- - Monday, October 4, 2010

The primary and ridiculously obvious reason why America is trillions of dollars in debt, why just a small minority of Americans pay the vast amount of federal taxes while 50 percent pay no federal taxes, why the size of Fedzilla has dwarfed anything our Founding Fathers ever could have imagined, why our borders are insecure, why Americans do not trust politicians and why the U.S. economy is anemic is because of professional, corrupt Fedzillacrats who have rigged the system in their favor while fleecing the rest of America.

We have been suckered far too long into believing that only slick-talking lawyers and other professional doublespeakers are capable of being representatives and senators and running the country. Indeed, they have run the country - auguring it into a financial abyss.

The mood of the nation is sour. Angst is palpable, with runaway frustration and anger on Main Street USA and a sense that long-overdue change is coming. Many Americans have recognized that Fedzilla works against them, not for them. Welcome to the party.

Both the Democrats and the Republicans have been slow and resistant to accept that politics as usual isn’t cutting it anymore with the bedrock producers of America. The status quo has always sucked, but it has reached a terminal vacuum.

The Democrats still don’t get it. Pompous and arrogant Fedzillacrats such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuse to budge in their foundational belief that they know what is best for us. These socialists are the new slave masters and think feeding Fedzilla trillions more of our tax dollars is a wise and pragmatic policy. They are Fedzilla’s zookeepers.

The Republicans were caught flat-footed by the Tea Party and had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this new political reality. My gut tells me some establishment, blue-blood Republicans still would rather be slugged in the kisser by a Mike Tyson uppercut than accept the Tea Party and its candidates. How dare we the people act like we the people?

So what is the response to the Tea Party by Fedzillacrats and their useful left-wingnuts in the media? Attempt to marginalize Tea Party candidates as being out-of-step with America, call them naive crackpots and demonize them for not being lifelong professional Fedzillacrats. Americans aren’t buying the dung that the disappearing left-wing print media is shoveling.

Everyone knows there are high-brow media and political classes that look down their haughty noses with contempt at the “unrefined and unsophisticated” Tea Party candidates. While they snicker at Tea Party candidates, America burns because of the very “sophisticated, seasoned and well-intentioned” political punks these very media and political spinmiesters have endorsed for decades. Same old, same old death march.

That is what they want for America: more of the same. More unaccountable Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, more borrowing, more debt, more expensive programs, more buyouts, more abandonment of accountability.

Not the Americans I meet on a daily basis in airports, restaurants and gas stations. Those Americans are mad as hell and want true change in Washington. They know the only way they will achieve that is to send a new breed of politician to Capitol Hill. Let’s send Mr. Smith to Washington with a crowbar of common sense and tell him to swing it often. It is a target-rich environment.

Bottom line is that Americans don’t care if Tea Party candidates have ever been elected to anything. They don’t care that Tea Party candidates have some skeletons in their closet. They don’t care that Tea Party candidates don’t have golden tongues. These things don’t matter. Their rawness is exactly what makes them appealing.

Change is good for a republic. Too much power in the hands of too few for too long is a recipe for disaster. And a disaster is what we have on our hands. The only way out of this mess is new people with bold new ideas. Hell, they can’t possibly screw up the country any worse than what the professional political punks and their establishment political parties have done for decades.

Over the next couple of years, we have some very difficult issues to discuss and even harder choices to make about the future of America. Let’s start by agreeing that what we don’t need is more of the same. When you are in a hole, quit digging.

Keep your political powder dry, America. Stay focused. Stay angry. Aim small, miss small. Clean house and clean it good this time.

Ted Nugent is an unstoppable American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns, & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).