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Setting Brushfires Of Freedom

September 23, 2010 by  

The Tea Parties have rocked the establishment and the elected class and nattering nabobs that infest Washington, D.C., are at a loss to understand it.

Republican strategist and Fox News talking head Karl Rove expressed the dismay of the establishment intellectualism when — after Christine O’Donnell’s surprising win over “chosen” Republican-In-Name-Only Mike Castle — he proceeded to spew invective O’Donnell’s way and sound notes of gloom and doom for the Republican Party’s hopes of taking the United States Senate in November.

Establishment intellectualists don’t understand that, for Tea Party members, party doesn’t matter. Sure, the effects of Tea Party efforts so far have been mostly to oust liberal Republicans and purge RINOs from the Republican ranks — though this is not to discount Tea Party victories over “sure-thing” Democrat wins in Massachusetts and New Jersey. For Tea Partiers, it’s all about returning to our nation’s Constitutional roots, reducing the size of government and getting government out of their lives.

Their successes so far bode well for the future of our nation. But Tea Partiers remain outnumbered and the Big Government propaganda machine, also known as the mainstream media, is working overtime to portray supporters of rational ideas like smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, less government regulation and a return to Constitutional government as a bunch of fruitcakes. This kind of portrayal will undoubtedly hurt support to some degree.

So regardless of the outcome this November, Tea Partiers need to remember that if they want to truly transform Washington they must prepare for a long slog. We didn’t get where we are overnight and it’s not going to turn around overnight.

You may or may not be a majority now. But, as Samuel Adams said, a majority is not necessary to succeed.

"It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men," Adams said.

So, Tea Partiers, keep setting those brushfires.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • FlaJim

    Karl Rove is a neo-con, meaning he holds no true socially conservative views and that’s what he and other establishment types don’t understand. Social issues are very important to true conservatives. That’s something the Ronald Reagan understood and espoused and went right over the heads of both Bushes.

  • sylviam

    True FlaJim, but the Dems don;t get it either. Point being, THEY ALL are polititions, that in its self says they are POLITICS for THEIR agenda not for and by the PEOPLE. They all need to go. AMERICA FIRST, THE CONSTUTION MUST BE THE START AND FINISH of aoo their Work. IF not OUT, no ifs ands whaterver. WE THE PEOPLE MUST STAND TALL, KEEP OUR POWDER DRY, and VOTE. WE HAVE SPOKEN.

  • sylviam

    oops * all* their work.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    Folks just don’t understand. These RINO PWOPs (Politicians without principles) don’t care about the future of Republican Party or the voting public. They care only about maintaining their own power. In fact, people like Rove could be considered the real “bitter clingers” that Obarfa spoke about, when he mistakenly attributed the term to ordinary Americans.

  • s c

    Rove suffers from way too much estrogen. Unless or until he addresses that problem, he’s as useful as an Arlen Specter – in a dress.
    It seems as though RINOs, neocons and other retards will have to learn the hard way that their days are numbered. I see little difference between Rove and
    Let them try their luck with Fidel in sunny, funny Havana. They’re both more than ‘qualified,’ and they’d probably fit right in sans any background check.

  • Likely_Suspect

    The nattering nabobs of negativity can not and must not quell those in pursuit of freedom and a Constitutional government. Keep the powder dry & support those who would represent you in this republican form of government.

  • AutumnGal

    Totally agree with Likely_Suspect;
    “Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death”.

  • Viktor Leben

    Sam dams would break out a barrel of his best lager !! Probably the Oktoberfest flavor …… That’s what Sam Adams – that happy alcoholic patriot – would do ….


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