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Tea Party A ‘Terror Threat’ Equal To Muslim Extremists, For Obama Backers

June 28, 2013 by  

Tea Party A ‘Terror Threat’ Equal To Muslim Extremists, For Obama Backers
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A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that American voters who identify with President Barack Obama now consider the Tea Party just about as sinister a terrorist threat as radical Muslim extremists.

But take away the filter of political allegiances, and the survey demonstrates that the overwhelming majority of Americans still regard Islamic terrorists with anti-American agendas as a greater threat than small-government conservatives, with 51 percent of all those surveyed saying islamofascism represents the Nation’s greatest threat, compared with 13 percent who view the Tea Party in the same fashion.

Another 13 percent view political and religious extremism — evidently of the non-Islamic sort — as most significant, with militia groups attracting the concern of another 6 percent. Two percent said the Occupy Wall Street movement threatens America the most.

The survey, which polled 1,000 “likely voters” by phone this week, showed that Americans who approve of the job Obama is doing have a severely different outlook on what constitutes a threat to American interest. Among Obama supporters, 29 percent identified Muslim extremists as the top threat, compared with a close 26 percent who evidently fear a conservative cross-section of natural-born American citizens: Tea Party conservatives. Those who responded that they “strongly approve” of the Obama Administration actually fear the Tea Party more than they fear Islamist violence.

On the other hand, 75 percent of those who disapprove of Obama named Muslim radicals as the biggest threat, compared with 1 percent who cited the Tea Party.

Interestingly, a connection appears between working for the government and fretting over the Tea Party. Among government workers, 20 percent said the Tea Party should be the Nation’s chief terrorist concern, compared with 12 percent of private sector employees who hold the same view.

Terrorism represented only one focus of the survey, though. Overall, 57 percent of respondents in a February Rasmussen poll said economic challenges present the most significant threat to America — compared with only 27 percent who identified the biggest threat to be terrorism.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Harold Olsen

    I’m not a TEA partier but I’ll tell you whom I consider to be one of the worst terrorist groups in this country. The Democrat party!

    • me

      All there is to the democratic party is their wishes to Control guns, peoples opinions, and peoples rights to a free trial. Pure people control. the tea party cane about as a breakaway from the traditional republican party. Some of the kinds McCain calls wacko birds. Although Republicans lean towards big business the Democrats used to be for the plain working man. Seems big business bought them off a long time ago.

      Hell of it is seems the wacko birds are the best things going for this country. If the republicans have another poor choice of candidates for presidents we will probly have the downfall of the USA with Hillary who will finish off what President Obunhole started.

  • Alex

    The Teabaggers are the much greater threat— unlike the Islamofascists, the ‘baggers are ALREADY here, attempting to infect our young with their disease of Ignorance and the virus of Patriotism.

    Removing Reich Wing ideologues will speeed this wretched nation’s recovery from the trauma of being what it IS—a nation founded on Theft, Genocide, Forced Labor, Ethnic Cleansing, and Forced Relocation. This type of thinking, of course, makes us a target. Sure, 911 was horrible, a ghastly act of madness and hatred, but WE brought it on OURSELVES. Allowing the Teagaggers a greater hand in the decision-making at as important a time as this would only exacerbate the enmity which others hold for us. Remember, the Cheneybush Regime turned Iraq into a haven for terrorists. Allowing the torture of prisoners has also turned the Thinking World away. (NOTE: Any parent too stupid to at least TRY to talk their sons or daughters out of joining our mercenary military should be aware that if their child is captured they will very likely be tortured and the Cheneybush Regime has given away whatever moral high ground we might have claimed—-Howl scary is THAT?!? I am sure glad that I was able to talk my kids out of the “Service”—all it took were some History lessons….)

    So definitely, Mister Bullard, count me in with that 13 per cent who know that the REAL Evil is the Teabag mentality—-the ignoramuses who want to “take back” THEIR country—yeah, all the way back to Sister Lick, Alabama, circa 1946….

    Not too worried, however, as the White Male Christofascist mindset is dying away.

    Thank God!

