"Gangsta Government" V. Tea Party "Amoeba!" (And In Tennessee, They Do This!)

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    Ever since the Administration poured the Sorgham Molasses Stimulus, into the bureaurcratic engines of United States, state and local governments: Then sources of alternative revenue have blossomed even in State of California.

    There is something about a Democratic Party bureaucrat, rushing off to the PayDay Loan Shop, and running out to the parking lot to holler, "Come On' Sorgham! Go, Molasses Go(?)!"

    Finally, it even caught up to State of Tennesse, Rep Marsh Blackburn! Below is a part of the Meet The Press comments, from Sunday, April 18. It starts to get good at about the "Five Freedoms," (1) Freedom from Government Home Loans, (2) Freedom from Government Health Care, (3) Freedom from Government Education, (4) Freedom from Government jobs, and (5) Freedom from Government Light Bulb screwers, or something.

    To fix that, The Free Market needs more oversight(?)!

    Tea Parties themselves may not help. "Tea Parties are very loosely knit organizations. I describe it as kind of like an amoeba!" That is what Rep. Blackburn said.

    Steve McQueen once starred in the teen enthraller, "The Blob!" That was actually a kind of forerunner to the Preservative Obama Stimulus, discussed above. "Beware of The Stimulus, it creeps, it slides across the floor--it was a bore--and everyone got pissed, and mostly yes: It took more than a year. . . . "

    Rep Blackburn is aware the other GOP House members like to go to the Tea Party rallies to discuss, "Gansta Government." So it's a little Sociopathic! It does a Kansas City bombing memorial service Good!

    "REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: The reason the Republican Party is on the right side of this economic debate is simply this. The election is going to be about freedom, and the American People know that being dependent on the federal government for home loans, for your health care, for your education, for your jobs, even for the kind of light bulb that you want to put in the fixture, is not the aspirations of a free people. And because of that, we are on the right side of this argument. Everything that we're doing--

    DAVID GREGORY: What did-- hold on, Congresswoman.

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: --discussing here effects--

    DAVID GREGORY: What did freedom get the American People during-- that led to the financial collapse? Is that not a fair question about the limits of-- of the free, capitalist system?

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: We know-- we know that if you let free markets work, there is no expiration date on the free market. There is no expiration date on the American economy. What the American People do not like is the overreach of government--

    DAVID GREGORY: I'm sorry, Congresswoman, my question was what did the free-- what did the free market get us-- what did freedom get us in the economic collapse? You had an absence of government regulation, and you had the free market running wild. Look what the result was.

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: And you need-- and you need more oversight. We all agree with that. And the financial bill that Senator Corker and them are working on would lead to more oversight. The Goldman charges that have come forward now, David, they have come forward under existing SEC rules. More oversight, which I have always been a proponent of--

    DAVID GREGORY: Well, let me just move on for a sec. I-- I want to-- I want to get another piece of this in here, Jose. Which is the Tea Party movement. It was just tax day. A big Tea Party rally-- on the Mall here in Washington. And Tea Party rallies across the country. The focus here taxes, spending, the deficit. The question is what is the political impact of the Tea Party, come fall?

    Ron Fournier writing for the Associated Press wrote this. "The Tea Party's making a lot of noise, but the angry at government movement has yet to establish itself as a force that can determine the outcome of November's congressional elections. The key could be forging alliances with GOP candidates, but tea partiers in nearly every state are leery of that, if not downright opposed.

    "'The day there's an organized Tea Party in Wisconsin,' says Mark Block, who runs Tea Party rallies in the state, 'is the day the Tea Party movement dies.'" Politico did some exit polling after the-- the rally that we just showed you in Washington on Thursday. And a couple of interesting views of what Tea Partiers at this particular-- rally believe. 75 percent scared about the direction of the country. 72 percent want to send a message to both parties. And then look at this in terms of views of President Obama himself. 76 percent agree that Barack Obama is quote "pursuing a socialist agenda." What's the impact?

    JOSE DIAZ-BALART: I don't think a lot of people, for example, in the Hispanic community, to be very specific, think that Barack Obama is a socialist. I do tell you this. That there is a lot of anger and rejection as to what Washington's been doing. And I think that this feeling that we sense throughout the country is the exact same feeling that I'm sensing in my community. They are sick and tired of government taking them for granted. And politicians owe their jobs to our votes. And they've gotten them. And now it's time for them to say, "This is what we're doing for you. Not for us. Not for the big corporations. And not for government."

    DAVID GREGORY: I-- I should say that that poll from Politico will be available in its entirety on Monday at Politico.com. Speak to that.

    RON BROWNSTEIN: I want to say-- when the Congresswoman said this election is going to be about liberty, there is probably about 40 percent of the electorate for whom this election is about liberty. And one of the things we know is that there is going to be a big turnout of conservatives-- who are-- antagonized and animated by what the Obama Administration has been doing. But for most of the electorate, this election is going to be about results.

    And that's why even though I said that the Republicans have won the economic debate, I think over the past year there are more rounds left in this fight. What the Administration is hoping is that there will be enough good news of the sort that Secretary Geithner was talking about that by November they can make the case that, "Look, things have been tough-- but we are beginning to move the economy in the right direction and do you want to go back?"

