Jenny EriksonRemember that hit piece on the Tea Party in The New Yorker a few months ago? The whole thing basically said that the billionaire Koch brothers are funding the Tea Party movement. I'm still waiting for my check, by the way.
Lefty liberals know they can't ignore us crazy conservatives, so they do their best to discredit us. Rachel Maddow calls us tea-baggers. Bill Clinton likens us to domestic terrorists. The NAACP calls us a hate group (which is interesting coming from a group that supposedly fights for equality). President Obama warns of the darker aspects of the Tea Party -- and in Rolling Stone magazine, no less!
Liberals love to mock us and positively giggle with excitement over coming up with such eloquent insults as "Mashed up bag of meat with lipstick." So clever! They insult us in an attempt to convince themselves and all 27 MSNBC viewers that we're a radical fringe group funded by Wall Street Republicans. Because all those rich New Yorkers with houses in the Hamptons are Republicans (insert eye roll here).
Nancy Pelosi assumes we're Astroturf because she doesn't know anything different. In the liberal world, protesters are paid to show up to rallies. Their hearts are not even in it enough to clean up after themselves. Democrats assume that Tea Party candidates like Marco Rubio, Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, and even Christine O'Donnell are funded by rich Republican interest groups (which is really funny considering that those four won their primaries despite the GOP establishment backing their opponents) because they win their races with big union money.
The left cannot imagine a world where real live human beings care enough about their country and their future to come together of their own accord to make their voices heard. That we're coming together to financially support the candidates we want representing us. SEIU or UAW does not back our candidates; we back our candidates.
From CBS News:
Typically, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Senate candidates get no more than 20 percent of their funds from small donors. But the latest numbers available from the Federal Elections Commission for some Tea Party favorites show much higher stats.
Ed Morrissey sums it up nicely over at HotAir.com:
This appears to negate the notion that the Tea Party is a corporate-driven movement. This shows that the Tea Party is a true grassroots movement, one with a significant amount of power.
They want to pretend that we don't exist, and they can go on living their elitist little lives where they tell us what to do and what to eat and where to go to school and how much water we can have. They have no idea that we're the majority, and in two weeks we're taking the first step to restoring honor, freedom, and independence.
Happy Election Day. It's going to be a good one.