June 9, 2010
|MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.|
The establishment is determined to take out the Tea Party political movement prior to the November election. In order to do this, they will unleash a corporate media campaign designed to portray patriotic Americans opposed to an increasingly leviathan and autocratic government as “far right” lunatics and fringe elements. The centerpiece of this effort is a mini-documentary produced by MSNBC and hosted by Chris Matthews.
“Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the recent surge of anger on the political right, particularly the outpouring of support for the Tea Party, which helped secure Rand Paul’s victory in Kentucky. The special airs Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. ET,” explains an MSNBC “hardblogger” post. “Who are the people on the New Right? What do they want? And how do they intend to get it?”
“Rise of the New Right” features snippets of Rand Paul and Alex Jones mixed with sensationalistic images of militiamen training with weapons and Tea Party demonstrations.
“When Chris Matthews asked the Infowars team if he could travel to Austin to interview Alex some months ago, the general consensus was that MSNBC was preparing another hit piece on the freedom movement and the alternative media, targeting Alex as a key figure,” Steve Watson wrote on May 28.
“MSNBC is the epitome of the controlled corporate mainstream media, being as it is 80% owned by General Electric, operated by military industrial complex giant General Dynamics, whose primary business comes from supplying arms and weapons systems to the US government and its international allies. It is not and never has been sympathetic to anti-establishment or anti-war activism – this is the same network that canceled Jesse Ventura’s talk show simply because he opposed the Iraq war.”
Ahead of the show’s premier later this month, Infowars.com has received a script for the documentary (below). It was sent by a source that wishes to remain anonymous. Here is the sensationalistic trailer MSNBC is currently airing the run-up to the show.
THE NEW RIGHT
TEA PARTIES AND THIRD PARTIES,
GUN RIGHTS AND STATES RIGHTS,
FROM JUST RIGHT OF CENTER TO OUT ON THE FRINGES
WHO ARE THEY AND JUST WHAT DO THEY WANT?
POLITICAL CHANGE OR TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT?
WE TAKE A HARDBALL LOOK AT THE RISE OF THE NEW RIGHT
TITLE ANIMATION: RISE OF THE NEW RIGHT, A HARDBALL DOCUMENTARY WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS
CHRIS ON CAM
DON’T TREAD ON ME. THE GADSDEN FLAG HAS BECOME THE SYMBOL OF THE NEW RIGHT – IT’S FLOWN AT TEA PARTIES, ANTI-GOVERNMENT RALLIES, AND MILITIA GROUP TRAININGS SESSIONS, EVEN BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
IT’S THE SAME FLAG THAT FLEW IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AS A WARNING AGAINST BRITISH OPPRESSION. BUT THIS TIME THE ENEMY IS NOT A FOREIGN KING BUT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA HAS REIGNIGHTED THE RIGHT. THEY ARE ANGRY — ABOUT THE ECONOMY, HEALTH CARE, AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING. ANGRY AT WHO THE PRESIDENT IS, ANGRY THAT OUR COUNTRY IS NOT THE WAY IT SHOULD BE, COULD BE, OR ONCE WAS.
END STAND UP
IT’S A FACT THAT THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAVE BEEN TOUGH FOR AMERICA
montage of events – economic crash, bailouts, health care
T210 12:05:10 nats obama taking the oath of office
ALSO A FACT — PRESIDENT OBAMA INHERITED ENORMOUS PROBLEMS FROM THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION — THE WORST RECESSION SINCE THE 1930S. IN RESPONDING, OBAMA CONTINUED MANY OF THE BUSH POLICIES — PUTTING IN PLACE MASSIVE GOVERNMENT SPENDING TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY AND BAIL OUT THE BANKS AND AUTO INDUSTRY.
ON TOP OF THAT, HE PROPOSED AN AMBITIOUS PLAN TO REFORM NATIONAL HEALTHCARE.
FOR TO? MANY ON THE RIGHT, OBAMA’S ACTIONS WERE NOTHING SHORT OF DISASTER. AND THEY BEGAN TO MAKE THEIR PROTESTS HEARD.
T110 13:41:56 LINDA GLOVER — I believe that Obama is running our country into the ground.
t138 ALAN KEYES
“Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear.
T144 16:17:01 ORLY TAITZ ON MS- Obama is completely illegitimate.
IN FEBRUARY 2009, THEIR ANGER FOUND A SURPRISING VOICE – SOMEONE NOT PART OF THE NEW RIGHT: A CNBC COMMENTATOR ON THE FLOOR OF THE CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE.
T224 11 32 00 Santelli How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgages that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills? Raise their hand! (booing from the floor) President Obama, are you listening?
IT BECAME KNOWN AS THE RANT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD. AND ONE SENTENCE IN PARTICULAR CONNECTED WITH DISENCHANTED CONSERVATIVE VOTERS WHO FELT THEIR VOICES WEREN’T BEING HEARD.
T224 11:33:33 Santelli: we’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party in July.
IN 1773 ANGRY COLONISTS IN BOSTON HARBOR TOSSED BARRELS OF TEA OVERBOARD TO PROTEST TAXES LEVIED BY THE BRITISH CROWN. THE BOSTON TEA PARTY WAS ONE OF THE KEY EVENTS LEADING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. NOW CONSERVATIVES ANGRY ABOUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING TOOK THIS SYMBOL OF REBELLION AND CLAIMED IT AS THEIR OWN.
PROMOTED BY FOX NEWS, THEY ARRANGED TAX DAY TEA PARTIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
nats from april 15 tea parties
UNIDENTIFIED MALE SOT I think government’s getting out of hand. And I’ve never seen these demonstrations since the Vietnam War.
FROM THERE THE PROTESTS SPREAD. ANGRY CITIZENS DISRUPTED TOWNHALL MEETINGS ON HEALTH CARE. — SOME TOTING GUNS
nats t158 approx 06 58 49
Rep Hoyer being heckled
nat woman: we want the government out of our business now
ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2009 TENS OF THOUSANDS GATHERED ON THE NATIONAL MALL IN WASHINGTON DC
T110 9/12 PROTESTER
13:52:24 RICHARD A. CRANE — The country is headed in the wrong direction, big time. This is a free country with capitalistic principles, Christian principles and not a Socialist country.
AND THROUGH THE WINTER, THE MOVEMENT GREW.
t113 12 22 28 REP. BACHMANN: 11/5/09
It was Thomas Jefferson who said a revolution every now and then is a good thing. What do you think?
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Yeah!
