February 18, 2013

Tea Party and Bloodletting

I ascribe to much of what the Tea Party states are their objectives; free markets, reasonable deficits and a government of the people and for the people. It is some of their actions that I object to and the movement was allowed to be taken over by unscrupulous individuals for their own self interest and this includes the Koch Brothers and Rupert Murdoch  Further, a part of this group are bigots who cannot stand having a black man as President.
"Millions of dollars have flowed in from corporations and rich donors, all of whom have their own ideas about what the tea party should be. This struggle for the soul of the movement has left many of its original activists facing agonizing decisions: Do they, should they, still belong?" Washington Post 12/31/10
From 1968 until 2008 I voted Republican in every presidential election. In 2008 I was ready to vote for John McCain until he nominated Sarah Pail as his running mate. I did not want her so close to the nuke button. In 2012 Obama did not win the election. The Republican party, including the Tea Party, gave him the election. Just look at their primary candidates; Bachmann  Gingrich, Romney, Cain, Santorum, Perry, Paul and Huntsman. Huntsman was the only candidate worthy of consideration and he was shunned.

We have a debt problem that was created over a thirty year period and if it is going to be solved in a manner that does not destroy the country it will take fifteen to twenty years. The Tea Party's clamoring for a quick fix is similar to the beliefs of the medical profession until the 19th century when it promoted bloodletting, the withdrawal of often small quantities of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness and disease. Most often the cure was worse than the decease or illness.

Here is what we must do and Obama, as our President, must implement. If he does not he has failed. China is breathing down our economic necks.... http://j.mp/Pep-1

1 comment:

  1. I admit to voting for McCain in 2008. But voted for Obama in 2012. It is nice to know other conservatives see what is going on too. I am not into apple polishing but we pretty much seen things the same way.

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