…Is actually, not so shocking; I am shocked it’s just now being said. The Tea Party’s origins being somewhere between Ron Paul supporters and We Are Change members, and its name, quickly co-opted and transfigured into a partisan shape, paints a flagship style of journalism used by the establishment to combat its enemies. Why is Sarah Palin not being boo’ed off the stage at a Tea Party rally? Glenn Beck?! Didn’t he wanna arrest 9/11 Truth protesters? Where are all the Neo-Conned coming from? Answer: Fox News.
The Tea Party was quickly misquoted in the mainstream media, a failed tactic; where attack failed, promotion triumphed. Be it movement or politician, anything or anyone receiving establishment criticism quickly gains bi-partisan grassroot support. In an attempt to stay hip to the rising tide, or intentionally distort, Glenn Beck began his self-affiliation with the Tea Party, quickly pushing away support from the Left and distorting issues by a large swell of ne’er do wells to the movement from the establishment-right.
Below is the original article regarding Ron Paul’s comments.
Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party:
You’re being taken for a ride.
At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more wars or Beck’s beliefs on paying the private Federal Reserve MORE interest on our money by means of a VAT tax.
Ron Paul believes in neither of the above.
Here was Ron Paul’s message to the Tea Party via The New York Times just the other day:
“As many frustrated Americans who have joined the Tea Party realize, we cannot stand against big government at home while supporting it abroad. We cannot talk about fiscal responsibility while spending trillions on occupying and bullying the rest of the world. We cannot talk about the budget deficit and spiraling domestic spending without looking at the costs of maintaining an American empire of more than 700 military bases in more than 120 foreign countries. We cannot pat ourselves on the back for cutting a few thousand dollars from a nature preserve or an inner-city swimming pool at home while turning a blind eye to a Pentagon budget that nearly equals those of the rest of the world combined.”
While the Tea Party will be out supporting Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin this weekend, you wonder how many of them will be in full support of more wars and paying more interest to a group of untouchable and unauditable private bankers otherwise known as the FED? This is precisely what Ron Paul is asking the American public to consider when looking at the Tea Party leaders and see if they really stand for what they believe in.
Ron Paul believes the Tea Party is not about “left” or “right” like a lot of political pundits make it out to be. It’s about the constitution, and limited government.