IN EARLY FEBRUARY 2010, SARAH PALIN HEADLINED WHAT WAS DUBBED THE FIRST NATIONAL TEA PARTY CONVENTION IN NASHVILLE.
T234 21:06:19 I am a big supporter of this movement. I believe in this movement. Got lots of friends and family in the lower 48 who attend these events across the country, and just knowing that this is the movement, and America is ready for another revolution, and you are a part of this.
WHAT STARTED AS A LOW GROWL OF UNHAPPINESS WAS NOW A ROAR OF FURY .
t110 41:56 LINDA GLOVER, TEA PARTY ATTENDEE —
We are losing our country. We think the Muslims are moving in and taking over. We do not believe our President is a Christian and he led us to believe that. Our president is a liar. God bless Joe Wilson.
JOE WILSON. THE CONGRESSMAN WHO GAINED INSTANT NOTORIETY WHEN HE CALLED THE PRESIDENT A LIAR DURING A SPEECH ON HEALTHCARE IN SEPTEMBER 2009.
nat wilson: You lie!
THE ANGER IN THE STREETS HAD REACHED THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT.
DURING THE FINAL VOTE ON THE HEALTH CARE BILL IN MARCH, PROTESTORS MASSED OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL, WHILE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS STOOD ON THE BALCONY AND RILED UP THE CROWD, WAVING THE REVOLUTIONARY FLAG.
chants kill the bill
T332 18:42:40 — Representative ELIJAH CUMMINGS (Democrat, Maryland): It sounded like it was a very much orchestrated. And then I looked up and I see about nine or 10 of my colleagues. And literally, you would have thought that they were at some football game or something.
THE SCENE TURNED UGLY WHEN AFRICAN AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN, INCLUDING CIVIL RIGHTS VETERAN JOHN LEWIS, WERE TAUNTED BY THE CROWD, WITH LEWIS SAYING SOME CALLED THEM THE N WORD AS THEY WALKED INTO THE CAPITOL TO VOTE. AND REPRESENTATIVE BARNEY FRANK, ANOTHER DEMOCRAT, STATED THAT PROTESTORS SHOUTED ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL ANTI-GAY? SLURS AT HIM.
IN THE DAYS THAT FOLLOWED THE SIGNING OF THE HEALTH CARE BILL, SOME PROTESTORS BECAME VIOLENT – AT LEAST 10 DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF CONGRESS REPORTED DEATH THREATS OR INCIDENTS OF HARASSMENT OR VANDALISM. RADIO HOST RUSH LIMBAUGH CHEERED ON THE VANDALS.
T332 18 34 10 RUSH LIMBAUGH: We need to defeat these bastards. We need to wipe them out.
SARAH PALIN POSTED A MAP ON FACEBOOK PUTTING THE DISTRICTS OF DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR THE HEALTH CARE BILL IN THE CROSS HAIRS OF A RIFLE.
IT’S CONTROVERSIAL IMAGERY, BUT GUN SYMBOLISM PLAYS TO THE NEW RIGHT. SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS ARE A RALLYING CRY AMID FEARS THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO TAKE AWAY THEIR WEAPONS. GUN STORES ARE RUNNING LOW ON AMMUNITION BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STOCKPILING BULLETS. PROTESTERS HAVE OPENLY CARRIED WEAPONS TO THE PRESIDENT’S RALLIES. AND SINCE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ELECTION, MEMBERSHIP IN MILITIA GROUPS HAS INCREASED EXPONENTIALLY.
nat from militia training, guns firing
t32 02:03:04;01 MICHAEL LACKOMAR:We do a lot of marksmanship and drill with the guns because out of everything I carry on me, all of my equipment, the guns are the most dangerous item I have.
MICHAEL LACKOMAR IS A TEAM LEADER FOR THE SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER MILITIA. HE AND HIS FELLOW MILITIA MEMBERS ARE SPENDING A FEBRUARY WEEKEND CAMPED OUT IN THE SNOW TO HONE THEIR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS. THEY ARE PREPARING FOR A CRISIS – PERHAPS A NATURAL DISASTER OR A TERROR ATTACK – OR PERHAPS, THEY SAY, THE THREAT WILL COME FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.
02:06:33;22 MICHAEL LACKOMAR, MICHIGAN MILITIA:. there’s five areas that we focus on: crime, disaster, invasion, tyranny, terrorism. All five of those cover threats that would interrupt our ways of life. And tyranny is one of ’em. Tyranny is something that we’ve been warned from the very beginning by the Founding Fathers that you have to be on guard against.
THE MICHIGAN MILITIA FLIES THAT FAMILIAR YELLOW FLAG AS A SYMBOLIC WARNING TO POTENTIAL OPPRESSORS.
T32 MIKE LACKOMAR
02:05:43;01 The “Don’t Tread on Me” basically tells you– leave me alone. Let me do my thing. I don’t need the government’s help. I don’t need the government’s supervision. I don’t want somebody telling me what and how to do things.
DESPITE THEIR WARLIKE CLOTHING AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, WHEN YOU TALK TO MEMBERS OF THE MICHIGAN MILITIA IT’S SOON CLEAR THAT IT’S NOT JUST THE FLAG THAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON WITH THE GROWING TEA PARTY MOVEMENT.
LEE MIRACLE, MICHIGAN MILITIA
03:05:40 I think the government’s too big. I think what you need to do is look at the Constitution. You see what’s authorized and what’s not. What’s not authorized, you get rid of it.
T32 MICHAEL LACKOMAR
02:09:41 ://if you speak to a lot of tea parties, they’re kind of dismissive of what we do with the– the– the feeling that maybe we are too extreme for what they’re trying to do. We’re just like they are. They’re just like us. The difference is where we focus our attention.//
THE MICHIGAN MILTIA IS OPEN TO ANYONE AND MEDIA SAVVY — AUTHORITIES DON’T SEE THEM AS A MAJOR THREAT TO THE GOVERNMENT. BUT THERE ARE OTHER, MORE OMINOUS FAR RIGHT GROUPS OUT THERE WHO COULD PRESENT A REAL DANGER.
THIS MARCH MEMBERS OF A MIDWESTERN MILITIA WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING TO KILL POLICE OFFICERS. PROSECUTERS CLAIMED THAT THEY WERE PLANNING AN ATTACK IN ORDER TO SET OFF A WIDESPREAD UPRISING AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.
