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The Tea Party, the great grassroots movement from a couple of years ago, is dying. The media, bought and paid for by American corporations, does not want you to know this. They worked really hard to cultivate the image of a huge uprising of political conservatives. And many people bought that story line for a long time—even though it wasn’t much truth to it even at the beginning. Now, there is a genuine uprising of the middle class, but you wouldn’t know that if you watched most American news networks.
The Tea Party rallies have been sponsored by giant corporations who are using middle class folks to further their own agenda of cutting down the middle class. Many people who attended Tea Party rallies really believed in their cause of small government and lower taxes. They voted in an overwhelmingly large numbers last election to get their candidates in. Republicans jumped in the wave of the Tea Party, promising to shrink the size of government. However, since Election Day, they have done nothing of the sort. Promising to focus on the economy, the GOP has done essentially nothing but attempt to increase the size of government and attack the middle class. And people are waking up to it.
A big tea convention was scheduled in Tampa, Florida over the weekend of March 19th. The Save America website, who was sponsoring the event, promised 25 guest speakers, including party bigwigs like Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano, and former GOP Congressman Tom Tancredo. Seems like a big deal, right? Not so much. Only about 300 people attended the event. Pictures of the event show vast rooms with the majority of chairs empty. Politics has consequences as some in the GOP are learning. I just don’t understand why those like Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and the other Wisconsin Republicans think they can do something that is widely politically unpopular and hold on to their jobs.
Speaking of Wisconsin, there is another growing movement in the U.S. The many states that have tried to attack the middle class and workers have been met with large scale protests and demonstrations. Take Wisconsin for instance. The rallies in that state far outnumbered the largest Tea Party rallies. And the voters in Wisconsin stayed for weeks to make sure their voices were heard. This is a genuine uprising, one that is not organized by any corporations. In fact, the opposite is true. Corporations and the corporate-owned media seek to blackout coverage of the movement. If the middle class starts to really get mad, corporations might not be able to continue the huge transfer of wealth that they have been organizing for the past 30 years. No matter what the media forgets to tell you, the facts are clear. the Tea Party is dying. Republicans took advantage to get elected and have not even come close to following through on campaign promises. The middle class and workers in America are finally fed up with the growing attacks from the wealthy. The real discontent will be reflected in the next election. Most political pundits will act surprised at the overwhelming loss of the Republican Party. They will only be shocked because they are not paying attention right now.