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What or Who Is Really Fueling the Anti-Tea Party Protests?

posted at 10:45 am on April 15, 2010 by

As we were reminded repeatedly during the eight years of the Bush II administration, dissent is the highest form of patriotism. For liberal protesters, this expression of love of country often took fairly obscene forms, including burning effigies of the president.

Of course, that was then and this is now, and the shoe is on the other foot. But there is a difference. As members of the Tea Party protest abuses by government that dwarf any of the gestapo tactics the Bush administration was accused of, they have company. The same peace-loving liberal activists are on hand, this time to protest the protest.

And true to their credo, they are making their views felt in the most respectful fashion they can muster. Which includes delivering savage beatings to supporters of Sarah Palin when deemed necessary.

Today, Tax Day, is the Big Kahuna, with Tea Party demonstrations planned for Washington and other major cities across the country. The day is young, but the blogosphere is already teeming with headlines predicting “low-grade civil war.”

Although I haven’t seen it raised anywhere else, a question I would like answered is who’s behind the counterdemonstration? What is prompting these agents provocateurs to threaten to crash the tea parties?

This is not the first counterdemonstration to take place in the streets of America, but it sure is an odd one. For one thing, the counterdemonstrators aren’t just seeking to out-shout the Tea Party protesters. In true Alinskyite fashion, they seek to discredit them by doing and saying outrageous things in the pretext of representing the Tea Party. Equally curious is what exactly it is that they want. It is possible, I suppose, that they are among the 40.2 percent RCP aggregate of voters who back Obamacare. But the bill is now law, so that still doesn’t explain why they would take off work and take to the streets to face off against those who stand oppose the law.

All of which seems to suggest that someone or some thing is putting them up to this? The question is who or what? On its face, the plan, which uses Alinsky tactics, sounds like the work of the nation’s chief adherent to the teachings of Saul Alinksy. It also fits in nicely with earlier White House efforts to get citizens to rat out purveyors of false information about health care. It’s just a thought, but if someone can offer a better explanation, I’d like to hear it.

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The interesting thing about that Christian Science Monitor item, HP, is that it links to the Gateway Pundit piece as its reference for the supposed comment by a tea-party supporter in favor of a “low-grade civil war.”

But neither Jim Hoft (Gateway Pundit) nor any of his readers speaks favorably of a “low-grade civil war.” In fact, none of them uses the phrase “low-grade civil war.” The only place that phrase appears on the webpage is in the trackback! Try an Edit – Search yourself to verify this.

Several of the commenters refer to either “civil war” or “uncivil war” as an unpleasant possibility, but there is no advocacy of the kind implied by the misleading CSM link.

CSM is cooperating nicely in the anti-tea-party effort to make it look like the tea-partiers are as angry and thuggish as the anti-tea-partiers. Frankly, I don’t believe anything the MSM say about things like this any more.

J.E. Dyer on April 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Excellent point, J.E. I hadn’t noticed that little insidious wrinkle. Typically devious tactics.

Howard Portnoy on April 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM

What’s behind it all? Outrage that us redneck idiots have the balls to say anything about their Golden God. Remember, the Obama Zombie Corps truly believed everyone loves Obama and those who don’t are nothing more than an aberration.

These people truly believe the only people who should have free speech are those that agree with them. Don’t forget that. That is why they consistently call for the “Fairness” Doctrine, etc., and love to show up at Tea Party events and try to shout the legit attendees down, beat them up, make them out to be racist scumbags.

These people believe in nothing but their own thoughts and feelings and those thoughts and feelings they’re told to have by their leaders. Anything else, in their mind, should be illegal and stamped out with extreme prejudice.

Mad Mad Monica on April 15, 2010 at 2:36 PM

P.S. I suspect if a money trail were tracked on these folks, it’d lead to some very interesting sources. There are some very clever puppetmasters running things for the left these days and at some point I hope some enterprising young journalist with integrity will follow that trail.

There’s a reason certain crimes are not being punished by this DOJ and there are definite reasons why the only stories regarding violence at tea party protests are ones that attempt to point to the actual tea party folks as the perps. The tea party patriots have the left running scared, hence the concerted efforts to paint them as evil, etc. Kinda like the attacks on Palin by those who don’t like what she stands for or says.

The weird thing is, with Palin and some of the tea party stuff, our own dadgum party is taking part in the nastiness which is a little weird. Perhaps that’s because these folks who claim to be conservatives really aren’t?

Mad Mad Monica on April 15, 2010 at 2:40 PM

I would think that the source of the Brownshirt activists was pretty obvious.

Axelturf and company built a huge and highly effective astroturfing operation for the 2008 election. It’s been shrunk, but hardly dismantled. Those remaining are committed to the Obama agenda, and willing to hit the bricks in support of it.

Traditional Brownshirts are drawn from the unemployed and gray-collar ranks (unions, for instance). Axelturfers are drawn from those who do not have to work (Trustafarians and the Doucheoisie). Street muscle is provided by a leavening of union thugs.

Tparty folks tend to be taking time off from their jobs/lives/children to attend events.

Dark Horse on April 15, 2010 at 2:43 PM

The Borg acts as a collective. They have been programmed. There is no need for a puppet master, just occaisional re-enforcement therapy at the apropriat clinic.

percysunshine on April 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM