SO, WHO IS ACTUALLY ATTENDING THESE TEA PARTIES?
Posted by Andrew Roman on April 5, 2010
This is yet another instance where a liberal myth – a provably false premise constructed by Leftocrat Lego slingers – is shot down in a fiery ball of ruin and truth. Like fairy tales and childhood air castles, liberal delusions spun as facts – and peddled as such by a compliant mainstream media – are soon crushed like so much garlic under the mallet of reality.
Indeed, liberals act as if their fractured theories and unsubstantiated claims about the problems confronting Americans – solutions that require more government intrusion into our lives – are accepted facts (e.g., manmade global warming). Liberals behave as if conservatives are the divisive ones when they are constantly injecting race and class into every argument. They are obsessed with differences, although liberalism’s highest value is equality. Ultimately, underscoring their never-ending assault on conservatism as an inherently bigoted and compassionless ideology is the reality that liberals are masters at projecting their own antiquated focuses, conceptions and biases onto conservatives.
The way it works is this: Liberals say something – over and over again – and it suddenly becomes true. Liberal conventional wisom is born from maddening repetition and weaned on the nurturing bosom of an accommodating mainstream media.
Unfortunately for liberals, facts often get in the way of a good hallucination.
This is just the latest smack down.
But deterring a liberal is much like trying to hold back a tsunami with a spaghetti strainer – or listening to Nancy Pelosi and expecting coherence.
It ain’t easy.
So, what is it this time?
The myth that Tea Party members are nothing but a bunch of right-wing, God-happy, pistol-loving, pickup-truck driving, racist homphobes (i.e., Republicans and conservatives).
In fact, a huge chunk of them are from “the other side.”
Sean J. Miller of The Hill writes:
Four in 10 Tea Party members are either Democrats or Independents, according to a new national survey.
The findings provide one of the most detailed portraits to date of the grassroots movement that started last year.
The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group. Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.
The Winston Group conducted three national telephone surveys of 1,000 registered voters between December and February. Of those polled, 17 percent – more than 500 people — said they were “part of the Tea Party movement.”
“It’s a good sample size,” said David
Winston, the polling firm’s director. “It will certainly give us an initial base to follow where these folks are.”
Who would thought that 4 in 10 non-Republican Americans would fall victim to the charisma of hate, perpetrated best by such anti-unifiers as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham? Who’d have thought so many middle-left Americans would be vulnerable to the charming malevolence of talk radio and Fox News?
Liberals portray things the way they wish them to be – the very reason liberalism is a childish notion.