A question for Obama's top advisor: What do you make of this spreading and very public disaffection with not only the government, but especially the Obama administration, the TEA parties this week?
Axelrod's Response: I think any time that you have severe economic conditions, there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy.
Follow up question: The tea parties were unhealthy?
Axelrod's Response: Well, this is a country where we value our liberties and our ability to express ourselves. And so far these are expressions. The thing that bewilders me is this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere, because he certainly understands the burden that people face.
So we're supposed to get excited about Obama's $8-per-week income redistribution scheme? $8 will barely pay for a gallon of gas by the end of the Obama administration.
Are Obama and Axelrod really so clueless? Are they really so profoundly out of touch with what the Tea Parties are about?
Government is becoming bigger and more belligerent every single day. The Federal Government commandeers a greater portion of the fruits of our labor every time we turn around. We're mortgaging our future so we can provide financial rewards for special interest groups and buy votes for Obama and his Democrat cronies. Reshuffling an average of $8 isn't going to address these concerns.
The Tea Party crowd hasn't been fooled by Obama's despicable shell game. We know that it will mutate into something very dangerous.
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Read This — MSM's Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance:
Many posed the questions, during their Tea Party coverage, "Why all this anger now? Why are these people protesting now, when they weren't out in the streets during GW's eight years?"
Why indeed. The ordinary American — normally quite-silent majority — will take an awful lot of malfeasance and wasteful spending from our federal government. Most of the time, we are just too darned busy to protest anything. We are not getting paid to protest, unlike the anti-war and anti-poverty protesters our media covers in never-ending flurries of fury. We don't get federal tax dollars to protest, as does ACORN, and we have no sugar-daddy like Soros paying us stipends to lend a deceitful public-protest face to his personal views.
We're the productive class, the vast middle. We're busy living our own lives, busy building the businesses and earning our livings, busy raising our children and doing the host of volunteer services that infuse life into our Churches, Synagogues and civic organizations. We're the citizens doing the lion's share of those things which have made America the great and exceptional Nation she has been for the past 2-1/3 centuries.