    • vicki

      The Teabaggers are the much greater threat— unlike the Islamofascists, the ‘baggers are ALREADY here, attempting to infect our young with their disease of Ignorance and the virus of Patriotism.

      The rest of the argument to ridicule ignored.

    • FreedomFighter

      Dear Alex, its hard to start to comment on the above load of Bravo Sierra, other that to ask you to please seek professional help with your delusional state of mind.
      Nothing you said resembles reality or history, unless you have just spent the last 5 years in a North Korean re-education camp pumped up with psychoactive narcotics, brainwashed, and beaten until your mind became a gelatinous pile of goo.
      Laus DeoSemper FI

    • Mike

      Alex, here’s a history lesson for you: The Tea Party was created during the Bush administration to question his unconstitutional policies and activities. Back then the Dems supported the Tea Party just as much as the conservatives, because it was inline with their beliefs and it questioned a POTUS that they hated. Now that the Tea Party is asking the same questions to your beloved savior Obama, you think they’re a terrorist group. Granted, there has been a shift in power as the Neo-Cons have gotten some control over the Tea Party and are using it to create some “grass roots” support for their agenda. That said, you clearly don’t know or remember where the Tea Party came from.
      And if you think theft and genocide are only caused by Right Wing politicians then I guess you’ve never heard of Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, et al…Right wing does it in the name of corporations, Left Wing does it in the name of the People. The results are the same, stop drinking the kool aid.

    • Vigilant

      Bile, vitriol and hatred, earmarks of the propagandist or, more dangerously, the true believer. No solutions, just rants.

      • WTS/JAY

        Only an anti-American Nazi would attack the Tea-party and it’s message!

    • CatGman

      Alex, you and those like you are the disease.

      • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

        Alex and those like him are Mentally Perverted.

    • Don 2

      How many heads have you seen cut off by Tea Party members?
      How many gays have you seen killed by Tea Party members?
      How many women have you seen whipped by Tea Party members for exposing too much skin?
      How many women have Tea Party members prohibited from driving?
      How many people have you seen blown up by Tea Party members?
      How many baby girls have you seen killed at birth by Tea Party members simply because they were female?
      How many females had their private parts butchered by Tea Party members?
      How many so-called honor killings do you know of committed by Tea Party members?
      How many women have been prohibited from getting an education by Tea Party members?
      How many women do you know who have been prohibited by Tea Party members from going out in public unescorted by a male family member?
      How many people do you know who have been killed by Tea Party members because they denounced their religion?
      How many Tea Party members do you know who have called for the death of an individual for criticizing Christ?
      How stupid can you be?

      • WTS/JAY

        Could Alex be a radical Muslim?

      • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

        He is VERY STUPID as ANY liberal.

  • FreedomFighter

    Tea Party a greater threat to America than murderous Islamic radicals with nukes because of this:

    The Tea Party of America is a grassroots organization committed to restoring America to its declaration and constitutional heritage through the education, motivation and activation of concerned Patriots who desire to reduce the size, scope and power of government.

    We will be an active voice of, by and for Patriots, by growing our membership nationally, educating the electorate and providing the one and only true grassroots governed national conservative organization in America

    http://www.theteapartyofamerica.org/goals/

    Tea Party movement From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that advocates protection of the work of the founding fathers of the United States,[1] reducing U.S. government spending and taxes,[2][3] and reducing the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement

    I guess returning to what made America the greatest nation in the history of the world, brought the most prosperity to the most people in recorded history and gave more freedom and liberty to the individual ever known is a threat the to totalitarian scumbags
    Laus DeoSemper FI

    • Deerinwater

      That is the stated position of the Tea Party. Sounds good doesn’t it! Something Ronnie Reagan might say.

      Only in your last sentence ~ did you allow us a brief view behind your curtain. Just couldn’t help yourself.

      • FreedomFighter

        I guess returning to what made America the greatest nation in the history of the world, brought the most prosperity to the most people in recorded history and gave more freedom and liberty to the individual ever known is a threat the to totalitarian scumbags

        Laus Deo
        Semper FI

        • WTS/JAY

          Bingo!

