The TEA Party needs clarity over clutter.
During the course of this year (2013) this editor has broached questions regarding the efficiency, honesty and ethics of the Obama administration, the federal government, the GOP and the mainstream media's reporting of related events. All these issues are of paramount importance to every American present and future but somehow the message is being lost amid the vastness of the lies and deceit. The problem is, being a whistleblower on a regular basis has the same effect on the audience as crying fire at every theater performance even though the blaze might be real. Compound this desensitizing effect by thousands of daily, even hourly internet posts and blog comments one can appreciate why the obvious destruction of the American way of life continues unabated even though everyone with a functioning cerebral cortex agrees the present path congressional leaders have embarked on is unsustainable. The American public's ignorance of the dire plight they are in is exacerbated with too many facts, not too few. For the first time in history people are actually being told what is going on but it is almost impossible to untangle the facts from purposely slanted misinformation.
As a publisher of some of the confusion bombarding readers I must accept some responsibility for the disastrous outcome. As hard as we try to warn of the approaching train wreck that is America's future the obvious is being lost in the unending din of doom.
Who would have thought too much information could become an enemy of common sense?
I watched a CNN segment that randomly solicited responses from people on the street on what they thought the outcome would be for the troubled Obamacare rollout website. While most said they thought it a disaster that needed to be redone from the start, one twenty-something woman had complete faith in President Obama's promise that the web site would be operating by the end of November. The fact that it was a disaster after being worked on for three years did not seem to dampen her faith in the reliability of the president's promise. And the fact that this lady had what appeared to be a genuine belief in a president that has proved himself to be capable of using untruths as a main part of his dialogue with the American people made me realize more of the real facts, no matter how truthful they were, will not convince the overburdened public of the crisis America is slipping into.
So, is all lost in the war of truth over lies?
Has our future been unchangeably etched in stone?
It is a fact that Obama's policies would never have been embraced two or three decades ago. The young lady would have been far more suspicious of being deceived by a sweet talking president because the information she received would have been clear and precise regarding events and outcome. Biased reporting, endless opinions, 24-7 news coverage would have had no chance of acceptance. Plain old common sense would have been the watchdog and no amount of spin could have duped the majority of Americans the way they have been deceived today.
So again, has all been lost in the war of truth over lies?
The only voice of common sense and adherence to its principal has been from the so-called TEA Party members of Congress, a small but courageous band of newcomers that have tried to slow the demise of the greatest nation of all time. Because of the times we live in, the social media and the web influencing public perception of the political world around them, it is easier for the power mongers to paint otherwise patriotic members of congress as radical troublemakers when a few years ago the truth would have been obvious. I salute these men and women for their courageous adherence to a principal worth fighting for. I salute them for the thankless task they have embarked on and urge them to continue, and encourage others to join them. I salute the TEA party.
It seems that to triumph it will be necessary for the TEA Party to keep the word simple and focused.
Clarity over clutter.
That's what I think. What do you think?
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