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The Tea Party Plan: A brilliant descent into madness

October 27, 2010

…helping these powerful and wealthy interests achieve their objectives will be the sad, dimwitted Tea Party, enabling their masters to diminish their lives and those of their loved ones in the interest of obtaining more wealth, power and profits

With less than a week to go before voters head to the polls to cast their votes for the mid-terms, it seems that the nation has spiraled into madness, as epitomized by the candidates that are running under the banner of the Tea Party Movement. What is hard to fathom for most reasonable Americans with any sense of history about our nation, is how this has been allowed to happen, and how we have ended up facing a future that would be unimaginable at any other time in our country’s history.

Consider these facts about the high-profile Tea Party candidates, many of whom actually have a chance of winning in their respective races…

  • One of the candidates for the Colorado Senate seat saying on ‘Meet thePress’ that “homosexuality is a choice because people can choose their partner.”
  • That same candidate from Colorado also saying that he disagrees “strongly with the concept of separation of church and state.”
  • A Senate candidate in Alaska admitting that he intentionally lied not once, but twice, to investigators in 2008 about accessing local government computers for political purposes as he attempted to oust a rival while working as a government attorney
  • A Delaware Senate candidate opening a campaign commercial by saying “I’m not a witch”
  • A New York Gubernatorial candidate threatening violence against a journalist and unapologetically emailing porn
  • The Tea Party Senate candidate in Arizona running some of the most overtly racist ads ever seen in a political campaign (making Lee Atwater look like a Sunday School Teacher by comparison), where Latinos as a people are uniformly identified with gang-bangers and murderous thugs terrorizing lily-white and racially pure white college students
  • A mob of thugs, aka male supporters of Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul, viciously attacking a lone woman, tackling her and holding her to the ground while an unapologetic male campaign worker stomps on her neck and head, all because she had the gall to exercise her right to free speech as provided for in the constitution.
  • The list of the bizarre and extreme beliefs and behaviors, all of which would have summarily disqualified a political candidate from running for office in the past, grows by the day as the election approaches and the intensity of the campaigns grows. It’s as if we’ve descended into an alternate universe in which what would have once been regarded as bizarre is now the accepted.

    Of course, underpinning all of this under the guise of the so-called Tea Party Movement are extremely powerful and extremely wealthy special interests, most of them from Corporate America and Wall St., such as FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and the fabulously wealthy and stunningly immoral Koch Brothers of Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the United States.

    Now, for the objective observer with no skin in the game, it is easy to admire the sheer magnitude of the effort that has been orchestrated and that has brought us to the current madness. The secret forces and power brokers behind the Tea Party and their candidates have embarked on a masterful strategy ever since the 2008 Presidential election when they realized that their most important benefactor, the Bush Administration, had royally screwed the pooch and now they had to face an administration that would rein in their unfettered power and out of control exploitation for profits. With so much at stake, they designed and executed a brilliant plan that started with rallying the average American to do the bidding of the rich and powerful by essentially lying about all of the hot button economic and social issues that would play to people’s fears;

  • Out of control government spending, which was just hunky dory under Bush, now suddenly dooming our children and grandchildren to a destitute future under the Obama Administration
  • Scores of gays getting married, parading through the streets and corrupting the morals of our youth
  • Socialists taking over our businesses and destroying the free enterprise system
  • Immigrants scurrying over our borders en masse to steal our plum jobs and our freedoms
  • Abortionists pulling pregnant women off the street and forcing them to give up the unborn
  • Government bureaucrats convening death panels that would ship off our pleading grandparents to undisclosed death camps.
  • And on top of manipulating the power of the angry masses with lies and deceit, the forces behind the movement doubled down to insure nothing was left to chance by getting a law passed (with the help of a Supreme Court that has one of its key members wed to the Tea Party) that allows them to funnel unlimited corporate and special interest money, with no strings attached, into the elections so that victory would be assured.

    The final piece of the puzzle was to leverage Fox News and the rest of the corporate-controlled mainstream media so they would continue the desired narrative of the angry voter and glorify the dishonest Tea Party movement, something they were all too happy to do given the ratings and revenue that were generated as a result.

    Of course, executing this brilliant plan has done nothing to slow down these same corporate and Wall St. powerbrokers from selling out our country to foreign interests or exploiting American consumers and workers to benefit the bottom line. Hey, after all, they have to look out for the shareholders right?

    So here we are, facing the most bizarre set of candidates and circumstances ever seen in a mid-term election, and for those that have conveniently forgotten the recent past under Bush, it is presented as if it all makes perfect sense. But of course, it doesn’t make perfect sense.

