The Tea Party's No Good, Really Bad Week

From Mark at News Corpse:


Glenn Beck Failed To Secure Permit For His MLK Day Rally

Well, never mind all of the alleged purposes of the rally. It seems it may not even take place. According to Bill Press, who contacted the National Park Service, Beck failed to secure a permit for his multiple-personality party:

“At this point, according to [Bill] Line [of the NPS], no final permit has been awarded for the August 28 event. The permit is still pending, and may not in fact be approved.”

Perhaps this isn’t an act of hysterical incompetence. Maybe Beck deliberately ignored the permit requirement to demonstrate his commitment to smaller government and deregulation. I can hear him now, wailing to the wind that “We don’t need no stinkin permit.” Who does the Park Service think they are granting permission to use these public grounds?

The Tea Bagger Bureaucrats aren’t having a very good week. A few days ago the Tea Party convention scheduled for mid-July in Las Vegas was postponed to an unspecified date in October. The reasons given were a fairly transparent basket of malarkey, as I observed here.

Go on over to News Corpse since there are some suggested actions for you to help derail Glenn Beck's money making book selling wingnut welfare scam political rally.

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have gotten the fear of GOP in the meantime?

I’m not sure why delaying a conference of activists until a couple of weeks before an election is advantageous. It seems to me that it wastes the efforts of their most motivated allies. They could have been working all summer to achieve their electoral goals instead of waiting until the last minute when it is too late to have much of an impact.

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"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson


may be part of the problem:

"They could have been working all summer to achieve their electoral goals"

A good large chunk of the Tea Party does not share their "electoral goals". They have created a BP like disaster within their own GOP ranks and, much like BP can't fix the mess they created, have no way to control what is happening now. The Tea Party base crazy is just spewing forth uncontrollably and to wherever their crazy side wants to go (which is about a million different directions - most of which do not include GOP political goals) instead of coming out in little spurts like it used to.

the nail on the head:

"The problem with the Tea Party, I think it's just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out," said Graham, who has come under fire from the right for being excessively moderate and compromising with Democrats.

Graham also said he challenged a group of Tea Partiers in a meeting: "'What do you want to do? You take back your country -- and do what with it?'...Everybody went from being kind of hostile to just dead silent."

"We don't have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats," Graham also said, adding: "Ronald Reagan would have a hard time getting elected as a Republican today."

No clear direction... And very little of it even aligns with the GOP politician's corporate goals. And they are extremely unappealing to anyone in the middle.

for the Clinton impeachement hearings?

I'm thinking so because I seem to remember forming my first opinion of him, then, as being a fairly reasonable partisan.

Mind you, since then, I've certainly had opportunity and desire to curse him.  OTOH, both poiltical stripes have drawn my wrath since I've developed an informed political opinion with the curses all the stronger, the older I get.

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"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson