Media Admits It’s Crony Capitalism And Big Business Vs Tea Party… And Sides Against Tea Party

Earlier in the month, when I wrote about the wonderful Politico.com article on how Wall Street was angry at the Tea Party and was frustrated that it had no control over it, I thought it had to be an anomaly. Surely the media would try to stick with their story that the Tea Party was a creation and puppet of big business.

Well, no, they are admitting openly that the Tea Party is opposed by corporations that depend on Federal ponzi  borrowing. In other words, though they never use the language in order to keep up illusions, the Tea Party is the true enemy of “the one percent.” Occupy Wall Street makes noise; the Tea Party makes enemies.

Thus, Bloomberg reported yesterday:

A battle for control of the Republican Party has erupted as an emboldened Tea Party moved to oust senators who voted to reopen the government while business groups mobilized to defeat allies of the small-government movement.

“We are going to get engaged,” said Scott Reed, senior political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The need is now more than ever to elect people who understand the free market and not silliness.” The chamber spent $35.7 million on federal elections in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based group that tracks campaign spending.

Translation: we need people who support government programs and regulations that give us easy money and don’t obstruct us with free market loyalties.

In Mississippi a Tea Party candidate, Chris McDaniel, is challenging an incumbent GOP Congressman who voted for the Government financing/debt empowering bill.

McDaniel, who announced his candidacy yesterday, “is not part of the Washington establishment and he has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties,” Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said in a statement supporting him.

But big business loves big spending. Who wants to have to win over millions of customers when the government can make decisions for those people and thus hand over lucrative contracts? Better to invest in lobbyists then in marketing or salesmen to a free people.

The Bloomberg article is encouraging. It shows that the Tea Party is gearing up to take on the Establishment GOP. And it shows that it need volunteers. You need to see what is going on in your area. Is there someone who needs your help.

The conventional wisdom of Bloomberg, the Establishement GOP, and all other Liberals is summed up by a Democrat:

“Republicans are immeasurably damaged by this,” said the Democratic committee’s spokesman, Justin Barasky. “They repeatedly voted to keep the government shutdown. It highlights a recklessness and irresponsibility that all those candidates have.”

Historians will laugh at this. Raising the debt ceiling was reckless and irresponsible. But it keeps some people rich, so they don’t want the Tea Party crashing their party.








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Mark Horne was born in Melbourne, Florida, but has also lived in Liberia, West Africa, and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands before graduating from high school. He is an experienced editor and freelance writer, working with Gary DeMar, George Grant, Chuck Colson, and many others. He earned a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and has pastored in Washington State, Oklahoma, and St. Louis, Missouri. Mark is a prolific writer and the author of a layperson's commentary on the Gospel of Mark, a tract on baptism, and a biography of J.R. R. Tolkien. He currently resides in the St. Louis area.

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  • poptoy1949

    YA SEE, The Tea party is actually a good thing…..and here are liberals admitting it. Watch out however, you are going to incur the wrath of obama who happens to think of himself as a King, DICK-Tator, or something of effect.

    • gotham1883

      More like the Voodoo believing Chicago bath house king.

      • poptoy1949

        That a good one. LOL.

    • lilolady

      With only five real Tea Party Conservatives in all of Congress ( House AND Senate) are you as surprised as I am that We, the Tea, are getting blamed for every single thing the O-bots can pull out of their hats? LOL

      • southern tom

        …THE Tea Party is all that stands in the way of a total, bloodless, coup…

        • lilolady

          We are the modern day scape goats of the past. The millions of us. Rhetoric against us is as if we were torturing kittens and biting off the heads of chickens. This can only mean that somebody somewhere is afraid .. very afraid .. of our quiet POWER!!
          I will not JOIN any of the hundred or so Tea Partys. If they were serious, they would join forces with the (Green Party, the Libertarians, etc. by the way, has anyone heard a peep from those losers?)
          All to become one very powerful power to be dealt with. United WE stand! Truck Drivers and Bikers and Veterans and Us. Come on in, you will be very welcome.Where are you Evangelicals & Catholics do you somehow think you will escape the camps? This is all so 1929, and the far off thunder of oppressors in sheeps clothing is beginning to rumble into our consciousness, late at night.

