It’s Tax Day, and across the country, “tea parties” have been organized to protest Barack Obama’s out-of-control spending and other oppressive and dangerous policies. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Glenn Reynolds says:
The good news for Republicans is that, while the Republican Party flounders in its response to the Obama presidency and its programs, millions of Americans are getting organized on their own. The bad news is that those Americans, despite their opposition to President Obama’s policies, aren’t especially friendly to the GOP.
True dat. There’s a lot of us out here with passionate, unbridled opposition to the disaster that is the Obama administration . . . but we’re left with seemingly nowhere to go. Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal, bless their hearts, aren’t Ronald Reagan. And that’s who we need. I’m about ready to grab a shovel, drive up to Simi Valley, and start digging. Only, there has to be somebody alive who could do the job.
Our haughty overlords in Big Media will doubtless discount the sentiments behind these demonstrations as Fox News-inspired Astroturfing. That’s a mistake. The anger is out here. It’s palpable.
But it needs to be channeled into action, or it won’t do us any good at all.
The problem is, what action? Bigger donations to the same clowns who let the deficit balloon during the Bush administration? Who were too gutless to fight lawless filibusters of qualified judicial nominees? Who allowed Barack Obama to cruise to victory by hanging the mortgage crisis around the neck of George Bush — without a fight? A crisis that was a product of neglect by both parties, quite notably corrupticrats like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd?
No. We’re not falling back in line with these morons.
But we have to do something.
All across this country today, you’ll see the frustration. You’ll see the high emotions prompted by a sense of hopelessness about the direction of this country. It will be a useful demonstration of political anger.
But tomorrow, what will we do with it?