|The Laredo Morning Times, some politicians, and the mainsteam media believe this cartoon represents the Tea Party membership.|
I wonder who at the Laredo Morning Times really understands what the Tea Party is really about. I know by their posting of the above political cartoon on Saturday that the editor that picks the cartoons to post has no clue.
First, I found the cartoon offensive in that it portrays the Tea Party as a “white” hillbilly looking figure. This only reaffirms my belief that liberals (insert LMT editors if you like) really believe what they read in their own papers. I have been to local Tea Party rallies, and there is only a handful of us “white” guys. The rest of the crowd resembles Laredo. Many in the Tea Party are military veterans, some combat veterans. Go figure. Now as far as hillbilly goes, lots of Tea Party members come from the south. But the south is not the hillbilly region that New York/Minneapolis liberals believe it is. We have schools, wear shoes, and even speak multiple languages…and I would bet that there are some Tea Partiers who have graduated from those big, fancy, shiny, Liberal schools in the east. Heck fire, there might even be some Tea Partiers in San Francisco, the home of the uber-lib.
Now that we know there are Tea Party members of all races and creeds, and that they reside everywhere, it is time to address what the above cartoon implies. Well to the LMT it is obvious that it means that the nasty old, hillbilly looking, dumb, stupid Tea Party is holding up our much admired United States legislators and the president from passing a compromised debt ceiling increase, which may or may not raise taxes and cut some spending. And this is not only the obvious view of the LMT, but the mainstream media alike. And many of our legislators, both democrat and republican, agree that the Tea Party is not following their long established rule of compromise.
Well let’s just look at how well we are doing under that umbrella of compromise that has been around for decades. We are broke as a nation. We cannot pay our bills. Our money is as weak on the international market as it has ever been. Our unemployment is at record highs. We are still losing jobs. Our employers are sitting on huge piles of cash and not hiring because of all of the uncertainties that are emanating from Washington. Compromise has provided subsidies of inefficient and politically targeted businesses as well as business that require no such subsidies to succeed. Compromise gave us a tax code that requires large and small business to spend millions on interpretation. Compromise is the process that allows our government to manage your personal lives more and more each day. Compromise is the tool that will be used to force the United States to shed its sovereignty and become a “better” world citizen.
Yep, compromise, a word that is on the lips of most politicians, most newspapers, and many of our country’s citizens. To them, compromise, no matter how bad the deal is for the United States, stands alone as the most important aspect of the deal. Explain to me the justification for compromise in taking money out of the social security trust fund and using it for the general fund of the United States. I am sure there were those that said no way, and those that said we must. Who was right? Yet, the compromise was made, and here we are today.
In the case of the United States of America, and its future, I agree with the Tea Party. We must not continue to weaken the greatness of our country because of this notion called compromise. We must not enfeeble the future of our country by compromise. We must take immediate action to repair that which has so easily been compromised away over the decades. We must embrace NO until the word compromise no longer means lowering the principles of the founding fathers when they established the United States of America.
|This better represents what the Tea Party is about. This is a painting of the final signing of the United States Constitution.|