Dear Readers: I was going to do a whole post on behalf of the SOCAL TAX REVOLT COALITION – SAN DIEGO TEA PARTY PATRIOTS asking that the Republican elites who wish to sow discord among local Tea Party groups (see here, here, and here) to focus on a slightly more serious matter — FINDING A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WORTH TEA PARTY SUPPORT.
Frankly, it seems to be difficult — thanks to the massive black hole over Washington DC/New York City Corridor of snobbery, condescension, and arrogance.
Today’s first, and highly visible, self-immolation features Newt Gingrich. Readers will recall Newt attempted to make himself the face of the Tea Party movement when it first arose. It seems that getting hit with glitter was the high-point of his day yesterday, as he had to go on an apology tour regarding his comments about Paul Ryan’s innovative entitlement reform program.
Today, his spokesman said: THE BELTWAY LITERATI ARE TRYING TO DESTROY HIM!
I may be going out on a limb here (I haven’t consulted Dawn or Sarah, the other SCTRC co-founders), but I think this calls for:
Newt is the face of the “Beltway Literati”. One of the acts of hubris I will never forget — Newt Gingrich’s advice for a Sarah Palin 2012 comeback
- Write a book.
- Land a regular commentator slot on television.
- Consider getting a condominium in New York or Washington.
- Write and master three types of speeches: to make money, to project her brand, to gain attention.
- Create some sort of national project or center.
- Plan on working really, really hard.
But, perhaps the most angering Newt action in the post Tea Party world: His lack of support for the Tea Party in the wake of the Tucson shooting and the fact he told Palin to “slow down” after this tragedy.
I realize that many people are unhappy with the current line-up for the GOP primary. I offer this one ray of hope: November 13, 1979 – Rondald Reagan announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. He is the tenth and last Republican to enter the race. I will point out: “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
There is another SLOB Beer Summit this weekend. I am hoping to get another Straw Poll to share.
Speaking of SLOBs, Caesar Charles offers up the the second of today’s back-hole victims. As an uber-left, tax-cheating bureaucrat, this one is is not getting quite the same level of attention for his snobbery and arrogance. SEC. OF TREASURY TIMOTHY GEITHNER SAYS OBAMA REFORMS ARE UNSTOPPABLE. (Click HERE for video links of these chestnuts!)
Important Geithner take-aways are:
- He misunderstands or is intentionally mischaracterizing the debt ceiling as if it were debt default (31:30)
- His has disdain for impudent debt ceiling discussions, “You’ve got to be kidding.” (48:56)
Corporate Tax Reform is possible, but No Flat Tax. (49:09)
- People just “don’t understand” that we know better. Just forget about the fact that Democrat big government programs created the problem. The slow recovery is a “Tragic consequence of what caused this basic problem.” (56:06)
- “We don’t have the option” of a faster recovery. (59:32)
- Those Tea Partiers can’t stop us now. “I don’t think that they can touch the basic architecture of the reforms.” (1:00:00) He believes that Americans will choose security and safety over capitalism and freedom.
B-Daddy has the best synposis: He lies about the debt ceiling, mischaracterizes the constitution, and tells us peons, too bad, Obama’s “reforms” have screwed you forever. And oh by the way, I am so much smarter than all of you
I don’t sense the economy is recovering as nor that Obama’s reforms are “unstoppable” (for example, if we get enough waivers, Obamacare may be relegated to the massive black hole to which it belongs). The Anchoress writes about her son’s job-hunting blues; I have some tales of my own (that I may share at a latter date).
The black hole teaches us that space can be crumpled like a piece of paper into an infinitesimal dot, that time can be extinguished like a blown-out flame, and that the laws of physics that we regard as ‘sacred,’ as immutable, are anything but. (John Wheeler)
There has been a massive change in American attitudes toward finance and the budget. It was reflected in the 2010 vote, and despite the efforts of the Beltway elites, it will happen again in 2012. Arrogant snobs will find their campaigns rapidly extinguished and that their punditry is no longer sacred.