Appearing on Face The Nation, Senior White House advisor David Axelrod was asked about the Tea Parties that occurred across the nation on April 15th.
Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the “Tea Party” movement is an “unhealthy” reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.
Axelrod was asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about the “spreading and very public disaffection” with the president’s fiscal policies seen at the “Tea Party” rallies around the country last week.
“I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy,” Axelrod said.
You can never tell what a slimeball like Axelrod really thinks; people like him are just too good at playing the lying-and-obfuscation game. But I would submit that he knows that the Tea Party movement is not an unhealthy reaction to the tough economic times but is in fact a healthy and vibrant reaction to President Obama’s unhealthy and stupifyingly unwise responses to the economic crisis. The people at the Tea Parties are not the easily convinced, starry-eyed myrmidons who would applaud if Obama blew his nose or broke wind. These are people who have been around the block before, who have seen Presidential economic decisions and their consequences before. This was not a crowd that gets enamored by shiny objects – which is essentially how Mr Obama got elected.
I saw no “save me, I am a loser” signs (a la the Obama campaign) at the Atlanta Tea Party. Other than the anti-bailout signs I saw nothing about the economy, but I did see a lot about Mr Obama’s collectivist response to the economic crisis. These Tea Parties are not about the economic crisis, they are about opposing higher taxes and government growth that are being foisted upon us under the cover of the [largely government caused] economic crisis.
Mr Axelrod continues:
“The thing that bewilders me is that this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people,” Axelrod argued. “I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face.”
Hmmmmm. If anyone reading this actually believes that their taxes for 2009 or later will be lower than they are now, please comment on this post. I have a relative in Nigeria who needs to get some cash out of the country and would share some of it with you in return for your help. To those of you who are not net taxpayers, sponging off of the rest of us, I am sure that your Sugar Daddy President Collectivism will continue to rob other people to subsidize your lifestyle. How else can he buy your loser vote?
But seriously, that is just a pathetic response from Axelrod. They could raise the tax rates on the most productive Americans up to 90 percent and they still would not be able to fund the President’s Brave New World. Every single person in America who pays taxes will pay higher taxes as a result of Mr Obama’s huge spending. I suspect that even some of the societal parasites who pay no taxes (approaching 50 percent) will see a decrease in the false-rebate welfare checks that they get simply for living within America’s borders.
I give credit to Carville for not toeing the line on calling the Tea Parties “unhealthy” and he has a point about the Tea Parties that is partly right:
Democratic strategist James Carville disagreed with Axelrod on CNN’s “State of the Union” when John King asked him if it’s unhealthy for “an American to go out and hold a sign and say ‘I think my taxes are too high.'”
Carville said, “No.” He called the Tea Party movement “harmless and damaging to Republicans.”
Carville has that partly right. The Tea Party movement is damaging to Republicans who govern like Democrats: big spending, big government lovers. This Tea Party movement is not coming from the GOP, it is going after the GOP. Or at least the parts of the party who are indistinguishable from the Democrats.
Politicans, you need to be very afraid of the Tea Party movement. We are the ones who fund this whole thing, the ones that President Obama is going to stick it to. We are not going away because we know that the people that the Democrats are really sticking it to are our children and grandchildren. Mr Obama clearly does not care at all about the future of this country when that priority stands in the way of his push for leviathan government.
I am ready for the next Tea Party. It’s time to march on D.C.
In answer to the rhetorical question posed by the subject of this post: obviously, the latter.