|Did you watch the grilling of Congressman Hare on the main page, Steve? That sort of thing is what some of us hope for from the Tea Party. None of us are Pollyannas. We know that for the last 100 years "progressives" have been treated by "moderates" as if the "progressives'" claims to other people's property are just a minor political quibble, not the sanction of outright criminality which makes actual reasoned political compromise impossible.|
It is not the Democrats' fault that the Republicans have let them get away with pretending they are respectable opponents, not outright liars, would-be tyrants and honorless thieves.
The point of the Tea Party is that it has so far shown the courage of its convictions, and has not voted for the easy "mainstream" candidate like Scozzafava in order to win elections.
Note that appeals to emotion and claims of victimhood are the favorite tactic of those who realize they cannot win on the merits.
The media and the left are scared shitless, witness their hysterical lies. Their protests that they detest the "end of civility" means only this, the end of the willingness of certain people to remain silent and act as if those on the left are worthy of the benefit of the doubt, while they hog tie, strangle, back stab, and pick the pockets of free men.
(Edited by Ted Keer on 4/05, 4:13pm)