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“…You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done….”  Ronald Reagan

It is time for the tea party freaks to count to ten, get a breath, a beer, and quit taking themselves so seriously.  They need to get a grip on the world.

THIS is how you announce that you are running for POTUS.

“…They tell us we must learn to live with less, and teach our children that their lives will be less full and prosperous than ours have been; that the America of the coming years will be a place where — because of our past excesses — it will be impossible to dream and make those dreams come true. I don’t believe that. And, I don’t believe you do either. That is why I am seeking the presidency. I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself. Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity. I don’t agree that our nation must resign itself to inevitable decline, yielding its proud position to other hands. I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world….”

To be fair, it is not just the tea parties that are the problem.  The far right has changed. The very men and women who pretend to worship Reagan have now decided he is not good enough for them.  The Pink Flamingo thinks one of the reasons is the following:

Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan is no longer considered a great conservative leader.  It all makes sense.  It’s the only possible reason the extreme right has dumped George W. Bush.  It makes perfect sense.  Bush, as POTUS, was far more conservative, than Reagan, but who cares about factual accuracy.  The far right tea party libertarians sure don’t.

If David Duke is thinking about running for the GOP nomination for President – we have a very serious problem.

Reagan is no longer the conservative archetype.  He is now a moderate/former liberal!

Think Progress

One of The Pink Flamingo’s best friends is from Texas. He is NOT planning to vote for Rick Perry. For the past umpteen years I’ve had to listen to his love/hate of Rick Perry. The kindest, most printable epitaph he uses “Dumb”.  He thinks Perry is a “fake” conservative.  Sure, he always votes for him when he comes up for his annual re-election drive, but he’s planning to vote for Romney.

The Pink Flamingo has been telling you, for years, that the GOP has gone so far right, they no longer consider Ronald Reagan conservative.  Now the left is laughing about it.

Prairie Weather

These holier than though “constitutional conservatives think they know it all. The problem is they are woefully ignorant.

From TNR:

TNR

Part of the problem is the fact that the leaders of the “tea party” are in total denial about just who is a part of the tea parties. As The Pink Flamingo has been showing you over the past couple of years, the white supremacist movement is heavily recruiting within the tea parties and is actively involved in them.

“...One key precinct for politically minded white-rights activists: Stormfront, the nation’s largest white-supremacist website, where thousands of “racial realists” talk about everything from homeschooling and the news to uniting into a single party.  Stormfront founder and radio host Don Black tells The Daily Beast the strategy is to start from the ground up, “where we have a chance of winning. It’s impossible to get into the Senate or Congress but state legislatures or smaller offices can work.” Black says the Tea Party’s influence spurred hopes among his ideological soulmates—but that the initial excitement has given way to a realpolitik sense that the Stormfront crowd will have to go it alone. “Many of our people are involved in the Tea Party,” says Black. “But much of their leadership is skittish when it comes to talking about racial realities. The Tea Party is a healthy movement but many are too conditioned to run like scared rabbits when called racists.”…”

The Pink Flamingo is quite sure no one is going to believe the fact that white supremacists are using the tea parties to make a push into elected office. The far right has been harassing Lindsey for years. And, for years, The Pink Flamingo has been trying to prove there is a very real link between the harassers, Stormfront, the CofCC, and the South Carolina Tea Parties.

A few weeks ago Kyle Rogers, Roan Garcia-Quintana, and Jared Taylor were all in NC at the annual CofCC – Stormfront gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

You gotta love it.

“…Also representing South Carolina was TEA Party leader Roan Garcia-Quintana. He spoke on the media’s efforts to demonize the TEA Party movement.

One of the highlights of the conference was the return of Jared Taylor to North Carolina. Taylor is the author of Paved With Good Intentions, an expose on the American welfare state. The book propelled Taylor to hero status in many circles and praise from major nationally syndicated pundits. Last February the radical Democrat mayor of Charlotte was involved in an effort to get an event by Jared Taylor canceled. The mayor may have violated Federal law as it is illegal for an elected official to use their office as a vehicle to suppress another person’s civil rights. Taylor discussed how the left-wing evades honest debates and only tries to shut down the other side….”

BINGO

Occidental Dissent

Charleston Examiner

These are the kind of people pushing the anti-Hispanic anti-immigration racism.

CofCC

Stormfront and the CofCC are part of the same lovely little band of white supremacists who hate Lindsey.

Stormfront

This cannot be over-stated.

“…The conference took a more domestic tone when another speaker, Roan Garcia-Quintana, a member of the Council Board of Directors, and a prominent player in politics for our people in South Carolina gave his presentation. Mr. Garcia-Quintana pulls together the extensive experience of his lifetime of being involved in politics to an effective force to be reckoned with. He heads up several “Tea Party” efforts in his state and has run for office himself.

Mr. Garcia-Quintana shared with the audience his recent experiences with the “Tea Party” movement and the best efforts of the liberal-left and the media to portray anything conservative in a negative light. He went on to say that we cannot hold firm loyalties to either the Republican or Democratic Parties, but need to promote people and ideas that are for our benefit. In his estimation there is no real difference between the two, so we must bring our own political interests into the debate and not rely on either party to do it solely.

Kyle Rogers, the Council Webmaster and editor, gave a presentation on the growing success of the main website. He pointed out that the website exploded with traffic a result of the extremely popular, and seemingly effective, “Boycott Thor Campaign” that he initiated in response to Marvel Studios casting a Sub-Saharan black man as the mythological Norse god Heimdallr, who is considered the progenitor of Europeans and referred to as “The Whitest of the Gods” in Scandinavian lore. This campaign generated a huge amount of attention from several mainstream sources and a significant increase in traffic at the Council website resulted.

Mr. Rogers also put a call out to the local chapters to set up their own websites to link to the main site in order that community specific topics can be published and discussed to increase local appeal. Kyle is also the editor for the Citizen’s Informer, the Council’s quarterly newspaper. He pointed out that some changes are going to be made in order to increase the periodical’s recruitment functionality.”…”

Google Search

Tea Party Nationalism

Charleston Tea Party

There’s a little more:

“…He has been a political consultant to numerous candidates in SC and other parts of the US and is now the Executive Director for the Americans Have Had Enough Coalition (whose Past Honorary Chairman is US Congressman Tom Tancredo (R, CO)) and the newly formed Coalition for a Traditional America….”

Let’s face it, these are people Ronald Reagan would NEVER be associated with.  Why should the tea parties?  Why should the GOP?

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