Republican & Democratic establishments created the Tea Party & Donald Trump

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LOGIC MINUTE
By Lynn Woolley

Government does the stupidest things – until you look between the lines and see that government always protects government. Politicians in both parties are put off by the Tea Party and by the candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

They have only themselves to blame.

CNBC's Rick Santelli

CNBC’s Rick Santelli

Sometimes enough is enough. In 2009, after Obama was first inaugurated, some people began to say they’d had enough. Spurred on by a rant on CNBC by Rick Santelli, people, mostly Republicans, began to organize under a movement called Taxed Enough Already. The Sleeping Giant had awakened — but Washington politics blew it off. That led to a few political casualties such as House Speaker John Boehner.

Now, the Establishment is saddled with Trump and Sanders – and finding it very hard to maintain the Status Quo.

Mark this day: February 19, 2009.

This may be the Day the Tea Party was created! Santelli was reporting on CNBC from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and he was not a happy camper.  He was outraged bout the Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan, which was announced on February 18. He said the government was promoting bad behavior and suggested a “Chicago Tea Party.”

Sounding a lot like Trump sounds now, he suggested that people who obtained high-risk mortgages when they couldn’t afford to take on the debt, were “losers.” The rant became the stuff of legends and probably did motivate disgruntled citizens to hold rallies – and from there, to organize, plan, and work to bust the Status Quo.

Video: The Rant that Changed America from CNBC’s Rick Santelli

From that beginning, Tea Parties formed in local areas all over America. Ah, but the chances are that your U.S. Senator didn’t care much. And neither did your local Congressman. [Not in all cases, but in far, far too many.]

Remember, the Status Quo works for these guys in Congress. They get to be on TV, the travel for free, they have Leadership PACs and they can get women if they want to. As Rush Limbaugh says, Washington is Hollywood for the ugly.

George W. Bush and Speaker Boehner are prime examples.

Conservative eyebrows were raised when Bush stated that, to save our financial system, he had to go against all his conservative principles. Excuse me? No sir, you did not.

Video: George W. Bush in 2008 – “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system”

Under Bush we got bailouts, TARP, gave part of the car companies to the Unions — and all this while a lot of regular Americans were seeing their homes foreclosed.

NO MEMBER OF CONGRESS WAS HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THE 2009 FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.

Congress is pretty much insulated. That is to say, their paychecks and travel allowances keep coming no matter what. Many of them come back to their districts and have a few meetings and head back home – to Washington.

Some may have lost some money in the stock market, or in some bad investment, but most weathered the financial crisis pretty well. And when things cooled down, it was back to business as usual: tax & spend, conservatives giving in to liberals, big bonuses on Wall Street. That type of thing.

Obama got a few regulations though that actually did more harm than good. We had “Cash for Clunkers” and the Big Stimulus — and all that failed to produce much in the way of results. Some people even began yearning for “free market solutions.”

Instead, we got Obamacare.

Boehner and the Republicans refused to fight the Democrats in any significant way. A Republican Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – John Roberts — defied the Constitutional separation powers and rewrote Obama’s healthcare plan from the bench so that it would pass.

Ted Cruz was elected – defeating a much richer establishment politician — promising to abolish Obamacare and he tried to keep his promise. The establishments of BOTH PARTIES hated him for that.

Video: Published on Nov 25, 2015 – The Voice of the Establishment, Karl Rove, goes on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to dump on Donald Trump

Banks are still “Too Big To Fail.”

Bernie Sanders wants to nail Wall Street and bust up the TBTF banks. Trump, sensing resentment about open borders and the changing culture due to immigration, proposed a wall that Mexico would pay for.

The Republican & Democratic establishments laughed at these issues. The DNC hated Sanders just as the RNC hated Trump. But the people are not laughing.

A note to the establishments of both parties:

Don’t like the Tea Party?

Don’t like Bernie Sanders?

Despise Donald Trump?

Live with them. Because you created them.

lynn@BeLogical.com

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