Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Parties Aren't Exactly My Cup of Tea

I've been helping with organizing the Knoxville Tea Party which is one reason why I've not blogged as much lately.

While I've been generally sympathetic to the concept of the Tea Parties, it is not without it problems.

A lot of people incorrectly assume Rick Santelli kicked off this whole movement. No! It would be Ron Paul who just happened to be speaking about issues that have been ignored for a long time. Personally, I've been talking about these issues since 2001 when I first came to understand what fractional reserve banking was. Michael Badnarik himself during a visit to Knoxville during his presidential campaign in 2004 specifically stated in 2008, things were going to start to get bad.

The GOP is all of the sudden claiming to be conservative so as to create the false impression that they are in opposition to Obama. The fact of the matter is that nothing has changed in Washington. How come they weren't complaining when they were the ones who were running up massive deficits, leaving our borders open or acting no better than the Democrats?

Sorry for spilling the beans. But I'm still not sure what to make of it when of all of the sudden people are wanting to claim credit for something when these issues are hardly new.

1 comment:

l4k said...

So true. The same people that laughed at Ron Paul during the debates are now claiming to be on the side of limited, Constitutional government. I am especially leery of Fox News' attempt at co-opting the Tea Parties.