        • john4637

          And if we don’t vote out the Rino’s and replace with conservatives in the coming mid-term elections than we can only blame ourselves. Demand voter ID and enforcement of our current voter laws.

        • southern tom

          …WITH 2014 being a “midterm” elecition, if we come out in large numbers ~ hopefully larger than in 2010 ~ we should be able to duplicate, or improve upon, our successes in 2010… AND we NEED to come out in large numbers, because the Dems have learned that they CAN get away with large scale voter fraud…

        • john4637

          You are correct Tom, we must make it clear that we want the polls watched and watched intensely any and all improper behavior must be reported and action taken by the proper authorities immediately.

    • john4637

      Then I guess that will just have to be met when and if he is foolish enough to enrage the largest army of infantry in the world, the armed American citizen.

  • Steven Newman

    “There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”
    John Swinton, former Chief of Staff at the NY Times, NY Press Club, 1953

    • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

      Agreed, but not exactly 100% true. Jews are free to write whatever they want and usually get a job promotion over their more scandalous writings.

      • razzy1492

        Is the constitution there to protect industry? I don’t think so. It is there to protect” We the people” We are free to speak period. Even in churches that are tax exempt.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          I agree, but our illustrious Supreme Court has declared Corporations to be “We the people”. so they get all those precious protections of the Constitution as well.

      • Pam Dunn

        Steven Newman would have sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. He’s nothing more than a paid hack and propagandist.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          Reread what you have read. You are responding to a quote by John Swinton, not to what Steven Newman has done.

      • michael

        One name refutes your screeds: Maureen Dowd.
        a Jew baiting, Israel hating, Islamist apologist who is one of the most highly respected of DC reporters.
        Jimmah Cahtah doesn’t get called on his asinine anti Israel positions.
        Israel is ALWAYS portrayed as the bad guy in their confrontations with the Palestinians, even as rockets rain down on them.
        You need to adjust the reception on your tin-foil hat. Some rays are leaking through and I fear you are being mind controlled.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          Obviously you are a Jew or your response would have been directed to Steven who was the one stating the 100% case. I cited an exception to his 100% view making me the one who can see variety.
          .
          Indeed, Maureen Dowd is a Catholic. But she can be counted on to stay on the Judeo-Liberal plantation.
          .
          I’m surprised you didn’t mention Pat Buchanan, another Roman Catholic who stands proudly by America and whom also gets some Judeo-MSM coverage.
          .
          As for Jimmy Carter, he replaced Richard Nixon, the only Republican to stand beside Jew Goldwater against “Israel’s best friend in Congress” LBJ in his election after America had JFK as a Democrat martyr, even though JFK was assassinated by Mossad to keep him from insisting upon inspections of Israel’s Dimona Nuclear plant which Vanunu had documented as a nuclear bomb making plant in violation of JFK’s non-nuclear proliferation policy.
          .
          Jimmy Carter was a short set-back to your wondrous and utopian imperial Jewish rule, but the Judeo-MSM did a fine job of making Jimmy Carter look like a fool and we all bought into the Judeo-story.
          .
          Did I say the Judeo-MSM can actually go in and vote for us yet? No! I am saying that they have influence way out of proportion to their numbers.
          .
          As a Jew, you would love an absolute tyranny as you had in the USSR. Just don’t lose patience — it’s coming soon enough Michael, then you can have me sent off to one of your Gulags and have the last laugh.

        • tagdogs

          You call yourself a Christian I assume. Amazing how much hatred you have against Jews, when Jesus himself was born as a Jew and when he “died”, he was still a jew. I bet he is probably ashame of the hatred in your heart and I doubt this is going to turn out good for you on judgement day.

        • michael

          Thank you. That needed to be said.
          oops, wait –posted–
          My wife said the same thing when I told her I had been called a Jew for my answer to TCSolution.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          What an utter hypocrite! You have the audacity to speak of hatred when it was Jesus-denying Jews who had such hatred in their hearts that they insisted upon the death of Christ.
          .
          Christ was God and he told the Jews to follow him. Some oft he Jews refused to follow him, so he called them the Synagogue of Satan.
          .
          Synagogue of Satan? Oh I get it, you say Christ is an anti-Semite hater???

