A Warning To The Tea Party Nation

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  1. poncho

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    by Chuck Baldwin
    February 12, 2010

    As far as grassroots activism goes, the surge in Tea Parties across America is one of the more encouraging developments to recently take place. It reminds me of the "Conservative Revolution" of 1994, when the GOP reclaimed both the US Senate and House of Representatives. At that time, it had been over 40 years since the Republican Party controlled both the US House and Senate. And, between the two, the House victories were the most significant.

    Spurred mostly by the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, a host of young, energetic freshman Republicans marched into Washington, D.C., determined to return a burgeoning and out-of-control federal leviathan to the constitutional precepts of limited government. I'm talking about then-freshman House members such as Helen Chenoweth, Steve Largent, Bob Barr, Joe Scarborough, Sonny Bono, John Shadegg, J.C. Watts, etc. These young conservatives went to Washington, D.C., determined to reduce the growth and size of the federal government.

    The vehicle used to transport these young conservatives from grassroots activism to US House and Senate seats was the highly touted "Contract with America" (CWA), which was orchestrated by House Speaker-to-be, Newt Gingrich. The CWA included a promise to the American people that if they would give the GOP a majority in Congress, they would eliminate up to 5 federal departments--such as the Departments of Energy and Education--and many federal agencies.

    Obviously, not only did the GOP-controlled Congress not eliminate a single federal department or agency--or even shrink the size of the federal government at all--it expanded the size and scope of the federal government at every level. And there is one reason for it: Big Government neocons posing as champions of conservatism co-opted and destroyed the Conservative Revolution of 1994.

    If one wants to put names to these treasonous wretches (and I do), I'm talking about charlatans such as Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott. Anyone who thinks that Newt Gingrich is a real conservative or that he will do anything to reduce the size and scope of the federal government needs to speak with any of those Republican members of the freshman class of 1994. (Sadly, too, some of the members of that great freshman class went on to become Big Government toadies themselves. Such is the power of that Putrid Province by the Potomac.)

    The Tea Parties of 2010 remind me very much of the Conservative Revolution of 1994. And if the Tea Party Nation is not very careful, they will succumb to the same fate. The signs of a silent takeover of the movement are already appearing.

    First of all, the Tea Parties were actually born during the Presidential campaign of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas in 2007 and 2008. For all intents and purposes, the Tea Parties and the Ron Paul Revolution were one and the same. These were (mostly) young people, who were sick and tired of the same old establishment Republican Party. They were tired of establishment Republicans selling out the principles of limited government; they were tired of the US Constitution being ignored and trampled by both Republicans and Democrats; they were tired of an incessant interventionist US foreign policy that keeps sending US forces overseas to advance a burgeoning New World Order (NWO); they were tired of perpetual war; they were tired of the bank bailouts; they were tired of the Federal Reserve; etc.

    I know this because I met--and spoke before--the Tea Party Nation in State after State as I campaigned for Dr. Paul during the Republican primaries back in 2008. And I met them again all over America, as I was running as an Independent candidate for President--with Ron Paul's endorsement, no less. I was with them in scores of meetings (big and small) from Washington, D.C., to Spokane, Washington, and all points in between.
    But now many of the Tea Parties are distancing themselves from Dr. Paul and embracing establishment players such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Even Newt Gingrich is being courted. Watch out, Tea Party Nation: you're in danger of losing your soul! Newt Gingrich is not one of you. He is not your friend. He is an imposter. He will destroy you just like he almost single-handedly destroyed the Conservative Revolution of 1994.

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    Yes, we have seen this movie before. Unfortunately, it will likely end up being the same horror movie we saw before.
     
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    The tea party movement in the west, does not endorse or even accept Paul as a viable candidate.. He would create a split in the GOP, which is what most Dem's are praying for...
    There are and will be many coming to the for seeking the conservative support... They are just as dangerous to the national elections as anything else.. Long gone is the time for a new party. Either clean up the GOP or hug a lib.
     
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    I've waiting for over 20 years that to happen since President Reagan left office. I doubt it will happen. Very few people in either major party are willing to lead the American people to the difficult sacrifices that have to be made to get our fiscal house in order.
     
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    Quick Question: How is Glenn Beck an establishment player?

    This is an honest question, not an argument against the article, which I agree with. However, I thought Beck wasn't aligned with either major party, and generally takes shots at (and from) both sides?

    I'd be glad to be corrected, if someone could explain. :thumbs:

    EDIT: Whoops! I didn't see the Read More link. Just clicked it, and saw this statement about Beck:

    I don't know if that makes him an "establishment player" or not, but I see Mr. Baldwin's concerns, at least, from his perspective.
     
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    Good question.


    Glenn Beck claims to be a libertarian yet he attacks and uses guilt by association tricks to demonize and marginalize candidates outside of the establishment.

    He did this to Ron paul when he was running for president and he's doing it now to Debra Medina who is running against Rick Perry for Texas governor.

    Glenn Beck is there to keep you locked into the corupt elite controlled two party system while protecting it against any would be real outside challenge to it.

    Here's an article you might find helpful in understanded why Glenn Beck is an establishment shill, "player" is to kind of a euphemism for him imho.
     
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    Clean up the GOP? Interesting concept.

    Did you know?

    "The Republican Party didn’t “go wrong,” didn’t “go left.”

    It has been wrong from the beginning, from the day it was founded. From the beginning, the Republican Party has worked without deviation for bigger, more imperial government, for higher taxes, for more wars, for more totalitarianism. From the beginning, the Republican Party has been Red."

    Here's Why.
     

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