Mar 21 2010
I went to the Tea Party protest last summer on the Mall. It was peaceful, festival-like gathering that welcomed the all generations of the American family. It had countless signs of outrage, but the mood of the people was respectful and energized.
I have no idea about the protest yesterday, I had intended to go before I remembered I had other family commitments. But if what I am reading really happened, a few crude radicals have destroyed the credibility of the movement (for now).
Abusive, derogatory and even racist behavior directed at House Democrats by Tea Party protesters on Saturday left several lawmakers in shock.
The Tea Party movement is just that, a movement. So it can attract anyone (there are no rules for support). Â Not to mention, there are some very, very angry people out there ready to tear down DC with their bare hands. I do not condone the slurs thrown at US Congressman, but I also do not condone those same Congressman for grabbing power and forcing through legislation that has bipartisan and majority opposition.
If the Democrats continue thumbing their nose at the people, the people will see no reason to treat them even with modest respect. The liberals should know, the wave of rejection rising is massive – historically massive. As usual, these same liberals have no clue the results of their myopic actions. They didn’t on stimulus, they don’t on health care, and they don’t understand the political back lash heading their way.