Two judges have opined, and their opinions are on strict party lines. Judge George Caram Steeh, a Clinton appointee, ruled the act legal in Michigan. Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee, is allowing the case to proceed in Florida. Nevertheless, Judge Steeh is not an extremist right-winger… he presided over a trial that convicted Paul Jennings Hill (the murderer of a doctor and a clinic aide, Hill got the spike in ’03… a richly deserved fate) and another trial of four sectarian nutters who claimed that their bombing of an abortion clinic on Christmas was “a birthday gift for Jesus”. Watch for him not to give a quick ruling… he’ll wait until after the election… he wouldn’t want the accusation that he was “playing politics”. In short, he appears to be a responsible conservative, not a Tea Party plaything.
Let’s not be squeamish… the Tea Party is using the racist rhetoric of the Southern Manifesto (“We reaffirm our reliance on the Constitution as the fundamental law of the land. We decry the Supreme Court’s encroachment on the rights reserved to the States and to the people, contrary to established law, and to the Constitution”) and the extremist playbook of Operation Rescue. They’re echoing Flip Benham, that Sectarian wingnut who called appeals for non-violence “pitiful”, who suggested that, unless there was a ban on abortion, “We’re in store for more bloodshed in the streets… the likes of which will sicken even the sturdiest among us”.
In short, this politically motivated lawsuit has no basis in legality. It means that the GOP/Tea Party is having trouble “rallying the troops” and/or they’re running out of money and steam three weeks before the election. Don’t forget… the Tea Party is by the rich, of the rich, and for the rich. Newt Gingrich approves of them… and we all know what that soulless bastard did to his first wife when she was sick in bed with cancer (and most of the people who support Newt call themselves “Christians”… what a travesty!).
The word is spreading… people are getting riled… they’re finding out that the Tea Party wants to turn the clock back to 1933. If the Tea Party is so popular, why haven’t they filled the Meadowlands or the Garden? They haven’t because you can fit their supporters in an old-fashioned telephone booth (relatively speaking). Only 18 percent of the electorate supports them, only 6 percent have been to a Tea Party event, and only 2 percent call themselves “Tea Party activists”.
Get out and vote in November… show the Tea Party that Real Americans still exist… and we reject right-wing hatemongering (and many of us who do aren’t lefties)! Yes… you CAN do it…
Thursday 14 October 2010