Obama Is The Enemy, Not The Tea Party
This morning I responded to a tweet on twitter that Republicans do have a plan — it is to crush the Tea Party and demoralize Tea Party people. To which the person I was tweeting with tweeted back: “This is why Republicans fail. They’re more concerned with holding on to traditional power and not traditional American values.”
And therein you have the heart of the matter. Republicans haven’t had a plan to stop Obama since he took office. Think I’m wrong? Name one thing of merit they have stopped Obama on. It wasn’t his unwarranted intrusion into Libya, Egypt, or Syria. It wasn’t obamacare. It wasn’t his arbitrary decisions pursuant to which laws he would or would not enforce. It certainly hasn’t been Obama’s unprecedented use of Executive Orders to make legislation which is a Constitutional violation of the separation of powers. Apparently the Republican plan to curtail Obama’s spending and his driving us further into historical debt is to first bluff and bluster on Fox News and then dutifully roll over and act in full accordance with what Obama wants.
No president in history has been given the freedom to violate the Constitution as has been afforded Obama. Not even the Democrat demi-god Franklin D. Roosevelt was given the tacit approval to violate the Constitution that Obama is afforded.
If the Republicans spoke French, one would think the Capitol was the French embassy in the United States. In fact, even the French are showing more courage than the Republicans. Obama has unconstitutionally intruded upon Wall Street, upon the auto industry, and has given his permission for his wife — who is an unelected individual with no legislative authority under the Constitution — to bring forth domestic policies that will cost taxpayers upward of $2 billion if not more. As I wrote yesterday, House Republicans will introduce three pieces of legislation next week that are designed to further entrench oabamcare. They are supporting Obama on amnesty for illegal aliens. Republicans have stood stoically silent as Obama’s IRS conducted illegal and unConstitutional acts against Tea Party groups. As I have pointed out many times, Boehner worked diligently behind the scenes to undermine Congressional investigations into Fast and Furious which was another instance where Obama’s personal polices resulted in the murder of Americans and innocent Mexicans.
Republicans have refused to take action against Obama even as indictable information has been revealed that Obama knowingly lied and suborned perjury in the murders of Americans in Benghazi. Republican establishment candidates will not be attacking Obama or his policies in upcoming elections in order, supposedly, to narrow the focus on oabamcare. The problem with that claim is that, as I and others have documented, Republicans have been secretly working to ensure the full implementation of obamacare.
But with that as their political landscape, Republican leadership has determined that crushing the Tea Party and Tea Party candidates must be their primary objective. Which is a direct assault against We the People. The Tea Party is a movement of We the People. It is outside the construct of the failed two-party system. Which is exactly why Republican leadership is committed to destroying the Tea Party and estranging all who support same.
In 2010, the upstart Tea Party Candidates won 50 percent of their Senatorial races and won 31.4 percent of their House races. Those are historical victories by a movement that was barely a year old. In 2010, the Tea Party movement had a huge impact on the political landscape for decades, to come if not longer. In the aftermath of one of the greatest seismic shifts in political fortunes, the Tea Party was singularly responsible for Republicans retaking the House and nearly retaking the Senate. More importantly, the Tea Party candidates did it with very little financial support or support of any measurable kind from the GOP/RNC — and still we prevailed.
John Boehner, realizing that the Tea Party movement was a force to be reckoned with, promised Tea Party people in Ohio, “I will never let you down.” And to that point, Boehner didn’t just let the people down; he has lied and misled Tea Party people since becoming Speaker.
The Republicans have decided to combat the Tea Party because we threaten their good-ole-boy way of doing things. The Tea Party movement is an amalgamation of people from every walk of life who are committed to decreasing government spending, lowering taxes, balancing the budget, reducing the national debt, and strictly conforming to the Constitution.
These are the very issues that the Republican Party is supposed to embrace. Yet they prove themselves to support the very opposite. Republican leadership is calling the Tea Party groups “racists, xenophobes, and stupid.” They are accusing us of being “intolerant.” Literally every day another Republican steps forth castigating Tea Party groups and people.
The Tea Party movement is intended to empower We the People and secure such future as is left for our children and our grandchildren. How is that a threat to America? The answer is that it isn’t — it’s a threat to those who are interested only in sustaining their personal positions.
The Republican Party of today no longer represents our interests nor do they support good government.
Our liberty is at stake, and it is not due exclusively to the Democrats. It is due to Republicans who want to be like Democrats.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here