Why the Nashville Tea Party matters, or does it?Submitted by blounttruth on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 11:41
With Bachmann and others dropping out of their prior speaking engagements at the Nashville Tea Party, it leaves one to wonder if the Tea Party movement is dead in the water, or if there are bigger plans for it. My personal assessment of what will occur hit me this morning listening to the radio host of a local neo conservative station we have here in Tennessee when it was announced that Palin would be in attendance. I would dare guess those that are willing to split the bill to attend such a pricy convention are going specifically to fall at the feet of the far right wing neoconservative Goddess; Palin, and really nothing more. The main stream tea party goers have no interest in throwing out big bucks in order to hear the status quo talk about how Romney, Huckabee, and the same old same old has also gone "rouge" to ensure a neoconservative spot on the 2012 stage, which is Palins role for the GOP. It is again my opinion that two things will come from this, and they are as follows:
1. The left wing MSM will portrait this as a failure and lack of support for the original tea party. They will speak of tea-baggers as a past tense force, and more than likely throw in a couple of derogatory comments about how standing up against record deficits, health care that does not focus on health care, cap and tax, and things of this nature are racist in nature. A lot of talk with zero substance, which is the norm.
2. The MSM on both the left and right will anoint Palin as the "new leader" of the tea party, as she steers the Christian right over the cliff of neo-conservatism wrapped in a quasi constitutional package. She will then be the Mrs. tea party of Fox news as she claims her status as the new leader and starts organizing the Christian right to support all the status quo candidates such as Romney, Huckabee, and so on... Because they love the constitution and Jesus, Dontcha know. This is an attempt to counter liberty candidates, and I would dare guess her support for Rand was a “Do what you can, and as little as you can to impress the Ron Paul crowd” move, directed by the GOP campaign analysts.
In the end Palin will have no choice but to show America that she is no different than self proclaimed “Maverick” McCain, and Americans will soon forget that in 2008 all candidates short of Ron Paul stated that the economy was good, and that they fully support “all” Bush policies. If you were amongst the awakened you knew they were pandering to the corporations and military industrial complex more than the American people, and it will be the same in 2012. Your opinion?