What is the Tea Party? Who is the Tea Party? Big media types and the larger left have their demagogic spin: Tea Partyers are racist, backwoods, anti-government dunderheads with a predisposition toward domestic terrorism. In a word, they're "extremists."
A government shutdown is inevitable because President Obama will insist on it. Nothing the Republicans do, short of total capitulation, will prevent this from happening. So the Republicans' task is to prevail in this inevitable confrontation and lay the groundwork for victory in 2012.
One has to wonder if congratulations are in order for President Obama. The U.S. economy is in ruins, the country in crisis, the world in chaos. Was this all a purposeful plan, or is Mr. Obama simply an inexperienced, incompetent, bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the White House?
"In the beginning, the devil created. ..." Wait a minute. That's not how the Bible begins.
In "Rules for Radicals," Saul Alinsky advises leftist organizers to antagonize opponents. "The real action is in the enemy's reaction," he writes in his 1971 classic strategy manual. "The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength."
There's a time and a place for everything, and Saturday's lampooning of the great American tradition of gathering on the Mall for a transcendent cause was neither. The pep rally led by left-wing cheerleaders Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert proved once again that liberals don't understand that the American majority has rejected the big-government philosophy.
On Tuesday there's a good chance "Mickey Mouse" will help bolster the vote count of Pennsylvania Senate candidate Joe Sestak and other Democratic hopefuls across the country.
This may not be the end, but I think I can see it from here. Ever so hesitatingly and oh so painfully, I hate to admit that I am beginning to wonder why Americans even bother to vote anymore on controversial issues. If the America-hating liberals, socialists and Marxists in charge don't like the outcome of a decision by "we the people," they either sue and get a black-robed, leftist federal judge to declare the results unconstitutional or they get the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to sue for them. Hey, if you can't beat us at the polls, take us to court or sue us in the bizarro world of the corrupt American anti-justice court system. Freedom for sale at what price?
It is abundantly clear that Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is no friend of this country or the office he holds.