        • Deerinwater

          Freedom Fighter ~ America became great by NOT fighting two World Wars on her soil , she sent her sons off to die in far away places, leaving abundance for those that did survived and return.~ while America became wealthy by supplying war goods and later goods to rebuild their countries ravaged by war.

          Do you really want to do that again?

          That you can you see it any other way, is to ignore History that does not please you personally? ~ It was not a war(s) that Americans wanted or started. We rose to the occasion with Honor. ~ While some would say, ~ it was Bankers that started these wars ~ for profits. It is my opinion that is correct.

          It was this same false sense of national pride ~ that Hitler used to incite the rowdy 27% that got him elected into politics

          Time only goes forward ~ but if by chance it ever did go backwards, you wouldn’t like it very much if you are family man and have responsibilities. we’d wear skins, live in caves and fight with sticks and rocks. ~ or underground somewhere living the life of scavengers.

  • Deerinwater

    I wouldn’t trust Rasmussen for the time of day.

    But In general, the Tea Party movement has attracted enough out spoken “Haters” that have enjoyed enough media attention as they have went about “shooting themselves in the foot” at every opportunity. The accumulative effect after years of this behavior has been a polarizing positive for the democratic party.

    ~ What “threat” might be felt of the Tea Party ~ is mainly at the “Local Levels” in scattered pockets across the nation. They can and do effect local politics while being sounded rejected on a national level.

    As I see it, ~ The Tea Party is just another vehicle to sell soap. The same people that hind behind the GOP curtain of control, back the Tea Party and it’s activities. ~ The Tea Party is a proxy to do and say what the GOP can’t.

    That most Tea Party activist and supporters don’t know or won’t accept this is necessary in order to get their support and will be venomously denied by everyone of them.

    I hate to use A. Hitler as an example for anything but he was a crafty politician. Hitler rose to power with command of some 27% of a noise minority vote. Once in power, he turned on his supporters that helped him get there. It’s my belief what will happen to the Tea Party as well if they achieve a major victory.

    I see many political similarities at work in this “Tea Party Movement” . ~ The appeal for nationalist pride, the profound hatred of opposition, the view and position of being a victim of fellow countrymen. Fellow countrymen that fail to measure up to genetic blood lines, pedigree or moral superiority and found to be at the core cause of the nations problems.

    To support and respect our elected officials is now viewed on as a bad thing. The effort to erode confidence in government has been unrelenting and ongoing.

    So what is new that Hitler didn’t employ? ~ Selling the virtues of Libertarian ideas and the claims that God is lacking in government while proclaiming to be Capitalist.

    That will be a hard sell to most of the nation, ~ but some will stand in line to buy it.

    People that will buy this “package” can get people elected and introduced into the working of the Federal Government at some Federal Level. How effective they might be is yet to be determined. ~

    Once we have a GOP administration back in office ~ how will they behave? Will the fight be over or will it just begin?

    side note; Haters are a strange breed, ~ they “assume” they are normal. ~ What they think and feel ~ they believe everyone thinks and a believes ~ To hate so strongly is to be viewed as “hated”. ~~~~ Sorry people ~ this is not normal healthy behavior. To disagree with you is ~Not to hate you but only disagree.

    • FreedomFighter

      Just another commi statist spouting the party line, back under your rock.
      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

    • ChuckS123

      Hitler wanted bigger government – he was a national socialist The Tea party wants to reduce gov’t power and increase. The Tea party would have been Hitler’s biggest enemy – exposing his power grabs. Hitler would have definitely sent his revenue department after the Tea party. He would have loved to record everybody’s phone calls like the NSA does. He was big on gun control, like all dictators.

    • ChuckS123

      Speaking of haters,

      Liberals hate people in New York, Chicago, and other places because they won’t let them have guns to protect themselves from criminals.
      Libs hate employers but want jobs.
      Libs hate everyone because they want to restrict drilling and give everyone high energy prices. Also make everything that uses energy more expensive. They want us to live like the Amish – no coal, no electricity, no oil, no cars.
      Libs hate unborn kids – kill them by the millions with abortion
      Libs hate kids – don’t teach them what they need to prosper. Support unions, not kids.
      Libs hate kids – don’t teach them reading, writing, arithmetic, history, morals. Allows bad kids to stay in the classroom and ruin it for other kids.
      Hate Dick Cheney, George Bush, Sarah Palin, etc, etc,

    • WTS/JAY

      Your post is full of hate, and lies. Frankly, it sounds like something a “left-wing extremist” would write. Is this “deerinwater”, or is someone else using the same “moniker”?

