Trouble is, the present rate of Rob Eichmann’s mental defecation will soon require a 24/7 presence of a mop man in a hazmat suit. I find his latest foray into idiotic repetition to be particularly illuminating and ultimately a teachable moment – though not for Rob, for whom logic and factual data are minor speed bumps on the road to Cluelessville – a twee and precious little hamlet where the denizens do their damndest to tear down any and every Tea Party group they deem an offense to their Jacobin vision of conservatism and then wonder why recent polls appear to indicate that increasing numbers of Americans are taking an increasingly dim view of the nationwide Tea Party movement.
As it turns out, the causal connection is not as direct as the Boy Blunder imagines it to be. No surprise there: he and his cohorts are infamous for adding 1 + 2 + 3 and coming up with 17.
This past week has seen a myriad of polling from around the country showing that our country’s citizens do not want to continue down the road of Socialism that Barack Hussein Obama is taking us. It also shows, somewhat disappointingly, that the “Tea Party” label has a negative connotation and is not looked upon favorably.
Here’s some more “disappointing” news for Rob: ever since it emerged early in 2009, the Tea Party movement has always been looked upon unfavorably by that portion of the electorate corresponding to the hardcore base of the Democrat Party – together with Drive-By media and the Beltway chattering class. The key question that Eichmann apparently never bothered to ask or discuss is: to what degree does the relentless bombardment of negative news and opinion about individual Tea Party groups and the Tea Party movement in general affect the perception of the general public that is not in the tank for Barack Obama? We’ll return to this momentarily.
Before Eichmann does his usual adolescent fandango, kindly spend a few moments with Bulldog for an informed, intelligent and adult analysis.
The first poll he cited is a Gallup poll taken of adults – not likely voters or even registered voters. It’s common knowledge to pretty much everyone (except, perhaps, our dear Robbi) that a poll so promiscuous in its demographic sampling has value only for those looking for the next sensational headline. Even then, the Detail Devil rises to bite Boy Blunder in the buttocks: he never bothered to avail himself of the methodology. You can see it for yourself here.
Go to the last page and take note of the second table on the page:
In spite of the decrease in favorables for the Tea Party movement between 2010 and 2011, the overall support for the Tea Party movement INCREASED over the course of one year.
Then there is the second poll referenced by Eichmann – a Scott Rasmussen poll. Rasmussen is famous for polling only those adults likely to vote, making his data far more meaningful. Unfortunately, Rob linked to a UPI article written about the Rasmussen poll and not the actual poll itself or the article describing the poll.. Had he done so, he would have spared himself the embarrassment I’m about to rain down on him yet again:
Several prominent Democrats and their media friends charged the Tea Party with being economic terrorists during the recent congressional debate over raising the debt ceiling for their refusal to accept any tax increases. But just 29% of voters think members of the Tea Party are economic terrorists.
More voters still think the average Tea Party member has a better handle on America’s problems than the average member of Congress does, but there’s a sharp difference of opinion between Democrats and Republicans. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Likely GOP Primary voters believe the Tea Party will help Republicans in the 2012 presidential election.
I’m sure that if I purchased Platinum Membership to Rasmussen’s site I’d be able to humiliate Eichmann further, but $200 per year is a sharp coin to pay for schadenfreude. In a nutshell, it’s the same partisan divide we’ve come to know and expect: the Right supports the Tea Party; the Left sees them as the epicenter of evil in the universe. The clueless center is being affected by all the negative publicity the Tea Party movement has been receiving lately. Given the pounding the Tea Party movement has been taking lately from the unhinged Left, it isn’t hard to see why their poll numbers have been slipping.
Here in New jersey, there is perhaps a microcosm of what has happened. The Bayshore Tea Party Group, once the state’s most active “tea party” has morphed itself into a cult that demands absolute loyalty to it’s leader, regardless of the mistakes she continues to make. Welcoming in a Socialist Party USA candidate to spew his vile beliefs does nothing to further the conservative agenda. Failing to disclose where the money the for profit group raises ends up, does nothing to further the conservative agenda.
