It’s not just about “Tea Parties” anymore…
Things are starting to get wild…in IOWA, of all places. But, actually, it’s pretty ironic. After all, this is where Obama began playing games with the Democratic primary system, by delivering people to the caucuses across the Iowa-Illinois state line.
So, here we see some people in Iowa starting to getting unruly at public hearings. From the DesMoines Register:
More than 500 people who are upset with a plan to change Iowa’s tax laws were cleared from a hearing tonight at the Iowa House after they interrupted multiple times.
House Speaker Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque, cleared the crowd at about 8:30 p.m. The decision brought about loud protests as the crowd was escorted from the chambers by Iowa State Patrol officers.
“This is the most atrocious thing I’ve seen in the history of the 15 years I’ve been a lobbyist. Pat Murphy has acted like a jack-booted Nazi,” said Ed Failor Jr., president of Iowans for Tax Relief, a conservative taxpayers’ rights group from Muscatine with 50,000 members…
Note the word “Nazi” in print…with “jack boots,” no less. And here is the short audio clip of Failor’s comment. And the state troopers…
And, oh dear, Iowa’s governor, Democrat Chet Culver, was simply aghast, too:
Gov. Chet Culver said today that he was disturbed by reports that unruly audience members threw objects from the House gallery during Tuesday night’s public hearing.
“I was very disturbed to hear that some things were thrown from the gallery. That’s completely unacceptable, completely out of bounds. I hope the next time we have a public hearing that people will be respectful and civil. That has to be a part of the process,” Culver said.
Were Murphy and Culver this upset when Obama freaks intimidate voters during the primary caucuses? When they abused caucus rules?
I don’t condone riots, but if we’re facing chaos according to the Obama plan, it might as well start in Iowa. (And don’t forget, we’ve already seen fisticuffs outside a closing car dealership recently.)
Last night on Lou Dobbs I saw a sign up in Hoboken, New Jersey by a realtor which suggested people could lower their property taxes by LEAVING! Problem is, there’s no where to go in New Jersey that doesn’t have high property taxes. We left New Jersey ten years ago this coming September to escape what was obvious–in the future, we couldn’t afford to live in Jersey on retirement incomes. Well, the future is now, and we’re really happy to be out Jersey.
As for New York, Rush Limbaugh, who makes millions, can rant about the taxes in NYC, but what about the “little people” elsewhere in the state? Apparently, Obama’s “coattails” are beginning to fray there, too. The election for the seat that Kirsten Gillibrand vacated to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate is now too close to call. (Gillibrand won this district with 61% of the vote just 5 months ago…and Obama beat McCain here, too.) Sure, it’s a rural, traditionally Republican district, but Pelosi and the Obama people put a lot of effort into this race–and Obama endorsed candidate Scott Murphy publicly:
That makes the election an intriguing test of Democrats’ claim to hold the middle ground and also of Republicans’ ability to recover from their electoral drubbing in 2008.
Justin Phillips, a professor of political science at Columbia University, said that victory in New York would be a springboard for next year’s nationwide Congressional polls.
“This becomes a tool for fundraising and candidate recruitment. They say, look: ‘You can run in 2010 as a Republican and you can win.'”
Tedisco hopes that the— hamstrung by the storm over executive bonuses at the government-rescued AIG insurance company — will tarnish his opponent.
As of this writing, recounts, lawsuits, etc. are probably coming down the pike; the winner probably may not be known for a couple of weeks.
So, while Obama and his lovely wife Michelle (who got touchy-feeling with the Queen, ignoring simple manners, let alone formal protocol) zip around London, things may be shifting here at home.
You know what’s sad? The country has been ready for many Democratic ideas for awhile now, but Obama’s reckless spending plans and the slow revelation of what’s in all those bills being passed are beginning to add up. His 3-Card Monte game may be getting stale. The Republican Party is offering the same old tax cut mantra but the country just may lurch toward this simplistic message again and sooner than we may think. And decent Democrats could suffer and where would we wind up? Perhaps, with the Democratic Party destroyed, as many of us warned last year. Either way, it seems, it’s the little guy that’s going to get screwed.
Or suffering from a severe case of whiplash…
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