Your predictions or pessimistic outlook mirror what we've been hearing on Fox News and the right-wing Media since Obama's election. The problem is that those predictions never come to fruition (Unemployment never hit double-digit and Romney did not win). To me, they sound more like fear or hysteria than anything else.<quoted text>
Like so many, you identify Tea partiers as defined by...I don't even know who.
It isn't a party, it's a philosophy. A very widespread and growing one, largely based on limiting the scope and power of the increasingly overreaching federal government.
The 2010 mid-terms gave us all a glimpse of how widespread this is...all those congressional seats won took a groundswell of support in many areas of the country. State houses turned over, too.
So we can marginalize them, demonize them and ridicule them, but it doesn't seem to be having any affect. And as the ACA rollout continues, I think we're going to see even more people identifying with that philosophy, even while they scoff at the T party as it has been defined.
As far as the characters you mentioned causing the social divide, that's not a;together true. Both sides are working on that, because our side does it, too.
The ACA is what is going to upset the apple cart. As of today, over 4 million people have lost their private insurance. It's estimated that 15 million will lose their insurance in the upcoming months, and the number will explode at the end of next year as the employer mandate kicks in. Unfortunately, that's going to start hitting the media at election time.
So, never mind what the talking heads on the right are saying, our side better start working on a better message than telling people that the government knows what's best for them, even as they find out for themselves that what the government is offering is far worse than what they had. Because up 'til now, it's all been talk, but as reality hits millions of homes and more and more people find out they were lied to, the excrement is going to hit the fan, big time.
The exit polling I mentioned shows that. People all over the country seem to be stirring and a lot of the polls are in contrast to what the media has been telling us. It's starting to look a little scary out there, and the Democrats are rightly worried. They need to be.
_We all know that during economic downturns there is always confusion and unrest (Greece, Brasil and the Middle East are good examples). The T-party insurrection, however, was not a spontaneous movement. During hard times, we'd expect to see poor folks who had lost their jobs and homes on the street, not well-to-do folks. Right-wing Media, in response to Obama's victory, meant to incite White Americans against the president with not so subtle bigoted and crude accusations like: Obama hates white people... He had a plan to pay reparation to Blacks for slavery... Joe The Plumber (he'll be spreading the wealth)... Rejection of his birth place (A Black man with no criminal records must be an alien)... Rejection of his Christian faith, making him a Muslim even though Reverend Wright's church was of Christian faith ... In other words, a great many people who did not approve of a Black president came out as T-partiers who wanted to claim their country back from the Negro... Trust me, a blind man can see what's been going on: Sabotage of the first Negro president by powerful supremacists, planned on inauguration day, in 2009, according to Newt Gingrich....
_ Sabotage and Embargo are powerful weapons; both deployed against the Obama Administration... He'd fail long time ago if God was not with him... You just watch! His enemies are falling one by one and we'll be just fine....