      • JeffH

        Jay, ya think? Ask him about Sarah Palin.

        • WTS/JAY

          What? He doesn’t like Sarah Palin? You’re kidding, right?

          • Deerinwater

            Well. ~ I don’t want Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from holding in her hands the most powerful position occupied by a single person known in the history of mankind.

            Now if you want to construe that as “HATE”, be my guest Jeff.

            That anyone would ~ is greatly lacking in the complexity and appreciation for the title and position of President.

            Do you actually see Palin as having the skills required to be the Leader of the Free World ~ and command an Armed Forces next to none. ~ An Armed Force that we have created by outspending other nations spending 5 to 1 for years?

            In these delicate times ~ you would install a person with a BA degree in the Arts and Beauty Queen that completed only half of her term as Governor of a wilderness state?

            Some facts about Alaska

            Alaska is by far the least densely populated state in the U.S., with a population over 600,000, roughly equal to Austin, Texas. Some 15.6% percent of the population is Native American or Alaskan Native, and the largest ancestry group is German. Alaska also has a relatively large Eastern Orthodox population, a vestige of former Russian rule over the lands. Considering its extreme isolation from the rest of the U.S., Alaska has a relatively high per capita income (which ranks 14th in the nation). Natural resource extraction is an important economic earner, as is seafood processing, transport and shipping, and military industry. Tourism is another important sector in Alaska and has grown to become a major part of the economy. While the cost of goods in Alaska is significantly higher than in the lower 48 states, Alaska has no sales tax or personal income tax, and the average price of goods has dropped steadily in major urban areas. The capital, Juneau, is the only American capital not accessible by road. Anchorage is the largest city, and further north, Fairbanks is an important outpost which serves as a jumping off point into Alaska’s interior. Alaska is regarded by many as a Republican-leaning state with Libertarian sympathies. No state has voted for a Democratic President fewer times (though it has had far fewer opportunities considering it is one of the newest U.S. states). In 2004, Alaska gave George W. Bush its 3 electoral votes by a whopping margin of 25 percentage points.

          • Don 2

            Better to have an experienced community agitator, with all his CEO experience(laugh-laugh), commie czars, and Muslim advisors, in the most powerful position occupied by a single person known in the history of mankind.

      • Deerinwater

        Jay says “Your post is full of hate, and lies. Frankly, it sounds like something a “left-wing extremist” would write. Is this “deerinwater”, or is someone else using the same “moniker”?”

        I say to Jay ~ “show me this hate in my Posting Jay”. ~ Direct us too it. Copy and paste it.

        Not one single hateful word did I offer, ~

        Show me the lies. ~ I posted an opinion, one that has been formed over the last several years by track records, reactions and results.

        Jay ~ the Koch Brothers don’t want change ~ they like things as they are. They don’t want a third party! But they would enjoy having a sitting administration in their pocket ~ if it was Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney.

        They wish to keep you distracted with what mean ole nasty democrats are doing as they place a noose around your neck.

        You spend more time identify the lacking and failures of Democrats then you do addressing the behavior of current self proclaimed conservatives.

        How did Ron Paul get railroaded in the primaries? Who’s idea was that? If the Koch brothers are Constitutionist

        where was their support in those crucial hours?

        I really don’t think the GOP wanted to win the last general election. ~~ They seem to enjoy driving from the back seat and accept zero responsibility.

        It would seem that the “Tea Party” aka, “The Right Wing Christian Coalition”, aka “The John Birch Society” has became more of a “Catch All” of sorts for the disgruntled and disenfranchised. What few things that they can agree on is their “Hate” for anyone perceived unlike themselves.