        • Ed Barton

          I bet you supported Ron Paul.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          When did Ron Paul ever talk about religion? This is a totally irrelevant sideshow you want to drag people to. But nice try Ed.

        • tagdogs

          You moron, he was lashing out at those Jewish leaders who were leading people astray. He wasn’t describing all Jews.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          What has changed? Today, we still have Jewish leaders who lead people astray. My entire reason for commenting about all this.

        • gringott

          Don’t think the Jew named Jesus owned the MSM, all the major entertainment corporations, the vast majority of Wall Street Corrupt Corporations, etc. If you changed out the Jews and Dual National Israelis in positions of power in the USA with South Koreans there would be an uproar in this county like you never heard before, because the infiltration would be apparent to everyone.

        • michael

          “Obviously you are a Jew”
          LOL Try a southern, Southern Baptist, you hater.
          You don’t have a CLUE.!! a total maroon!! Maureen Dowd has been hating on Jews and israel since before I became aware of who the hag everyone had to be nice to.
          You need to see a competant Christian therapist about your obsession and delusions. I emphasize Christian, so you can trust that the therapy you are being given is not directed by “the Elders of Zion”.
          jackwagon….

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          I know there are plenty of Judaizing Christians who defend Judaism many fold times more than they defend their own Christianity, but I believe you are a Jewish troll pretending to be a Christian.
          .
          Southern Baptist — Ha! I know plenty of Southern Baptists and they would not throw their religion under the bus even for Catholic Christians and certainly not for non-Christians like Jews.
          .
          OR, in truth, are you really a Southern Baptist hitting on Maureen, not because of her reporting on Jews, but simply BECAUSE SHE IS A CATHOLIC?

        • michael

          LOL I get it now, You are really a commedienne trying out new material here,

          Especially after your diatribe against ‘tagdogs’ I think it best to follow Paul’s example in I Tim 1:20 until you learn not to blaspheme.

          Remember you (supposedly) are a wild olive branch grafted onto the cultivated tree.to share the rich root.

          You should not hate the ones broken off, but rejoice @ your good fortune and hope that ” these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree”.

          Whether you like it or not Jews are still coming to Christ.

          Remember ” God so loved the world”. not all of it except the Jews. After all, How would Jesus have been crucified, except the Jewish rulers fulfilling the Father’s purpose by getting a weak Roman governor to crucify the spotless Lamb?

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          I never heard Southern Baptists say to love Catholics BECAUSE Catholics were coming into the Southern Baptist church.
          .
          In fact, hatred of Catholic theology was the prime selling point to convert Catholics to become Baptists.
          .
          Lovely double standard you have when it comes to Jesus-denying Jews I have noticed.
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          When Christ tells you that the ones who do not believe in him are broken off branches, you add in that, “Why, this is the reason we should love them that much more!”.
          .
          As for “Give a Catholic the benefit of the doubt?”
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          Naw, Christ never told us to hate Catholics, so we should do the opposite and hate them.
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          Therefore, I Michael, will take it upon myself to hate Catholic Maureen Dowd.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          I think it best to follow Paul’s example in I Tim 1:20 until you learn not to blaspheme.

          Strange, I thought of you being the blasphemer defending the same people who denied Christ and whom Christ spent his entire ministry trying to convert, after these 2,000 years of their denial of the sanctity of Christ.

        • tagdogs

          You are right Michael. I just had a good friend of mine, who is Jewish, convert to Christianity. TCS just sounds like a really bitter and misinformed person. and probably needs a little counseling in how to help people see their way to Christ instead of spouting off her hatred towards them.

    • Pam Dunn

      So for MONEY, you are a piece of trash and a PAID informer and leech. You are nothing but a piece of trash that would have sold out this country to the British in the Revolutionary War, and the Germans in WW1 and WW2 IF they paid you enough.
      Go away, you make me want to PUKE !!
      You are NO HERO or even a journalist; You’re just a paid HACK and Quisling.
      Go away slimeball !!

      • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

        Go back and read Steven Newman’s post in more detail. I too was almost taken in until I reached the end.

