ALBANY, N.Y. — Opponents of the fiscally conservative tea party movement say they plan to infiltrate and dismantle the political group by trying to make its members appear to be racist, homophobic and moronic.They even have their own little web forum. I hesitated before deciding to give them the publicity, but I figured that in this case it bodes every decent American well to be able to watch these fools. Knowledge is, after all, power.
Jason Levin, creator of http://www.crashtheteaparty.org, said Monday the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events for April 15 — tax filing day, when tea party groups across the country are planning to gather and protest high taxes.
"Every time we have someone on camera saying that Barack Obama isn't an American citizen, we want someone sitting next to him saying, 'That's right, he's an alien from outer space!'" Levin said.
Tea party members said the backlash comes from ignorance.
"They can't actually debate our message and that's their problem," said Bob MacGuffie, a Connecticut organizer for Right Principles, a tea party group that also has members in New York and New Jersey.
The tea party movement generally unites on the fiscally conservative principles of small government, lower taxes and less spending. Beyond that the ideology of the people involved tends to vary dramatically.
Levin says they want to exaggerate the group's least appealing qualities, further distance the tea party from mainstream America and damage the public's opinion of them.
"Do I think every member of the tea party is a homophobe, racist or a moron? No, absolutely not," Levin said. "Do I think most of them are homophobes, racists or morons? Absolutely."
The site manifesto says they want to dismantle the Tea Party by nonviolent means. "We have already sat quietly in their meetings, and observed their rallies," the site said.
Another tea party organizer said the attempt to destroy the movement was evidence its message is resonating.
"We've been ignored, we've been ridiculed. Well, now they're coming after us," said Judy Pepenella, a co-coordinator for the New York State Tea Party. "Gandhi's quote is one we understand: 'First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.'"
And lest you think this is an isolated occurrence, Michelle Malkin has much, much more.
It's sad actually, to think that this is what the one side of the political debate has to sink to. Our founding fathers cherished free speech and open debate, but the liberals and other assorted clods on the left aren't smart enough or mature enough to offer their viewpoints up in the public arena and make a case for why their ideas are better than others; no they have to resort to pathetic and dishonest crap like this. But that's what separates them from the rest of us--that and the fact that our ideas, when openly disseminated, not only scare the left but they appeal to the average American. The liberals only wish that they could make the same claim.
No wonder that they're so bitter and angry that they feel the need to resort to lies instead of discussion and debate. I suspect that had any of these wanks been around in 1781, our nation's founders would have made sure that every last one of them left on the ships with the departing British and their Tory sympathizers.