Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Noemie Emery: Media still clueless about Tea Parties | Washington Examiner

 While the media has their fun, and liberals dismiss the Tea Party movement as bitter racists, the movement remains viable, because it touches on something that can't be laughed away or hidden...

Noemie Emery: Media still clueless about Tea Parties | Washington Examiner

"To hear the media tell it, the Tea Party movement is one of the most mysterious forces ever to surface in national life. Since February 2009, when CNBC's Rick Santelli urged his listeners to dump unfunded derivatives into Lake Michigan to protest the developing culture of bailouts, they have been nothing but open about their fears of insolvency, their discomfort with increasing size of the government and their terror of deficits.

The media listen closely to all these objections, and decide they must mean something else.."

"Something unique happened in Obama's first year," Daniel Henninger wrote. "The veil was ripped from the true cost of government. This is a ghastly nightmare the Democrats have needed to keep locked in a crypt.

Obama began with a $787 billion stimulus package (which most economists have now dismissed as a failure), passed a fiscal 2010 budget of $3.5 trillion, passed a fiscal 2011 budget of $3.8 trillion, and passed his health care reform bill, for additional trillions whose scope we don't know. Henninger pegs this year's spending at $9 trillion.

The Tea Party is a popular, not a populist, movement, a grass-roots uprising against the cost and expansion of government power. It fears that the debt has become unsustainable.."

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