It would be as if people such as Karl Rove had a plan to make ANY reader of Huffington Post, however frequently or infrequently (me), a commissar wannabe. It would be as if those who believed LEGAL immigration such as that from the civil war thru 1924 was a net good for the USA were painted as traitors, or those who wanted civil rights as EQUAL OPPORTUNITY believed reparations and affirmative action was proper. As if to believe in a woman controlling her own body means you are a murderer, or that believing the federal govt is the only tool to solve some domestic problems means you are somewhere between a socialist and communist. That is the mirror image of what is being attempted in this nation.
That this is so, is in the blood of those who think of the tea party (to pick ONE example) as some whackos when all they are doing is seeking responsible FEDERAL GOVT, ie constitutionally reliable and limited government is CRYSTAL CLEAR from the reactions of that left which has put into power those they expect to hew to such beliefs.
That the tea party is a far right whacko fringe...and it is not just embarrassing to be such a believer, but that you will be singled out (as I have seen with others) as some whacko
That if you believe the 10th amendment might have a meaning and a reason for existence... it is not just embarrassing to be such a believer, but that you will be singled out (as I have seen with others) as some whacko
That if you believe Obama's explanation of his desire to Joe the Plumber was a warning of a clear inner means of social and economic justice ..it is not just embarrassing to be such a believer, but that you will be singled out (as I have seen with others) as some whacko
That if you believe the words and philosophies of Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Madison and Hamilton are why we have achieved so much, TRULY BELIEVE IT, and want to see those beliefs in practice...it is not just embarrassing to be such a believer, but that you will be singled out (as I have seen with others) as some whacko
Thus we see a Michelle Bachmann painted as a crazy loon. Especially since she had the TEMERITY to ask Mr. Geithner where in the Constitution he found he had the right to do some of the things he has done, and made him look like a moron on national TV. I may disagree with some things she thinks, or not, BUT SHE IS NO WHACKO OR LOON.
In the end these people are riding the tiger.
These people like Kos, HuffPo, the Nation, some people on MSNBC, and the left are actually telling the american people, that if they cannot paint THE MASS OF THE RESPONSIBLE OPPOSITION as a far right danger (anyone see the headlines over Geert Wilders lately, from a place where such efforts have borne this fruit? ), they don't believe themselves, that they can win our minds to a vote. Men and women such as Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi could not, after 2004's defeat of Kerry, run fast enough to bend over and spread their legs for the money, influence, and power promised by people who think those to their right are a danger NOT TO THE REPUBLIC but to the social justice regime they think they must make the republic into.
As for the Tea Party localities (which is really all there is, en masse) here's sample mission statement from the whackos...from the well known hotbed of radicalism ...Staten Island
We demand that our government practice the same level of fiscal responsibility that we, as ordinary citizens, must abide by in running our own households.
We demand that our government stop "bailing out" private enterprises
We demand that our government get out of the business of social engineering through manipulation of the mortgage markets.
We demand that our government recognize that we, who earn our own money, can spend our own money better than any elected politician, and that we refuse to have the fruits of our labors redistributed, through excessive taxation, to those individuals who wish to lay claim on what is not rightfully theirsFurther, we believe that the producers of economic wealth in America are NOT the enemy, and that they should not be forced, at the point of a gun, to bear a greater tax burden than the rest of our society. To this end, we demand that the current complex, unfair and confiscatory tax code be abolished, to be replaced with a simple and fair Flat Tax or Fair Tax;
We demand that our government provide our businesses and industries, both large and small, with a nurturing climate that is conducive to our economic well-being.
We demand that our government set as one of its highest priorities the goal of energy independence
We demand that our government recognize that the War Against Islamic Extremists is NOT an abstraction or a matter for the courts, but rather a danger as great as any this nation has ever faced, and represents an existential threat to the country in which we live
We demand that our government adopt stricter, common-sense attitudes towards immigration
All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born with the same unalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick skulls, then, regime change will be necessary.
"The problem is if they think they )the citizens) are not doing anything that’s wrong, they don’t get to define that. The central government does, the central government defines what is right and wrong and whether or not they target you. So, it’s not up to the individuals. Even if they think they aren't doing something wrong, if their position on something is against what the administration has, then they could easily become a target."
--- William Binney, National Security Agency
"An Islamic regime must be serious in every field," explained Ayatollah Khomeini. "There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam."
"I want to be very, very clear, however: I understand and agree with the analysis of the problem. There is an imminent threat. It manifested itself on 9/11. It's real and grave. It is as serious a threat as Stalinism and National Socialism were. Let's not pretend it isn't." ~~~~~Bono~~~~~