Rep. Maxine Water (D-California) recently held a town hall meeting in her home district in which she stated that, “The Tea Party can go straight to hell”?
Well Maxine your anger is quite understandable given the success of the Tea Party Movement as of late. The Tea Party was right to stand against the political establishment in the debt ceiling fight. The compromise many of us opposed led to the downgrading of America’s credit rating by S &P. We turned back a well-funded 30 million dollars effort by your union allies in the state of Wisconsin to recall 6 Republican State Senators. While the tea party has been finding success in our battles against your brand of politics, you and your fellow Democrats have been left to making excuses for the President Obama’s failures as a leader. He and his handlers have been forced to take to the airwaves and blame his policy failures on everything from the Arab Spring in the Middle East to the Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami and bad luck, former President Bush and even technology.
The majority of the American People are clearly seeing that President Obama’s Brand of Hope and Change (Keynesian Economics) simply doesn’t work. It is real hard to sell the American people on the myth that you are working so hard on our behalf, when we continue to get photo-ops of the you on the golf course or on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
Rep. Waters, Americans are suffering and all President Obama can do is offer up another (already disproven) plan that will lead to more massive governmental spending/borrowing and calls for shared sacrifice (which reality is more of the same class warfare made famous by the believers of Keynesian Economics) just like the failed stimulus package, the same mislabeled job bills before it as well as the new focus tested statement that, “Food stamps are a direct government funded stimulus.”
Rep. Waters, you and your fellow politicians in the Washington Establishment have tried to throw every political attack that you can muster at the Tea Party Movement (from the every card in the race deck to labeling us a fringe movement), yet we remain fighting trim at every turn in our ability to take our arguments directly to the American people. It is has been said, “If politicians in Washington D.C. are complaining about you, then you must be doing something right.” While Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other Progressive activists continue to try deal from the worn out deck of race cards, the Tea Party gathers even more mainstream appeal with each passing day. I also remain fully aware that you are seeking to reenergize the coalition that propelled President Obama to victory in 2008, but the same coalition of Blacks, Women, Hispanics and young people would be hard pressed to admit that they are better off today than they were 2.8 years ago. Trying to blame the Tea Party is not going to make it any better because it was not the Tea Party that made promises of Hope and Change, but President Obama. The pictures of the Congressional Black Caucus’s job fairs and town-halls in places like Atlanta and Detroit speak volumes to who have been hurt the most and show why the Tea Party has been so right about President Obama and his allies in Congress all along.
Rep. Waters, you might want the Tea Party Movement to go straight to hell or simply disappear, but the reality of the matter is that the Tea Party Movement is made up of common sense every day Americans. If this is the tactic that the Congressional Black Caucus and other Obama supporters are going to depend on in 2012, it simply is not going to fly with those who have and continue to suffer the most under his Presidency.
The members of the Tea Party Movement believe that real hope and change comes at the voting box, coupled with term limits for those like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) have been in Washington too long with no level of real accountability. This is why she want us to go straight to hell. The jig is up and it could be another generation before you are able to sell failed Keynesian Economics to the masses.