Tea Party Desperation Is Making
The Tea-Party Ideologes Do Dangerous and Crazy Things.
by William Schmidt, Ph.D.
Tea Party terrorists are proposing a blatant violation of the
Amendment, which states that the validity of the public debt
the United States, authorized by law is sacrosanct and
not be questioned. The 1868 Republican Party
that national honor requires the payment of the public indebtedness
the utmost good faith to all creditors at home and abroad. They
stated than any repudiation of the debt would be a national crime.
1935, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, ruling in the case of Perry v.
United States, revisited the amendment and affirmed the fundamental principle
Congress may not alter or destroy debts already incurred.
the refusing to raise the debt limit is a repudiation national debt.
used Emergency Powers on far weaker Constitutional
to avert crises. Obama, the so-called Constitutional scholar,
said he would not use the 14th Amendment to raise the Debt Limit
pay bills already authorized by Congress. But he may change his mind
he sees how bad things quickly get when the US Government
is no telling how obdurate the 66-strong
Tea-Party faction will be
the House of Representatives and the Senate. They are desperate and
Their anger and frustration go way beyond ObamaCare.
they really feel that ObamaCare will fail and that was truly their big concern,
would think they would publicize their exact concerns about it now. And if they
true next year, as they believe, tell the voters how right they were and
this in the next election to show how smart and far-sighted they were
they do not this makes me think that they have another objective.
on what many of their ancestors did in 1860, I believe it is to break up
Government and destroy it, so that entire regions can secede, or change the
into a loose Confederation. Make no mistake about it, these
Congress-people are very alienated. Many are outspoken secessionists.
me, they are angry that the Big Bankers got bailed out in 2008-2009,
Main Street got one insignificantly small Treasury check supposedly to jump-start
But the Tea-Party Demagogues lie and tell their supporters
it was Democratic Presidents who made the Federal deficit so large now.
ample chance to hear the real truth about this in rural America,
right-wing talk Radio has such a monopoly of the views they hear
around or reading the local newspaper, they naturally gave
votes to Republican Presidents like George Bush and Cheney
then wasted trillions on a war built on lies, all the while knowing that
this money was spent, they could and would blame Democrats for
Rural vs Urban clash is as much cultural as economic. The Tea-Party
Republican faction heavily represents rural areas. Look at where they
come from. The people on the
farms and the little towns in America see things
down-hill. Commodity prices are falling just like in the 1920s
the prices they pay for finished goods are rising. They want a change.
kids are leaving town for the cities. Their small towns are dying.
Jackson's song "Little Man". and Arlo
Guthrie /City of New Orleans.
Rural Christian religious views clash sharply with Urban values of
Guns are needed in rural areas but are quite dangerous in the cities.
City People everyday see hundreds of homeless people. Rural
do not. City People are more apt to appreciate the need for a safety net
when Jobs are scarce, pay is so low and rents are so high.
realize that they may lose their job, too; that they may someday
in the same position as the unshaven homeless man on the bench with a sign asking
the Tea-Party People are angry and their views are very different than
People on many isses. But worse than that, Tea-Party people are desperate.
worse, still, they see how Demographics are working against them.
another ten or twenty years, they will be less than 15% of the US
No amount of Gerrymandering can
save the day politically
It is only a matter of time, before urban voters even in the South
these Tea-Party's voters' numbers to a point where they are powerless.
big backers of the Tea Party like the Koch Brothers clearly see this
future, too. They believe, now is the best time to try to stop the
and therefore Blue tide.