Letters: May 7, 2010

Questions for Tea Party members

In response to the article on the front page about the Tea Partiers convening in Oceanside, I have a few questions for them, and all other Tea Partiers in general:
Where was your outrage when:
— President Bush expanded the federal budget by a historic $700 billion through 2008?
— President Bush created a Medicare drug entitlement that will cost an estimated $800 billion in its first decade?
Where was your outrage when the Bush administration members granted themselves unprecedented executive power, which is in stark contrast to what the framers of the Constitution had in mind?
Mad at Healthcare Reform? Where was the outrage when Bush expanded the federal prescription drug program?
When Bill Clinton left office, the federal budget had a surplus. Where was the outrage when Bush did a total 180 and created a massive budget deficit?
It’s true that the Obama administration is extending the deficits and expanding government even more. But the Tea Party movement, in my opinion, is partially motivated because of Obama’s race. While some in the movement may just be infuriated and had enough with the government’s conduct, I think they would have much more credibility as a movement had they protested in mass during the Bush administration. Because they didn’t, it seems apparent that the Tea Party movement has dubious motivations.

Judd Handler
Encinitas

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  1. Nor'Side says:

    “in my opinion, is partially motivated because of Obama’s race”
    I’m certainly no “tea bagger” type, nor do I belong to any lame stream political party but I have one question to ask: why is it that lazy thinkers deduce something down to race?

    “Is a conclusion simply the place where you got tired of thinking?”

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