T35 MARK POTOK, SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
01:09:42;23 In the last year in particular– we have seen militias, which were really– a big deal back in the 1990s, simply come roaring back
MARK POTOK IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE INTELLIGENCE PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER, WHERE HE TRACKS EXTREME RIGHT WING GROUPS. THE SPLC DOCUMENTED A 244 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE ANTI-GOVERNMENT SO-CALLED? OR SELF-DESCRIBED? PATRIOT GROUPS IN 2009.
we’ve gone from numbers like, you know, 170 militias– to well over 500, more than double the number we saw just– a year ago.//01:31:34;26 I think there is a huge amount of anger out there. What we’re really lacking at this moment–// is a kind of spark.
THE PATRIOT MOVEMENT IN THE 1990S WAS IGNITED PRINCIPALLY BY THE 1993 GOVERNMENT DESTRUCTION OF THE BRANCH DAVIDIAN COMPOUND IN WACO, TEXAS..
MARK POTOK: T35
01:31:34;26 // the way the Waco siege was seen is, “This is what the government will do to people who dissent.” // So, you know, if we were to have a similar kind of event now– I think it is entirely possible that we can see this movement grow even more rapidly than it’s been growing over the last 12 or 18 months.// ultimately that could mean another Oklahoma City. IS THIS OK WITHOUT ANY NEARBY RMINDER OF WHAT HAPPENED THERE?
IN APRIL 2009, THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUED A REPORT WARNING ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR HOME GROWN TERRORISM FUELED BY THE SEVERE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AND THE ELECTION OF THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT.
T35 01:13:22;02 since Barack Obama was nominated at the Democratic Convention in July of 2008, we’ve seen quite a remarkable rash of either domestic terrorism actually carried out or planned.
THIS FEBRUARY, A MAN ANGRY ABOUT GOVERNMENT TAXES, FLEW A PLANE INTO A BUILDING THAT HOUSED AN INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OFFICE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, KILLING HIMSELF AND AN IRS EMPLOYEE.
IN OCTOBER 2008 TWO SKINHEADS, WERE ARRESTED AND LATER PLEADED GUILTY TO PLOTTING TO KILL BARACK OBAMA AND DOZENS OF OTHER BLACK PEOPLE AFRICAN AMERICANS?.
AND IN APRIL 2009, A PITTSBURGH MAN KILLED THREE POLICE OFFICERS AND INJURED A FOURTH BECAUSE HE FEARED HIS GUNS WERE GOING TO BE TAKEN AWAY BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
IF THERE IS A COMMON THEME IN THE ANGER ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF THE NEW RIGHT, IT COULD BE THEIR DISLIKE…AND DEEP DISDAIN FOR… BARACK OBAMA. THE DEMONIZATION OF THE PRESIDENT DECORATES MANY OF THE POSTERS AT THE GRASS ROOTS RALLIES. THEY CALL HIM A SOCIALIST, A COMMUNIST AND EVEN A NAZI. STRONG TERMS THAT PORTRAY THE PRESIDENT AS A THREAT TO THE NATION.
t138 alan keyes
” He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist,”
PERENNIEL POLITICAL CANDIDATE ALAN KEYES — WHO RAN AGAINST BARACK OBAMA IN HIS 2004 SENATE RACE — WAS AN EARLY PLAYER IN WHAT’S BECOME KNOWN AS THE BIRTHER MOVEMENT — IN NOVEMBER 2008 HE FILED A LAWSUIT CLAIMING THE PRESIDENT-ELECT SHOULD NOT BE AWARDED CALIFORNIA’S ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES BECAUSE, ACCORDING TO KEYES, OBAMA IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
T138 ALAN KEYES
00:51:20 He has refused to provide proof that he is in fact a natural born citizen//
THE PRESIDENT HAS RELEASED HIS AMERICAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND BLOGGERS HAVE UNEARTHED HIS BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE HAWAII NEWSPAPERS, BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH FOR THE LEGIONS OF PEOPLE DETERMINED TO PROVE HE IS INELIGIBLE FOR THE OFFICE – THEY SAY IT’S ONLY A CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH, NOT THE LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OR THEY ARGUE THAT THE NEWSPAPER NOTICES WERE PLANTED. FOR EACH PROOF THAT IS OFFERED, THEY COME UP WITH ANOTHER REASON WHY HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE PRESIDENCY.
T3 ORLY TAITZ
02:22:56:00 Barack Hussein Obama is completely illegitimate for US– presidency. Specifically because his father was not a US– citizen. He came to this country on a student visa from Kenya which, at the time, was a British colony. And, due to British Nationality Act of 1948, Obama was a British citizen at birth. And then, when– Kenya became an independent country,//Barack Hussein Obama became a citizen of Kenya.
CALIFORNIA-BASED DENTIST AND ATTORNEY ORLY TAITZ GREW UP IN SOVIET RUSSIA AND LIVED IN ISRAEL FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SHE ORIGINALLY REPRESENTED ALAN KEYES IN HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA AND HAS FILED HUNDREDS OF OTHER CASES QUESTIONING THE PRESIDENT’S ELIGIBILITY. ALL OF THE CASES HAVE BEEN DISMISSED AND ONE JUDGE FINED HER $20,000, NOTING “UNLIKE IN ALICE IN WONDERLAND, SIMPLY SAYING SOMETHING DOES NOT MAKE IT SO.”
t4 ORLY TAITZ
03:15:18:00 when I see judges coming with such decisions– it– it’s– it’s an embarrassment to the judicial system of this nation. //that instead of seeing actual document, actual birth certificate for baby Barack Hussein Obama from Hawaii.//we are just off-hand dismissing these cases as frivolous? There’s nothing frivolous about it.
THE BIRTHERS OFTEN MAKE A POINT OF REPEATING OBAMA’S MIDDLE NAME, HUSSEIN, TO EMPHASIZE HIS MUSLIM ROOTS– AND MAKING A LESS THAN SUBTLE CONNECTION TO AMERICA’S OLD ENEMY, SADDAM HUSSEIN. THERE’S ALSO THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER SOME OF THE ANTIPATHY TOWARDS BARACK OBAMA IS CONNECTED TO HIS RACE, SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT VEHEMENTLY DENY. BUT THE FACT REMAINS THAT OUR FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT IS FACING UNPRECEDENTED QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS VERY AMERICANNESS.
THE UNIVERSAL ANGER ON THE RIGHT DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE UNIFIED. MANY CONSERVATIVES AND TEA PARTY MEMBERS DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE BIRTHERS, CALLING THEM EXTREME, BUT THE CHARGES AS SENTENCE IS CONSTRUCTED, SOME MIGHT MISINTERPRET “CHARGES” TO BE REFERRING TO BIRTHERS BEING LABELED “EXTREME”
SEEM TO BE STICKING. IN A POLL CONDUCTED BY THE LIBERAL WEBSITE DAILY KOS IN JANUARY, ALMOST 60 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS SAID THEY WEREN’T SURE WHETHER BARACK OBAMA WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES.
