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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Paul Ryan Snuggles Up To His "Indispensable" Tea Party

A man holds a flag during a Tea Party rally in New York on Oct. 28, 2010.

Paul Ryan and Patty Murray recently visited with David "lean Right" Gregory. The link below doesn't represent the complete interview; we are focusing on the 3:00 minute link with Paul Ryan to illustrate a point. Ryan is the classic bullshit artist and has proven not one word from his mouth can be taken as credible. He is manipulative and I suspect deep-down Patty Murray, despite her words of "liking him," is ultra cautious in dealing with the man. You only have to think back to his lies about completing a  marathon in record time (Only to be busted by a relative) and his photo and video op fake soup kitchen visit during the 2012 campaign. The man literally took his wife and kids into a soup kitchen to feigned assisting the humane mission of the kitchen. They grabbed-up already clean pots and pans and faked clean those utensils through the shoot.

While not the most important video in this piece, the three minute video will give you sense of how a Ryan operates. In fact, if Gregory were inclined, he could have managed the three minutes for more productively. His interview with the Democrat Murray and the Republican Ryan are (for the TPI) preludes to the Chris Wallace Fox News interview of this past Sunday. Of course, we know Murray also spoke during the Gregory interview. We do not see the need for adding another video as she is not the focus of this piece.

This past Sunday Chris Wallace and his production team invited Paul Ryan and Patty Murray to his Fox News set.  Murray declined to attend. Of course, Ryan sat for the interview in the complete sanctity of the perfect news setting: Fox News and Chris Wallace. While he spoke like a non-stop machine-gun about budget issues from a GOP perspective, our focus is on his comments about the tea party.

The following is a quick reference to the Wallace interview and Ryan's political savvy in snugging up to the tea party.

“I think these groups are valuable. They’re part of our conservative family. I’d prefer to keep these conversations within our family.”
He thinks these groups are indispensable! A couple of questions are in order.

Beyond an infestation via the 2010 mid-terms and in part brought on by the election of Barack H. Obama in 2008 plus obscene levels of political contribution from the Right (Kochs et al), how is the Tea Party in congress "indispensable?" While there are many examples of how the Tea Party has contributed to the lowest approval ratings of any Congress in US History, we have a recent example of a $24 billion hit to the US GDP via the Tea Party (GOP) government shutdown.

First, lets review a bit of Gallup poll data that initiates concerns about Paul Ryan's perceptions in life, personal insensitivity and his motives.  If you think his proclamations of repudiation of Ayn Rand's elitism and "power to the powerful" during the 2012 was sincere, you also may feel he actually ran that record marathon. 

Gallup November 12, 2013....

2008-2013 trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

While neither party looks good, there is a noticeable trend in the following Gallup table.

Trend: Congressional Job Approval, by Political Party
Americans' tea Party affiliation

Before we move-on and to placate those who are now thinking the president's ratings as also down...agreed and duly noted.

We believe all aforementioned ratings are down in a major way due to the tea party infestation of both houses of Congress with a particular stench in the House of OZ.  And, yes the NSA issues, false alarm IRS issues and "You can keep you policy,"' have worn on the president's ratings. But, let there be no doubt tea party induced division in Washington DC also weigh heavily on the president's ratings. 

Ryan reaches across the GOP divide to massage the ego of the Tea Party.  He feels "they are indispensable." Is Ryan saying he is accepting of all things tea party?  Some will say, "no" he meant the tea party in Congress. We posit the tea party in congress are elected officials earning $174,500 per year (of our tax dollars) who actually are not very different than what follows. They are certainly not standing-up against the images you are about to see, thus they are enablers.

Let's look at a few examples of the tea party, and yes you have seen each example before.


 Tea Party Movement Astrology 


You might say images posted above are extreme examples and are not indicative of the tea party. We suggest you know better.

You've seen all of those "low intellect" manifestations from the Tea Party, correct?  How about a much more recent exhibition from a tea party group in Florida.  A group that has worked to cloak itself from its public past. If want to see the more recent exhibit from the Tea Party, look closely at the following image apparently borrowed from some sick video game.

Keep in mind the group we reference issued the following statement to a Palm Beach, FL newspaper.

MSNBC Adam Serwer
The National Liberty Federation, formerly known as the South Florida Tea Party, changed its name last January as part of a rebranding effort in the aftermath of President Obama’s reelection. The group’s founder, Everett Dickinson, told the Palm Beach Post that the group “wanted to differentiate ourselves from certain organizations that have the name ‘tea party’ and we can’t control.

The video game, Bioshock Infinite, takes place largely in a floating city called Columbia and depicts a racist, xenophobic society where people worship the American founding fathers as religious figures. The image posted to the National Liberty Federation’s Facebook page is of an in-game mural that depicts George Washington bathed in angelic light as he holds the Liberty Bell in one hand and the Ten Commandments in the other, as racist carictures of minorities gather at his feet. The banner at the bottom of the image says, “It is our holy duty to guard against the foreign hordes.
After the image was discovered on the Tea party group's Facebook page it was taken down, and Serwer reports the group changed its privacy settings.  How is such child-like actions any different than working in a grocery story, as a magistrate, or as a sheriff all day and adorning a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood in the evening to harass innocents? Scrubbing and cleansing one's actions generally denotes there is something to hide. Cloaking is no good if the roots and hearts are not cleansed.

Such cleansing reminds of the recent Megyn Kelly and Fox News foray into the racial makeup of a (mystical, spiritual and non-existent) Santa and Jesus Christ. When caught with their butts hanging over a cliff, what did they do?  They feigned media harassment of the "powerful" Fox News Network and laid their racism to speaking to (phantom) kids about Santa. Do you think the word "powerful" was scripted for Kelly's reading? We believe the word was handed-off for reading to tickle the innards of Fox New sycophants.  

Read more from Adam Serwer

Ryan's remarks once more, for full effect.

Talking Points Memo...
I think these groups are valuable," he said on "Fox News Sunday.""They're part of our conservative family. I'd prefer to keep these conversations within our family."  
Ryan did say that he was not pleased that groups opposed the deal so quickly, but still said that the Tea Party is valuable. 
"John was frustrated because they came out against our agreement before we even reached an agreement," he said. "I was frustrated as well. But I see the Tea Party as indispensable."
"John was frustrated?" We feel Boehner's little exhibition was also scripted.

Ryan's comments were obviously crafted and delivered to the Fox News audience as effectively as a political speech. President Obama does it all the time, correct?  

The problem is GOP shortsightedness and desperation will catch-up with Ryan's statements. The only real issue is how long it will take for the House Budget Chair to rile his anti-government cohorts. Maybe, it will last as long as the marionette master Kochs will allow the House contingent to remain quiet regrading budget issues. 

We can rest assured that will not last very long.

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