In what Freud would call projection, the Left continues to accuse the Tea Party of using tactics that they are using.
The accusations flew when around one million people attended last year’s 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington. How could that many people be that upset? Why would they come out en masse against the President that was to be America’s Savior? Surely they must have been bought and paid for by foreign interests and evil corporations!
AG COMMISH CANDIDATES FOCUS ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF JOB | News Service of Florida
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Oct. 12, 2010…….While he’s been in the pinstripe world of Washington for several years, Adam Putnam is a fifth generation cattle rancher. He wants to return to his roots, hoping he’ll be elected agriculture commissioner in November.
For Scott Maddox, technically running for the same office, the goal is a bit different. The sign outside the office he wants doesn’t just say agriculture commissioner, it also says Office of Consumer Services. And the person running that office shares some executive power with the governor and other members of the Cabinet.
As Ingrid Betancourt continues her worldwide book tour, most of the press focuses on the former Colombian senator and presidential candidate’s gripping saga of nearly seven years of captivity under the FARC Communist guerillas, her spectacular rescue in ’09, and how she is dealing with adjusting to life today.
But there was one observation Betancourt made in Washington that much of the international press has overlooked but that is nonetheless poignant and politically dramatic: that her native country is “not the Colombia it was when I was abducted” and has “improved a lot” in the eight years since her kidnapping in February of ’02—when it has been under governments headed by conservatives who had been political foes of Betancourt when she was a left-of-center representative, senator, and presidential candidate.
“The security has improved a lot,” Betancourt told a standing-room-only crowd at the National Press Club in Washington on September 22. “It is not the Colombia it was when I was abducted.”
Its another revolutionary season in Americanpolitics, with voters preparing to do everything they can within the structure of the law to throw out the bad guys and the bad system they represent. The focus is on this amorphous thing called the Tea Party, which embodies a huge range of political impulses from libertarian to authoritarian, united under the common belief that everything is going wrong in Washington, with a common goal of upending the status quo.