Rasmussen recently conducted a new telephone survey , which included 1,000 likely voters. The survey asked questions ranging from nuclear weapons, to who is considered the nation’s top terrorist threat.
Twenty-six percent of those who approve of Obama’s performance believe that the Tea Party is the biggest terror threat to the US. This is compared to the likely voters of whom thirteen percent believe the same. Among those who approve of Obama’s job performance, just twenty-nine percent see ‘radical’ Muslims as the bigger threat. Among those who strongly approve of Obama, more fear the Tea Party than radical Muslims.
Among those who earn six-figures, twenty-one percent believe the Tea Party a bigger threat than the Occupy Wall street Movement. Interesting, since the Occupiers were targeting the rich, only two percent of those earning six-figures or more say the Occupy movement is a bigger threat. Of those earning $30,000.00 or less, twelve percent say the Tea Party is a bigger threat compared to seven percent says the same of the Occupy Movement. Of Government employees, twenty percent see the Tea Party as a threat while twelve percent of private sector employees believe the same.
I may not be an official member of the Tea Party, but I do consider myself a strong supporter of them and other like-minded groups. I share all the same concerns as many of the people who are members. I have many friends who are Tea Party members in different states. Do I feel threatened by them more than so called radical Muslims? No way! Knowing what I have learned in my past 15 or so years of studying Islam, I know that it is complete ignorance on the parts of those who do view the Tea Party as a bigger threat. Seeing the rude, outrageous, hypocritical, and disgusting behaviors of many of the Wall Street Occupiers in various cities a few summers ago, I know it is ignorance on the part of those who believe the Tea Party is more dangerous.
The literal meaning of ignorance is “lack of knowledge or information”. Obviously, based on the variety of people answering the pollster questions, ignorance knows no social or economic boundaries. Perhaps it’s because of the way people get their information. Considering the main stream news sources, most of these folks I would dare say watch mainly MSNBC or the other alphabet stations. Obvious also is the fact that those who believe Obama is doing a good job, these folks must be democrats. How has the mainstream media portrayed the Tea Party? How have democrats and democrat politicians viewed the Tea Party?
We’ve been called racist by liberals of all shades of skin tones–but are we racist? Liberal groups have tried to paint us as such, but are we? How is it possible that democrats and progressives can turn what Black Conservatives say into something that they portray as naïve, meaning that black folks aren’t educated enough to think for themselves, yet we’re the racist ones?
We’ve been called violent and hateful. Interesting though, considering the sources. Again, we’re being called the hateful ones by folks like these, and these and these. And then there are these and these. And there are these, who actually spoke the same day at the same rally as Obama. And still we are told to go to hell from those who are supposed to represent all the people.
The left has been painting the Tea Party as terrorists for a few years now, so it’s not surprising that many people who only watch MSNBC and listen to progressives would eventually believe it. But who is the Tea Party? The Tea Party is the military veteran, who’s tired of an ever-growing far reaching government. It’s the college kids who don’t want to see the freedoms their grandparents had being taken from them. It’s the mom of an ill child who knows that the government has no business meddling with health insurance. It’s the family down the road who are sick of working hard, only to see more and more of their hard earned money being taken by the government to waste. It’s the grandparents who don’t want to see their grandkids having to pay trillions of dollars in debt because of irresponsible out of touch government spending. They are your neighbor, your friends, and your coworkers. Those who want to work to provide a life for their families, without the government taking what they work hard for to give it to someone who won’t work. It’s every day Americans of all walks of life, from all ethnicities, all races, and all social and economic levels who want to return to the original intent of our founder’s ideas of government and a return to respect given to the Constitution.
Obama once said, “But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down. You can disagree with a certain policy without demonizing the person who espouses it. You can question somebody’s views and their judgment without questioning their motives or their patriotism.”
Sounds good doesn’t it? Too bad though that he has also said, “They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy’ … Don’t give in…I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy, if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun…”
So, are we terrorists to be feared more than militant Muslims? I think Joe Wilson explains it best, reminding who real terrorists are:
We need to take the narrative back, folks, and start shining the light on the ignorance and hypocrisy of the progressive Left and telling people what it’s really all about: government-contolled propaganda that is intentionally painting a huge portion of the American citizenry as something they are not and never will be.