Spartanburg, South Carolina’s Tea Party group’s latest article clearly point to the partisan, pro-Establishment mentality of many in the Tea Party movement. The article (which does not include its author’s name) refers to the large number of conservatives, libertarians and others on the Right who are not so pleased with the Romney/Ryan ticket as ‘Eeyores.’ The article reads like the rant of a pro-Establishment partisan:
Now please shut up about flip flopping, TARP votes, auto bailouts, shifting positions on conservative issues … the time to do something about your concerns (and mine) about those issues was before today, Sunday August 12.
As Rumsfeld said: “You go to war with the army you have—not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”
Either fight for Romney/Ryan or really … just shut up. Go away. Pick a hobby and sit out. Start a book club. But I don’t want to hear it. And I’m going to douse any complaining I hear, so just don’t bring it around.
Notice the repeated demand that dissenters ‘shut up.’ Also, notice the positive quote from Neo-con Donald Rumsfeld, a former Bush Administration official who is infamous for his support of torturing suspects and waging aggressive wars.
The rant concludes as follows:
You’re all on notice. Between now and November 6, whatever misgivings we’ve had about Romney, whatever concerns we have about how the media will treat Romney/Ryan, whatever we’ve been annoyed at re: earlier flipflops, or bad votes … around here …
NO EEYORES. We’re going to war with the army we have.