Poor Rob Eichmann. His stupidity would be laughable were the fate of this republic not teetering on the precipice and the Tea Party movement an indispensable part of the battle to save it. Some clarification is called for and I’m here to provide it:
- The Bayshore Tea Party is still very active and very involved in promoting Movement Conservatism to the citizens of New Jersey. This has been explained to Rob repeatedly but he has chosen to ignore it;
- The Bayshore Tea Party is not a cult nor is absolute and unquestioning loyalty to Barbara Gonzalez required of its members. This has been explained to Rob repeatedly but he has chosen to ignore it and the fact that I have to address this absurd libel yet again makes me feel like I have to take a shower;
- The Bayshore Tea Party invited a teenage socialist candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder to a membership meeting to present his platform and accept questions from the audience, at which point he was schooled in the stupidity and futility of socialism. The videos taken at the meeting are here. The analysis is here. David Horowitz’ endorsement of Bayshore’s decision to engage the young socialist is here. All of this has been explained to Rob repeatedly but he has chosen to ignore it;
- The Bayshore Tea Party organized as a simple, for-profit corporation in order to lay the groundwork for applying to become a 501 (c) 3 and 501 (c) 4 organization. This has been explained to Rob repeatedly here and here but he has chosen to ignore it;
- According to the laws of the U.S. and the regulations of the IRS, the Bayshore Tea Party is presently under no legal obligation to make public its financial records. This has been explained to Rob repeatedly here but he has chosen to ignore it.
In his obsessive quest to destroy the Bayshore Tea Party, Rob Eichmann chooses to ignore a great many things – among these, facts and logic.
Electing lifelong democrats, to lead a conservative movement, whose party is lead by the likes of Carter, Kerry, Mondale, Pelosi, Reid, Obama, et.al. does nothing to promote the conservative agenda. When that person goes on national TV and is identified as a “democrat” who has been “unemployed for 5 years” that does nothing to further the conservative agenda.
As usual, Rob’s poor education and sloppy thinking take center stage: in his Jacobin world there is no such creature as a conservative Democrat. I will be the first to admit they are rare these days, but they do exist and they channel the spirits of John F. Kennedy, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, and Zell Miller.
But Rob, alas, has no use for this sort of historical nuance: it tends to weaken the tar brush he employs to defame and libel the Bayshore Tea Party and, more recently, the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots.
These problems in New Jersey are indeed a microcosm of what has happened to the “Tea Party” brand across the country.
Click here to watch the “unemployed for 5 years” “democrat” self described leader of the New Jersey Tea Party movement. It will help you understand the polling numbers.
What arrant nonsense. Truth be told, Rob Eichmann and his cohorts at Conservative New Jersey and Conservatives With Attitude have done more to trash the Tea Party movement in New Jersey than anything Democrats or Liberals could have done. CNJ and CWA have spared our statist adversaries the time, trouble and expense of digging up bogus dirt on the Tea Party movement in the Garden State and, instead, handed them that precious libel on a silver platter.
What makes all this so tragic is the fact that the assault on the Bayshore group – launched in February and sustained into the present – has been comprised of nothing more than insinuation, innuendo and outright falsehood. That much has been assiduously documented on the web pages of this site.
The supreme irony of the present situation? Thanks to Eichmann and his ilk, the young socialist candidate for Monmouth County freeholder has received more publicity than he could ever have dreamed of or paid for; thanks to the relentless torrent of libel and character assassination directed against the Bayshore group and other Tea Party organizations, the Democrats’ attack dossier has pretty much already been filled and their attack ads already written. If the Tea party movement has suffered as the result of these negative attacks, the Jacobins at Conservative New Jersey and Conservatives With Attitude have nobody but themselves to blame; they were the ones who joined forces with the Unhinged Left and unleashed a campaign of personal destruction that would make the most rabidly partisan Democrat blush.
What remains to be seen is how the fallout of this insanity will affect the conservative moment in New Jersey – currently spearheaded by the troika of Steve Lonegan, Mike Doherty and Alison McHose. All three enjoy a steady stream of praise and encomiums from the aforementioned websites and yet none of them has come forward to condemn the libelous defamation of Bayshore and other Tea Party organizations – a decision that may haunt them politically in the near future.
As for Mark Falzon’s appearance on FoxNews: Unlike Eichmann, I bring news and information directly to my audience. Here is the video of Falzon’s interview.
He seemed a little stiff and nervous at first, but then seemed to relax. I find nothing in his comments or his comportment that detracts from or reflects in a negative manner the Tea Party movement. If anything, that he’s a Democrat only reinforces the fact that the movement crosses party lines – a fact (like most other relevant facts) that is lost on Jacobin party hacks like Eichmann.