Now that the bogus effort to label the tea party movement as “racist” has been exposed time and again as lies. The left has decided their new tack is going to be we knew it was false, but it was good politics. Here’s what Mary Frances Berry wrote to Politico:
“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.”
If journalists ever become interested in learning what really drives the tea party movement they should check out this poll by Scott Rasmussen:
In official Washington, there appears to be a belief that policy makers must choose between helping the economy or reducing spending and deficits. A number of polling companies have even asked questions on the trade-off.
However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% of voters believe increased government spending is good for the economy. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe increased government spending is bad for the economy, while 12% say it has no impact. Eight percent (8%) are not sure.
This suggests that for 72% of voters, asking about a trade-off between cutting spending and helping the economy doesn’t make sense. A look at the demographics shows that the trade-off makes sense for only one group– the Political Class. Among that group, 67% believe increased government spending would be good for the economy.
In a nutshell, there is a severe disconnect between the people and those in power on what is best for our country. President Obama’s policies, not the color of his skin, is the driving factor behind America’s awakening.