Terry Paulson

On April 15th, we interrupted my vacation in Tahoe to participate in a rousing tax-day tea party in Carson City, Nevada. We joined over two thousand souls who were tired of watching President Obama chip away daily at our individual liberties and bankrupt the country we love. To the dismay of liberals and their mainstream media supporters, Americans showed up in the tens of thousands across the United States. These were no parties of the rich gathering in their finery for fundraising tea parties. These were average Americans coming together to take a stand for individual liberty! In doing so, they came face to face with a reassuring reality—they were not alone!

The media coverage underestimated the numbers and focused their video segments to reinforce the stereotypes it loves to convey—just a bunch intellectually-challenged, gun-supporting, abortion-hating extremists. To be sure there were signs of protest against gun control and abortions, but what came together was a cross-section of America. It was laughable when one ABC correspondent reported that those attending were a “front for corporate interests.” They would have rather tar and feathered any executive now living in the lap of luxury as a result of tax-funded bailouts.

To the left-leaning media, it was good for the country when people went to the streets by the thousands in support of Obama’s “hope and change.” They all but passed out palm leaves to wave at their ”messiah” and let supporter after supporter extol his virtues without a single challenging question.

Now, to support their liberal “savior” in the face of critical demonstrators, they worked overtime to turn those gathered at the tea parties into aberrant extremists. Watching CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen rudely interrupt and attack one of the protestors for his views and slam the event for being "anti-government," "anti-CNN," and "not really family viewing," was all one needed to understand how embarrassingly biased mainstream political media coverage has become.

After seeing a large demonstration, one moderate friend asked, “That was amazing to watch! When do you get that many people out demonstrating when it isn’t even an election year?” It’s easy to explain! These Americans know what President Obama’s rapid race to socialism means to America’s future, and they realize that the time for action is now.

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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