Friday, January 29, 2010
Robert Menendez, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has revealed his new strategy for the 2010 election cycle:
“Given the pressure Republican candidates feel from the extreme right in their party, there is a critical — yet time-sensitive — opportunity for Democratic candidates,” the DSCC writes. “We have a finite window when Republicans candidates will feel susceptible to the extremists in their party. Given the urgent nature of this dynamic, we suggest an aggressive effort to get your opponents on the record.”
The tea party movement does contain far right conservatives, that can't be denied. But, what they still are not getting is that it also contains independants and moderates from both parties. The public is smart enough to understand that the government is spending us into oblivion. Many of the people are showing up because they understand that the federal government is putting the next generation into financial jeopardy. They are afraid that America will no longer be the "land of oppurtuntity", and the "American Dream" is becoming out of reach.
The tea party movement is so much more than republicans thinking that democrats are bad. What they actually are saying is that Washington has become so out of touch with the everyday person that they no longer understand their jobs, to uphold the constitution.
At some point, the government has to realize that the government is supposed to be about the people of the United States, not about party. Americans want to be free to make their own choices and live their lives as best they can. We also want our children to have a better and easier life than we have had.
The democrat's plan is paint everyone in the republican party as a "birther". Sorry, Mr. Menendez, I am not a birther. I will not allow you to paint me as one either. Yes, they exist; but that is a small minority that is no different than the people who think that President Bush blew up the twin towers on 9/11. With over 300 million people in this country you are always going to find fringes that believe in extremes.
The tea party movement rallied around Scott Brown. Senator Elect Brown is not a right winged extremist. His record clearly shows that he is a moderate republican cut from the same cloth as Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. Two people that your party is constantly trying to woo.
You are making a big mistake Sen. Menendez because you are proving the point of the tea party movement. That you simply just don't get it. We want accountable, limited government. Something that, based on your statement, you obviously cannot provide.