Someone just yesterday showed me Noel Polk’s 12/22/09 Starkville Daily News Letter To The Editor, “Why has Tea Party waited until now to complain?”. I hear this question asked often, so I think this late response is still timely.
“What I want to know…is where were the Tea Partiers and their self righteousness when George Bush and Dick Cheney began the pointless politically-motivated money-hemorrhaging that’s now spending us into the oblivion that they now blame Democrats for? Would somebody please explain that to me? Please?”
It is unfortunate that Mr. Polk did not recognize that his answer is contained in the very way he asked his question. In his question, Polk correctly pointed out that Bush and Cheney (AND nearly all Democrats, but with many opposing Republicans, he omitted to say) BEGAN “the money-hemorrhaging that’s now spending us into…oblivion”. The “Tea Partiers” only came onto the scene (to strongly “protest” — not weakly “complain”) AFTER the money-hemorrhaging came to be recognized as the new trend of the new administration and its Democrat majority. Conservatives did not agree with Bush’s politically-motivated waste from the start, but for all we knew, that waste could have been a one-time “error”. We who spontaneously rose up to make the Tea Party Movement, did so only later, when it became obvious that Bush’s single error was being Continue reading Letter to the Editor Response: Why the Tea Party Now?