000 to the PAC, it turned around and made a $220,150 payment on the loan. Making the loan exceptionally curious is the fact that both Bloomberg and Parker have donated an enormous sum for gun control causes, and Cochran gets an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
- The racist ads that featured prominent black pastors were apparently paid for by NRSC’s media buyer.
- Cochran staffers appear to have violated numerous FEC laws regarding the $40,000 in “walking around money” it doled out to get black voters on Cochran’s side.
Do you still think the Tea Party is irrelevant? These shenanigans that reveal the depravity of the elites would have never seen the light of day if not for the tenacity of Tea Party candidates and the work of alternative media to uncover it.
The establishment will never be defeated if the voting public is not made aware of what really goes on in the political system. The Tea Party is shedding more light on the process.