It would seem that the answer is: The Tea Party.
In a recent Rassmussen poll asking just that question, the popularity of President Obama continues to plummet. But the Tea Party, despite being demonized daily, is doing just fine. 48% of those polled said they like the Tea Party, while just 44% identify with the President.
It would seem that this is the reason for the demonization; If someone outpolls you, you can only try to bring them down by any means possible, and hope that those in newer polls find themselves in your ranks.
As I have said before, I don’t believe we have yet reached “Barack Bottom”, but we are continuing to move in that direction, despite the best efforts of Raum Emmanuel.
They can only hope that the more they throw against the wall, the greater chance that something will stick. So far, our wall is teflon.
There is just something that people like about people defending their country, of talking about the Constitution, about Liberty, and saving our children’s future, which seems good to the American public.
The President is the opposite of this, seeming to always take America in a direction that people disagree with, blaming our country for all the world’s problems, and sheepishly whining and kissing the ring of foreign dictators.
While it can be wrong to criticize a person’s patriotism via their Party, I don’t think the President is very Patriotic. I see him as the type who would avoid fireworks on the 4th of July, being happier to sun himself on the beach in Bermuda away from all that red, white, and blue nonsense.
The President could turn this around, but it would mean actually pretending to care for his nation, to take tough stances against dictatorships, and seeming to be at least a little pro-Capitalist. The problem is, he would not believe it, and Obama is an ideologue rather than a pragmatist.
I was at a Political rally the other day, and I won’t disclose it’s political candidates or party status based on the Tea Party’s decidedly politically unbiased nature. We our inclusive of those who guardians of our Constitution and Liberties, regardless of party affiliation. That being said, many of our members do tend to be more Conservative than not.
It was interesting that a scant number of what appeared to be Union members showed up to protest our “protest”. What they didn’t understand about us was astounding.
One man had a home-made sign which read “KKK is Tea Party”. I said hello to the man, and urged him to come inside and listen. I also said to him, “We don’t hate you–we simply disagree”. I am unsure if he believed me, but I was telling the truth.
The discussion moved to “free healthcare” being a “right”. One individual said, “What will all the people do if they don’t get Healthcare?” to which I responded, “The same thing they have done for hundreds of years.”
I told them that Americans do not want “Socialized Healthcare”, and one elderly man said, “I am a World War II veteran and I get Socialized healthcare”. I went over, shook his hand, and said, “I honor your service to our country Sir, but you and other Veterans shed blood defending our country, I think that earns you greater rights than anyone else.” He smiled, and perhaps I made one small point.
Basically, what I found out was that these people either were so indoctrinated to not see the danger to our great country. Perhaps the Union paid them to come and protest us. But they really didn’t seem to understand the chance of our country falling as a World power via sheer force of bankruptcy. One man actually said he didn’t think the national debt was “real money”. I assured him it was, basically we were spending his son’s future away. I added, “Are you and I really so different?” He had little to say about that.
When our discussion ended, I wished them all well. I simply told them that we would have to “agree to disagree” but also asked them to come inside and listen. A few actually did, surprisingly. At first, there were a few “disruptors”, but as time went on they went silent.
The facts they heard may have been the reason, we can only hope. I assume that few knew that President Obama has spent more than all previous President’s combined, or that he may soon double the national debt. And that is the debt people, not the deficit. The points made were strong ones, such as the fact that Unions will face layoffs under Obamacare–something that the protestors probably didn’t know.
I spoke to a young woman the other day, a brilliant writer for her side of Conservatism, living in Liberal California no less. Besides her writing career she also works as a nurse and worries about the state of those such as herself in the Medical field. But what really impressed me was her speech about her “Great awakening” to Politics. She grew up in a family of Democrats, and didn’t think much about Politics until 9/11. It was this great tragedy that forced her to pay attention to news, and she began to understand that we are not meer idle members of society, we are the components of a Great Republic. If we take no part, refuse to educate ourselves–we can lose our rights. As she awakened she began to act, writing and speaking on the issues of the Constitution, about the protection of our allies in Israel, about her faith.
She knew that once engaged, the awakened cannot turn back. I truly think there are many Americans just like her. Perhaps some of the Union members I spoke to, although it may take a longer time for them.
So, my friends, watch for truth and fear the media’s indoctrination. Seek out facts and begin to engage your Government and monitor it’s actions. You are not gears in a machine as under Socialism, you are what makes up America.
When you watch this video you will understand something we should have known all along. Namely, Stupak and his supposed “anti-abortion” Democrats basically were going to vote “yes” all along.
In the tactics with Nancy Pelosi the plan surely went like this: We will let you pretend to fight to the very end, press your “strong moral convictions”, and then at the last minute we will come in with a way for you to vote in the affirmative. Plans within plans, people.
The problem is that the American people are now aware of how these people play their games–we will not be fooled any more. I have said the same thing about Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar, a man who does not even live within the state he say she represents. Oberstar has always tried to say he was a “moderate” Democrat via his positions on abortion and gun rights. With his yes vote on this bill, we know he does not have a strong position against abortion–it was just a stance he took to appear as moderate. But it seems there are few moderate Democrats left in either the house OR Senate. And what about Representative Oberstar’s “Strong stance against gun control”? How long will it last? Only until it comes up for a vote is my guess.
Remember and do not be fooled.
Getting back to Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion group that was about to award him has changed their mind:
Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the group was revoking its “Defender of Life” award to Stupak, which was to be awarded at its Wednesday night gala.
“We were planning to honor Congressman Stupak for his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform. We will no longer be doing so,” Dannenfelser said. “Let me be clear: any representative, including Rep. Stupak, who votes for this health care bill can no longer call themselves ‘pro-life.’”
They are not being fooled anymore, either.
Remember the name, Dan Benishek, he is Bart Stupak’s opponent. I set forth a plan, among others on facebook, to “send a message” to Congressman Stupak after betraying his constituents. The plan was to get to 5000 “friends” from where he was before the betrayal, when he was at a mere 756. Last night, he broke 7,776 members, and today is at 13,328 on his facebook page “Benishek for Congress”.
People will send a message, and they will be heard.
Can you imagine if George W had made this claim? Of course, considering the most of the media sees President Obama as perhaps the smartest man every to hold the office (despite the fact he thinks there are 57 states in the union) we are going to have yet another truth blackout.
Rush Limbaugh talked about this yesterday, and made the point that this would more than make healthcare free for everyone, they would pay you to treat you:
But let’s just look at some numbers here. Let’s apply some numbers here to this 3,000% reduction in premiums. I’m just going to pick a random number here to use. Let’s say the employer pays $4,000 in health care premiums for an employee. If his premium went down 100%, he would save $4,000, all right? If the premium went down 3,000%, that’s a savings of $4,000 (100%) times 30. That equals $120,000
Sure, it sounds crazy. Or perhaps stupid. But as any rabid fan of Barack Obama will have you know, he will produce a nation of milk and honey, a Utopia where everything is free, Socialism actually works, Government will control all things, cradle to grave. And we all know how well it works all over the world….right.