WHILE NOT EMBRACING THESE RUMORS, MANY CONSERVATIVE LEADERS ALSO DON’T DENY THEM.
03:34:51:00 CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you think that the people who– //have raised the issue of Barack Obama’s citizenship, have a real case or not?
03:36:04:00 DICK ARMEY:I think that case should have– there’s a venue for that. It’s probably in the courts.
FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN AND HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER, DICK ARMEY HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MORE WELL-KNOWN FACES OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT. NO LONGER IN OFFICE, ARMEY IS NOW THE CHAIRMAN OF FREEDOM WORKS, A CONSERVATIVE ADVOCACY GROUP THAT TRAINS AND ORGANIZES TEA PARTY ACTIVISTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
03:12:18:00 CHRIS MATTHEWS:// let me read– something you said. //. “Nearly every important office in Washington DC today is occupied by someone with an aggressive dislike of our heritage, our freedom, our history and our Constitution.”
03:12:39:00 DICK ARMEY: I believe that’s true. I– I– I– it is not just an unawareness of the genius of the Constitution. It’s– it’s– it’s a dislike of this Constitution.//
03:13:10:00 CHRIS MATTHEWS: are you talking about members of the congress elected–
03:13:14:00 I’m talking members of congress. I’m talking about– people in the White House, throughout the White House, beginning with the president. I don’t believe the president of the United States knows and– respects and appreciates the Constitution of the United States.
A STRONG STATEMENT. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE PRESIDENT TAUGHT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (AND WAS EDITOR OF THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW, RIGHT?). BUT IT’S A CONSISTENT DRUMBEAT ON THE NEW RIGHT: POLITICIANS, AND PARTICULARLY THE PRESIDENT, DON’T RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION.
This is one point where left-of-center viewers will be begging for a challenge. Where was the far right over the last decade when civil liberties were being lost? “Don’t tread on me”?? How are warrantless wiretaps not treading on people? Where do most of them stand on reproductive rights? .
16:18:42 UNIDENTIFIED MALE SPEAKER — I think members of Congress ought to have to read major bills, but I’d be just as happy if some read this a little more often. The Constitution of the United States of America
(TEASE TEA PARTY)
STILL IN ITS INFANCY, THE TEA PARTY IS A LEADERLESS RESISTANCE WITHOUT A COHESIVE MESSAGE. MOST ADHERENTS SAY THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT, SOME JUST DON’T LIKE THE PRESIDENT –PLAIN AND SIMPLE. STILL OTHERS GO MUCH FURTHER. THEY FEAR GOVERNMENT TYRANNY.
THERE ARE ALMOST AS MANY VERSIONS OF THE WHAT THE TEA PARTY STANDS FOR AS THERE ARE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS. BUT ONE THING IS SURE: THIS IS MORE THAN A TEMPEST IN A TEA CUP. TEAPOT?
EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS TAKEN NOTE
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T355 08:23:51 OBAMA ON TODAY SHOW: you know I think that it is still a loose amalgam of forces. There’s a part of the tea party movement that actually did exist before I was elected, we saw some of it leading up to my election. There’s some folks who just weren’t sure whether I was born in the United States, whether I was a socialist, right, so there’s that segment of it which I think is just dug in ideologically and that strain has existed in American politics for a long time. (Obama VO, photographs of tea party) Then I think there’s a broader circle around that core group of people who are legitimately concerned about the deficit, who are legitimately concerned that the federal government may be taking on too much and last year a bunch of the emergency measures we had to take in terms of dealing (Obama on camera) with the bank crisis, bailing out the auto industry, fed that sense that things were out of control and I think those are folks who have legitimate concerns and so I wouldn’t paint in broad brush and say that you know everybody that is involved or have gone to a tea party meeting are some how on the fringe.
Natsot: Anna with kids
MOM OF 4, ANNA PUIG, HAS A TYPICAL TEA PARTY STORY
t42 02:22:31;21 I have never been politically active before. //A little over a year ago I was raising my family. I was driving my minivan. I was having conversations with the neighbors about changing diapers and what to make for dinner.
LIKE MANY IN A MOVEMENT THAT IS 55% FEMALE, ANNA IS A STAY AT HOME MOM AND A POLITICAL NOVICE. SHE WAS MOTIVATED BY WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE ECONOMY.. AND THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE. HER CALL TO ACTION CAME WHEN SHE SAW FOOTAGE OF THEN CANDIDATE OBAMA TALKING TO SAMUEL WURZLEBACKER, BETTER KNOWN AS JOE THE PLUMBER, ABOUT OBAMA’S REASON FOR RAISING TAXES ON THE WEALTHY.
t229 Barack Obama:
22:47 50 If you’ve got a plumbing business, you’re gonna be better off if you’ve got a whole bunch of customers who can afford to hire you. And right now, everybody’s so pinched that business is bad for everybody. And I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody
t42 02:18:36;07 //when Barack Obama said to Joe the plumber that it was okay to spread the wealth around– quote, unquote. That really bothered me. Like I said, it just brought back memories of something that I have seen before in a different country, in a different time of my life.
ANNA WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BRAZIL. SHE NOW LIVES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
SHE DIDN’T THINK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAD THE ANSWERS SHE WAS LOOKING FOR, SO SHE JOINED FORCES WITH ANOTHER LOCAL WOMAN, ANASTASIA PIBOLSKI, WHO ALREADY HAD FORMED A GROUP CALLED THE KITCHEN TABLE PATRIOTS
05:14:09;10 Really it was just a protest about the stimulus at first. So, it wasn’t really a group. It was we were planning a tea party in April. //
05:14:42;25 after we did that, it was kind of like, “Where do you go from here?” //You know, they’re having the town halls. We were organizing that. // it just never stopped.
IN THE LAST YEAR THE TWO WOMEN’S LIVES HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY. THEY NOW SPEND HOURS ON THE PHONE AND EMAIL, ORGANIZING PROTESTS AND, TOGETHER WITH DICK ARMEY’S FREEDOM WORKS, RUNNING WORKSHOPS EDUCATING THEIR NEIGHBORS ABOUT HOW TO GET CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES ELECTED.
