The latest from the White House Insider. If you are not following this underground narrative of the political machinations within the Democrat Party and the White House, you should be.
It has become great sport in since the initial shooting and attempted murder of Gabrielle Giffords to muse on the cause of such an event, what would make someone do such a thing, and how we can as a society can prevent such actions from occurring in the future.
These are the wrong questions for us to be asking as a nation, and they are they wrong questions for us to be answering as members of the Tea Party movement.
It is tempting for us to fall into this debate, as before Ms. Giffords had even made it to the hospital, there were those on the left blaming the Tea Party for the action, and we felt a corresponding urge to defend ourselves.
And therein lies they trap. The story now becomes a moving target of motivations, first tea party, then reading lists, then ideologies or religious affiliations, then guns, then gun laws, then about the general safety of members of congress.
The one commonality all these story-lines share is who they blame, or rather, who they don’t.
None of these story-lines blame the shooter for his actions. None say he was a sick and twisted individual who took actions that made sense to him and him alone.
Instead, they blame you. They blame me. They blame America. And in the end all these problems will result in a call for more government solutions.
The only conservative response to this tragedy is that the shooter is responsible for his own actions. Anything else is political posturing.
Well, apparently Director David Zucker known for his comedic masterpieces such as Airplane! or the Police Squad movies and nearly anything with Leslie Neilsen regrets his prior support of Barbara Boxer. As a result he has made her the target for his latest lampoon.
FULLSCREEN! If you dare.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
From the Tea Party Patriots (OH) –
For Immediate Release
September 25, 2010
This is in response to Ohio Democrat Party Chairman Chris Redfern’s uncomplimentary description of the Tea Party movement in Ohio (Click for Video) and Governor Strickland’s recent Howard Dean-like anti-Tea Party tirade (Click for Video).
First, we would like to thank them both for acknowledging the hard work of the Tea Party movement in educating Ohio voters on the failed policies of the Strickland Administration, and of Redfern’s reign as Chairman of the Ohio Democrat Party. In describing the Tea Party movement in Ohio as, “F***ers,” the ODP Chairman has publicly stated what many state party chairmen, Democrat & Republican alike, have been whispering under their breath about the Tea Party movement for over a year now.
While we do not agree with ODP Chairman Redfern’s locker room behavior and potty-mouthed insults, we understand his frustration with the Tea Party as he tries in a fairy tale-like manner to spin “straw,” i.e., four years of failed policies, into “gold.” He has nothing to spin but wet straw from a state budget deficit of $8 billion, one of the least business-friendly states in the U.S., an unemployment rate of 10.1% , and job losses reaching over 380,000. Furthermore, over 75% of Ohioans think that Strickland’s top priority, fixing school funding, has likewise been a failure.
Chairman Redfern’s frustration ultimately comes from a more informed electorate, thanks to the Tea Party Patriots movement in Ohio. He reinforced that fact when he responded to calls for apologies from around the state. Rather than apologize for his outburst, he did what those with nothing but a record of failures do – he became even more juvenile in his response by issuing a fund raising letter with the following:
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Unlike some calling for discussions or requesting an apology from ODP Chairman Redfern for his remarks, the Tea Party Patriot groups in Ohio feel there is nothing to discuss and we will speak loudly with our actions on November 2nd. As for requesting an apology – we figure he owes that to the residents of Ohio.
Tea Party Patriots (OH)
State Coordinator Team