Posts Tagged ‘john lewis’

I have a little talk with Kelly Nguyen who is running for the 5th district seat currently held by John Lewis:

If Ga-4 is an uphill race Ga-5 is a mountain but you don’t climb a mountain without trying. Putting up a fight makes a huge difference, anything can happen in a campaign and if you aren’t running then you can’t take advantage of it. This is a lesson that republicans need to learn. It’s also not a bad idea to have young energetic candidates learning the ropes in a campaign.

The reality of the Tea Parties keeps slapping the MSM and the democratic party machine (sorry being redundant there aren’t I?) upside the head:

Tea Party supporters skew right politically; but demographically, they are generally representative of the public at large. That’s the finding of a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted March 26-28, in which 28% of U.S. adults call themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement.

Yid with Lid notes another point:

In several other respects, however — their age, educational background, employment status, and race (yes RACE) , Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large.

Because so much of the democratic party “grass roots protests” are basically rent-a-mobs who make their living doing that kind of thing, the MSM naturally assumed that this was the same, of course they assumed the republican were behind it all. They’d seen it over and over but just never pushed it because they were on their side.

Unfortunately for them that just doesn’t describe the majority of the Tea Party movement nor the people in it. When I went to the tea party in Boston last year I was pleasantly surprised to run into a local businessman I’ve known for years. There is no way that they can paint this guy as some kind of radical racist because I know him. Repeat that dynamic all over the country and you basically have democrats trying to convince people that their neighbors who they’ve known for years are a bunch of dangerous loons. Even the truest of true blue believers just isn’t going to buy that line.

Add to that people who are new to the small business world who will have to deal with all of this madness and you have a potent force.

Combine that with blatant falsehoods and reporting so counter-factual that anyone with access to the net can disprove it and you have a group that is not only disbelieved but is rightly subject to ridicule.

What is really sad is how low some people have fallen:

I disagree with John Lewis (Democrat, Georgia) politically but I have always respected him as a genuine civil rights warrior. And I feel slightly queasy at the thought that he would dishonor both the movement and his own part in it for the cheapest of partisan points – in the same way I would be disgusted by a Holocaust survivor painting a swastika on his own door and blaming it on his next-door neighbor over a boundary dispute.

But that’s what the Democratic Party has been reduced to – faking hate crimes as pathetically as any lonely, mentally ill college student. Congressmen Carson, Lewis, Cleaver and the rest have turned themselves into the Congressional equivalent of the Duke University stripper. Except that they’re not some penniless loser but a group of important, influential lifetime legislators enjoying all the privileges and perquisites of power, and in all probability acting at the behest of the Democrat leadership.

I have seen people sell their honor under incredible duress, it is a very sad thing and I can’t bring myself to critique them. It is an incredible thing however to sell the honor of a lifetime for a cheap political stunt of a photo op. I can’t fathom how Mr. Lewis could do that.

This is what the tea party movement has done to the democratic party power structure and the media that supports it. It has so frightened them that they are willing to pay any price, professionalism, credibility, and honor to destroy it in the minds of the American people.

There are too many eyewitnesses for them to succeed.

Update: Apparently I’m naive about Congressman Lewis.