Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Demonized Tea Party Did Not Riot

By Frances Rice

 Photo: Frances Rice at a Tea Party rally in 2010

Since average Americans, like me, started the Tea Party Movement in 2009, advocating lower taxes, less government and protecting our Constitutional freedoms, the movement has been demonized by liberal Democrats, calling us racist and comparing us to the Ku Klux Klan, with the complicity of the mainstream media.
The Tea Party Movement has been targeted also for destruction by President Barack Obama, using the full force of the federal government, especially the IRS.
In the face of such abuse, Tea Party Movement participants have never engaged in riots, nor staged protests designed to shut down any Democratic Party rally.
Further, conservatives in general and Republicans in particular are routinely subjected to hateful rhetoric by Democratic Party leaders and operatives, as well as their liberal media allies. Below are but a few examples.
An expose of how  liberals behave while targeting conservatives is contained in the book by Jonah Goldberg entitled “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change.”  

According to promotional materials for this book, the title is from a quote of the impeccable progressive, H.G. Wells, who, in 1932, told the Young Liberals that they must become "liberal fascists" and "enlightened Nazis."

Although Democrats regularly engage in fascist-style class warfare and identity politics to divide us along racial and gender lines to win elections, the mainstream media has never demanded that Democrats tone down their rhetoric.
In Chicago, because of the fascist-style tactics of liberals, Mr. Trump was denied his Constitutional right to freedom of speech and the American citizens who wanted to attend his rally were denied their Constitutional right to freedom of assembly.

20 quotes tagged with "Conservatives / Republicans are terrorists"

“We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
- Hillary Clinton

At a CNN townhall event, in response to a question about whether banning so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines would do any good.


“The Republicans have provided a laundry list of essentially ransom demands of things that were essentially the Romney agenda that was rejected by voters that they know can’t pass in normal circumstances. They say give us these things or we will blow up the economy.
…We are for cutting spending. We’re for reforming our tax code. We’re for reforming our entitlements. What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. We’re not going to do that.”
- Dan Pfeiffer
Explaining the White House refusal to consider basic spending restraint in an interview w/ CNN’s Jake Tapper

“In addition to their vow to blow up Obamacare and shut down the American government this September, they’re also moving to block an increase in the debt ceiling. That means the government wouldn’t be able to pay its bills, wouldn’t be able to pay its debts, would go into default. The consequences — it would destroy the United States credit rating, of course, and send us spiraling into default. This is Cruz’s operation here, by the way, and his allies’ operation. This is more than just obstructionism, this is political terrorism.

… I believe it’s terrorism.”
- Chris Matthews
Elevating the discourse on his MSNBC show, “Hardball”
“Paul Ryan, who teamed up with Akin in the House to sponsor harsh anti-abortion bills, may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core. Amiable in khakis and polo shirts, Ryan is the perfect modern leader to rally medieval Republicans who believe that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs.”
- Maureen Dowd

In a NYT op-ed titled, “Just Think No”
“[Republicans] want to use legislation as a way to act like terrorists. They hold things as hostage.”
- Henry Waxman

Objecting to GOP efforts to force Obama into approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, a decision he put off for 3 years
“Between 2002 and 2009, the leading terrorist groups in this country were the Republican Party, and the presidential administration of George W. Bush.”
- Keith Olbermann
Exercising his new tone on his Current TV show “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”
“[Republicans] have acted like terrorists.”
- Joe Biden
Discussing the debt ceiling debate in a closed-door meeting with the Democratic Caucus
You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them.
These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people.”
- Joe Nocera,
In an Op-Ed for the New York Times called “Tea Party’s War on America”