From lawmakers to political activists making unsubstantiated charges of racism, to out right smears, as was the case with Congressman Steve Cohen, of Memphis Tennessee, who (if you recall), likened the Tea Party Movement to the KKK.
Obviously this type of smear campaign has been going on for several months, ever since the Tea Party Movement began to resonate among the people; However, within the last several weeks the smear campaign has gone viral…big time.
I suspect that as Obama’s numbers continue to drop, and Democrats who voted for the healthcare bill, continue to retire and of course the surprising upsets in both New Jersey, and Mass, that this type of smear campaign is to be expected. As I’ve mentioned in pervious articles, nothing from the “progressive left” would surprise me, they’re in a battle for their very survival, and they know it!
If anything the last 14-months has demonstrated to the vast majority of Americans who aren’t ideologues, just how “progressives” rule. Higher taxes, mandated entitlements, high unemployment rates, a weak national security policy, and alienating the only free and democratic society in the Middle East
Surprisingly, and to their credit, the mainstream media for the most part as stayed away from the continuing internet video frenzy. My sense is that they recognize that none of this garbage that is currently on the internet can be corroborated.
However what has just come to light within the last several days is yet another smear merchant, this one calling himself "Ben Franklin”. “Ben”, has vowed to “crash” the upcoming Tea Party Protests scheduled for this Thursday (April 15th, Tax Day). He wants all good “progressives” to infiltrate the movement and yell out hate speech, and bring vile and racial signs to the protest, so that they can be captured on video, or photographed. He goes on to announce that everyone would think that those signs and the hateful speech are from Tea Party members.
However, rather then paraphrasing let’s hear from others who’ve seen “Bens” website.
Josh Levin, he is the man who registered the crashtheteaparty.org website that is urging people to pose as members of Tea Parties and create false evidence of racism, hate, etc. NewsBusters says:
"Blogger Glenn Reynolds spotted CrashTheTeaParty.org today, a website that claims to represent "a nationwide network of Democrats, Republicans and Independents who are all sick and tired of that loose affiliation of racists, homophobes and morons; who constitute the fake grassroots movement, which calls itself 'the Tea Party.'"
"Their plan is to "infiltrate" Tea Party protests to create the false impression that protesters are racists by … being racists. That's right, they will bring with them offensive signs and give wildly offensive interviews to reporters, all with the intention of smearing a movement that wouldn't bring those signs or give those interviews themselves. It remains to be seen whether the mainstream media will take the bait."
Take a look at the saboteur's site here.
In spite of Levin's attempt to hide his identity as Ben Franklin of Philadelphia freerepublic was able to trace Levin's responsibility for the creation of the sabotaging site.
Honest Tea Party attendees should be on the lookout for Levin. It would not hurt to put anything suspicious on camera as long as no one endangers their own physical safety.
But one has to ask why evidence must be falsely created. Isn't that itself proof that the Tea Party movement is NOT everything its lying enemies say it is? By their dishonest methods have they not proved that they are the greater danger to the republic?
Posted by Chris M. at 5:23 PM
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:31:59 PM by pillut48
”The Tea Party activists are going to have their parties crashed, according to the Crash the Tea Party website.
Tea Party activists across the country are planning protests nationwide on tax day, April 15, 2010. The anti-Tea Party groups, also known as "Progressives" are planning to "dismantle and demolish the Tea Party."
It is probable that the harassment of tea party members will happen during the rallies planned for tax day.
How are the Progressives going to crash the Tea Party rallies and events across the country?
According to their website, they plan to:
....act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public’s opinion of them.
What is the purpose of Crashtheteaparty.org?
WHAT WE WANT: To dismantle and demolish the Tea Party by any non-violent means necessary.
“HOW WE WILL SUCCEED: By infiltrating the Tea Party itself! In an effort to propagate their pre-existing propensity for paranoia and suspicion…We have already sat quietly in their meetings, and observed their rallies.
Anyone who reads the message boards within the Crash the Tea Party site will see some very extreme and often frightening conversations going on. There are Tea Party members writing their opinions about the Progressives and some rather wacky comments from a scary bunch of extremists who are running the Crash the Tea Party site.
In Rhode Island, a tax day protest will be hosted by the Tea Party in Providence on the steps of the State Capitol on April 15 from 3pm - 6pm. Of course, if this anti-Tea Party movement is as widespread as it thinks it is, there may be some Tea Party crashers at the protest.”