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Panel Discussion on Tea Party Awakenings

Posted by Dan Draney on March 27, 2010

If your only view of the Tea Party movement has been through the prism of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and national newspapers, you may think of the protesters as a mob of angry people with pitchforks and torches, looking to tar and feather everyone who disagrees with them. If you get all your news from Nancy Pelosi, you may think the protesters are violent, neo-Nazis. To hear the Leftists tell it, dissent against “Chimpy McBushitler” was the Highest Form of Patriotism, but dissent against the unprecedented expansion of federal government currently underway must, obviously, be due to racism.

In fact nothing could be further from the reality of the Tea Party movement. The vast majority of participants are simply regular people, patriotic citizens trying to restore respect for the Constitutional principles of limited government. We know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. All these “free” things the government gives us will have to be paid for, one way or another, in higher taxes now or on our children.We know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.

To give you a direct look at some members of the Tea Party movement we offer this panel discussion featuring three Nebraskans who became politically active in the past year: Bryan Van Deun; Joanne Elliott; and Dan Draney (i.e. Yours Truly). This is Show #7,  and it is hosted by GML-TV’s inimitable W. A. Mitchell.

[Cross-posted at GML-TV and Plains Feeder]


3 Responses to “Panel Discussion on Tea Party Awakenings”

  1. Very nice presentation.

    How come my blog (as loyal oppositionist) isn’t listed?

    The titles seem a bit heavy handed, IMO.

    However, this kind of discussion is welcome and is a far more positive image than much of the shrill and often juvenile food fights that Palin and others engage in. I heartily encourage all of you to continue to refine a sophisticated message that dismisses extremist antics and re-inforces positions that invite lively and contentious debate without the vitriol.


    Frank Krasicki

  2. Thank You, Dan.

    I’m proud to be the first liberal blog represented here.

    Likewise I will add this to my political links on my education blog.

    As an old friend and frat-mate, I an only warn your audience that you remain one of the most deserving and intelligent people I know. I would support you regardless of political affiliation because I know the character of your make-up.

    As I’ve said before, we share as many concerns as differences.

    This is a great forum and I wish you all good fortune, good will, and honest debate.


    Frank Krasicki

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