The sleeping Giant of the American public stirs but conveniently forgets who originally dropped the debt bomb on them and, in the process, become members of the Republican hijacked Tea Party movement: Allen L Roland
It didn’t take long for Republicans to embrace the Tea Party idea as a way out of their disgrace and current doldrums.
Kurt Nimmo, of Prison Planet.com, describes the hijacking in detail ~ " The Tea Party movement is now almost completely unrecognizable from what it was a few short years ago. It came to prominence in 2008 when the Libertarian Party of Illinois planned to hold an April 15, 2009 anti-tax “Boston Tea Party” in Chicago. In February 2009, the idea grew after CNBC personality Rick Santelli, speaking from the floor of the Chicago stock exchange, criticized the Obama administration’s tax and economic policies and urged Americans become Tea Party activists.... It didn’t take long for establishment Republicans to steal the idea and claim it as their own... RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Sarah Palin, and Rep. Michele Bachmann from Minnesota have suggested the Tea Party should be rolled into the Republican Borg hive."
According to Fox News,Tea Party candidates for the 2010 mid-term elections " will be expected to support the Republican National Committee platform ."
So there you have it, The sleeping Giant of the American public stirs from its eight year hibernation, realizes its been robbed, conveniently forgets who the culprit was and channels its righteous anger with instead of against the party who was the thief.
The sleeping Giant sleepeth yet ~
Allen L Roland
Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his weblog and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net
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