      • Tagdogs

        Pam, are you able to read and if you are, I guess you just can’t comprehend what you read. Steve Newman isn’t the one who made the comments, he is pointing out what John Swinton said.

      • Steven Newman

        Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Talk sense to a liberal (leftist) and they call you a hater, racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, denier, wingnut, teabagger, terrorist, hillbilly, redneck, Republican, extremist, angry mob, greedy capitalist, religious bigot, etc, etc, ad nauseum. This is because they cannot debate on the merits of their position and fear what may be heard if it continues so they can only resort to attacking you with profane slurs, ad hominem attacks and wild labels in hopes that you will SHUT UP.

    • lilolady

      Way back in 1953! Telling us something we didn’t know. And still refuse to believe!

  • hora

    Is not crony Capitalist, is a freedom of all American.

    • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

      Crony capitalism is not a freedom envisioned by the Founders. They envisioned that the government would treat all people as equal.
      .
      Crony capitalism has reached new heights under Obama. For example, Obama’s friends are given sweetheart deals from the Department of Energy to funnel money into losing solar companies, and hence, into a black hole where Obama’s friends enrich themselves using taxpayer dollars.
      .
      This is not fair and equitable treatment of everyone wanting to start businesses and get ahead.
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      It is actually detrimental to real capitalism because it favors the weak and the inefficient and the corrupt.
      .

      Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of dirigisme.[1] Crony capitalism is believed to arise when political cronyism spills over into the business world; self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government

      • gotham1883

        The founders definitely knew the govern would try to create an elite(nobility?), people who would get special treatment or privileges by those in power. It does not matter whether you call it crony capitalism, affirmative action, civil service exams, nobility, nepotism, oligarchy. They all have the same meaning. “I have a special status with the govern that gives me special privileges that you do not have.” Today, we have been conditioned to accept privileges to be given out like candy by the govern. In fact, the media cheers it. The privileged cheering on the privileged. The crash is coming and all those privileges will be lost, and all those people who had them will become zombies.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          True. Don’t forget the privilege of food stamps for votes, Medicaid for votes, Obamacare for votes, all done with only one objective in mind — to allow them to keep the privilege of office..

      • lilolady

        Paragraph four contradicts paragraph two. I agree, Obama’s friends are corrupt. Weak and inefficient not so much. They have to agree to set up a phony business, waste money tooling it and employing short term. A simple money laundering scheme which everyone agrees to . Never intending to achieve success, therefore they are anything but weak. Instead, efficient, and strongly successful in perpetrating fraud.
        Claiming huge tax write offs, selling the equipment and firing the employees. Diabolical
        in conception and execution.

    • lilolady

      hora, I just spent thirty minutes reading from your Discus comments. Thank you. You are a true American, my friend. Keep up your strong support of our Constitution and your clear thinking posts. I will be looking for you and reading your ideas on how to fix this mess.

      • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

        You gave both Hora and me a like? I’m confused?

        • lilolady

          You are both saying the same thing. Please check and read all of hora’s posts.
          With understanding. You may need to read some twice, but they are right on. : )

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          I read that she says crony capitalism is a freedom of Americans. What did you read?

        • lilolady

          Click on the icon opposite the post. That is one way, when trolls are trying to con us, I go to discus and remove any doubt. Some are very clever about pulling a ‘Snow Job’ and then crawling under the bed in their Mom’s basement chortling, drooling over how they are able to fool so many gullible people.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          I don’t hate Jews. I am giving you “fair and balanced” reporting. Even more than Rush Limbaugh when he states that he is the one who tells you the truth in opposition to what you are told every day by the MSM.

  • Liberty for All

    WE now have PEOPLE in power of the Government that are illegals, Criminals and hate the foundation of our GOV. They are doing everything they can to turn it into a dictatorship and When that happens all the People that helped them on GOV. dole will be killed. They will have no more need of them .

    • gotham1883

      Maybe because the economy will crash, and the useless will riot, and the tyrannical gov will have to get rid of them.