    What we will ultimately end up with is a government that is less able to govern, with corporations gaining more and more power. The result will then be a widening between the wealthy and the middle-class, with the disproportionate weight of sustaining what’s left of our democracy being placed on those least able to afford it, while the powerful and wealthy secure even more power and wealth. And helping these powerful and wealthy interests achieve their objectives will be the sad, dimwitted Tea Party, enabling their masters to diminish their lives and those of their loved ones in the interest of obtaining more wealth, power and profits.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Jos Callinet permalink
    November 27, 2010 11:36 am

    Dear Mr. Gray,

    I’m in complete agreement with your concerns about the Tea Party and our nation’s precipitous loss of common sense and increasing inability to think for itself – coupled with an unwillingness to ask penetrating questions about the truthfulness or lack of truthfulness in their sources of information – instead placing blind trust and faith in demonstrably dishonest and questionable sources.

    In reading your posted comment, I could not but notice that you phrased your comment to express precisely the opposite of what I believe you intended to say. Am I not right to think that you meant, “……… Like WOLVES in sheeps’ clothing, the Tea Party represents …….. .” ?

    Clearly, sheep in wolves’ clothing (taken from your quote, copied and pasted below) LOOK dangerous – but aren’t.

    Conversely, wolves in sheeps’ clothing – which is what you intended to say – APPEAR harmless but in fact are dangerous. This lies at the heart of your argument concerning the Tea Party.

    QUOTE FROM MR. E. Gray:

    “With each passing day, each passing campaign event, each passing debate, each passing revelation about Tea Party candidates, the movement goes from frightening, to terrifying, to outright dangerous to our Democracy. Like sheep in wolves’ clothing, the Tea Party represents the most dangerous terrorist threat this country faces, all wrapped in the false veneer of being patriots. They are anything but.”

  2. Jos Callinet permalink
    November 27, 2010 11:07 am

    Dear Mr. Gray,

    I’m in agreement with your concerns about the Tea Party and our nation’s general loss of common sense and ability to think for itself and unwillingness to take the time to ask penetrating questions about the truthfulness of their sources of information – before placing all their trust and conviction on them.

    In reading your comment here, I believe you meant to say, “……… Like wolves in sheeps’ clothing, the Tea Party represents ………”With each passing day, each passing campaign event, each passing debate, each passing revelation about Tea Party candidates, the movement goes from frightening, to terrifying, to outright dangerous to our Democracy. Like sheep in wolves clothing, the Tea Party represents the most dangerous terrorist threat this country faces, all wrapped in the false veneer of being patriots. They are anything but.

  3. Chuck permalink
    October 30, 2010 7:37 pm

    The tea party is frightening. Madness is. But there is one thing that needs to be remembered. Progressives and progressive thinkers outnumber them 10-1. If the progressives in this country were just to become a little more organized and vocal, the Tea Party would realize that.

    • November 1, 2010 9:17 am

      With each passing day, each passing campaign event, each passing debate, each passing revelation about Tea Party candidates, the movement goes from frightening, to terrifying, to outright dangerous to our Democracy. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the Tea Party represents the most dangerous terrorist threat this country faces, all wrapped in the false veneer of being patriots. They are anything but.

      • Russ permalink
        November 3, 2010 11:08 pm

        The TEA Party believes in cutting back the size of government, lowering taxes, reducing wasteful spending, reducing the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adherence to the United States Constitution. Sure sounds like a bunch of White racist KKKraker terrorist to me. Mr. Gray wants you to believe that all TEA party members are monsters that will eat your children, crucify your granny, and have sex with your dog. That all TEA Party members have 666 tattooed on their foreheads, sacrifice virgins at town hall meetings, and secretly wear white hoods, and burn crosses at the local mall on Martin Luther Kings Birthday. I have no doubt that he would even try to convince readers that the TEA Party members can cause earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes that only kill black people. Just take a minute and look up the definition of the TEA party in any encyclopedia, and all it says is “DANGEROUS KKKracker”. Mr Gray sure likes to stir a poisonous pot of lies, that one day he may have to drink from.

      • November 4, 2010 8:01 am

        Mr. Gray wants you to believe that all TEA party members are monsters that will eat your children

        As W.C. Fields once said…’kids are fine, if you know how to cook ’em’

      • Russ permalink
        November 4, 2010 9:42 am

        Wasn’t W.C. Fields a Democrat? ; )

  4. October 29, 2010 11:59 am

    They are angry enough to ignore the fact that the party they want in power put them in this mess in the first place. The definition of madness.

    • Robert permalink
      November 2, 2010 9:47 pm

      I think you need to back up from what you just said because it was a democrat that caused this mess we are in. It started with a greedy waste of space called Clinton giving the banks the right to buy into the insurance companies that govern them. I suggest you put your head into your computer and look it up before you start spitting out things you know nothing about.

      • November 3, 2010 6:39 am

        To be sure Clinton had a hand, but to try to lay it all at his feet is laughable and childish. BTW, I happen to work in banking, so trust me, I know who the villians are and where the bodies are buried. I will concede the road TO the banking and financial services industry meltdown was a bipartisan effort, but it comes down to who was at the helm when the ship hit the iceberg, and t was skipper shrub.

  5. Annamarie permalink
    October 27, 2010 3:07 pm

    Supremely well spoken!

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