Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our Anti-Marxist Mood: The Tea Party Movement at the Beginning of 2010

I've been taking some pride in the intellectual influence of the Tea Party Movement. I feel like I was sort of on the ground floor of it myself when I posted my first blog "Visualizing a One Term Obama Administration" at back on January 19, 2009.

I remember feeling so overwhelmed by the popularity of the Obama administration and anxious to do anything possible - within the law - to take our country back.

In my case, my alarm was fueled by my personal experience of knowing that the young Barack Obama was already a convinced Marxist at the beginning of his sophomore year at Occidental College. Since I had seen the evidence of his early Marxism face-to-face, I knew that it was wrong of him to hide and deny this fact to the general public during the Presidential campaign.

At the very least, I thought that if he was no longer a Marxist, then he owed the American people a description of the intellectual thought process which lead him away from that belief system.

In truth, his later associations with Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright demonstrated that he really hadn't outgrown his early Marxist beliefs. The fact that he appointed both Van Jones and Anita Dunn - as Glenn Beck properly reported - demonstrate that his Marxist faith is still alive and well today.

As a political scientist, I feel safe in suggesting that the Tea Party Movement arose as a response to the extreme Marxist socialist agenda of the early Obama administration.

Today, I think conservatives are winning the battle of ideas again. I feel safer this year knowing that Democrats were pushed back in NJ and VA and that a Congressman from Alabama defected to our side over the health care reform issue. I'm also grateful that the new social media - Twitter, Facebook, Ning - allowed so many of us to bypass the mainstream media and to take positive action under difficult circumstances.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.


  1. During the election process of 2008 I knew in my heart that Obama was a Marxist who threatened and still threatens the very foundation of America as we know it today. I do think that the Tea Party's are a response to him governing as a Marxist, his out of control spending, and his commies or radicals in his administration. He and the Dems have awakened a sleeping giant.

  2. The New Year will bring a lot of resolutions...for a great many of us.

  3. The "marxist" comment is laughable; you can't possibly be serious?

  4. Thank you for all you have shared with us this year. I remember at first that we all felt we had to be anonymous. Thankfully, now we know we can be ourselves. I truly pray we can restore things this year without too much damage, and that America will be stronger for it. Together we can.

  5. Valerie,
    Marxism Defined -n.
    "The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society's allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society."

    Which part of it did you not think was serious?

    And Miranda,
    I didn't see The Raw Deal listed under your favorite blogs. :)

    Nathan R. Jessup

  6. Oh, and I added you to my Blogroll. Great site.

    Nathan R. Jessup

  7. Nathan:

    I don't usually post on my own blog. You're definition of Marxism was exactly right. This was the line that the young Obama was arguing when I met him in the fall of 1980...the idea that it was realistic to expect an inevitable class struggle revolution. In retrospect, I might have played a small role in encouraging him to look into conventional politics. Even so, the young Obama was the last person I expected to become a U.S. President.

  8. John, Please read my blog post at resistnet and let me know if you have heard this. I have also heard from other sources that as Editor of the Law Review, he authored no articles.
    Let me know. Thanks and keep up the good work.
    Mike Stone @thelightchaser1