        The Tea party ranks swell with far to many Dixiecrat’s to actually be fiscal conservatives which leaves them to exploit the virtues of their moral superiority and the desire for a Laissez-faire society where people can feel free to do anything they feel big enough to do under the title of Libertarian. ~ The word “Liberal” is in “Libertarian” for good reason.

        I personally think Liberalism is a grand notion. ~ for people like myself. ~I personally could do very well in such a climate. I’m not exactly the sort of guy that goes around asking for permission. ~ i have always felt I have the obligation and the right to take the initiative~ i exercise my “freedoms” ~ why have them if you don’t or won’t?

        But ~ not everyone is like me ~ for whatever reason. Some people you much build a fire under to get them to act, to take the initiative.

        That’s just the way people are Jay . ~ We are all different.

        Do you really want to live in a world where everyone is just like one?

        A world where everyone was a Libertarian or Socialist or Capitalist or Progressive or Liberals or Fascist or Marxist ~ would only be to the benefit of the chosen few irregardless. The only difference in all of them would be the speed someone would be attempting to step on your neck and choke you out to do their bidding.

    • JeffH

      So says the Jabberwocky!
      “As I see it, ~ The Tea Party is just another vehicle to sell soap.”

      As I see it, you have been sucked in by “propagandist” selling soap…lie soap that is!

      One way to tell how effective the Tea Party movement has been is to gauge the severity of the attacks on the movement by its detractors. It is fair and logical to deduce that the more severe the attacks, the more threatened the attackers feel. Judging from the continued attacks on the Tea Party movement – and because the Progressives and Liberals are completely invested in “feelings” instead of facts – those opposed to limited government and the constitutional rule of law are feeling quite threatened.

      The Progressive’s attacks on the Tea Party movement are straight from Rules for Radicals…they are textbook Saul Alinsky…and they have always been vicious.

      Who remembers the Progressive/Liberal attempts to “counter” the Tea Party with “The Coffee Party and OWS”? How’d that all work out?

      The Tea Party is done…stick a fork in it!…Surprise, surprise, surprise…they never left!

      Alleged Tea Partier’s spitting at black legislators…nobody stepped forward with even a shred of proof, video or otherwise, to collect Breitbart’s $100,000 bounty.

      Nazi Pelosi, attempting to cast a racist shadow on the Tea Party tearfully said that they were, “Carrying swastikas and symbols like that to town meetings on health care.” Interestingly, no photographs or reliable evidence of these charges has everbeen produced.

      Even Progressive Hollywood joined the leftist’s domen corp… Comedian Janeane Garofalo(who?) said during an on-camera interview that, “They (tea party goers) have no idea what the Boston Tea Party was about. They don’t know the history. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight-up.”

      Remeber when a disturbed pilot flew a small plane into an Austin, Texas, office complex that contained an Internal Revenue Service office? Authorities discovered the pilot had posted his “manifesto” on line…it ended with:
      “The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
      “The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.”

      Within minutes of the report of crash a furious left-wing blogger at the Daily Kos website(where countless Democratic leaders have guest-posted) fumed: “Teabagger terrorist attack on IRS building.” The article immediately cast blame on the anti-tax Tea Party movement: “After months of threats on the United States government, and government institutions, the Anti-Government forces known as the teabaggers have struck with their first 911 (sic) inspired terrorist attack.”

      At the mega-website of Arianna Huffington, a 2,000-plus comment thread was filled with allusions to “teabaggers”:

      I would bet he has a membership card to teabag nation and the Glenn Beck fan club!

      Tea bag bomb.

      Good to see natural selection still works! Tea party Unite!

      For the leftist’s, the Liberal/Progressives, the Tea party is an all-purpose scapegoat for every crime and disaster…but it has endured all of the undeserved hate and demonizing the progressive morons and the msm can throw at them.

      “So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.”
      – Sun Tzu, 6th Century, BC.

      • Deerinwater

        Jeff H say , “For the leftist’s, the Liberal/Progressives, the Tea party is an all-purpose scapegoat for every crime and disaster.”

        So much for your Nanny Poop Poop game Jeff. ~ That you attack the Left daily ~ you expect kisses and happy greeting cards?

