As you can see by this post, Democrats are so scared of the tea party movement they are now trying to use the fear game to make us afraid of them. Here we have Bill Clinton comparing the "anti-government" movement to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
Recently, Bill Clinton said, "There was this rising movement in the early nineties that was basically not just a carefully orchestrated plot by people of extreme right-wing views but one that fell into fertile soil because there were so many people for whom the world no longer made sense. They wanted a simple, clear explanation of what was an inherently complex, mixed picture full of challenges that required not only changes in public policy, but personnel conduct and imagination about the world we were living in. So demonizing the government and the people that work for it sort of fit that -- and there were a lot of people who were in the business back then of saying that the biggest threat to our liberty and the cause of our economic problems was the federal government itself."
We Americans are not trying to "demonize the government." What we are trying to do is get government back to the way it was for the first 150 years of its existence.
Moments ago I was watching MSNBC, and the caption on the TV showed how patriot groups have tripled in the past year. The discussion was about how the anti-government rhetoric is incentivising some people to act out against the government. And, as Clinton noted, this may lead to "acts of violence."
The MSNBC anchor and the guest talked about how talk about how the government is going to force Americans to buy healthcare, and telling people they need to become active against government intrusion into our lives is incentivising some to violence. That those on the right incite violence because they say the healthcare bill will start death panels.
They say this despite the fact there have not been any acts of violence by the Tea Party, and the Tea Party movement has been one of the most peaceful movements in U.S. history. They also say this despite the fact they were quite comfortable with anti government rhetoric when they were not in power, as I'm sure you remember their rants against the government during the run up to, during, and after the War in Iraq.
Of course back in 1995 Bill Clinton blamed the terror bombing in Oklahoma City on Rush Limbaugh, or at least "Right Wing Talk Radio,"blasting the government.
Clinton said in 1995: " We hear so many loud and angry voices in America today whose sole goal seems to be to try to keep some people as paranoid as possible and the rest of us all torn up and upset with each other. They spread hate. They leave the impression that -- by their very words, that -- violence is a acceptable. You ought to see -- I'm sure you are now seeing the reports of some things that are regularly said over the airwaves in America today. It is time we all stood up and spoke against that kind of reckless speech and behavior."
Yet, then and now, the media folks who report this fail to tell us listeners is that Bill Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, had Federal tanks destroy the home of American Citizens at the Branch Davidian Ranch, killing 76.
They don't tell you that Timothy McVeigh was responding to that government massacre, and not Rush Limbaugh. And they don't tell you that attack came exactly 2 years to the day of the U.S. attack on camp Dravidian.
Back in 1995 you had an anti-government conspiracy led by Army veteran Timothy McVeigh, who exploded a truck bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people."
One problem with this "fear game tactic" is that it will no longer work. The American people are smarter than that, and they have caught on. We know the Tea Party movement is in no way related to the terror and fear market.
The anti-don't-ask-don't-tell crowd in Washington D.C. today was more violent than any Tea Party to this date, where anti-don't-ask-don't-tell folks actually chained themselves to fences and had to be hauled away by police.
Likewise, we Americans also know that the Tea Party isn't even anti-government. Have you noticed the left consistently talks about the Tea party movement as the anti-government movement. No, the anti-government movement is the atheist movement, which is where Timothy McVeigh comes in. The athiest movement is far left, not far right.
Anti-government, and violence, is in no way what the Tea Party movement is about. The Tea Party movement is a movement of people who are sick and tired of too much government invasion into the private sphere of American life. The Tear party folks are tired of bailouts and tax and spend policies that are bankrupting America. They are for a limited government, and a responsible government, and government leaders who follow the Constitution, not ignore.
The Tea Party people want America to go back to where there was individual and corporate responsibility. If you want to achieve you work hard and earn it, rather than simply pick up a government check. The Tea Party movement is about the government being around to defend America, and otherwise stand pat and let us live our lives independently. In other words, the Tea Partiers are for freedom.
It's kind of ironic that Bill Clinton and the democrats want the people of the United States to fear the tea party movement, yet they don't want us to fear "islamic terrorists." We aren't even allowed to say the word terror anymore.
Thus, we are supposed to be more scared of our neighbors who are peace loving Americans and who simply want their government to be responsible (and not so progressive), and to not have any fear of any Muslim terrorist, all of whom come from one religion -- the Muslim religion.
I'm not saying all Muslims are terrorists, but statistics say 100% of terrorists are young and fit male Muslim. So, instead of making grandma and Al Gore take off their shoes at the airport, we ought to be on the look out for those most likely to terrorize, which in this case is young male Muslims.
You have to realize people who chant this stuff are the same people who want to get rid of American sovereignty, the same people who want to get rid of "Western Society," and the same people who want to create a world where Americans just blend in with every other nation.
They also believe a New World Order and of Euphoria is a possibility, when all the smart people of the world know that is not even possible. No matter how much you trust all your neighbors, one of them will be up to no good. Sorry progressives, but it's the truth.
The neat thing about 2010 is that we know which neighbors are the Islamic Terrorists, and they all come by one skin color. And we know which ones are the citizens who would like a return of classical liberalism, and they are those who support the Tea Party Movement, which include good folks of all colors, races and creeds, including some young male Muslims.
It just seems to me these progressives want us to be oblivious to the truth. They fear the tea party movement, and are trying to get us to to fear it too. If the Tea Party folks get their way, Bill Clinton, Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and their liberal/progressive agenda faces a major setback, at the benefit of individual freedom -- which is exactly what they don't want.