One common message I constantly hear from the Tea Bagger Right Wing Extremists (besides all Mexicans suck, all Democrats suck and health care for poor minorities sucks) is demanding “Where is their bailout.” I saw several of those signs being held by tea baggers last Friday at the Truman Dinner. A valid point, as this critic of TARP wonders, why the banks were bailed out and the common American people left to tread water or drown. I too am angered that many of these banks were bailed out while these same banks worked to sink other Americans’ hopes of getting through the Bush Recession in one piece.
Yet lets take a look at the OC representatives who voted for TARP and who voted against TARP AKA The Bailout. You can view the votes HERE. Take a look at who voted AYE from the OC and who voted NAY. Turns out a vote for the bailout came from none other than John Campbell and a vote for the people and against the bailout came from none other than DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN LORETTA SANCHEZ. That is right tea baggers, Loretta voted against the bailout while John Campbell voted against.
Yet hearing Ms. Barth and other tea baggers talk, one would think it was the opposite. Mention John Campbell’s name around them and they fall all over themselves like a bunch of rabid Beatle’s fans. If these tea baggers were so principled against the bail out like they claim to be, one would think they would go and volunteer endlessly for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, or even the Republicans who voted against it such as Dana Rohrabacher. Instead there favorite son is a man who bent over for the banks and gave them their bailout. I would like an explanation from Megan Barth, the self proclaimed leader of the tea baggers in Irvine as to this oversight. Why is John Campbell getting a free pass for his vote FOR the bailout, while Loretta Sanchez has not so much gotten one thank you from the tea baggers?
Personally, I think this proves that the “tea party” movement is filled with nothing more than sore losers from the 2008 election along with some folks who can’t handle people other than white anglo-saxon Christians from having any power in this country. Look at John Campbell’s behavior since 2008, being a cheerleader for the “birther” movement and other actions to appease the tea baggers and the answer becomes obvious. This isn’t a movement by common Americans. As self-proclaimed Christians, the tea baggers should stop false witness bearing (WHICH IS ONE OF THEIR PRECIOUS 10 COMMANDMENTS) and be truthful on what they are truly about, an unpatriotic effort to undermine the will of the people in 2008.
So as you wonder where your bailout is, I will wonder where your consistency is. I will await, Megan, you and your group’s criticism of John Campbell for voting for TARP and praise for DEMOCRAT Loretta Sanchez for taking a stand against it. If you truly are a non-partisan group of the people you can do that with no problem. But considering you write for Red County, a partisan blog by their own admission, I somehow don’t see that happening. I would have no problem with your movement if you guys were not taking part in the un-Christian activity of LYING.