Early in 2010, the Tea Party movement began. People from all walks of life and different political positions felt the overwhelming need to do something to save their country from the destructive course that their elected majority and president had set it upon. They got off of their couches and rallied at their state capitols, and even amassed themselves in their nation's capitol in order to make their extreme dissatisfaction with the democratic majority known.
But with regards to the liberals and liberal democrats, their protests fell upon deaf ears. Rather than have their voices be considered, they were conveniently labeled as "extremists" and categorized as a fringe minority who were too ignorant to realize that Obama was indeed the savior of the economy and society.
As evolution will have it, the Tea Party groups began to grow and coalesce into a unified, nation-wide movement that soon had propelled candidates of its choosing on to the front lines of primary elections everywhere. Many of the rank and file old-school GOP incumbents who were certain they had a job for life found themselves suddenly unemployed. If the Leftists had uncategorically dismissed the Tea Party mentality before the primaries, surely they would sit up and ascribe legitimacy to this anomoly now! But alas, they clung stubbornly to their belief that this movement was nothing more than a manifestation of ignorance, unbridled rage, and even racism, and would soon run its course and dissolve back in to the generally apathetic fabric of society.
The Liberals, however, could not have been more wrong. As Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 came to an end and those in the nation who cared sat in front of their televisions watching the poll results tally up, it became clear to the country that this Tea Party movement was no niche, fringe group, but was a representation of the clear majority of Americans. Election after election after election saw state and national posts shift decisively to the Republican red, until Wednesday morning arrived to find that the United States of America had overwhelmingly made a return to its conservative, common sense roots. The democrats, who for the prior two years had chosen to utterly ignore its constituency and condescendingly dictate the policies under which the country would abide, were categorically dismissed and replaced by individuals whose sincere mission it was to act as a true voice for the people. One would think, that after such a radical and literal overnight displacement of the government establishment, that those Leftists who had mocked the Tea Party movement before would surely now comprehend the reality of this country's true core desires. With such blatant evidence, who could possibly be able to describe the disposition of the nation as anything other than what it was?
And yet, the liberals still denied it, choosing rather to skirt around the obvious truths and search for some obscure, complex meaning to and motivation for the tsunami of red that had arrived the day prior. Even the President himself in his post midterm election speech, did not see it for what it was and chose rather to conclude that he had simply failed to properly communicate the benefits of his agenda and policies.
I was watching MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show on television last night and couldn't help but wag my head as I watched her and her subject matter expert guest attempt to analyze the motives and reasons behind the election results that swept the country on Tuesday. They, like the President and most others on the liberal left, were absolutely perplexed and at a loss as to be able to explain why so many republicans and Tea Party backed candidates had won office. It was as if their vision and comprehension had been obscured, and this sudden but obvious shift to the right had no rationale whatsoever. They could see the results of it all, but could not fathom how on earth it had come to pass.
The Liberals' confusion and confoundment is in itself confusing and confounding to the rest of America. I and I'm sure many, many others have no explanation as to how it is they are able to remain in the dark and not comprehend the simple, clear message that We The People sent to ruling governmental elites this past Tuesday. It's been repeated on numerous talk shows by numerous panels; it's been reiterated in acceptance speech after acceptance speech by winning candidates; it's been blogged about, talked about, and rephrased in such a way that, literally, my three year old can understand it. Yet the liberals can't comprehend it? My only conclusion is then that they didn't and do not hear the message because they purposefully wish not to. Their fingers are in their ears, their hands are over their eyes, and they utter an incessant and annoying chorus of "la la la la la"s so that they don't have to hear.
For those of you out there who fall into this category, I have no doubt that the previous words have mostly also fallen onto eyes that cannot see and ears that will not hear. But if you can, I encourage you to stop ignoring the blatant truth and lend your intelligence and your empathy to simply try and comprehend the message the Tea Party sent on Tuesday. We want Washington to shrink government down to a consitutionally-bound size, stop spending money it doesn't have, stop mandating policies onto us, cut current spending, and stop waging cold civil war on its own brothers and sisters in Arizona. That was, is, and always has been, the message. Don't shrink away from your fellow Americans in fear and loathing, but rather open your hearts and minds to understand this overwhelmingly prevailing point of view that has taken back this country and is charting a more conservative, sound course for ourselves and our posterity. I know you're from Venus, and I know that's a far different world than Mars; but I'm certain that with a little effort and good will, we can bridge this gap and come to an understanding that works out well for all of us. There's room for everyone and you have an open invitation. Don't ostrecize yourselves any longer: join us.