Originally Posted by globalspot28
When you have people like Sean Hannity leading some of these things, it's not hard to understand why people didn't "stand up" until a Democrat was elected. These people have a right to do what they want, but I think it's silly. The President is trying to help and get this economy back on track after 8 years of abuse. Bush and Co. was spending like crazy for 8 years, most of the money going into the pockets of private contractors like Halliburton.
In case you missed it, the economy tanked largely due to the sub-prime mortgage collapse and the banks failing due to those mortgage issues. Not because of the war in Iraq or contracts to private contractors. The loosening of the regulations for mortgages expanded greatly under Clinton, not Bush. Granted, the economy definitely was not a focus of the Bush presidency, so he didn't stop the downturn (if that would have even been possible), but it isn't all his fault, either. I get it - that's what Obama has been saying, and what most of the mainstream media says too, but the facts just don't back it up.
And the Tea Parties weren't organized by Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck or any other GOP pundit. It was a grassroots effort. I know the left think they have ownership of that, but the right is finally starting to figure it out.
In fact, many of the Tea Parties made very conscious efforts to avoid any politicians or pundits to ensure that they were non-partisan. And trust me, there are plenty of us who were fed up with Bush's big-government spending too. The actions taken in the first few days of this administration just pushed it over the edge.