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Tea Party's Winning Hand

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Other than being the highest-profile Republican victims of Tea Party candidates, what do Lisa Murkowski, Mike Castle, Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter have in common?

Other than being tea party insurgents who routed establishment Republicans in high-profile primaries, what do Joe Miller, Marco Rubio, Christine O'Donnell, Pat Toomey, Sharron Angle in Nevada, Ken Buck in Colorado and Mike Lee in Utah have in common?

The answer, writes Tim Carney of The Washington Examiner, is that all the former are pro-choice on abortion, all the latter pro-life.

Tea Party types and pro-life conservatives seem to be twins separated at birth. Carney continues: "Almost without fail the strongest advocates of limited government in Congress are pro-life and vice versa. Think of (Jim) DeMint and (Tom) Coburn in the Senate and Ron Paul and Jeff Flake in the House. They top the scorecards of the National Taxpayers' Union and also have perfect scores from National Right to Life."

Carney's point: While all Tea Party insurgents and Tea Party-backed candidates seemed to agree on the economic issues — deficits, debt, taxes, Obamacare — they also seem united on other issues. Looking at the down-ballot battles in 2010, being pro-life is just one of them.

Three Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled that the state constitution requires recognition of same-sex marriages were denied retention, and Gov. Terry Branstad campaigned for giving Iowans a referendum to decide if they wish to outlaw it.

Tea Party types and Iowa conservatives were not only opposed to the idea of men marrying men, they detest the idea of judicial dictatorship.

In Arizona, Ward Connerly's anti-affirmative action initiative, which prohibits race, gender and ethnic preferences, won with 60 percent of the vote. Michigan, California and Washington have already adopted the Connerly amendment.

Tea Partiers also united to back the Arizona law that requires cops to determine the immigration status of any whom, in a routine police encounter, they suspect of being an illegal alien.

Passage of the law last April brought crazed comparisons with Nazi Germany. Opponents tended to go mute, however, when they learned that 70 percent of America stood with Arizona. GOP candidates for governor subsequently ran on pledges to adopt similar statutes.

In Oklahoma, a proposition to prohibit use of Shariah law in state courts passed with 70 percent.

Shariah law is the basis of law in many Muslim countries, as the Bible was once the basis of much law in America.

What do these overlooked stories of Election Day 2010 teach?

Far more than the Beltway Right, the Tea Party is in tune with the heart of America — not only on taxes, spending and Obamacare, but on social, cultural and moral issues. National Republicans may stay out of these bloody battles, but they hold great potential for bringing out voters and driving wedges through Obama's national base.

Consider. Establishment Republicans recoil from the issue of gay marriage. But, in 2008, while McCain was winning 5 percent of the African-American vote in California, blacks in California, urged on by pastors and preachers, voted 70 percent to outlaw same-sex marriage.

The pro-life position is also a far more popular cause among black and Hispanic Americans than is the Republican Party.

Oklahoma's prohibition against any use of Shariah law should be seen as a cry from the heart of America that we are and wish to remain a Western nation, a predominantly Christian country, and we wish to be ruled by our Constitution and laws enacted pursuant to it.

The national outpouring of support for Arizona after that state came under attack for its law requiring suspected illegal aliens to show ID demonstrates how explosive the immigration-amnesty issue is. Republicans should not run away from it, for our elites are further out of touch with the people on this issue than any other.

As for the Connerly amendment abolishing affirmative action, if the GOP wishes to win in 2012, the party will put this measure on every possible state ballot, especially crucial states like Pennsylvania and Ohio.

What this panoply of issues testifies to is the true identity of the Tea Party. These folks are not single-issue voters, and they are not motivated by pocketbook issues alone.

They have seen the America they grew up in virtually vanish.

Look at how far we have traveled.

We seem no longer able to balance our budgets, win our wars or secure our borders. Compared to what our culture was, it is a running sewer today. Working-class wages and middle-class incomes seem to have been stagnant for decades. Factories and jobs continue to hemorrhage to Asia. Company towns become ghost towns. Made in China has replaced Made in America. And as one drives through cities and suburbs, one encounters vast concentrations of people who speak some language other than our own.

The Tea Party people are rising up to take their country back, and that's why they're not going away.