  • jerry1944

    WOWW what a surprise. What are they doing that far behind in news. We have been knowing the news don’t tell the REAL news for yrs. And I have noticed FOX has gome more to the lib side. Just look where they put Hannity and even some of there more conservatives now fall in line with the mods. Guess that’s the k rove effect I don’t watch it as much any more but I here there rateing are going up now that they put there libs in prime time. But if I cant trust you to be telling me the truth I don’t need to listen to you. OO they MITE make a big deal of the threats on T Cruz but I am sure it will be his fault. Did they change are is it the NSA spying they changed for are the irs They sure bought Roberts and made him a traitor to his country. like mc cain

  • Tagdogs

    The MSM is so stupid that they don’t realize that once the nation is in the grips of socialism/communism that their days of being news reporters and news media are gone and they will also be under the thumb of the tyrannical government and if it goes like it did in all the other nations, lots of members of the news media will be executed for any unacceptable comments.

    • Ann Rand

      So true… Guess they think that couldn’t happen to them… After all,where would ovomit be without their help ? ..

      • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

        “If I can tell a nation’s stories,
        then I care not who makes it’s laws.”

        —Jewish MSM reporter for The New York Times

        Corollary to the quote…

        “Give me control over a nation’s currency,
        then I care not who makes its laws.”

        –Jew financial tyrant Baron Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

      If you think about what you are saying just a little more, you would realize that the Judeo-MSM came before the current government.
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      The Judeo-MSM created our current government by calling the one they like with names like “The Messiah”, and calling the ones they hated with words like “Neo-Nazi”.
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      When the elections came and you had the option to vote for “The Messiah” or to vote for “The Neo-Nazi”, whom do you think would win the election?

      • tagdogs

        You need to get off your Anti-Jewish Judeo-MSM. The MSM is being controlled by the far left socialist thinking individuals of which some like George Soros are Jewish and others are of various faiths or none at all. It’s not about religion, it’s about the greed for POWER!

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          Yes, it is greed of POWER — JEWISH GREED OF POWER and enjoyed by all those who properly genuflect to that Jewish power. Leftist socialist thinking originated in Jewish enclaves and is perpetrated by Jewish revolutionaries. Facts are facts, all you have to do is acknowledge the truth and we can be friends.

  • gotham1883

    You can always tell who is a real danger to the elite by who they viciously attack and who they don’t. OWS was not a danger. The Tea Party is a group of totally non-violent decent people who recognize that the elite really are destroying the country thru the use of the printing presses, and they want it to stop. The elite cannot use those printing presses to buy them off. The elite cannot understand that, therefore it terrifies them. To them only the crazy or insane will not accept their bribes. I would expect the elite to get violent with the Tea Party people eventually. It will be their last resort if the Tea Partiers actually do end up disrupting the ponzi scheme.

    • lilolady

      All of this Power, and only 5 hard core Tea Party in all of Congress! And to be so reviled and accused!

      You really have to laugh at so many big boys wetting their pants!

      • southern tom

        …THEY’LL really be wetting their pants when we march them up the 13 steps to the gallows!

  • ONTIME

    Crony capitalism drives up cost and reduces the freedom of choice and the MSM sucks up to a behemoth that eats your income and sucks up the air you breathe and thinks they are safer to go along with it….both of these government cronyism and MSM are a waste of time and effort…

  • Señor Cruz

    Tea party approval is 21%. Media sure must be winning. Yes, Virginia, big business very much opposed the debt ceiling default. After all, the do believe what economists predicted based on scientific studies of the global economy. That and all science is not in the tea party doctrine. So yes, they will continue to oppose tea party candidates. Even the Koch boys got a little peeved. Better watch out. No money, no campaign.

    • Peter

      . Noam Chomsky famously stated “Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media” The Obama media carries water for Barry

  • gringott

    If we have no formal structure and no formal leaders, we cannot be targeted and eliminated.

    Many have said the obvious, we are evil and terrorists and silly because we want the FedGov to go on a diet. How obscene the gluttony for the working man’s dollar is. To even suggest cutting aid to Israel makes you an anti-Semite, redneck confederate battle flag waver. Meanwhile even China gets aid from the US State Department.

  • Peter

    Hey Wall Street, give me a trillion dollars I’ll do what you want. Then I’ll give the Tea Party that trillion…. LOL