NY Times "High Priest" Friedman divorces the Tea Party from - reality!
Philip Prescott for Prisonplanet
The New York Time's high priest of spin doctoring has announced a new divine revelation of his - that there are actually two "tea parties" (as if we didn't know). In his latest sermon from his "mount" at the New York Times on the state of the political universe, Tom Friedman alleges that there is not an organic, homogenous independent/multi-partisan American Constitutionalist Tea Party movement lead by such genuine patriots as Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich and Alex Jones,
Furthermore he alleges it IS NOT dedicated to our ending of the unconstitutional private Federal Reserve monopoly and America's enslavement to endless debt and taxation to pay the interest on it, to our commitment to properly and fully investigating 9/11, to our dedication to both investigate and to curtail bloated, wasteful neo-Cold War militarism and the disastrous, unconstitutional secret CIA mafia, to our determination to ending: our unjust involvement in endless, fruitless and unwinnable foreign wars, our loss of civil rights, our unwilling participation in torture, rendition and foreign nation building, our blindly supporting anything and everything Israel wants, our corrupt media monopolization and global corporatist export of our jobs and industries to third world slave dictatorships with no environmental standards to line the pockets of Wall St investment banksters, and to seeing to it that crimes against our troops and veterans do not go unpunished. Nope, it is none of these things!
Nor, according to the Times' high priest, is there a competing, phony, closet-neocon corporatist "RepublicRAT/DeMOBlican" hijacking movement lead by lying ZioNAZI mouthpieces like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin struggling to weave elaborate webs of lies to shepherd it's less well informed members back into the "loving" al CIAduh arms of the Reaganite-Bushy-Clintonian-Dubyaist-Obaaamaaite neocons who borrowed, corrupted, entrapped, hijacked, sold-out, imploded and collapsed America and flooded it with crime, illegal workers, crony-anti-capitalism, legalized tax evasion for the elites and boatloads of addictive "illicit" drugs in the first place.
NOPE! According to high-rabbi (of denial) Friedman, there are
"two" Tea Parties, but (sadly) both are estranged and completely divorced from any connection to his unique conception of political "reality" whatsoever. "There are actually two Tea Party movements in America today: one you’ve read about that is not that important and one you’ve not read about that could become really important if the right politician understood how to tap into it."
Note to Ron Paul: You have some papers to sign at the lawyer's
High Priest Friedman goes on further to chastise this "leaderless and platformless group" of "maybe really important" Tea Partyers with the following pearls of his most-learned and corporatist-dogmatic wisdom:"The Tea Party that has gotten all the attention, the amorphous, self-generated protest against the growth in government and the deficit, is what I’d actually call the “Tea Kettle movement” — because all it’s doing is letting off steam.
That is not to say that the energy behind it is not authentic (it clearly is) or that it won’t be electorally impactful (it clearly might be). But affecting elections and affecting America’s future are two different things. Based on all I’ve heard from this movement, it feels to me like it’s all steam and no engine. It has no plan to restore America to greatness.
The Tea Kettle movement can’t have a positive impact on the country because it has both misdiagnosed America’s main problem and hasn’t even offered a credible solution for the problem it has identified. How can you take a movement seriously that says it wants to cut government spending by billions of dollars but won’t identify the specific defense programs, Social Security, Medicare or other services it’s ready to cut — let alone explain how this will make us more competitive and grow the economy? "
Again outright deliberate lies disguised as some great revelation spew forth from the sacred sacrosanct high-pulpit of Timesdom!
Indeed, high priest Friedman apparently missed the 2000 election debates and must have overlooked Ron Paul! Perhaps he was busy nominating himself for a Pulitzer contest. Unfortunately though, High Priest FRIED-man doesn't leave his transparently false and deliberately uninformed "denialist" view of the universe and the Tea Party to any further question, he actually presumes to assume the mantle of it's (absent to his blind eyes) leadership as well:" This is the plan the real Tea Party wants from its president. To implement it would require us to actually raise some taxes — on, say, gasoline — and cut others — like payroll taxes and corporate taxes. It would require us to overhaul our immigration laws so we can better control our borders, let in more knowledge workers and retain those skilled foreigners going to college here. And it would require us to reduce some services — like Social Security — while expanding others, like education and research for a 21st-century economy. "
I'm sure we can all agree that it is well past "time" that high priest Friedman, his opinion rag and his version of his so-called "Tea Kettlers" all be unceremoniously tossed back into the "big drink" that they have doubtless, apparently just awakened from...
*sad excerpts from: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/opinion/29friedman.html?_r=1