Monday, December 13, 2010

Dear Tea Party. Feelin' Duped Yet?!?

For a group of folks who allegedly won the political equivalent of The Super Bowl last month, the Tea Partiers sure have been eerily silent lately.

November's midterm elections were supposed to be an indictment of Obama's Socialist, anti-Real American reign of terror. The Tea Party would elect a new breed of Real American politricians who'd restore our once-great country to its former glory, guided by the principles of our founding fathers. Out of control spending would be reigned in, pork would be fried, the deficit would be slashed. The force of Real America would be felt, and that Obama guy would be put back in this rightful place.

So, one month into the reign of the Baggers, what exactly has happened?

Republicans agree with Obama to extend the deficit nearly one trillion dollars (!), in the form of tax cuts for the wealthy, unemployment benefits for the lazy, and lots of wasteful spending for all.

Despite pledges to "change Washington", hordes of incoming Tea Party candidates are hiring lobbyists as staff advisers.

Tea Party Causus members ask for a startling $1B (!) in earmarks.

Congressional Republicans appoint the so-called King Of Pork to head the Appropriations Committee, which is almost like making Lindsay Lohan head of the DEA.

So, I ask, Tea Party Nation, what more do you need to see before you figure out you've been duped all along? The folks you sent to DC were in most cases failed career politicians, already millionaires, or worst of all, RINOs. That can't feel good.

Where is the outrage? Where are the marches and comically misspelled signs? Where are the witch hunts for birth certificates and hidden religious preferences?


Strangely, the only Tea Partier to keep it real was one who didn't even win her election.

That's right, Christine O'Donnell, tell em' why you mad, ma'.
At a speech Tuesday night in Virginia, Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party darling and one-time sorceress called Obama's tax cut deal that included the extension of unemployment benefits a "tragedy" comparable to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death of Elizabeth Edwards, The Hill reported.

"Tragedy comes in threes," O'Donnell told the audience. "Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards's passing and Barack Obama's announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits."
Too bad the folks of Delaware weren't patriotic enough to send this Real American to DC.

Question: Were the Tea Partiers duped, or is it too soon to tell whether or not the Real Americans they sent to DC will live up to their promises?

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