By Gaylord Stevens
The idea that Ted Cruz, Tea Partiers and Obama might have something in common is ludicrous on its face and on its bottom. But, wait a darn minute. I am not whistling Dixie or Yankee here. Let me give you something to really chew on. The POTUS has been championing the middle class since he has been in office.
You know and have probably heard the President say; tax the rich a little more and use the money to prop up the middle class. Ok, we know where Obama stands. Now the Tea Party is mostly made up of middle class folks. I am a Tea Partier, and I am definitely middle class. In fact, I am middle class and White. You can’t get much more Tea Party than that.
Ok, I have described Obama and the Tea Party. What about Ted Cruz? If you have read any of my articles, you know I have been saying that multinational corporations controlled by foreign interests and governments are trying to drive middle class wages down to third world levels. Using unsavory tactics such as shipping American jobs and interests abroad, and depositing huge profits (American taxpayers’ money) in foreign accounts, these modern robber barons are depriving the country of a major fundamental monetary tool; circulation of taxpayer money in America’s economy.
See, I have just set up Ted Cruz. The stage is now his. You want me to explain how Senator Cruz fits into any of this? If you have followed politics at all, you know that corporate interests are spending massive sums of money in congressional and state house elections. They are trying to buy votes to elect congressmen and state legislators. They are also blatantly lobbying federal and state legislators. Their purpose is to elect officials who will legislate the middle class out of existence. Their primary target is tea party folk.
Now paraphrasing Ted Cruz, every senator and congressman should sign a pledge to never be lobbied by corporate interests. Wow! Did anybody hear that? Did that statement slip pass the media? It certainly did not get much media play. If that were to happen, all Americans including the middle class, the poor and even the rich would benefit. Foreign interests would lose their voice in American government. America would escape defeat by foreign governments.
There you have it. Obama, Cruz and the Tea Party are all on the same page. You ask, what would keep the middle class from rising up anyway and leading a revolt against those foreign influences? Ah… STRATEGY! You want to know how multinational corporations could destroy the middle class? Only one word is needed to define their strategy: LAYOFF!..!!
Remember, the Tea Party and indeed most of the middle class is populated by the “my granddaddy came here with nothing and worked hard to make a better life for me and my children” type, the “they are lazy and don’t want to work” ilk, and the “I have worked all my life and my hard earned money should not go to people who don’t want to work” group. Hold on a minute old tea party buddy! The operative word here is JOB!!! Someone gave your granddaddy and you a job. Nobody gave a sow’s ear to that “they are lazy and don’t want to work” ilk. That is the only difference between you, me and that “lazy bunch.”
The multinational corporations recognize you as the proud, patriotic, gun loving, nobody ever gave me anything type who is devastated by the loss of his or her JOB!!! They know you will be too proud to seek unemployment compensation, health care or food stamps. They project that you will withdraw from your friends and try to hold onto your image and possessions. You will try to find another job and fail.
The corporate types know that you will do nothing to expose your unemployed status. They know if they blame Obama for every ill under the sun, including losing your job, you will vote for candidates that are loyal to the corporations. They pump up your patriotism by screaming that everything Obama tries to do will destroy your freedoms. No taxes on the rich, no gun control, no health care, no regulations on anything, no money for infrastructure, and on and on and on.
The multinational corporations count on your wounded ego to keep you from joining any protests against them or even criticizing them. At this point, you, the Tea Party and America have been defeated for the first time in history by foreign interests acting in concert with their new best friend; YOU!!! Don’t you think it is time to quit sulking about the election of a Black President? You and I should join with Obama to save the middle class; and by so doing, save our nation.