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How Lindsey has it wrong about the Tea Party

Lindsey Graham believes there’s no reason to court the tea party because, in words I use in my profession,  it’s ‘actively dying’;

“The problem with the Tea Party, I think it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out,” Graham said in an interview with the New York Times magazine. “We don’t have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats.”   CBSNews

Graham has obviously missed the message or he’s just simply ignoring it. The two things that will always hold the tea party together is it’s love for the Constitution and it’s belief that we must have less government in order to maintain and regain our freedom.  I think at his own political peril, he’s not getting it and has taken this stance against the tea party.

We  do have a very coherent vision for government: GET OUT OF OUR LIVES! Graham’s vision is to join hands with the left and tax the hell out of us.

So what did attract democrats to Reagan? A conservative, uplifting message that America’s best days are NOT behind us. It was conservatism that drew democrat votes, not compromising their principles in order to “get along.”

Graham is not really a republican and he’s most definitely not a conservative. He’s really in the wrong party.

And now this from the Weekly Standard:

“They are overwhelmingly white and Anglo, although a scattering of Hispanics, Asian Americans and African Americans combine to make up almost one-fourth of their ranks.”

This is from today’s long (and on the whole not bad) USA Today article on the tea parties and tea partiers. But there’s something a little odd about that term “scattering.” That “scattering” is (as is suggested later in the same sentence) pretty hefty—23 percent of tea partiers are, according to the survey, non-white Anglos. How does this compare to the nation’s adults as a whole? They’re 25 percent non-white Anglos. So tea partiers are—in this as in other respects—a startlingly representative demographic group.  William Kristol

Maybe it IS time to show a birth certificate

If I have to prove my citizenship with a government approved ID, then maybe it IS time Obama show the birth certificate!

And I think it’s time to get Lindsey Graham out of the senate.

Once again, the ramifications of this government move is terrifying. The hits just keep on coming out of DC.

PoliticsDaily.com/ A comprehensive immigration bill coming together in the Senate could include a requirement that all American workers obtain a national biometric identification card.
Under the proposal, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would get an ID card with information such as fingerprints embedded onto it, The Wall Street Journal

The effort is being spearheaded by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). They and their supporters say requiring companies to hire only people with worker ID cards would keep illegal immigrants from taking American jobs.

Privacy advocates fear such a card, which is common in European countries, would become a de facto national ID that would allow the government to track citizens.

Schumer and Graham hope to meet with President Obama on the issue this week. An administration official told the Journal the White House had no position on the worker ID card. reported Tuesday.