How a fake “movement”, built on nothing but racism, took control over America

I don’t know if E.J. Dionne’s column yesterday was very discouraging or just mildly discouraging, but discouraging it was. In an excellent piece, Dionne told the truth that we prefer to ignore, but it’s time for us – and especially for the White House – to face: The Tea Party Is Winning.

On every turn over the past two years, they won the message war. With a disciplined and immoral Republican party in Congress, a corrupted media that was just waiting for them, and by exploiting ill-informed and uneducated public – they control the national agenda. Completely. 

What’s even more disturbing, and this is something Dionne didn’t dare to write – and no one else in Washington is going to either – is that this country been taken over by a huge fraud. A fake movement, who was built on one and only one “ideal”: Burning hate towards a black president.

If anyone in the media would bother to check the facts, they’ll find that this “Tea Party” nonsense started more or less after President Obama got into office. He was yet to do ANYTHING, and they were already on the streets with Hitler signs. They don’t care about the deficit, they don’t care about taxes – because if they did, they would know that on both accounts, PBO is better than probably any previous president – they only care about getting the black man out of the White House.   

As Dionne said, they won the message war over the stimulus, over the health care law, and now the manufactured outrage over the deficit. They lie, they deceive, they have no shame or conscience. We’re losing to a fake movement driven by racism and we need to stop pretending that they will just go away. Not when they got endless money resources, complete control over the media and the advantage of a highly ignorant electoral.

I don’t know what the WH is thinking, but I hope that someone over there can get a grasp on the gravity of the moment – otherwise, I’m afraid, this will not end well.

Tuesday morning open thread

Hi guys,

Thank you for taking care of this place. I’m proud of you. Here’s a quick mini-mishmash, before I settle in a little bit.

1. Today’s schedule:

9:35 AM

PBO departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base.
9:50 AM

PBO departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Cleveland, Ohio.
10:00 AM
11:00 AM

PBO arrives in Cleveland, Ohio.
11:35 AM

PBO delivers remarks at the opening session of the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business.
12:00 PM
12:05 PM

PBO attends breakout sessions.
12:30 PM

VPB hosts a lunch meeting with President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass.
1:00 PM

Austan Goolsbee responds to small business feedback -Cleveland, OH

1:55 PM

PBO delivers remarks at the closing session of the forum.
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:10 PM

PBO departs Cleveland, Ohio.
4:00 PM
4:20 PM

PBO arrives at Andrews Air Force Base.
4:35 PM

PBO arrives at the White House.
4:45 PM

PBO and VPB meet with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
5:00 PM

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2. President Obama to push innovation at Ohio small businesses

WASHINGTON – Last week it was Silicon Valley. This week, President Barack Obama is putting the spotlight on the small businesses of America’s heartland.

The president and a team from his Cabinet are scheduled to attend a forum Tuesday at Cleveland State University with more than a hundred small business leaders from Northeast Ohio.

White House officials say the forum’s goal is to brainstorm with small business leaders about how to boost economic growth through fostering entrepreneurship, expanding exports and advancing clean energy technology. The forum also will look at whether small businesses have access to the capital and capable workers that they need to grow.

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3. Thanks to What Is Working for this great video from Wisconsin. Maybe, just maybe, some people are waking up.

And, you can follow the events in Madison here.

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4. This is just a lovely photo of VP Biden, last week in Kentucky.