Did the massive turnout for the Tea Parties Wednesday make you all the more proud of America, a country that is obviously not going down without a fight? Probably not, if you're a liberal Congresscreep like Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). She released the following official statement:
The "tea parties" being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs. It's despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt. Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.
That about covers the brazenly mendacious left-wing talking points regarding the Tea Parties.
Speaking of "despicable" and "shameful," Teh Resistance Blog points out that Schakowsky has voted to fund gender studies programs and ACORN types with earmarks — i.e., pork money stolen from you and your children. Her husband steals on a smaller scale, having been imprisoned for a check-kiting scheme.
The Founding Fathers devised an ingenious system designed to stave off the verminous Jan Schakowskys of the world. But ultimately, it's up to each generation to keep liberty alive for the next. Schakowsky wouldn't be hissing like a cat with its tail on fire if she didn't suspect we're up to the task.