The ultra conservative group Freedom Watch organized yesterday's 'tea parties' around the country. It is headed up by former and disgraced right wing nut Congressman Dick Armey of Texas. Oil companies run Texas and their delegations. A half page ad in today's Albuquerque Journal from the oil and Gas industry decries the though of higher taxes on fossil fuels. The state Republican Chairman, Harvey Yates is a big time oil and gas producer in this country and was quoted as saying we have to stop spending money or taxes will go up. I just love conspiracy theories where you can sort of connect the dots.
Think about it. The last GOP chairman in this state, Allen Weh, made millions from the Iraq War by chartering airplanes for the government. Heather Wilson, former Congresswoman, is making big bucks working for defense industries who she supported so strongly while in office.
The last eight years of the republican administration under bush and cheney got us into this mess. Now the ultra conservatives are trying to stop Obama from getting us out of this mess. I could ramble like this forever.