By Kevin “Coach” Collins
After I realized the author of “Andrew Jackson: Tea Party President” (The American Spectator October 2011) Robert W. Merry was serious I was compelled to respond. He had to be straightened out about what the TEA party movement is actually about.
Mr. Merry’s piece about Jackson has “Ivory Tower elitist” all over it as it works overtime to spray perfume on a man who was certainly complicit in Aaron Burr’s treasonous plot to make the Louisiana territories his private kingdom. Jackson set the stage for never ending poor relations with South and Central America as well.
Merry starts with a straw man premise about TEA party patriots (not surprisingly the beltway minded Merry doesn’t seem to understand it is T.E.A. meaning TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY so it’s not really “Tea”). He thinks we are looking for “guidance” from a Republican president of the distant past but conveniently bypasses Ronald … Continue Reading:Andrew Jackson: TEA party President? Not even close!