With the primaries over and the Nov. 2 general election only seven weeks away, the left is in a total tizzy over the success of tea party candidates in GOP caucuses and primaries.
For example, here is a paragraph from today’s lead editorial in The New York Times: "Democrats, especially beleaguered incumbents and the White House, need to counter the toxic message of the Tea Party so voters have an alternative."
What is “toxic” about demands for financial sanity? Or not spending more than we take in? Or not killing the business environment?
The so-called mainstream New York Times — and even much of the GOP establishment — is missing something: The American people know that the United States of America is in dire trouble. It is now conceivable to think that the USA could fail; we could implode with debt and be reduced to a has-been, once-great power.
The tea party movement is acting with the exact same spirit as our brave forefathers in Boston in the 1770s who stood up to a corrupt English dictator.
The tea partyers are, with an occasional exception, average American voters with the guts to stand up to a corrupt political/financial system.
As for all the revelations about candidates’ past, background and problems: all has changed today. If you are a candidate who has personal financial problems, as long as you haven’t broken the law, these problems (foreclosure, late re-paying student loans, personal bankruptcy etc.) will not hurt your campaign.
Why not? Because the voters are going through the very same things and can relate.
One of the most-used polling questions over the years is: “Does this candidate understand your problems?”
A candidate who has had the same problems as the voters is more attuned to them than a multimillionaire elitist who pontificates all day long.
Make no mistake about this: the establishment of this country — from politics to business to academia to medicine and to religion — has proven to be inherently greedy, selfish, and corrupt.
The public knows this and is struggling with the best way to reverse things.
In 2008 they tried something new: They elected our first African-American president. But he has failed to reverse things and instead has become part of the establishment the public so distrusts.
So now the public will try the tea party movement. If they win in November and don’t make quick progress, they, too, will get heaved out.
The country is in deep trouble. Period. We all know it. Let us hope grass-roots American conservatism gets a fair chance to fix our economy.
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