Monday, March 01, 2010

Tea Party (Strategerists) Shows Odd Behavior

What to make of the Tea Party Movement is getting more and more like watching Dr. Jekkyl turn into Mr. Hyde, or like watching a chamelion change its color to suit its environment.

During her campaign for Governor of Texas, Debra Medina has offered her positions on a variety of issues with no variation from certain key principles related to state government and national government. Medina rejects the Federal Reserve system in the same vein as Ron Paul, adheres to the Austrian school of economics, in the same vein as Ron Paul, opposes super-corporatist wars a la, well not Sarah Palin, but Ron Paul.

Yet there's the Tea Party Movement on the national level - a meeting of organizers nationwide, from various states - embracing Sarah Palin as the keynote spokesperson at the first national Tea Party Convention.

And Sarah Palin had already endorsed incumbent Governor Rick Perry for re-election.

while it's interesting to question why Palin endorsed Perry and not Medina, one would think Medina would if offered an endorsement from Palin, outright reject it.

Meanwhile in another part of Texas, that represented by Ron Paul, Tea Party members are mounting challengers to Dr. Ron Paul.

Imagine, Paul's campaign a couple of years back initiated the Taxed Enough Already slogan in rallies and across the Internet, held 'protests' of increases in taxation and unconstitutional spending for months, and as soon as the limited government refrain started to widen and pull in other than libertarians, organizers who have more conservative than Paul's brand of libertarianism pack the Tea Party National with Sarah Palin and Palin supporters.

Including Joseph Farah of World Net Daily.

Who are these organizers and members across the country?

They accept Sarah Palin without knocking her on her neo-conservatism, spending unlimited on 'national security' and maintaining the infrastructure for the Patriot Act to reign and yet they may be accepting Debra Medina over Perry who is endorsed by Sarah Palin.

Meanwhile, they may reject Ron Paul, yet may accept Paul's son, Rand, there in Kentucky. Rand Paul was endorsed by Sarah Palin.

The odd situation with the Palin endorsement of Rand Paul - Rand Paul made "overtures" to the Palin camp and the endorsement followed.

Can a libertarian ride Tea Party disaffection to victory in a Republican primary?

Meanwhile, is Palin endorsing Ron Paul? It doesn't look like it.

It's a bit scary to watch this going on. Brings back memories of Ross Perot who riled everybody up to such a pitch had he remained a candidate for President, he might have beat both unknown Bill Clinton, and known George H.W. Bush.

Years later, it was learned Perot had connections with none other than a major Trilateralist. Who knows to this day whether Perot himself is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations?

Who are these people, what are their core principles, what are positions on abortion, war, the Federal Reserve, economics, constitutional vs. unconstitutional spending at any level of government and so forth and so on.

Why lean to Sarah Palin on the one hand and Debra Medina who has got to be careful how far she is willing to be pulled to the Palin populist factor.

Rand Paul didn't have a qualm seeking out Palin's support even though he's supposed to be well versed in Constitutional issues, he's obviously accepted Palin who didn't even know the job requirements for Vice President, let alone appear to understand the meaning of the Constitution's basic foundational principle with regard to war.

Congress declares war, that's what's in the Constitution.

Yet Palin referenced in comments during a Chris Wallace interview the President (referring to President Obama) can 'decide to declare war' on Iran and in so doing the President (referring to President Obama) not only should 'do so' but would show strength by so doing!

See our analysis of Rand Paul and his campaign for the U.S. Senate

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Rand Paul Foregoing Principles for Base Republican Support?

Be wary of the Texas4Palin site which closes down discussion-forum on any topic not considered Palin-pro.

Sunday, November 15, 2009
Rand Paul has asked Sarah Palin to campaign for him

Josh Painter said...
Okay folks, both sides have weighed in, and I'm cutting off comments on this post. Texas for Sarah Palin is a blog, not a discussion forum. I suggest that any parties who wish to continue the debate, take it to a political forum, please.

This blog is about Sarah Palin. She should be the topic for any discussion. The comments here have clearly gone off topic.

We personally don't believe we have ever witnessed anything like the make-up of the Tea Party in our political lifetimes, spanning some 20 years and counting.

Meanwhile, find how different or similar are the positions of the following:

On War with or without Congress declaring war

Debra Medina

Sarah Palin

Rick Perry

Kay Bailey Hutchinson

Scott Brown

Ron Paul

Rand Paul


Debra Medina, new star of America's right, is firing up the race for Texas governorDebra Medina of the Tea Party movement is making a Sarah Palin-like impact with policies stressing property rights and gun ownership

...When Medina breezed into Lytle's community hall the locals found themselves confronted with a Texan version of Sarah Palin. She wore a sharp scarlet skirt suit, librarian-style glasses and a puffed-up hairdo. More than 60 Lytle residents had gathered to meet her, a hefty turnout on a weekday at 11am for a Republican primary election in the race to be Texas governor. Medina has become a political phenomenon in Texas. Emerging as a genuine star of the rightwing populist Tea Party movement, she delivers a fiery message of slashing taxes and the abolition of almost all forms of federal government, and issues dire warnings that President Obama is taking America down a slippery slope to Soviet-style communism.

It's working. Previously unheard of by the vast majority of Texans, Medina has set the race for governor on fire, upsetting the primary contest between the incumbent, Rick Perry, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Those gathered to see Medina in Lytle loved her. Young and old, men and women, Latino and white, listened with rapt attention as she outlined her agenda and asked them to back her in this week's first round of voting. If she can beat Hutchison into second place, she can secure a runoff against Perry. That would raise the possibility – distant but real – of a Tea Party activist capturing the government of the second biggest state in America. The Tea Party movement would have gone from being a bunch of ragtag protesters to heading one of the largest single economies in the world. "If we can change politics as usual in Texas, then we can change politics as usual across America. This is not just about Texas, but about changing the whole country," Medina told the Observer before addressing her supporters in Lytle...

...She began her stump speech again, still wearing the outfit she had in Lytle. But when it comes to speeches Medina is no Sarah Palin. She has no need to write on her hand to remember her talking points. Instead her speech was a complex walk through her extreme anti-government philosophy, citing sources as varied as the Austrian school of economics, St Augustine and modern French philosophers. She said she wanted to get rid of property taxes and allow Texans to do whatever they wanted with anything they owned, whether that was dig for oil or build an extension. There was, she said, no constitutional basis for a federal Department of Education or an Environmental Protection Agency or the Federal Reserve. Texas should assert its rights almost as a nation-state, controlling over its own National Guard units. The disdain for government was visceral. The American way, she said, was simple. "There are two rights essential to freedom: private property and gun ownership."

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