    Because there is a tremendous amount of overlap between the policies that Republicans are advocating now and those that were implemented by Bush, George W. Bush, during his two terms that produced, you know, one quarter as many jobs as-- over the eight years as Clinton, and a decline in the median income over two terms of a President, which we haven't seen for any other two-term President in modern times.

    So, even though I think Republicans-- all the polls suggest that amid these hard times-- because-- they have I think had the upper hand, the argument isn't over. And-- and there are beginning to be some positive economic signs that I think Obama is going to be able to marshal to argue that even if times are still tough, at least he has-- he has begun to turn the corner.

    DAVID GREGORY: Governor, let's take a case-- a real live case of potential Tea Party impact. The Senate race down in Kentucky. Congressman-- near your district there on the line with Kentucky. There you've got-- Trey Grayson, seen as more of the establishment candidate. Endorsed by Mitch McConnell and Dick Cheney the former Vice President. He-- the Secretary of State and Rand Paul is the opponent. He's an eye surgeon. He's the son of Ron Paul, the former Presidential candidate. He's been endorsed by Sarah Palin-- and Jim Bunning. He's actually ahead in the primary race. This is gonna be a test for whether a Tea Party sentiment or movement has real political power.

    GOV. ED RENDELL: I think, David, first thing that we have to define is-- what's the Tea Party itself? If-- if you say it's the anger that people feel about the economy, et cetera, that's giving the Tea Party too much credit. We had two recent Tea Party demonstrations in Washington. One a week before a health care vote, drew about 1,000 people. The tax day rally by the-- organizer's own estimate was 1,500 people.

    If I organized-- a rally for stronger laws to protect puppies, I would get 100,000 people to Washington. So, let's-- I think the media has blown the Tea Party themselves out of proportion. That's number one. Well, what-- what about those attendance figures?

    DAVID GREGORY: All right well we’ll respond to that in a minute.

    GOV. ED RENDELL: Secondly-- secondly, there is anger out there at Washington, at Wall Street, and it's anger that's justified. We, the American People, were handed-- a bad deal by Wall Street.

    DAVID GREGORY: You may--

    (OVERTALK)

    DAVID GREGORY: --the Tea Party, but there's a real thing here, whether there's the culture wars being replaced by the government wars. And people really angry about whether the government can manage its own affairs. When a lot of governments are broke around the country. And whether it can really deliver on whether, you know, competently fight wars, protect the American People, do these kinds of things. I mean, this-- this is a driving sentiment, is it not Congresswoman?

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: Yes, Tea Parties are very loosely knit organizations. I describe it as kind of like an amoeba. The way that they work, Governor. And if you came with me to one of the Tea Parties what you would see is bill-paying moms and dads, where are hardworking. And they finally have said, "You know, we are going to do something about this."


    The nation is on the right track. And it's not just directed at the President. Or this Administration or this leadership. It's directed at both parties. What they want is leaders who are going to say, "Look, we're-- you may not agree with us, we're going to tell you the truth. We're going to tell you where we stand. We're going to stop spending taxpayer dollars and programs you don't want." People know they're overtaxed and government (UNINTEL).

    DAVID GREGORY: Let me ask you about some of the sentiment, though. Because we-- earlier, we talked about the-- this view that Barack Obama is a socialist. Michelle Bachmann, who is a colleague of years in the House, from Minnesota was at that Tea Party rally on Thursday. And she talked about that antigovernment sentiment. And this is one of the things that she had to say.

    MICHELLE BACHMANN ON VIDEO: We're on to them. We're on to this gangster government.

    DAVID GREGORY: Gangster government, Congresswoman. Are those-- are those views that you would stand behind? That kind of rhetoric?

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: You know, I choose a different rhetoric. And I choose to address this-- to address the issues a little bit differently, David. But I am very concerned about--

    DAVID GREGORY: Wait, but one sec-- is that over the line? Because it's-- that's important. I mean, this is a rally. This is a politician.

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: That was very--

    DAVID GREGORY: Is that over the line?

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: Those-- those are words that she chose and statements that she made. What we have to focus on is Tea Party individuals, individuals who are activists, who are coming to these tea parties are very, very, very concerned about what is happening with this country. They know that their taxes are high. They know government is overspent. They're not looking at government today. They're looking at what's going to happen 20, 30, 50 years from now.

    DAVID GREGORY: But Congresswoman, is that-- is that--

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: With our unfunded liability.

    DAVID GREGORY: Are those kinds of words, we are-- April 19th is coming up. Is the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, where an antigovernment, you know-- person who was arguably a sociopath--

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: Absolutely.

    DAVID GREGORY: --attacked the federal government. When you describe a gangster government, do you think that's over the line and inappropriate in our political discourse?

    REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: It would not have been a choice in words that I made. And what we have to realize is any time you have large public gatherings, whether it is a group from the left or the group from the right, you're going to have lots of individuals with different opinions that show up.

    Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
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    We need to return more to the Al Gore Ascendancy: When American had enough sense to declarge Tennessee Bourbon,"Intellectual Property," in international trade!

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    (Tennessee and Kentucky, actually, are the nation's top sorghum producers: Which does start to explain the Republican Senate Leader! Mr. Limbaugh can even discuss, "The Party of Slow!)
     

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