        I don’t think any of that nonsense ~ while not a Liberal ~ I don’t think they believe that either. ~ But fired on they will return fire is a reasonable response.

        It’s my belief ~ for some reason you enjoy the “hate” that is being generated by all of this polarized political bickering and you have baptized yourself in what you perceive as a struggle between good and evil.

        That you have ample time to do it, ~ without other area of your life suffering from lack of attention makes you a very special American. To have such luxury of time, most Americans would feel very fortunate ~ darn near “Blessed” in fact.

        Some people work on old cars, ~ some play golf, some do social work, food banks and such, some help out with church work with their spare time. You are on a quest!

        You seem to love to hate people ~ and stay on constant lookout for a reason to justify your existence and sour demure.

        This sour behavior is indicative of about 27% of any population~~ they are unable to find contentment and peace in their life, ~ and it always somebody’s fault but never theirs , ~ funny how that number keeps popping up.

        While 3% to 5% we can expect to be homosexuals.

        There is no cure for either unfortunately.

        • JeffH

          Wow DeerBob, now that you got your undies all twisted up…that’s quite an extended rant, a lotta words that say absolutley nothing!

          The Jabberwocky has spoken and boy-o-boy is he angry!

          All I did was paint the correct picture with verifiable facts…the proof is in the pudding.

          I can lead a horse to water but I can’t make him drink.

          Speaking of the Tea Party and Palin, how’d you become so familiar with “hate” DeerBob?

          Oh, almost forgot…a quest? …and pigs can fly too!

          If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. Better to be pissed off than pissed on.

          Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go back to my quest to “get a life” so that I can “justify my existance”.

          LMAO! What a joke you are!

          FYI, it’s supposed to reach 109 today so I’ll have to put “my quest to justify” on hold, cancel my Saturday social event , skeet shooting, and opt for the cool air conditioning, a little NASCAR and then the SF Giants game…or maybe I’ll go see a movie…Superman maybe…What to do?

  • justaskin

    Given that by 2030 the country will be inhabited by a muslim majority, the question is “Whither goeist America then?” Do we all check out or convert?

  • Doc Sarvis

    “Two percent said the Occupy Wall Street movement threatens America the most.” THAT two percent are probably the very 2% the OWS groups were protesting.

    • Vigilant

      Gratuitous assumption.

      • JeffH

        …and the sign of a “usefull idiot”…

  • Anti-Unamerican

    I am taxed enough already, Aren’t you???? Big government is wrong and if you are a libertard getting ready to spew more of your left wing hate, just for once in your life look at all the waste, fraud, and abuse by your king O gagme, and then tell me what is so good about big government even after you rationalize all the scandals to me???

  • ONTIME

    I just read that 25% of those supporting the Faker in the WH believed the Tea Party was the Devils spawn..I consider that a decent inroad into the wormy minds of those who cannot reasonably stop lying, stealing and faking to stay alive and live like a parasite….Keep on keeping on TP’ers and the jackkass worm heads will dwindle….

  • wyatt81

    Both the media and cultural dumbing down have created this tea party/terrorism equality with the low info/dumbed down crowd. Stupid people make the best fodder for dictators and carpetbagging politicians.

  • WTS/JAY

    Democrats don’t just hate our Republican, conservative, libertarian, strict constructionist, family values guts. They hate everybody’s guts. And they hate everybody who has any. Democrats hate men, women, blacks, whites, Hispanics, gays, straights, the rich, the poor, and the middle class.

    Democrats hate Democrats most of all. Witness the policies that Democrats have inflicted on their core constituencies, resulting in vile schools, lawless slums, economic stagnation, and social immobility. Democrats will do anything to make sure that Democratic voters stay helpless and hopeless enough to vote for Democrats.

    Whence all this hate? Is it the usual story of love gone wrong? Do Democrats have a mad infatuation with the political system, an unhealthy obsession with an idealized body politic? Do they dream of capturing and ravishing representational democracy? Are they crazed stalkers of our constitutional republic?

