Friday, February 12, 2010

Stopping a Movement

There is a new group afoot called "The Tea Party Is Over." 
Funded by: American Public Policy Committee
Led by: Joseph Sandler, former lawyer for the DNC, and CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Which is funded by: Patriot Majority
Which is funded by: The SEIU

Do you smell astroturf?

So, what is the mission of The Tea Party Is Over?
"To prevent the Tea Party's dangerous ideas from gaining legislative traction."

Their strategy?
"Our strategy is to spread the truth about their dangerous ideas and prevent their policies from taking root in America."

Well, you have to have "Targets" if you're going to defeat those "dangerous ideas."

Here's one of their "Targets"
"Randy Hultgren

"Hultgren has taken right-wing positions on spending, health care, abortion, and gay rights. He sponsored a bill to remove protections from discrimination because of sexual orientation, and claims the health care bill "will kill people." Call Randy at 630.549.0139 and tell him to reject the dangerous ideas of the Tea Party."

So, exactly what are Randy's dangerous ideas (you know, those "right-wing positions") according to the anti-Tea experts?

Spending- You mean believing that the government should live within its means?  That weird idea that Washington is spending too much and printing too much funny money to cover its bills?

Health care- You mean one of those odd weirdos who does not support socialized medicine in America?

Abortion- I think it's called pro-life; those people who think there are way too many abortions in the United States and that a fetus has human rights as well.

Gay rights- Randy believes in the definition of the traditional family.  How odd is that?  It's funny that this group implies that abortion is a choice, but living a gay lifestyle is not.  I think Randy is against the idea of establishing another protected class, especially based on a belief system.

Good luck with your campaign.  May I suggest you invest in some polling data.  You might find that Randy's "dangerous ideas" are more common than you thought.

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