The Pressure Increases, the Screams Become Louder!!


From Danville Tea Party

The title may infer that we favor enhanced interrogation to a fault. Matter? Unlikely. We will be referred to in whichever manner comes to mind, the spin can start and stop at any time. McCain started out using the word Hobbit. Well, needless to say it got worse.

Without a doubt, whether you like, hate or perhaps you’re simply indifferent to the debt deal, one thing stands out, we have upset the opposition. Reading one blog, I noticed a remark about the TEA Party and Republicans destroying, with the passage of this bill, two centuries of work. Well, that’s not exactly right. The Progressives didn’t really begin screwing things up until about one century ago. But facts, hey, they use them when they help their cause, delete them when they don’t. Wait, that’s about the same way they use the Constitution! How about that.

Take the likes of Chris Mathews, he’s a big fan of ours. Were it not for the TEA Party, all he’d have to talk about would be the tingling leg syndrome or what ever it was. Or just leave the air. There‘s a thought. I have to think we are in good company simply because we aren’t in their’s.

Paul Krugman thinks we are participating in some criminal activity, using terms like “raw extortion” or “blackmail”. That’s just cold. These things may be in the school curriculum for civics class in Chicago, but certainly not anything we’d be practicing.

Tom Friedman, likes the term “the Hezbollah faction”. Let’s not forget to mention his thinking that the GOP is on “a suicide mission”. Fareed Zakaria of CNN fame, “The Tea Party has an agenda,” he said ….. ‘we’ll blow up the country if you don’t listen to us.’ ” William Yeomans, a professor at American University’s Washington College Law School in Washington. “They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals.” Now that’s a lot of spewing to just slam some opposition. Does look good in print though.

“We have negotiated with terrorists,” And “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” So saith Representative Mike Doyle, a Pennsylvania Democrat. I’d have to say not being able to spend any money often comes from not having any. But that’s just me.

As bad as they think it is from a monetary standpoint, There’s national security. Amy Goodman threw out this little ditty: ‘… food programs, housing, Medicare and Medicaid (the basis of any genuine national security) will most likely be cut‘. Somehow, I’d never have made that association.

Robert Reich writes, “With the hostage crisis behind him, the President is now ready to talk about the nation’s real problem…. ‘And in the coming months I’ll continue also to fight for what the American people care most about: new jobs, higher wages, and faster economic growth.’ But what precisely will he fight for now that the debt deal has tied his hands?” Reich also writes, “The radical right has not only captured the federal budget. In convincing so many Americans the problem is the size of government rather than their shrinking paychecks and growing economic insecurity, the radical right has also captured the American mind.”

The last two sentences, we can hope for. This bunch may see us as terrorists. They don’t identify real terrorist as such. Perhaps the failure to use the word on occasion may cause them to dump it from their vocabulary. Just a thought. As for the ter-ri-ble threat to their utopian bubble, it is conceivable in their little mind, yep, we are bad.

But folks, I have to tell you, I’ll stand my ground against the intrusion of these like minded people. I feel it is their desire is to become a dictator of sorts by default. The government gets bigger, more are dependant and they will have what you need. This due largely in part to the fact they would have taken it from the American people to begin with.

Let them scream, let them yell. I think it’s time reality set in, if just in a minute portion for a short period of time. Hopefully long enough for more people to become engaged. This debate has drawn more public attention than the liberal media wants. It takes a lot more sand to cover the stuff they don’t want out. They can just keep scratching and digging and so will we… just for a different reason.

Darriel Burnett

DTP Chairman