don_t_tread_on_me_posterBarbara is white and sixty-something and writes Christian musicals. She told
a mutual friend, “Lloyd is a good guy, but I disagree with his association
with the Tea Party.” Shocked, our friend shared Barbara’s concern with me. I
thought, “Barbara, you are the Tea Party.”
My friend Barbara is representative of the mainstream media’s despicable
slander of millions of well-informed, decent, hardworking Americans who love
their country and reject it being transformed into a socialist kingdom in
which government controls every aspect of their lives.
Who are these Tea Party people? What is their profile? When I first began
touring the country on Tea Party Express, the attendees were mostly
middle-aged whites. Many, trying to be “good people,” voted for America’s
first black presidential candidate. But, as Obama began implementing his
big-government socialist agenda, they realized their error.
I was one of probably five blacks in America who did not vote for Obama. When
Obama told Joe the Plumber he wanted to “spread the wealth around,” a little
voice in my brain said, “Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! This guy is a
socialist!”
At those first Tea Party rallies, when the movement was new, many whites in
attendance still felt extremely uncomfortable opposing Obama. Countless times
I was told by patriots, fighting back their tears, that their opposition to
Obama had nothing to do with his race and everything to do with his agenda. I
knew they were sincere.
This is why the mainstream media’s relentless slander of these good people,
attempting to portray them as mobs of racist, violent haters, so infuriated
me.
Tea Party attendees are salt-of-the-earth Americans. They have jobs. They
have businesses and families whom they bring to the rallies. They love their
country. They have kids in the U.S. Military. Many attend church. They do not
hate minorities. They do not suppress women. As a matter of fact, many Tea
Party group leaders and organizers are women. Tea Party folks want every
American who is willing to work for it to achieve his or her American Dream.
Pure and simple…end of subject.
My friend Barbara, who fell for the MSM lie that the Tea Party is nothing
more than a massive hate group, would fit right in if she ever attended a Tea
Party event.
When the Occupy Wall Street Movement emerged, once again the MSM slapped the
Tea Party in the face by praising OWS as the morally superior left’s answer
to the Tea Party. Well, excuse me, but no one has been raped, robbed, beaten,
or arrested at a Tea Party — but all of these are regular occurrences at OWS
gatherings.
OWS dumped a bucket of feces in a bank lobby, along with numerous incidents
of destruction of property.
One point seven million Tea Party folks gathered in D.C. to protest ObamaCare
leaving the park cleaner than when they arrived.
And the profile of blacks who attend Tea Party rallies? As I said, when the
Tea Party movement first began, I was a rare black face in the crowds. Over
the years, more blacks began showing up. Excited and curious, I would
interview them: “What made you show up today?”
Interestingly, the blacks in attendance either were entrepreneurs/business
people, or they had served in the U.S. Military and had witnessed the
negative effects of socialism abroad.
Foolishly sacrificing principles to court misinformed voters, the GOP has
joined the MSM’s gang assault on the Tea Party. Their mantra is, “The Tea
Party is extreme!”
I struggle to maintain my composure upon hearing low-info idiots parroting
the MSM’s claim that the Tea Party is extreme. Will someone please tell me
what is “extreme” about expecting our government to function according to the
U.S. Constitution? What is extreme about not sheepishly going along with
government dismantling our God-given freedoms and liberty?
Despite being badly bruised and abused from all sides, the Tea Party is the
only hope for restoring America back to the vision of our Founding Fathers.
Who are these Tea Party guys, really?
I suspect that millions of Americans who have never attended a Tea Party
event love their country — still believe success is achieved via hard work
rather than government redistribution — still believe that marriage should
remain between one man and one woman — believe that government does not have
authority to override the 2nd Amendment to disarm us or force us to fund
behaviors which go against our religious convictions.
If you are one such American, the Tea Party is you.