Sometimes statements are taken out of context, simply watch Ed Schultz on MSNBC. As for the statements below that is not the case as the people who made them were quite clear about their true feelings. There is no question that the world of politics is never short of disagreement, debate and even double talk. It comes with the territory and it’s understood. Quite frankly, I think most people are OK with this. That being said, what is not acceptable is blatant vitriol. And that is exactly what we have below from prominent Democrats.
- “The Tea Party is a new name on an old game… Dr. King fought a ‘tea party’ in Alabama.” – Rev. Jessie Jackson
- “If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission.” – Thomas Friedman of The New York Times
- “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money,” – Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) *Sentiments apparently echoed by Vice President Biden, though his comments were not caught publicly, but rather behind closed doors.
- “Let us all remember who the real enemy is. The real enemy is the Tea Party,” – Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL).
- “And as far as I’m concerned, the tea party can go straight to hell.” – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) *Most of the audio footage which made the rounds on television left out the part where Waters stated something to the effect of: and I’m going to help them get there.
Let me be clear, I am a Tea Party supporter. Yeah, that’s right; I said it (as the great one Mark Levin would say)! To some people, like Janeane Garofalo, that means I am a racist. To people like Thomas Friedman I am apart of the Hezbollah faction of the Republican Party. Forgive me, but hateful comments like these is the real problem my friends, not the Tea Party. To be honest I have seen zero evidence to support the claims made by Garofalo. If you have please email me any videos or sound bites as I would love to see it. It’s time that those on the far left realize their comments are causing real harm, more than anything else.