Obama was the First Tea Partier?
Before the first Tea Party, Senator Obama said:
Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘‘the buck stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.
I was at the first Tea Parties, and only about 3% of the signs mentioned Obama, and yet, Obama’s words shortly before the first Tea Parties sound exactly like what Tea Partiers have been saying from the beginning. It is almost as if the first Tea Parties were inspired by Obama’s speech in 2006.
That hardline anti-spending anti-debt speech was from Senator Obama under President Bush; whereas, President Obama is spending and borrowing way more than Bush did, and he is unwilling to make any cuts. In only one respect has Obama been consistent – he is unwilling to negotiate on the debt limit – but this time he insists on raising it!
Instead of calling Obama on his breathtaking hypocrisy, the mainstream media direct bitterness and ridicule at anyone who takes the same position espoused by Senator Obama in 2006. Did the mainstream media direct bitterness and ridicule at Senator Obama in 2006? No, speaking with Senator Obama was a universally orgasmic experience for both the men and women of the mainstream media in 2006.
Therefore, beyond the merely breathtaking hypocrisy of Obama is the epic unprecedented world-class hypocrisy of the American mainstream media.
On a related note, Obama and the mainstream media say he will negotiate, but they obfuscate the fact that he will only negotiate after he gets what he wants. That’s not negotiation. That’s just a conversation, but the media won’t call him on that either.
As usual, this is not about Obama, who is just a front man. It is about how the bias, conformism, and ignorance of the media and Obama voters are the biggest problem in America today. Their bias, conformism, and ignorance are holding back progress. They cling to the Myth of Obama fabricated by the American media, and we can’t move forward until they abandon the failed policies of the past and become more in touch with reality. Obama voters are holding back progress. This is why we bust the Myth of Obama.
(update 10/17/2013): Obama has identified those who have been holding back progress … “the bloggers”.