Saturday, August 6, 2011


The Masses Rise Up

IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2011 | Staff

Mudslinging: Al Gore says we need an "American Spring" to match the dubious Arab Spring. If his liberal friends stopped calling the Tea Partyers terrorists, they might realize that our uprising is a Tea Party Summer.

Former Vice President Al "massive carbon footprint" Gore has peddled an awful lot of nonsense, much of it dressed up in slick Hollywood packaging. The dishonest animation of man-made global warming sinking Florida into the Atlantic Ocean in his film "An Inconvenient Truth" comes to mind.

Now Gore tells a once-prominent left-wing TV host that "we need to have an American Spring ... nonviolent change, where people from the grass roots get involved again."

According to Gore, "our democracy has been withering on the vine" and "the only thing that can get our country back on the right track" is if "the people who care about the values that this country was based on will rise up and get much more involved in the democratic process."

Leave aside the fact that the "Arab Spring" that President Obama's foreign policy has produced could end up transforming U.S. friends such as Egypt into Islamofascist terror states. Fact is, what Gore is calling for — nonviolent, grassroots activism by people devoted to the values of the Founding Fathers — describes the Tea Party, well, to a T.

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