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Dear Excellency,
The Tea Party is NOT a political party, but the face of the Second American Revolution.
The Tea Party is spreading like wildfire among industrialized nations in both hemispheres of the planet, which find themselves under the culture-killing assault from the hordes from the Third World, who come disguised as “guest workers.”
England joins America as a full partner and ally in this Second American Revolution, along with many other European nations which have been inspired by the American revolutionary model. In short, the Tea Party is now a global phenomenon, not a national group.
“Convinced that the republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind, my prayers & efforts shall be cordially distributed to the support of that we have so happily established. It is indeed an animating thought that, while we are securing the rights of ourselves & our posterity, we are pointing out the way to struggling nations who wish, like us, to emerge from their tyrannies also. Heaven help their struggles, and lead them, as it has done us, triumphantly thro' them."
-- Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source: Letter to William Hunter, 11 March 1790
The American revolutionary model has inspired global revolt, by the enslaved peoples of the world, who no longer hold the purse strings, nor manifest destinies to their national survival, under the third world onslaught.
White nations in both hemispheres are beginning to realize that they must adopt a Lebensborn movement to perpetuate the white race, if their respective national cultures are to survive.
Mexico prosecutes an open race war against Anglo-Saxon American in the Western Hemisphere and Muslims prosecute “jihad” against white nations in the Eastern Hemisphere.
The modus operandi for conducting this warfare against the white race, is the making of babies by the third world interloper, who comes to place his hatchlings in the nest of the host nation.
This death of nations is the ultimate game plan of the international bankers, who hold the United States of America in bondage to debt slavery, via a usury-based, fractional reserve banking system.
These criminal bankers have conspired to eliminate the nation-state concept and turn all nations into a homogenized version of a mini-United Nations paradigm, which converts a national culture into a petting zoo for serfs of the third world. The host nation then becomes a tangle of squabbling nationalities, as the Mechista proclaims the “last gasp of white America.”
It is cultural genocide, delivered to all nations, courtesy of criminal bankers and the unwitting third world corporate shock troop known as “guest worker,” who comes at the behest of these bankers, as they directly conspire to deliver one world government, via an imperium of captial.
Americans now face the same struggle which animated the Founding Fathers and that revolt was against the debt slavery imposed by the Rothschild central bank of England.
"The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters, had it not been that England took away from the colonies their money, which created great unemployment and dissatisfaction. Within a year, the poor houses were filled. The hungry and homeless walked the streets everywhere. The inability of the colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the International Bankers was probably the Prime reason for the Revolutionary War."
- Benjamin Franklin, as quoted from his autobiography
It has been a struggle which has lasted two hundred years, since Thomas Jefferson called for power of the purse to be returned to the American people. Things have now come to a head, as these oligarchs pave the way for the ascendancy of Big Brother, by deliberately destroying countries with Marxist political correctness and Ponzi schemes like fractional reserve banking and the “bailout” of robber barons who exact Danegeld, only to offer no credit in return.
Western nations are collectively beginning to realize what the future holds for their respective countries under a usury-based banking system, as universal slavery is established for all free men who are forced by these bankers to host the parasite known as “guest worker.”
True “comprehensive immigration reform” is the recognition that so-called “immigrants,” who come as interlopers, are prosecuting stealth warfare against the host nation via the so-called “anchor baby.” This Lebensborn movement of the Third World, is the modern paradigm for conducting warfare against a superior power, by undermining it from within, with alien demographics.
Now a Mexican occupation army is in active annexation of American territory.
The process is already far advanced to the point where the cancer has metastasized to the national body, as evidenced by the illegal alien “president” who now conspires to open the floodgates of the nation under an ostensible “amnesty” for Mexican invaders, in this Second Mexican War.
This treason from the Oval Office and the Department of Justice, is the only “transparency” seen within the Obama administration, as Eric H. Holder and Barack Hussein Obama have comported themselves as quislings against the national security interest, by directly colluding with the Mexican reconquista of America, against the consent of the governed.
The tools employed to ruin the host nation are of course, “multiculturalism,” “political correctness,” and so-called “diversity,” which allows “honor killing” and an illegal alien crime wave, right here in “River City.”
A fractional reserve banking system, based on usury, is the fifth column which destroys the national culture, to replace it with vassalage to the United Nations overlord.
The Republican Party has NOT received the message that the American people are resolved on this Second American Revolution, to free our country from the wiles of these international bankers, once-and-for-all.
There was no mention in the Republican “Pledge to America” of abolishing the Federal Reserve, nor making plans for the United States of America to divorce the phony storefront of the international bankers; the United Nations.
This is the mandate and demand of the Second American Revolution and it must be met completely, or America will NOT survive.
The message of the Tea Party is this: The American military is required to spearhead the Second American Revolution, by deposing the Marxist Obama regime by military coup and releasing the corporate stranglehold over the American people, imposed by the international bankers of the Federal Reserve.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin must not become a fall guy, for the sins of the Obama regime.
The state of our Union has never been in greater danger. A Muslim usurper without a paper trail, sits in the White House, while a highly decorated Army flight surgeon faces courtmartial under a kangaroo military court, for refusing to acknowledge an obvious Manchukuo puppet emperor of David Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations.
'Pledge To America' - Despicable GOP Ruse
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www.rense.com/general92/pledge_dev.htm - Cached
Comment: #1
Posted by: T.H. Asgardson
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:58 PM
Mr. Asgardson, surely you could make your point without putting words in Benjamin Franklin's mouth. No one used the phrase "international bankers" in Franklin's lifetime. The only place in his autobiography where the word "banker" occurs is where he speaks of a friend who had been greatly in debt but managed to repay it all.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Peter Ungar
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:49 AM
Mr. Asgardson, surely you could make your point without putting words in Benjamin Franklin's mouth. No one used the phrase "international bankers" in Franklin's lifetime. The only place in his autobiography where the word "banker" occurs is where he speaks of a friend who had been greatly in debt but managed to repay it all.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Peter Ungar
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:49 AM


