Victor Luebker of the Armed Forces Tea Party is saying what I only wish I could say to EVERY member of the Congressional House, Senate AND the White House, especially PRESIDENT Obama!! It has taken ALL of these elected representatives to get this Nation to this point and president Obama has only made matters at least one thousand times worse!
All of this political posturing is not doing one thing to help this debt situation one bit. The citizens of this country can see the Republicans have put forth at least two plans that could have been passed to start reducing the massive debt that is crippling our economy. The Dems have put forth absolutely nothing, nada. Nothing but a lot of lip service with nothing to back it up, as they have done since they regained control of the legislative branch of the government. They haven’t even passed a budget since their illustrious leader took office.
It’s past time for the political grand-standing to stop and for real solutions to be implemented to start reducing this massive debt. The major credit rating agencies are threatening every day to down-grade our credit rating from the AAA rating we have been blessed with for decades and it’s all because of this outrageously exorbitant amount of debt that George W. Bush and worse yet, Obama have placed upon this country. Don’t get me wrong, after the 9/11 attacks, I was ready to send our military forces into every blasted Muslim country in the Middle East and level each and every one of them. I am very much for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though Afghanistan seems to be a lost cause and Iraq doesn’t seem to be much better. But I do believe these citizens are better off than they were under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and the lawlessness that prevailed over Afghanistan. I’ve read many letters from many citizens of Iraq and many from citizens of Afghanistan thanking our military forces for freeing them from the horrible situations they were in before we went into those countries. Those citizens in those letters were begging us, citizens of the US, not to get weary and withdraw our troops too soon leaving them at the mercy of the insurgents and Taliban to be slaughtered once our troops leave. That would be the worse thing we could possible do. Those people have literally put there lives on the line to help us to liberate their countries and that is exactly what I’m afraid this administration is about to do. And if Obama does withdraw all troops like he’s stated he’s going to, all of those precious lives sacrificed by our military forces and those of all the coalition forces helping us, not to mention the trillions of dollars, will have all been for naught. That is what is so sad. The US politicians are infamous for getting us into wars and then not allowing the troops to WIN those wars! The money we have spent in Iraq and Afghanistan should be recouped through getting their oil pipelines up and producing again and securing those pipelines. It wouldn’t be long at all before we, as a Nation, would be back out of debt or close to it by using the natural resources of those two countries that we have poured so much blood and money into. And now Obama has even gotten us into Libya! The US taxpayer dollars being spent to fund a conflict with Libya is not in any way, shape or form helping our debt situation. In fact, it will only make things worse. But it doesn’t seem to matter to this president.
After seeing the arrogance shown by Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer on the evening news right after Reid tabled Boehner’s plan and killed the Cut, Cap and Balance Plan submitted days ago and passed by the House with a bipartisan majority, I hope everyone else is seeing exactly what I, myself see, and that is the Democrats are the ones that are ‘posturing’ and ‘grandstanding’, NOT the Republicans. The Republicans have put forth two plans and neither one has been acceptable even though the CCB plan had the bipartisan participation that Reid himself said was lacking. I agree with Mitch McConnell when he said it astounded him that Harry Reid didn’t even want to bring his own bill before the Senate for a vote. If Reid is unwilling to allow the Senate to vote on the CCB and refused to even let them vote on Boehner’s plan, then plainly HE is one of the obstructionists that is purposefully continuing this crisis, which is of his own making. The Democrats with their trillion-dollar healthcare, stimulus plans and hundreds of billions in earmarks are the reason we are in this mess. Yet, Obama wants us to just give them another blank check with NO strings attached and no cuts to any of the wasteful spending programs he has implemented since he took office. It’s worse than being in Wonderland or Never, Neverland….I don’t believe there’s even been a place invented in fictional writing to compare to where we have allowed ourselves to be taken into. It’s just unbelievable. And that’s a nice way of putting it!!
I read a comment on facebook this evening after Boehner’s plan was tabled in the Senate and the lady was asking, “Well, what else can we do?” I want to ask the same question. We have emailed, tweeted, posted on facebook, faxed and even called our elected officials…..so what can possibly be next? The Democrats are STILL refusing to hear what we are steadily screaming as loudly as we know how to scream and it’s all to no avail, or at least it seems that way. As I stated in an earlier article, “Maybe it’s time all of us in the Tea Party, us ‘hobbits’, gather up our pitchforks and hit the streets in front of the Capitol building and the White House.” It doesn’t look like they are going to listen to anything else. If anyone else out there has any other ideas, I’m ready and willing to hear them. I know I can’t be the only person who is utterly disgusted with the way these men and women are handling this crisis. The name calling and slurs about the Tea Party members is getting more ridiculous every day. I know the Alinsky tactic is to belittle what you don’t understand or try to undermine your opponent when you realize the thing you are up against is bigger or more powerful than you are, so we in the Tea Party are just going to have to make sure our friends and neighbors realize that we are PROUD members of this movement and we are standing up for them as well as ourselves. Once we can get enough of our friends, neighbors and co-workers to realize that the movement is just us, honest, hard-working folks, just like them, that are sick and tired of the political games, the exorbitant spending and we will no longer allow the marxists/communists, that are presently talking heads for Soros and Obama, to turn this country into a socialists “American Dream”, then we will begin to turn this nation around. We have a battle ahead of us to fight all the propaganda that the Obamabots are telling on every street corner, newspaper, TV program, tweet, blog, online news papers, tabloids or whatever means they are using, PLUS we’re being portrayed as lunatics by the LameStream Media and the politicians that are refusing to acknowledge who we are.
Once all of us begin to realize what we need to do, and actually put feet into action and start to make a difference, I believe we will see the results of our efforts come to fruition and the closer to election day we come, we will gain more and more ground. But we can not slack off. We must stay vigilant. We must stand up against the attacks that are coming from every direction. The enemy is well organized and we must be also. We have to start at the local and state levels and choose the people we know are conservative and that will stand against all the corruption and business-as-usual. That is the only way we will begin to change anything. This country can no longer afford to spend money hand over fist. The time to be fiscally responsible is past. It MUST be done and done now, before we no longer have a country. This is our generation’s time to stand. The generation before ours just happened to be standing against world domination in World War II. Like that generation, we CAN NOT falter and we CAN NOT lose! There is too much at stake for that to happen!
In our community, August 2nd is the next election that is coming up. I’ve been told that out of almost 10,000 people in our county, only SEVENTY voted Republican in the last election! THAT was astounding to me. I always knew the voter turn-out in this county has always been low, but only 70 out of possible thousands is just unbelievable. So we have our work cut out for us here in this county as well as State wide and Nation wide. Hopefully we will all not grow weary and lose focus, if we do, I pray there is someone standing next to us or behind us to catch up where we leave off. That’s what it’s going to take to regain this nation’s superiority in all areas. All of us in the Tea Party believe America is worth fighting for and if you are not a member of a group, I hope you will check out one of the many different groups that are out there and become a member.
Until next time, God BLESS!