Bob McDonnell: The Reason We Have a Tea Party

Republican “Conservative” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, has gone green. We always knew McDonnell was a flip-flopper, but we put him in office anyway in case he was better than the other guy. Well he isn’t. Labels like “Republican” and “Conservative” have lost all meaning.  Here in Virginia our great governor will be hosting the first “Virginia: Energy Capital of the East Coast- The Governor’s Conference on Energy.” It will be Oct. 12-14, 2010 in Richmond.

McDonnell will be holding this conference to help Virginians learn how to gravitate to “alternative and renewable energy sources”. The governor says it is to ” fully develop our domestic energy resources in order to provide reliable, low-cost power while helping to reduce our dependence on foreign sources. This means developing all of our energy resources, traditional, alternative and renewable, and making the most of conservation and efficiency…. (N)ew and expanding energy businesses will be an important part of our economic recovery and growth in the years ahead. Working together, we will make Virginia the “Energy Capital of the East Coast.” We will make Virginia the Energy capital of the east coast. This does not sound like the conservative Republican we thought we were voting for!

For those of you who need a quick refresher on why Sustainable Development and alternative fuels are the wrong answer to any of America’s problems be they environmental or economic, please read: Green Machines Killed Tweety and Green Jobs Means Lean Jobs. Sustainable development essentially destroys the American dream. Under sustainable development there can be no free enterprise, individual liberty, private property or state or national sovereignty. Global governance and common property are the rule of the day under sustainable development.

The main problem with this is not that McDonnell is once again proving that we should never have put our trust in him, but because this same kind of thing is taking place all across the country! Men who claim to be one thing are put in office and immediately become another. They are the reason there is a Tea Party! America is sick and tired of being lied to and disregarded. Our elected officials bow down to the UN and the major corporations and if they ever give a single thought to the American people it is not evident. Men like McDonnell are odious money and power mongers. They want nothing more than the benefits that their position offers and will do anything to make a buck, anything to get ahead.

McDonnell does not care about job creation or a cleaner environment,  he cares about the government and corporate subsidies his new green initiative will generate. Our great governor is nothing but the lowest form of dirtbag, but we’re fooled because he wears a suit.

It’s time that partisan labels are done away with and we stop voting along party lines. A change needs to occur because all over the country scum like Bob McDonnell are elected into state and federal offices that they have no business occupying. This agenda is not “Conservative”, hell it’s not even traditionally “Republican”. These days when the Donkey turns around you see the Elephant. The Republicans and Democrats are flip sides of the same coin.

These kowtowers are the reason there is a revolution going on in this nation. The people are finished with letting big government run their lives and worst of all sick of the men who say they will restrain big government and do nothing but aid and abet it. It’s time for a real change. Don’t tread on me.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods ( He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.