ANNA SPEAKING AT WORKSHOP
T38 00:05:45 in order to win in 2010, which is so crucial to this fight, we need to try to find candidates that are true conservatives and that we can work together to elect in November.
t44 04:03:19;01 a lot of people were talking about 2012, 2012. No. The key is 2010. So, what we’re looking at is the Democratic party, they don’t represent us. We need to find a home for ourselves, you know? //the Republican party, unfortunately, has been going crazy on spending, and they quite honestly don’t really represent us for the most part, either. But starting a third party is not the answer. We don’t have the time for that. So, I think our closest home is the Republican party. And we need to send a loud and clear message to them right now that they need to put up candidates that actually represent conservatism.
THE TEA PARTY TOOK ITS FIRST STEP INTO ELECTORAL POLITICS IN NOVEMBER 2009 IN A SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION IN NEW YORK’S 23RD DISTRICT. MANY ON THE RIGHT, INCLUDING SARAH PALIN AND DICK ARMEY, DECIDED THAT THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE, DEDE SCOZAFAVA, WAS INSUFFICIENTLY CONSERVATIVE. THEY ADVOCATED FOR A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE, DOUG HOFFMAN, CAUSING SCOZAFAVA TO WITHDRAW AND THROW HER SUPPORT BEHIND THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, BILL OWENS. OWENS WON BUT THIS WAS ONLY THE TEA PARTY’S OPENING SALVO.
THEN IN JANUARY 2010, THE TEA PARTY GRASSROOTS RALLIED BEHIND SCOTT BROWN, THE COME-FROM-BEHIND REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER FOR THE LATE EDWARD KENNEDY’S MASSACHUSSETT’S SENATE SEAT.
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Natsot supporter: We need to bring back the filibuster, bring back divided government and we need a 41st vote.
WITH HIS PICK UP TRUCK AND FOLKSY APPEAL, BROWN RODE THE POPULIST WAVE AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT, EVEN THOUGH, BY CONSERVATIVE STANDARDS, HE’S FAIRLY MODERATE.
T200 MASS SENATE DEBATE
BROWN 08:50 We shouldn’t have to go to Washington everytime to you know, have a cup, to get hand outs from Washington. we should be able to fix the problems on our own and we can do that very easily.
THE DEMOCRATS BOUGHT OUT THE BIG GUNS TO SUPPORT THEIR CANDIDATE, MASSACHUSETT’S ATTORNEY GENERAL MARTHA COAKLEY, BUT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE STAYED OUT OF BROWN’S WAY, LETTING THE GRASS ROOTS CAMPAIGNERS DO THE WORK. THIS TIME THEY WERE VICTORIOUS, DELIVERING A STUNNING BLOW TO THE DEMOCRATS’ SUPER MAJORITY IN THE SENATE — AND WINNING A SEAT THAT REPUBLICANS HADN’T HELD IN ALMOST 60 YEARS.
IN HIS VICTORY SPEECH, BROWN WARNED WASHINGTON THAT HIS ELECTION WAS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY UPSETS.
T199 SCOTT BROWN
22:45:30 We had the machine scared and scrambling, and for them it is just the beginning of an election year filled with surprises. I can tell you that.
03:11:27:00 CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you think the– the– the movement of people, the Tea Party movement, and other kind of activism on the right, will pull the Republican party to the right?
03:11:34:00 DICK ARMEY:The Republican party, of course, as a political party, their first objective is to elect ourselves. //if they look back, when have we been successful in the business of getting our folks elected? It’s when we have been the party of Reagan, // When we have been the small government conservatives that represent the core values–of America.
THE TEA PARTY SO FAR IS MOSTLY ALIGNED WITH REPUBLICANS BUT THEY HAVE SOME MAJOR IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES. MANY ON THE NEW RIGHT NO LONGER TRUST THE INSTITUTION OF GOVERNMENT AT ALL, EMBRACING LIBERTARIAN POSITIONS LIKE ENDING THE FEDERAL RESERVE, AND PERHAPS EVEN ABOLISHING PROGRAMS LIKE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE –POSITIONS FAR TO THE RIGHT OF THE GOP.
HOWEVER, THERE’S ONE PARTICULAR REPUBLICAN WHO SEEMS TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE AT CHANELLING TEA PARTY RAGE — SARAH PALIN.
MICA SIMS: T51
04:02:47;00 The tea party started as a fiscal conservative movement.
AT A RECENT TEA PARTY MEETING IN BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY, ONE MESSAGE WAS CLEAR. PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND THE GROWING FEDERAL DEFICIT.
MICA SIMS: T51
04:02:47;00 We were sick of the bailouts, we were sick of the TARP, we were sick of the– the auto and bank out– I mean, bailouts. The stimulus, there were so many things that were going on that were just breaking our system.
T51 NICK LYONS:
04:06:33;03 I think now we don’t just have big government, we have huge, out of control government.
This is another place where lefties will be itching to hear at least a nod to the counterpoint, which is —where were these people when the Bush administration was running up record spending and record deficits over two terms,,, and allowing the deregulated banking industry to run rampant and create a mess so huge that both Bush & Obama (right or wrong) felt bailout was the only answer?
THE BARDSTOWN TEA PARTY IS DOUBLING AS A FORUM FOR A POLITICAL CANDIDATE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE NEW RIGHT’S BEST CHANCES OF WINNING A MAJOR FEDERAL ELECTION IN 2010
DR. RAND PAUL SPEECH
T51 04:19:38:00 We’ve come to take our government back from the special interests. From the politicians who think that the federal government is their own personal ATM.
OPHTHAMOLOGIST, DR RAND PAUL IS RUNNING FOR THE US SENATE AS A REPUBLICAN– BUT HE HAS PROUDLY DECLARED HIMSELF TO BE THE TEA PARTY CANDIDATE.
T49 RAND PAUL INT
02:32:21;15 There’s a disconnect between Washington politicians and those out here in the grass roots. And that’s why I’m having such great success. It doesn’t matter how many people oppose me. You can have presidents, ex-presidents that can all come to Kentucky and oppose me. But, it won’t work, because 90 percent of Republicans think the bank bailout was the wrong idea. And they know that’s what I believe.
PAUL IS A POLITICAL NEOPHYTE. HOWEVER HE ALREADY HAS MAJOR BONAFIDES IN THE MOVEMENT — HE’S THE SON OF REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN, AND 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, RON PAUL, A HERO ON THE LIBERTARIAN RIGHT FOR HIS CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE FEDERAL RESERVE.
