The Rise of the New Right: Part 3

Part 3 takes a closer look at the various Tea Parties and how they got started.  


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Strange. Senator Brown certainly doesn’t seem to be all that conservative to me.

I feel like many I have seen in this movement are bullies. I got that feeling watching the town hall meetings on TV and on the internet. I can’t believe that every thing I watched just showed the bad side. I can’t believe that every rally I saw only showed the bad side.

I honestly think people aren’t really sure what they want. Senator Brown is more like a person I might vote for than someone Sarah Palin might vote for.

Texas Republican Calls $20 Billion from BP a Shake Down

Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas has spoken out against President Obama’s agreement with BP CEO and US Chairman and called it a ‘shake down.’ What is this man thinking? He apparently doesn’t feel that corporations have any culpability for their actions. How do those along the Texas gulf feel about this shakedown, especially those who are out of work. How about Florida? Alabama? Mississippi? Louisiana? All those gulf states will have economies wrecked, long term environmental damage, high rate of joblessness, and things we haven’t even thought of for years to come.   We cannot continue to have companies come in for profit and leave a wake of destruction for the American people to deal with. 

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I suppose this guy is Michelle Bachmann’s soul mate.  Bachmann stated over the weekend:

“But if I was the head of BP, I would let the signal get out there — ‘We’re not going to be chumps, and we’re not going to be fleeced.’ And they shouldn’t be. They shouldn’t have to be fleeced and make chumps to have to pay for perpetual unemployment and all the rest — they’ve got to be legitimate claims.”

 Both apparently have the souls of vampires, feeding on the life-blood of those who make their livings, their homes, their lives along the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Had Rep. Barton apologized for the rude way some of his colleagues behaved towards Tony Hayword, I might not have minded. Some are grand-standing and posing like tough guys. They are an embarrassment.

9500 Liberty Screening, Saturday, June 19th BRUU

With Corey’s recent diatribe, suggesting taking his FAILED County anti immigration initiative statewide, catching up on past events seems very appropriate!

Arizona has enacted what FAIR attempted to do in our County first. The difference is that even in the very beginning there was push back against many components in the original resolution. What PWC was left with was pretty much what we had BEFORE all the trauma and heartache……..287 G. The crux of the battle fell on the “probable cause” mandate, which, eventually, Corey HAD to vote to repeal in order to save face.

I hope to see many “new faces” Saturday! I really would enjoy meeting people who post here in person. Even if we disagree, putting a “name” to a face helps to personalize how we treat one another.

Manassas, VA
Saturday, June 19 at 6pm
Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Congregation
9350 Main Street
Old Town Manassas VA
Panel discussion following the film with Elena Schlossberg and Lisa Johnson-Firth who both appear in the film.
Tickets will be $10.00 at the door with all proceeds going to the 501c(3) Interactive Democracy Alliance.

Rise of the New Right: Part 2

Part 2 of Rise of the New Right addresses the common theme of dislike of President Barack Obama. The ‘birthers’ are explored. The video is about 7 minutes.

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One often hears that the ‘new right’ includes people who voted for Barack Obama and have become disenchanged and want to take their vote back. Is that true? I only know of one person who said that and that person is something of a political schizophrenic.

Have people always called a sitting president a communist, a socialist? I find that so horribly disrespectful.
What motivates deep hatred of any president? When does this kind of hate become unhealthy?

The Prez Hits $20 Billion Homerun

Tuesday night there was much grumbling and grousing about President Obama. His usual critics on the right were critical of everything he said or did. He didn’t show enough emotion, he didn’t talk tough enough, he inhaled wrong, he exhaled wrong. He was also criticized for discussing alternative energy at a time of crisis. He should have called this person and that person.

Those on the left weren’t too pleased either. They felt he didn’t go far enough. He didn’t show emotion, he didn’t hold BP accountable enough, blah blah blah. He didn’t wash enough pelicans.

Then Wednesday something short of a miracle happened. President Obama went into a meeting with the BP folks and members of his administration. He came out with $20 billion dollars allocated in escrow for damages to the environment, the economy and people’s livelihoods and an apology to the American people. Dividends won’t be paid out and BP remains intact.


Not too bad for a guy who couldn’t shoot straight on Tuesday.

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