I don’t often feel the need to criticize things from LewRockwell.com, but I have issues with this post:
Posted by Lew Rockwell at 01:26 PM
Writes Jeff Deist:
It seems to me the Tea Parties failed to deliver any coherent or consistent message;
(AWESOME, EVIDENCE THAT ATTENDEES ARE REAL PEOPLE AND NOT POLITICAL HACKS)
therefore, it was easy for the Left and the pro-state media to marginalize and denounce the protestors
(DENUNCIATION AND MARGINALIZATION ARE EASY AS LONG AS YOU ASSUME THAT YOU ARE THE ONLY SOURCE OF INFORMATION).
Unless and until people renounce and repudiate Bush and the Republican party utterly and entirely, it’s easy to dismiss them as kooks, racists, religious zealots, etc.
(ONLY FROM A NON LIBERAL PERSPECTIVE. FROM AN ASSOCIATIVE, NEO-CONSERVATIVE PERSPECTIVE, CATEGORICALLY DISMISSING BUSH WILL SHUT THE DOOR TO PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM, OR CONSIDER THEMSELVES REPUBLICAN. NOT EVERYONE SPENDS THE TIME TO CONSIDER SUBTLETIES, OR EVEN THOUGHTS OPPOSED TOW HAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE THE GROUP THAT REPRESENTS THEM)
After all, what is the protestors’ message? We want to go back to Bush? We want less spending but agitate to expand insanely expensive wars? We want a “fair” tax? We’re against bailouts of Wall Street, even though the public (correctly) perceives the political right as bought and paid for by Wall Street? We’re for states rights and the Constitution? Laughable. We’re pro-life? Laughable–even ignoring the pro-war killing mentality, the GOP has done zero to stop abortion.
(THE GENERAL SENTIMENT FROM SIGNS PEOPLE WERE HOLDING INDICATES THAT THEY DON’T LIKE THEIR CHILDREN’S TAX MONEY BEING WATED. I THINK WE CAN STEP ASIDE FROM WHO KILLED WHO FOR A MOMENT TO AGREE THAT OUR CHILDREN SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY FOR OUR BELIEFS)
Conservatives by conscious choice have tied their fortunes to politics in general and the GOP in particular. Politics is nothing more than gang violence over turf. The turf is us. The winner gets to control and loot the American people. So now the other gang controls the turf, and conservatives don’t like it.
(NO ARGUMENT, JUST DON’T ASSUME THAT ALL TEA PARTY ATTENDEES ARE “CONSERVATIVES”)
Certainly most media outlets prefer the Obama gang to the Bush gang, and shade their “reporting” accordingly. But there is truth in the criticism that the Tea Parties represent nothing more than sour grapes. The public senses, quite correctly, that conservatives only “rebel” when their preferred gang is not in power.
(I THINK THAT IT IS CLEAR THAT NOT ALL TEA PARTY ATTENDEES ARE “CONSERVATIVES”, AND THAT THEY RESENT THE SPENDING OF THE FUTURE, LET ALONE THE PRESENT, TO USELESS ENTERPRISES, REGARDLESS OF THEIR CURRENT GOOD OR BAD IDEAS.)