Comments: Knocking Down Another NY Times Smear

Dave,
I think McVey wanted limited government, the tea party wants limited govenment along with other issues that would increase our freedom. So you are saying that we all are McVey. Well, possibly, as we have been disenfranchised and our elected representatives do not listen to us, even though we constitute a majority opinion, then the outcome could be similar to McVey's actions. But note that the liberal opinions the CY has reported only constitute about 20% or less of the population. Obama was elected as a centrist and immediately moved far left. This was not the mandate given by the US. Many liberals are moving to the repulican party agenda as a consequence and his popularity numbers are falling drastically. If the eledtions in November don't reflect the will of the majority, then expect more McVey's. But it is not the same as the SDS or other radicals.

Posted by David at April 7, 2010 11:13 AM

David:

Want to know why politicians don't implement more limited government? Because people don't vote for politicians who cut government.

Look at the following poll below that just came out. People don't like taxes, but they do like services.

Until the tea party specifically focuses on certain areas to cut, and gets their own conservative politicians to follow through in these areas, they aren't really serious. Get a candidate to say I'm going to cut A, B, C, D, and E, and then we're talking. That candidate will likely become very unpopular, but at least the tea party will have demonstrated it is serious.

http://washingtonindependent.com/81684/the-futility-of-budget-cuts

Posted by Nate at April 8, 2010 12:53 PM