Racists and Extremists and Teabaggers–Oh My!

civility-obamas-new-tone-tea-party-political-cartoon“The reason Ted Cruz stood up and asked for a delay was so that he could have a vote during today where his … the tea baggers in his tea party were going to watch.” Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

Sen. Mikulski blasted these colorful words on the Senate floor in response to those of us who cheered Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his 21 hour unofficial filibuster against funding ObamaCare.  This language is typical with the likes of Bill  Maher and Chris Matthews, but it hardly seems appropriate coming from a woman who was elected by people who chose her to represent them.

Although Obama appears to have a lot of support from the Left on the funding of ObamaCare, not all of those who oppose it are Republicans. In fact, many Unions have come out to publicly oppose it as the October 1st open enrollment  deadline draws near and they are some of the biggest supporters of the Democrat Party. I’m wondering if they will also take offense at Senator Mikulski’s comment; after all, it appears that anyone who supported Senator Cruz has been deemed a Teabagger by her (and others).

Where does it end?  I remember the very first time in my life when I was called a racist. (Mind you, I am no spring chicken either.) It was in 2008 during campaign season when it became official that Barack Obama would face John McCain in the fight for the office of the President. I was having coffee with my friend Jackie who early on appeared to be leaning on the fence regarding which candidate would get her vote. Apparently she had listened to a few of Obama’s speeches and to my dismay, she was suddenly part of a movement that would sweep the nation and elect then-Senator Barack Obama as president. She knew nothing about him, couldn’t name one of his accomplishments and had no knowledge of his voting record during the short time that he was in office. Her only defense was that she “liked what he said” and that she was tired of the “rich” Republicans and their “disregard for the poor”. I remember asking her what she knew of him and what experience he may have had that would qualify him for the job. It seemed that the more I pressed her, the more defensive she became. I reminded her that Hitler gave good speeches and history will tell you what happens when you follow a man who only tells you what you want to hear. Unfortunately, that must have been the straw that broke the camel’s back because the next words out of my friend’s mouth were accusations that I was a racist, merely because I didn’t like her candidate!  I couldn’t believe that I was actually being accused of such a thing, simply for asking what I believed to be some very important questions. Since that time, I have been called a racist numerous times and it has always involved a disagreement I have had with one or more of Obama’s policies.

Senator Mikulski’s actions on the Senate floor were clearly inappropriate and in poor taste. I am still waiting for the MSM to call her out on this. Imagine if Sarah Palin said something similar; it would be headline news 24/7 on all of the major networks. I think we all know they would not have extended  the same courtesy to Palin that they have for Mikulski. I have also noticed that we have not heard a peep from even one of her Democrat colleagues denouncing her actions.

So for now, our God-fearing, gun toting, best of the best Patriotic Americans must continue to endure the name calling that has been continuously spewing from the Left–only now it is being spewed by those that were elected to be our voice. The Tea Party is used to it; after all, smaller government, Constitutional freedom, lower taxes and living the American Dream through dedication and hard work is still a threat to those who want to fundamentally change our great country and lead her to a path of government dependence and government control in every aspect of our lives. Those darn “extremists” keep getting in their way and are ”terrorizing” our Country by showing support  for a brave young Senator from Texas who dared to stand up and allow their voices be heard.

So hang in there, fellow Teabaggers. It appears that we may have struck a nerve and that must mean that we are doing something right.  Bravo Senator Cruz and Viva the Tea Party!

Ruthie Thompson

Nevada PolitiChick Ruthie Thompson moved to Reno, NV at age 19, married, had two children, divorced and spent many years as a single mother. She continued to follow the political world closely and started engaging in grassroots activities, volunteering at the local GOP HQ. She has volunteered for many campaigns, working events, knocking on doors, making phone calls and attending political rallies and Tea Parties. Ruthie traveled to DC for the 9/12 rally and even to southern Nevada for the Showdown at Searchlight, home of Harry Reid. She attended the Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA where she studied every aspect of running a successful campaign--but her true passion is writing. You can follow Ruthie on Twitter @ruthie2theright, Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/ruthiethompson1/ and Google https://plus.google.com/u/0/117615692833169125740/posts, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ruthie.thompson1

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