By Chuck Rogér
How can you be best described if you call for government to stop wasting money that belongs to taxpayers living and not yet born? What exactly are you if you insist that government spend no more than it takes in? What label most accurately becomes you if you want government to stop picking private sector winners and losers and telling you what electricity to use, what car to drive, what health insurance to purchase, and what foods to eat?
You are, of course, a “terrorist.”
In a brand new Rasmussen poll, more than half of Democrat voters described libertarian-minded Tea Partiers as “terrorists.” Twenty-nine percent of all voters agree with the label. In comparison, 74 percent of Republicans disagree.
Almost three-quarters of Democrats believe that the Tea Party’s involvement in the country and particularly in the debt crisis has made things worse in America. Incredibly, 43 percent of all voters think that the Tea Party is making America a worse place to live. Only 32 percent think that the Tea Party agenda is making America better.
To be sure, the overwhelmingly elitist, arrogant, “progressive,” mainstream media play a huge role in duping the American voter into swallowing a distorted portrait of the nature and character of the Tea Party movement. But still, the poll results are shocking. The bottom line is that people who demand fiscal sanity in order to preserve some semblance of prosperity for future generations are seen by large numbers of Americans as “terrorists.”
When more than a quarter of the population (three-quarters of Democrats) is either so gullible, childish, or hopelessly stupid as to be taken in by Tea-Partiers-are-terrorists rhetoric spewed by gullible, childish, or hopelessly stupid politicians who have reality against them and zero logic behind them, we know that we are seeing the decayed American spirit stripped naked.
One of few shining points in the new Rasmussen poll is that 55 percent of voters currently do not see Tea Partiers as terrorists. Let’s hope that the 55 percent show up on November 6, 2012.