Thursday, December 17, 2009
Democrats have “astro-turf burn scars”
John Kerry – Fundraising letter sent out on 12/15/09
““Think GOP obstruction is bad now?” Senator Kerry asks in a fundraising letter sent out Tuesday morning by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “Just imagine what Washington would look like if a bunch of new senators – inspired by Sarah Palin and the tea party crowd – took over.”
Note: First, GOP obstruction? Democrat socialists have supra-majorities and do not have any fear of obstruction what-so-ever. Second, they can imagine what Washington IS going to look like come 2010 and they are fearful though deny any fear openly in the MSM who have their collective backsides covered.
“Either we match the passion and activism of these new forces in the Republican Party or they’ll be choosing who’s sitting in the Senate, steering our country’s course,” Kerry writes. “If we don’t match them dollar-for-dollar, we will lose Senate seats in 2010."
Note: First, the passion and activism is not coming from the Republican Party, it’s coming from the “grassroots tea party movement” who have overtaken both Democrats and Republicans as the “dominant ideology in the US”. Second, Kerry seems to think that all they need is more money (I’m glad he is so ignorant of the seriousness of the Democrats situation in 2010).
“If you think this movement is more circus sideshow than actual threat, you’d be mistaken.”
Note: Finally the truth come out of his and the Democrats mouth.
Republicans such as Mark Kirk, who is running for Mr. Obama's former Senate seat in Illinois, are “contorting themselves to appeal to the new Sarah Palin Republicans,”
Note: Once again Kerry is misguided! Sarah Palin may have run on the 2008 Republican Presidential ticket but has since embraced the “tea party” crowd as evidenced by her endorsement of Doug Hoffman in the NY23rd race.
He also mentions GOP Senate candidate Rob Simmons in Connecticut, who “has been running around the state with a tea bag hanging from his rearview mirror.”
Such tactics, Kerry warns, “might seem silly. But they’re working.”
Note: I thought that the MSM, Democrats and Obama supporters all dismissed the “tea party” crowds as “right wing extremists, nazi’s, thugs and paid for by big insurance”.
History of MSM coverage of this non-grassroot movement:
April 15th, 2009 on ABC’s show “Good Morning America”, Dan Harris said:
"The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties and will hold his own event today"
Quotes from Business and Media Institute article:
“In CNN’s case, the network also became the story when one of its reporters showed contempt for people at the Chicago Tea Party, calling the protests “anti-government” and “anti-CNN.” One night earlier, Anderson Cooper repeated the offensive sexual term “teabagging,” which had been the favorite anti-tea party slur of “liberal” MSNBC since April 9.
National broadcast or print media used the term “AstroTurf” at least 12 times since April 10 to attack the idea that the protests were a grassroots movement of conservatives. Left-wing bloggers at BuzzFlash used that term to label the tea party movement as early as March 24.”
“Of course on April 15, some in the media were still doing their best to downplay the thousands of protesters rallying across the country. The New York Times buried its tea party follow up on April 16 at the bottom of page A14. But a protest of Afghan women in Kabul secured the below-the-fold front page spot.
NBC’s Chuck Todd wrote off the protests for “Today” viewers April 15 saying, “There’s been some grassroots conservatives who have organized so called ‘tea parties’” around the country. “But I tell you, the idea hasn’t really caught on.”
Perhaps Todd should have been attending a tea party himself, like the one in Atlanta that was estimated to have 15,000 people. According to the San Francisco Chronicle a Sacramento rally drew about 5,000, and Associated Press reported that 1,000-2,000 attended a D.C. rally. According to CNN.com “tens of thousands of people spent part of April 15” at tea party demonstrations.”
“Both the Times and MSNBC covered the tea parties with mockery, skepticism and in the case of the cable network – dirty sex jokes."
Between Santelli’s outburst Feb. 19 and April 14, the Times mentioned tea parties six times (several mentions were in columns) and disparaged or undermined the protests in five of those instances.
The Times went after Santelli on March 3 claiming he was “on the defensive.” That article by Brian Stetler described the CNBC’s reporter’s commentary saying it “appeared spontaneous to viewers.”
At least Stetler acknowledged that since the rant “dozens of ‘tea party’ protests have taken place in cities across the country, and some conservative groups are planning a Tax Day Tea Party for April 15.” That was more information than the networks provided.
But it was Times’ columnists Paul Krugman, Frank Rich and Lawrence Downes who provided the main attacks. Downes mocked a Northport, N.Y. tea party on April 7 as “a day for brandishing signs, shouting imprecations, and donning silly clothing.” Rich claimed the Santelli “bonfire fizzled” and Krugman called them “AstroTurf (fake grass roots) events.”
Krugman tied the tea party events directly to the GOP in his April 13 column “Tea Parties Forever.” The tea parties, according to Krugman, “have been the subject of considerable mockery, and rightly so.”
Questioning the motivation and sincerity, Krugman wrote that “it turns out that the tea parties don’t represent a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment. They’re AstroTurf (fake grass roots) events, manufactured by the usual suspects.”
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and David Shuster stooped even lower than the Times by repeatedly calling tea party protesters the offensive term “teabaggers.” One MSNBC guest cited the Urbandictionary.com definition for viewers unfamiliar with the term.
On April 13, Shuster discussed the tax day protests in a soliloquy that contained about a dozen separate oral sex puns. “But in our fourth story tonight: It’s going to be teabagging day for the right-wing and they’re going nuts for it. Thousands of them whipped out the festivities early this past weekend, and while the parties are officially toothless, the teabaggers are full-throated about their goals,” Shuster said in part.
But even Shuster’s filthy monologue was tame compared to Maddow’s April 9 exchange with Air America radio contributor (and former Wonkette) Ana Marie Cox. The duo used the word “teabag” at least 51 times in a in a 13-minute long segment of bad “teabag” puns.
Both Shuster and Cox were lost in juvenile criticism and ignored the reason there is discontent from the conservative base.”
So, now Kerry and the Democrat Senatorial Campaign are sending out fundraising letters that acknowledge the dangers of the movement against them. The only thing is, they think that it is coming from the Republicans which it is not. It is coming from conservative individuals who are not aligned with big business lobby groups or insurance companies. Both Republican and Democrats should be worried, very, very worried in the next 10 months because they are all dead “politically”, they just don’t realize it.
Rick Santelli started the phenomina on Febuary 19th, 2009 and in 10 months time has eclipsed the "two party" monopoly that the Democrats and Republicans have held for over 200+ years. What the left and their allies have ignored (in hopes it would just go away) has blossomed into a political class of Americans that do not know the word "political party" and are following their conservative principles that dominate the landscape. They are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters of all colors, shapes and sizes. They are Conservative Americans first and foremost who believe the Constitution to be a sacred document not a living breathing on to change or ignore at will. The sleeping giant has truly awakened and is about to crush anyone or anything in their way to recapturing the greatness of this country that results in freedom from tyranny.