My Dear Mr. Ungar,

What “point ” were you referring to? Do you agree with my assessments? Do you have any thoughts of your own regarding either my post or Mr. Buchanan's article?

What are you doing here, other than playing omniscient observer, from behind a safe vantage point where you neither have to express an opinion, nor have to defend a thesis?

From where you sit, you can pull the covers over your head during the scary parts of the drama.

You garner your words as if they were pearls, so that the reader knows nothing about you other than the fact that you assume the role of professor, while actually professing nothing.

Yes, we acknowledge your presence behind the scenes, as evidenced by the public posting of your name, but what can you offer us beyond criticism? What do YOU bring to the debate?

Speak up, man!

Rome is burning and you note the fly on my nose.

You are obviously a man of intellect, otherwise you would not be reading the thoughts of the great Patrick J. Buchanan. You might even be a kindred soul, but you come off like a common jackal, nipping at the heels of someone who has endeavored to offer his thoughts on the great events which are rocking the republic, at this most crucial juncture in our national history.

It is an established fact of history that the Founding Fathers were well acquainted with precisely who and what the international bankers were, as evidenced by period quotes from the Rothschild family, Disraeli, Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, President Andrew Jackson and many, many others, including George Washington.

The founders sought to create a nation of free men, with their own debt-free money and that they would not have to answer to robber barons for their daily bread, nor live by another's “leave.”

"We are undone, my dear sir, if legislation is still permitted which makes our money, much or little, real or imaginary, as the moneyed interests shall choose to make it."
- Thomas Jefferson


"If ever again our nation stumbles upon unfunded paper, it shall surely be like death to our body politic. This country will crash."
- George Washington


"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."
- Thomas Jefferson


"All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, as much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."
- John Adams


"You (International Bankers) are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out. If the American people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning."
- Andrew Jackson

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild international banking dynasty, 1790

"The world is governed by very different personages to what is imagined by those who are not themselves behind the scenes."
- Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Britain



It would be far better, Mr. Ungar, if you offered an opinion, along with the criticism, so that you will not in future be perceived as a “ball-buster.” Perhaps then, your correction will be received in a spirit of glad acceptance, rather than be confined to the realm of one who takes cheap shots from the peanut gallery. I bid you good day…


Pedants who burn the midnight oil, should follow this sage advice:

“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”
George Washington


George Washington may or may not have said it--according to Mr. Ungar--but it remains a remarkable weltanschauung.
Comment: #3
Posted by: T.H. Asgardson
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:22 AM
His Examination Before the House of Commons

Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) (1766)


Q. An have they not still the same respect for Parliament? 19

A. No; it is greatly lessened. 20

Q. To what causes is that owing? 21

A. To a concurrence of causes: the restraints lately laid on their trade, by which the bringing of foreign gold and silver into the Colonies was prevented; the prohibition of making paper money among themselves, and then demanding a new and heavy tax by stamps; taking away, at the same time, trials by juries, and refusing to receive and hear their humble petitions.
Comment: #4
Posted by: T.H. Asgardson
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:13 PM
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