HR253 RON PAUL SOT
17:30:21 — And of course, I’ve already taken a very modest position on the monetary system. I do take the position that we should just END THE FED! (CHEERING/ CHANTING “END THE FED”)
T49 DR. RAND PAUL:
02:30:58;23 I think we both believe in very limited Constitutional government. The government should be much smaller. You know, if we obeyed the gover– the Constitution, and we only worked under enumerated powers, we’d have a much, much smaller government. We’d have a balanced budget every year.
RAND PAUL’S CONSERVATIVE POLITICS ARE RESONATING WITH VOTERS. A MARCH POLL GAVE HIM A LEAD OF 42% COMPARED TO 27% OVER HIS PRIMARY OPPONENT, KENTUCKY SECRETARY OF STATE TREY GREYSON, THE CANDIDATE PREFERED BY THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT
PAUL HAS THE SUPPORT OF DICK ARMEY’S FREEDOM WORKS, AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE’S ENDORSED BY ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR REPUBLICANS OF THE MOMENT, SARAH PALIN.
t50 DR. RAND PAUL:03:03:50;23 I would say that at this point she is one of the de fact leaders of the Tea Party movement. //03:04:40;22 I think the thing about Sarah Palin is she’s like me or like you. We’re imperfect. So we’re not always gonna get everything right. And so a lot of voters say, “Well, yeah, they got her on this question or they got me on this question and I didn’t–” you know? But I think they see that as that she’s one of them. And I think that she has something like I say that most politicians don’t have and that’s likeability.
PALIN HAS HARNESSED THE ENERGY OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT TO RISE TO A POSITION OF PROMINENCE FAR BEYOND THAT OF A FAILED VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE — IN THE PAST YEAR SHE’S WRITTEN A BEST SELLING MEMOIR, RESIGNED AS GOVERNOR TO BECOME A HIGH-PROFILE COMMENTATOR ON FOX NEWS, AND IS BY FAR THE MOST IMPORTANT ENDORSEMENT FOR REPUBLICANS HOPING TO CAPTURE THE NEW RIGHT’S VOTE.
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, WHO PLUCKED PALIN FROM RELATIVE OBSCURITY TO BE HIS RUNNING MATE IN 2008, NOW NEEDS HER SUPPORT TO HELP HIM DEFEAT A PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO HIS SENATORIAL RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. THE CHALLENGE COMES FROM THE RIGHT — A CONSERVATIVE RADIO HOST AND FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN, J.D. HAYWORTH.
01:16:00 Palin: it is so good to here for the show down in searchlight. so proud to with all of you who are so proud to be Americans. god bless you. hey there there is no better place to kick off the tea party express than in Harry Reid’s home town.
AND PALIN IS JOINING A TEA PARTY SPONSORED NATIONAL TOUR TO DEFEAT DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORTED THE HEALTH CARE BILL, INCLUDING SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID.
T349 01 34 35. SARAH PALIN: lets get it together tea party America! lets take back our country!
PALIN’S CALL TO ACTION RESONATES WITH WORDS USED IN THE PAST BY HER PREDECSSORS ON THE RIGHT.
T347 20:09:10 — Well I believe, we Americans are ready. We are ready to take our country back.
montage here including
Ronald Reagan in 1964
You and I are told we must choose between a left and right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream-the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.
t264 STROM THURMOND 1948 – 16:31:19 // I tell you the American people from one side or the other had better wake-up and oppose such a program and if they don’t the next thing will be a totalitarian state in these United States.
maybe Ted Poe during healthcare debate
13:19:30 today is a defining moment in this nation’s history, choose path of liberty or government tyranny
THE LANGUAGE OF THE AMERICAN RIGHT HAS NOT CHANGED MUCH OVER THE PAST CENTURY. THEY PRESENT AN IDEALISED SENSE OF AMERICA – IT IS WHITE, OFTEN CHRISTIAN, ALWAYS CONSERVATIVE –AND MUST BE DEFENDED, NOT JUST FROM OUTSIDERS BUT FROM TRAITORS IN OUR MIDST.
17:09:00 CHRIS: You’re saying Barack Obama may have anti-American views?
17:09:02 MICHELE BACHMANN: Absolutely I’m very concerned he might have anti-American views. … //
17:12:49 BACHMANN: I wish the American Media would take a great look at the views of the people of Congress and found out are they pro-America or anti-America.
IN THE 1950S, SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY USED THE PERCEIVED THREAT OF THE RED TIDE OF COMMUNISM TO LEAD RIGHT-WING WITCH HUNTS
T116 MCCARTHY AT 1952 RNC
01:16:14 // even if there were one communist in the State Department that would still be one communist too many (applause, scan the crowd) our job, our job as Americans and as Republicans is to dislodge the traitors from every place where they have been sent to do their traitorous work.
THE ROOTS OF THE NEW RIGHT LIE IN THE ANTI-COMMUNIST CONSERVATIVE GROUPS OF THE 1950S. FUNDAMENTALIST PREACHER BILLY JAMES HARGIS’S CONSPIRACY-MINDED CHRISTIAN CRUSADE WAS BROADCAST ON HUNDREDS OF RADIO AND TV STATIONS. AND IN THE LATE 1950S, A GROUP OF CITIZENS BANDED TOGETHER TO WEED OUT COMMUNISTS FROM AMERICAN SOCIETY. THEY WERE NAMED THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY AFTER AN AMERICAN MISSIONARY KILLED BY CHINESE COMMUNISTS. THE SOCIETY ALSO OPPOSED CIVIL RIGHTS AND OTHER LIBERAL INITIATIVES.
IN A 1961 APPERANCE ON MEET THE PRESS, THE SOCIETY’S FOUNDER, FORMER CANDY MAGNATE ROBERT WELCH, MADE AN ARGUMENT THAT SOUNDS VERY FAMILIAR TODAY.
3:23:40 WELCH what we’re trying to do is to restore what’s been lost of a constitutional American republic as our founding fathers gave it to us.
WELCH WENT FURTHER THAN JOE MCCARTHY IN IDENTIFYING COMMUNISTS IN GOVERNMENT, EVEN FINGERING PRESIDENT EISENHOWER.
t119 1962 MTP
3:12:32 Spivak: Well you said for example, ‘in my opinion the chances are very strong that Milton Eisenhower is actually Dwight Eisenhower’s superior and boss within the communist party (Welch: OK)
JUST AS TODAY’S TEA PARTIERS ARE WORKING TO GET THEIR OWN CANDIDATES ELECTED, THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY BECAME ACTIVE IN MAINSTREAM POLITICS. IN THE 1964 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, THEY RALLIED BEHIND BARRY GOLDWATER, THE ULTRA CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.
