Monday’s Column: Teabaggers on Parade

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is on the media “coverage” of the tea parties last Wednesday.

You’ve no doubt heard the insults and ad hominem slurs fly — “teabaggers” is a big one that seems to give the left a chuckle. What explains this behavior? Give a read to “Tea isn’t their bag” for the whole story.

Also, over the weekend, senior White House advisor and man with the perfect 70’s porn-star name, David Axelrod, said this: “I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy.”

That’s a fairly generic and polite, albeit completely false, representation of tea-partiers. Most of the people who attended have jobs. This wasn’t a large group of disgruntled, unemployed, desperate people begging the government for help. You’ll find those people at Democrat rallies, Mr. Axelrod.

The media and many politicians simply can’t comprehend “protesters” whose main demand is to be left alone and for future generations to not be leveraged and born owing money.

Tea parties are those rare events where the people in attendance want nothing — it’s what they don’t want that is the issue. And if politicians and their handlers fear that this could “mutate into something that’s unhealthy” — then, according to Thomas Jefferson, that’s healthy.

Author: Doug Powers

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