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.