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Not only are the Republicans tired of the Barack-Star phenomenon, the Democrats are coming out of their comas to put halt on his ruinous ideologies.

Michael Steele head of the Republican National Committee had this to say,  “The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over,”  “The second turning point for our party is this. We are going to take the president head-on. The honeymoon is over,” he said, addressing President Barack Obama’s popularity, an “Obama phenomenon” which the GOP should no longer fear. “The two-party system is making a comeback, and that comeback starts today.” props to http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/05/michael_steele_honeymoon_is_ov.html

As the RNC leader, these thoughts should have been among his first statements- on his first day on the job.  Now Steele is whining that he wants more control over how money is spent, telling Fox News that part of his job is to “manage the money” and suggested that if committee members strip him of that authority he’ll step aside. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/19/steele-threatens-quit-rnc-undermines-funding-authority/  I’d say don’t let the door hit him in the ass, but who would take his place?  The RNC couldn’t pay Rush Limbaugh enough, unless of course he’d do it for a $1.

On Wednesday, RNC state chairmen will vote on the funding issue, among others — such as whether to label the Democratic Party “Socialist.”  Joe The Plumber said it for us all; no need to make it official. 

The two party system elected, ” That One,” and we all have to deal with his acts as President.  While we are no where near the end of the tunnel of Obama’s reign, the Democrats it would seem are going to give him a little run for his money.  At least a few Democratic elected officials are seeing Obama’s dreams can easily be turned into nightmares.

Obama’s first act as President was signing  the Executive Order mandating that the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay be closed in one year.  With four months gone Obama still insists that he will close the state of the art detention facility on time but still has no plan on what to do with detainees. 

Politico said http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22677.html “In a clear setback for President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to both wipe out $80 million in new funding for the closing the Guantanamo detention facility and bar the administration from moving prisoners to U.S. soil until there is a more detailed plan provided to lawmakers. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) confirmed the decision, which follows intense pressure from Republicans going into debate over a $91.3 billion wartime spending bill expected to come to the floor late Tuesday.

“We’ll wipe out all the money,” Inouye said, “And I’ll put in a provision that says none of the funds in this bill or any other bill can be used to pay for the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo to the United States.”

“We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

“Obama hasn’t done us any favors on this,” said one Democratic leadership aide. “He’s a little of this, a little of that. The Republicans have one compelling message.”  Perhaps the message from all the tea  parties across the nation are finally getting through to the Senate.  A little of this, and a little of that, is eroding American capitalism. 

Republicans like House Leader John Boehner from Ohio and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky put the roadblock to the Obama insanity. “It was the opposition they organized among their members which gave Democrats up for re-election in 2010 the willies.” says http://mikesamerica.blogspot.com/2009/05/victory-for-republicans-democrats.html 

If nothing else this serves as a warning to Obama that being President is not like being the American Idol winner.  He may have won the vote but the public is fickle.  Americans, rich or poor are tired of spending money on pork and projects that have no plan.  Finally someone in the Senate had enough balls to say the same.

Score one for the GOP!

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We’ve come along way from the squeaky clean image of Doris Day’s portrayal of Nanette Carter set in the Roaring 1920’s movie, Tea for Two.

The Tea Party protests of today far more mimic the sex comedy movie, Pillow Talk back in 1959.   It was one of the first movies that portrayed the loosening of morals in middle America.  Doris Day might blush over headlines like, Lindsey Lohan distraught over lesbian break up, but we can dispute morals another day.  The Tea Party protests are about disastrous politics, capitalism vs socialism, and taxes- pure and simple. 

Eric Odom, Chairman of the nationwide Tea Party rally movement apparently asked RNC Chairman Michael Steele not to be a Speaker at a Chicago rally because it might identify the Tea Parties as “Republican.”  HT- http://libertarianrepublican.blogspot.com/2009/04/msnbc-mid-identifies-libertarian.html

Give me a break.  Outside of Washington, Chicago politics is the capital of deceit and manipulation of power. If someone like Steele has something to say, put him on the agenda.  What, you going to have Blago? Ayers?  It was after all, Rick Santelli’s Chicago Board rant on TV that started the symbolic tea party ideas.  He growled loud “enough is enough’ and ‘no more’ uncontrolled big brother government.  “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July, all you capitalists that want to show up to Lake Michigan, I’m gonna start organizing.”  

The idea that the Tea Parties should remain non-partisan and rely on grass roots efforts is a bunch of hooey.    Grassroots movements may happen on the local level with volunteers in a community giving time and money to support the local party, but it leads to helping the national party in the long run.   There are Republican, Democrat and Liberal party members who are pissed.  All Americans who pays attention to politics and pay taxes should be pissed.  With the April deadline for federal tax returns looming, the only people who likely don’t give a rats ass about a Tea Party are the growing number of Americans who pay zero federal income tax, don’t file at all or don’t give a shit about where the future of America is heading. 

When I think of grass roots, I think of ACORN and I am twice as pissed to think that it was this grass roots group that played a significant contribution to the mortgage crisis- in the first place- by finding loans for people who could never pay them back.   Local community efforts can barely succeed at registering people to vote,  let alone organizing large Tea events with relevant speakers. 

Whether a Tea Party is held today, tomorrow or months from now its my guess that the Democrats will be calling foul, Republicans will try to take the credit and the Libs will still be pleading for neutrality.  The Tea Parties may have the intention of being non partisan, but it is negligent for the Republican, Dems, and Libs to not take advantage of the platform to peacefully review what is happening to our nation.  

Bob Basso portraying Thomas Paine summed it up by asking Americans to stand up against Congress and reclaim their republic now, or maybe lose it forever.  “Have you become a nation of cowards,” warning people that if they do nothing else, “buy a gun because your going to need it.”  

“Wake up, America.  While you were playing with the toys of your consumer wealth, you lost much more than your bloated economy of living beyond your means. You lost your representative democracy. Your servants have become your masters.  Taxation without representation is tyranny,” he said.

Bob Basso and more of my rant can be seen here https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/bob-basso-summoned-to-white-house-by-obama/

If you are still not sure where your local Tea Party is at, visit the map at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/tea-party-map-for-tax-day/

By the way, out on DVD this week is the Doris Day Collection. HT -http://www.topix.net/who/doris-day/2009/04/doris-day-collection-on-dvd.

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