15:57:36 GOLDWATER — I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! (APPLAUSE) And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
GOLDWATER’S SPEECHWRITER LATER ADMITTED TO WRITING THAT LINE TO IRRITATE THE MEDIA ESTABLISHMENT AND THE POLITICAL LEFT, BUT IT RANG TRUE TO GRASSROOTS PROTESTORS IN 1964 AND STILL DOES TODAY.
(show tea party sign w/ goldwater quote)
AT THE TIME, GOLDWATER WAS TOO EXTREME FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY AND WAS DEFEATED IN A LANDSLIDE BY PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON — A VICTORY THAT GAVE JOHNSON A LIBERAL MANDATE FOR HIS GREAT SOCIETY PROGRAMS — WHICH CONTINUE TO BE THE BAIN OF FAR RIGHT GROUPS TODAY.
IT WOULD BE 16 YEARS BEFORE ANOTHER TRUE CONSERVATIVE WOULD RUN– AND WIN THE PRESIDENCY.
Nat Reagan inaugural address
t262 12:03:02 “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem”
UNLIKE GOLDWATER, RONALD REAGAN HAD HELP FROM A WELL-ORGANIZED NETWORK OF FAR RIGHT GROUPS THAT STARTED IN THE 1970S – THE INTELLECTUAL HEFT OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION, THE CONSERVATIVE WOMEN’S GROUPS CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, AND THE POWERFUL RELIGIOUS RIGHT GROUPS LIKE JERRY FALWELL’S MORAL MAJORITY.
BUT IN 1992 THE FAR RIGHT WENT TOO FAR FOR THE MAINSTREAM. ARCH-CONSERVATIVE PAT BUCHANAN RAN AND LOST IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES AGAINST THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH. BUT HE WAS GIVEN A MAJOR SPEAKING PLATFORM AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION AND LAID OUT HIS REACTIONARY VISION FOR AMERICA TO SEE IN PRIMETIME.
T173 PAT BUCHANAN 19 31 30
The agenda Clinton & Clinton would impose on America– abortion on demand, a litmus test for the Supreme Court, homosexual rights, discrimination against religious schools, women in combat units– that’s change, all right. But that’s not the kind of change America needs, it’s not that kind of change America wants. And it is not the kind of change we can abide in a nation we still call God’s country.
MANY CREDITED BUCHANAN’S SPEECH WITH UNDERCUTTING THE BUSH RE-ELECTION EFFORTS. FORCING MODERATES TO VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE BILL CLINTON. BUT BUCHANAN’S SCREED ECHOS MANY OF THE THEMES HEARD IN THE FAR RIGHT RALLIES OF TODAY. YET WHILE THERE ARE MANY LINGUISTIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE PAST AND PRESENT RIGHT WING MOVEMENTS, THERE IS ONE VERY DIFFERENT FACTOR — 24 HOUR NEWS AND THE INTERNET.
THE NEW RIGHT HAS ONE BIG ADVANTAGE OVER RIGHT WING MOVEMENTS OF THE PAST WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING OUT ITS MESSAGE: THE INTERNET. THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT COULD NEVER HAVE CAUGHT ON AS QUICKLY AS IT DID WITHOUT PROTESTORS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY LOGGING ON AND SHARING IDEAS. MILITIA GROUPS ARE ACTIVE ON THE INTERNET TOO – WITH TRAINING VIDEOS EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
RUMORS — TRUE AND FALSE — SPREAD VIRALLY THROUGH POPULAR CONSERVATIVE WEBSITES AND OFTEN FIND THEIR WAY ONTO THE NEW RIGHT’S OTHER BIG ASSET – CABLE TELEVISION’S FOX NEWS – WHOSE PRIMETIME CONSERVATIVE HOSTS PREACH A DAILY MESSAGE OF RIGHT WING PROTEST.
t263 21:19:26 UNIDENTIFIED MALE — There’s some kind of panel telling me I can’t have health care because I’m 73 years old and I’m not worth anything anymore. And I resent that!
THE BASELESS CLAIM THAT THE HEALTH CARE BILL INCLUDED A PROVISION REQUIRING SENIORS TO GO BEFORE DEATH PANELS WAS LAUNCHED BY SARAH PALIN– ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE
IT SOON REACHED TALK RADIO AND FOX NEWS.
POLITICIANS BEGAN USING IT AS A TALKING POINT AS TO WHY THEY WOULD VOTE AGAINST THE HEALTH CARE BILL.
sen grassley: We should not have a government program that determines you’re going to pull the plug on grandma.
EVEN THOUGH THE DEATH PANELS NEVER EXISTED, THE RUMOR GAINED SO MUCH POWER THAT CONGRESS REMOVED END OF LIFE COUNSELING FROM THE HEALTH CARE BILL.
ERIC BURNS T26
06:53:58 That really is how powerful this misinformation can be. It actually affects legislation.
ERIC BURNS IS THE PRESIDENT OF MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA, A LIBERAL GROUP THAT MONITORS THE NATIONAL MEDIA FOR CONSERVATIVE MISINFORMATION. HE SAYS THAT RIGHT WING MEDIA, PARTICULARLY FOX NEWS HOST GLENN BECK, PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN MOTIVATING AND RILING UP THE ANGRY RIGHT.
BECK IS WILDLY POPULAR, WITH ALMOST 3 MILLION VIEWERS EVERY NIGHT.
HR43 ANA PUIG:
03:20:33;15 // he can get down to the level of the people. He’s not using big words. He’s using everyday words. He’s making valid comparisons with things that happen in our everyday lives. //
02:27:21MIKE LACKOMAR, MICHIGAN MILITA
// he seems to be the only one in the media right now that’s saying the things that we’ve been saying in our meeting but we haven’t been hearing from our leaders.
BECK IS SO POPULAR WITH CONSERVATIVES THAT HE WAS CHOSEN TO BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THIS YEAR’S CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE.
T254 GLENN BECK AT CPAC
18:03:41 // it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head-pounding-hung-over-vomiting-for-four-hours kind of morning in America
T25 06:09:50 He uses– extremely aggressive– revolutionary, antagonistic, sometimes even violent language– to define his political enemies. He– that’s all very intentional. It’s done to trigger an emotional response in the audience he’s talking to. And generally that emotional response that they’re tryin’ to trigger is fear and anger.
nat beck re: putting a stake in the heart of our enemies
BECK ISN’T THE FIRST BROADCASTER TO CAPTURE THE IMAGINATION OF CONSERVATIVES. LONG BEFORE BECK OR CONSERVATIVE RADIO HOST RUSH LIMBAUGH, THERE WAS A CHARISMATIC, AND HUGELY POPULAR, 1930S RADIO PRIEST NAMED FATHER COUGHLIN.
