Tea Party on Capitol Hill was Ready to Rumble!

by Ryan on June 4, 2013

in Election 2010,Election 2012,Politics,Stupid government

It’s been nearly 240 years since that original “incident with the Tea” in December 1773, which was decades later called the Boston Tea Party.  Their modern-day namesake were being improperly targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs and today had a chance to have their voices heard.  It was marvelous!

Here’s the much talked about Tea Party activist and IRS victim Becky Gerritson‘s emotional testimony:

Here’s John Eastman from the National Organization of Marriage, whose donors were improperly disclosed and targeted by leftist groups:

Here’s a little heat between Democrat Jim McDermott and Paul Ryan on the left’s insistence on blaming the victim when that victim is a conservative.

These are just a few tidbits from today’s hearings.  Nothing like a little sunshine and fresh air to temporarily clear the murk around DC these days!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

rightonoz June 5, 2013 at 2:08 am

OK, so the IRS were a little zealous. They are after all supposed to check that all theses registrations are valid. There is ZERO evidence of any evil master plan. (regardless of what Fox news might try to beat up)

I have to disagree with you on this, and Benghazi (another Fox News effort).

It’s telling that the Republican congress is waisting time trying to generate scandals where there is no actual proof, just conjecture, rather than addressing urgent legislative needs, the budget etc, which is what they are elected to do. Despite being right wing, the consensus around the world is the lunatics are running the asylum in Congress.

Genuine right wing legislators are being bullied into losing focus by some total whack jobs. Get back to focus on genuine smaller government, lower taxes, without the extreme rubbish by the Tea Party types and the country may elect a republican in 2016. As it stands today, not going to happen! Trying to beat up scandal, where there is little real chance of it being found is only a useless distraction.

If our Coalition party were ever anything like the nutters you have at present, I would vote against them for the first time in my life. On principle.

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Ryan June 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Hey Oz,
The IRS actually admitted to unfairly targeting conservative groups like the Tea Party. The IRS is not supposed to be partisan. It had a job to do, to check the backgrounds of groups seeking certain tax status. They did that, then unleashed a flurry of obstruction and delay which potentially put dozens of right-wing groups out of the picture during the President’s reelection campaign. If any government abuse issue deserves enema-like attention, it’s this one.

Though, I do agree with you — there’s probably no evil master plan. This was probably just a tone set by the administration, whose ideological sycophants in the trenches of the IRS blindly obeyed, even probably taking their own initiative in stymieing the political speech of groups whose philosophy is counter that of the administration.

At the same time, what is the GOP to do? “Ours is a government of laws, not of men” comes from John Adams. Those on the right try to have fidelity to that concept — if you break a law, there should be consequences. If one acted inappropriately in a government position, that needs to be vetted. Someone should be the adult in the room in DC.

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rightonoz June 6, 2013 at 2:57 am

@Ryan
By All means press for investigation by the law, but get on with governing. At present it’s seen as nothing to do with the law, but just a way to obstruct, and search for a scandal.

Putting forward legislation, making Obama react to intelligently crafted laws to reduce the deficit, promote growth, without going over the edge as some in the Tea Party seem to wish for.

Be seen as the party of the reasonable majority, rather than the current system, where Dems are the party of the left unions, and Reps the party of the mega rich and religious whack jobs. (Comment from one of my US friends)

Instead of getting in a blind focus on the supposed scandals, take the lead. Show the country (and the world) they are capable of positive government. Even go as far as to support reasonable Obama initiatives (if he has any) rather than be seen as the party of No.

In the process, there’s a few nut cases you need to rid yourselves of. A party linked to fools who make statements such as a woman can’t get pregnant if it’s genuine rape etc has put itself off side with a huge section of the public, before starting it’s policy platform.

We’re seeing some of our Coalition poli’s headed in that direction, and I worry.

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