    No. It’s worse than that. Democrats aren’t just dateless dweebs clambering upon the Statue of Liberty carrying a wilted bouquet and trying to cop a feel. Theirs is a different kind of love story. Power, not politics, is what the Democrats love. Politics is merely a way to power’s heart. When politics is the technique of seduction, good looks are unnecessary, good morals are unneeded, and good sense is a positive liability. Thus Democrats are the perfect Lotharios. And politics comes with that reliable boost for pathetic egos, a weapon: legal monopoly on force. If persuasion fails to win the day, coercion is always an option.

    Armed with the panoply of lawmaking, these moonstruck fools for power go about in a jealous rage. They fear power’s charms may be lavished elsewhere, even for a moment.

    Democrats hate success. Success could supply the funds for a power elopement. Fire up the Learjet. Flight plan: Grand Cayman. Democrats hate failure too. The true American loser laughs at legal monopoly on force. He’s got his own gun.

    Democrats hate productivity, lest production be outsourced to someplace their beloved power can’t go. And Democrats also hate us none-too-productive drones in our cubicles or behind the counters of our service economy jobs. Tax us as hard as they will, we modest earners don’t generate enough government revenue to dress and adorn the power that Democrats worship.

    Democrats hate stay-at-home spouses, no matter what gender or gender preference. Democratic advocacy for feminism, gay marriage, children’s rights, and “reproductive choice” is simply a way to invade -power’s little realm of domestic private life and bring it under the domination of Democrats.

    Democrats hate immigrants. Immigrants can’t stay illegal because illegality puts immigrants outside the legal monopoly on force. But immigrants can’t become legal either. They’d prosper and vote Republican.

    Democrats hate America being a world power because world power gives power to the nation instead of to Democrats.

    And Democrats hate the military, of course. Soldiers set a bad example. Here are men and women who possess what, if they chose, could be complete control over power. Yet they treat power with honor and respect. Members of the armed forces fight not to seize power for themselves but to ensure that power can bestow its favors upon all Americans.

    This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. Power has been trapped, abused and exploited by Democrats. Go to the ballot box and put an end to this abusive relationship. And let’s not hear any nonsense about letting the Democrats off if they promise to get counseling.

    Written by P. J. O’Rourke, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, is the author of a new book, Don’t Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards (Atlantic Monthly Press).

  • JeffH

    Michelle Malkin is one media celebrity I truly do like because of her “tell it like it is” approach and her pit bull tenacity to expose the hatred, viciousness and lies of all things “progressive”.
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    “The media lowlifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment–exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. “Progressives” have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens — while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts.”

    “No more.”

    The progressive media tends to lump insane mass murderers, jihad terrorists, racists and pedophiles in with ordinary activists who embrace the very principles of limited government espoused by our Founding Fathers.

    Then there was the DHS report on “Right-wing extremism”…The feds engaged in scare-mongering about unnamed groups and individuals “antagonistic toward the new presidential administration” and “those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.” Code words for the stimulus-opposing, bailout-protesting tea-party movement. Duh. For good measure, the report tossed in vague references to pro-lifers, Second Amendment activists, and border-security advocates, too.

    Meanwhile, these ghouls remain radio-silent about actual domestic-terror plots tied directly to the Democratic party–embraced Occupy movement. Take the ring of self-identified Occupy leaders, members, and anarchist organizers in Cleveland, Ohio, charged with plotting to bomb bridges in Ohio and kill potentially hundreds in order to sabotage local business and commerce.

    source: Smearing the Tea Party – August 10, 2012 -Michelle Malkin

    • WTS/JAY

      A real gutsy-lady, JeffH! I have nothing but respect and the profoundest-admiration for Michelle Malkin!

      • JeffH

        She’s usually on the Hannity show on Wednesdays…the leftists really hate her…but they’re to afraid to attack her because she backs everything up with good old fashioned facts…and she bites back.

        • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

          I hope you’ll like this if you did not see it yet.
          Michelle Malkin on Mocking michelle obama
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6QA9UUHiww

          • JeffH

            I saw it on Hannity that night…she’s talented.

  • http://betamaxmas.com/ Major Domo

    Just shows you how stupid these Obama loyalists really are.

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