What will become of the old parties? How often have I told you that they are nothing more than Mr. Tweedledee and Tweedledum
DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, FATHER COUGHLIN STRUCK A CHORD WITH MANY AMERICANS BY OFFERING A SIMPLE ANSWER TO THE COUNTRY’S DIFFICULTIES.
t20 ALLAN LICHTMAN
01:20:57:Father Coughlin had two main messages. One was an economic message, that we needed a more populist approach to economics //But, his other message was highly anti-Semitic and highly authoritarian– that a conspiracy of international bankers to a great extent led by Jews were responsible for the Great Depression, were responsible for the continuation of hard times and that maybe Adolph Hitler in Germany had some right ideas.
FATHER COUGHLIN, THE JEW, THE CHRISTIAN AND PERSECUTION 26:22
“It is my opinion that Naziism, the effect of Communism, cannot be liquidated in persecution complex until the religious Jews in high places – in synagogue, and finance, radio and press – attack the cause, attack forthright the errors and the spread of Communism, together with their co-nationals who support it.”
THE SPREADING OF RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY THEORIES HASN’T GONE AWAY. JUST LAST YEAR, GLENN BECK VOICED ONE OF THE MOST EXTREME FEARS OF THE RADICAL RIGHT, THAT THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, FEMA, IS PREPARING CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.
18:33:50 GLENN BECK, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: I wanted to debunk these FEMA camps. I`m tired of hearing about them. You know about them. I`m tired of hearing about them. I wanted to debunk them. We`ve now for several days done research on them. I can`t debunk them.
THE FEMA CAMP RUMOR IS A LARGE PART OF THE RATIONAL BEHIND A NEW PATRIOT GROUP CALLED THE OATH KEEPERS. ITS MEMBERS ARE ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO RESWEAR THEIR OATH TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION, BUT ALSO PROMISE NOT TO OBEY A LIST OF HYPOTHETICAL TYRANNICAL ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT — INCLUDING IMPOSING MARTIAL LAW, SUPPORTING FOREIGN TROOPS ON US SOIL, OR FORCING AMERICAN CITIZENS INTO GOVERNMENT RUN CONCENTRATION CAMPS
STEWARD RHODES, THE FOUNDER OF OATH KEEPERS AND A FORMER US ARMY PARATROOPER, WAS MY GUEST ON HARDBALL LAST YEAR.
MATTHEWS: when you put your head on the pillow at night, are you afraid that at some point in your lifetime, the black helicopters from the U.N. will arrive in the United States and deny American sovereignty? Do you think that`s probable or possible?
17:08:33 RHODES: I think it`s possible.
MATTHEWS: Or plausible?
RHODES: I think we`re concerned about — look at — look at — look at Germany, an advanced civilization, and they fell into a despotism in a dictatorship, a murderous dictatorship in the span of 10 years after an economic collapse. It could happen here. Think it can`t happen here?
BEFORE THESE RUMORS ABOUT GOVERNMENT TYRANNY REACH THE MAINSTREAM, THEY OFTEN START WITH AN EXTREMELY POPULAR INTERNET RADIO HOST NAMED ALEX JONES
nat alex jones radio show
t16 03:35:32;25 we’re gonna look at the type of tyrants in the Obama administration.
JONES CLAIMS HE HAS 2 MILLION LISTENERS FOR HIS INTERNET BROADCASTS AND THAT MILLIONS MORE WATCH HIS YOUTUBE BROADCASTS AND HIS 24 DOCUMENTARIES. HE ALSO HAS SEVERAL WEBSITES FULL OF ARTICLES SUPPORTING HIS FEARS OF GOVERNMENT OPRESSION AND A TYRANNICAL NEW WORLD ORDER.
T15 ALEX JONES INTERVIEW
02:23:15;18 we are just about done. We are fried. I mean, we are in deep tyranny, deep, deep, deep. //02:28:20;20 We have a psychopathic elite who form– who have formed a global guild of psychopaths. They have their symbols; they have their language; they have their whole communication system. They’re in control of the planet. And they’re setting up a planetary police state to carry out an orderly extermination– of at least– of at least 80 percent, some say m– 99. I mean– they debate the numbers of us they want to kill.
MARK POTOK T36
02:15:40;22 // these tales that come out Alex Jones’ websites– are stories that identify real enemies, the government, law enforcement. There are a whole set of evil agents out there. And though I don’t expect to see Alex Jones taking a shot at them any time soon, there are people out there who are perfectly willing to do exactly that.
ALEX JONES T15
02:09:32;10 the system, from all their preparations and all their statements– actually wants it to become violent and wants to use that as the excuse to clamp down and have a real police state in America.
//01:34:20:00 And that’s when the revolution starts. That’s when people are just gonna go, “Okay, you stopped me at a checkpoint. //The government’s being abusive. Lock and load.”
JONES IS ALSO ONE OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN THE 9/11 TRUTHER MOVEMENT, CLAIMING THE US GOVERNMENT WAS BEHIND THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND PENTAGON.
HE MAINTAINS THAT HE’S NEITHER FAR RIGHT NOR FAR LEFT, EQUALLY OPPOSING BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM. BUT HE CERTAINLY APPEALS TO THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT ELEMENTS OF THE NEW RIGHT.
t14 ALEX JONES
01:09:35:00 big government kills. Big government enslaves. Big government destroys. And– big government annihilates the individual.
IT’S EXTREME TALK BUT IS IT THAT DIFFERENT FROM THE TEA PARTIES AND POLITICIANS RAILING AGAINST BIG GOVERNMENT?
t250 dick armey speech
(11:37:42) the solution isn’t more government control, the solution is less government control.
T49 RAND PAUL RADIO INT
02 21 21 Big government’s not your friend ’cause big government causes recessions. Big government spends your money and takes it away from your and you have less to save for your family.
CLOSING STAND UP – POSSIBLE CONTENT – CHRIS WE WOULD LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT TO SAY HERE.
WITH ALL THIS ANGER RAGING ON THE RIGHT, AND BECOMING MORE AND MORE RADICAL…WILL THE NEW RIGHT BE ABLE TO WIN ELECTIONS…OR WILL THEY SCARE OFF THE MAINSTREAM VOTERS? CERTAINLY, WE WILL KNOW MORE IN THE FALL AFTER THE 2010 MID TERM ELECTIONS.