This is just great. The Glenn Beck, co-opted "tea party movement" has just developed the top-down infrastructure to kick and ban members. I guess it would be our equivalent of "kicking out" Ernie Hancock. If we wanted to or had to, I imagine we'd do it in the same way: we'd make ourselves big paper hats and put foil stars on them that say "I'm da boss" and convene ourselves as a jury and quickly arrive at our predetermined position:
Ernie won't play our way with his bat and ball so we're taking it from him and sending him home.
This latest phenomena comes from The National Tea Party Federation in response to Tea Party Express member Mark Williams' recent "racist comments". They are ALL GOP hacks scrambling for the latest brass ring, but in the eyes of the MSM, they are the real deal.
Now listen with eyes agog as the MSM now allows them to be manipulated like the partisan hacks they are: the Tea Party should do this, the Tea Party has to do that IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GAME.
Gee, that was easy huh? Us purists kind of thrive on being on the "hate lists" of such groups as the NAACP and SPLC who make their living from hating us "extremists". But the new "Tea Party" didn't just capitulate, they rolled right over, lifted a leg and let the NAACP set the agenda. The "Neo Tea Party" isn't here to fight, it's here to play footsie with the establishment. Because it IS THE ESTABLISHMENT. Hey piggy, that lipstick sure looks good.
Now tell us about the First Amendment piggy, go ahead and explain.
New where is the Grand Poobah, the self proclaimed prophet of the "revolution", the "only one who is talking about these things", Glenn Beck in all of this? I think he's off in the corner weeping to himself. Perhaps in the company of the new Faux News boys club, the "new right" brigade, John Stossel, Geraldo Rivera (seriously right?) and guess who else but our (formerly) own Judge Napolitano.
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Are they talking about Ron Paul anymore? Hells no. They are the "in crowd" now. How many times are we hearing them say "End The Fed" these days? Hmmm....in a nice stereotypically Italian voice (ala the Judge when he jokes), eeeeeh, notta so much. No, what we hear them talk about is how THEY are the ones delivering the TRUTH. John Stossel found out the truth because he's such a smart and brilliant journalist, Beck found out the truth through divine revellation, Geraldo knows the truth because he's a "normal guy" and the judge seems to have found the truth that makes him really happy in life: being a celebrity talk show host. He really seems comfortable up there. I think there's something of a showman in every judge. It's very like being on stage.
Almost without reservation, with the sole exception of the judge, the rest of these people, hacks and pudits alike, were LAUGHING AT US WHEN WE BUILT THE REAL MOVEMENT. And know what? They are laughing at us now. Where are they leading "us" now? Right back to the voting booth. Right back to the GOP babies. Right back to Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich. The Tea Party Nation on the Tea Party Express that leads you right back where you started. Trip goes by fast even if you aren't paying attention.