December 7, 2010
One of the TV networks aired their America's Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year Special. Kim Kardashian was one of the people selected. Nothing against this young lady, but what has Kim Kardashian done other than being Kim Kardashian to be bestowed the high honor of a place on the list of ten most fascinating individuals in the country?
I remember the old days when fame did not come so cheaply; one had to achieve something unique. I have decided to offer my "Top Ten Most Fascinating Tea Party Individuals/Groups of the Year."
Number ten on my list are First Time Candidates. Folks, do you have any idea the courage it took for these concerned citizens to step into the political arena? Talk about the Christians vs the lions; the ruling class elites and their liberal media minions attempted to, without mercy, eat our first time tea party candidates alive. Remarkably, several tea party candidates rose victorious. Kuddos to these brave "true patriot" souls.
Number nine, the more than 30 Black GOP Candidates who ran for congress in 2010; the most since Reconstruction. In large, blacks, white liberals and the liberal media view republican blacks as Uncle Toms. They believe blacks who love their country, do not resent white America and do not view themselves as victims are simply suffering with "Stockholm Syndrome." I'm known for wearing my trademark hat. So, I give a "Lloyd Hat" salute to my courageous fellow black patriots who ran on the GOP ticket choosing principles above skin color.
Number eight, Sharron Angle who ran for US Senate Nevada against the all powerful Harry "Darth Vader" Reid & his Evil Empire. I met Sharron Angle early in her campaign. Two things about Angle struck me as refreshing and uniquely different than most politicians. One, Angle was bold and open about who she was; a Christian and a Conservative. Two, Angle's genuine love for her state. I even teased her a little, which Angle did not seem to find particularly funny. I said (opening my mouth and inserting my foot), "Wow, you seem to know every boring fact about Nevada."
Against all odds, remarkably, Sharron Angle almost defeated "Lord Vader" Reid. I still find it difficult to believe Nevada voters re-elected Reid despite epidemic unemployment and home foreclosures amongst the highest in the country. As my mom use to say, "There's something rotten in Denmark (Nevada)."
Number seven, Conservative Musicians: "Tea Are The World." Conservative musicians across America gathered in Florida and recorded the song, "Taking Back America." The song is featured on the "Tea Are The world" CD project along with 40 other songs selected from hundreds of submissions by conservative bands & singer/songwriters. All genres are included. "Tea Are The World" is historic; encourages and inspires listeners via it's infectious unity. Proceeds benefit AmericasMightyWarriors.org; a non profit which supports the families of U.S. fallen soldiers.
Number six, Glenn Beck. Other than on Christian TV, Political Correctness has banned God from the public square. Offenders are punished; accused of being fanatics and intolerant. I give Brother Beck a "Lloyd Hat" for being a "secular" radio/TV talk show host who is bold and unapologetic about proclaiming his faith. Beck has repealed the ban of positive talk about God in the public square.
Number Five, Sarah Palin. I love the "kahoonies" of this woman. Palin is a proud, bold and confident advocate for Conservatism. She is a character and principle driven self thinker. Palin refuses to be lectured regarding what is acceptable behavior for a woman and/or presidential candidate. I love Palin's "in your face" attitude in expressing We The Peoples' disagreement with Obama's plan to "fundamental transform America." It seems like only our conservative women have a "fire in the belly" to stand up for America. Here's a "Lloyd Hat" to Sarah Palin and all of my feisty conservative sisters.
Number four, The First National Black Conservative Press Conference Attendees. The NAACP launched a despicable campaign against the Tea Party Movement attempting to brand it as racist. The NAACP's attack sparked a historic gathering of Black Conservatives to defended the Tea Party Movement. The first national Black Conservative press conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington DC hosted by Tea Party Express. White America's response to the press conference was extremely emotional. Many expressed how refreshing and unique it was to see blacks who were proud Americans without resentment. Black conservatives are vilified; "Lloyd Hats" to my fellow black conservative patriots who shared their stories at the press conference.
Number three, Rush Limbaugh. No one has been a more powerful and consistent defender of Conservatism and the Tea Party Movement than radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Case in point. In the Delaware US Senate race, the GOP employed us tea party folks to "be reasonable," sacrifice conservative principles and support their RINO who could easily win the seat. Rush sided with We The People and backed our conservative tea party candidate, Christine O'Donnell. Rush "gets it." Rush, you the Man! A big "Lloyd Hat" to ya' pal.
Number two, Herman Cain; entrepreneur, black conservative radio talk show host and extremely popular tea party speaker. Blacks such as Cain are hated by the Left. His inspiring successful life story threatens to shatter the Left's paradigm that America sucks for minorities. Cain is considering a run for the Oval office in 2012, sure to win millions of white tea party patriot votes. White voter support for Cain will further crush the liberal media and the Left's lie that the Tea Party Movement is really about white racists against a black president.
And number one on my list of the Top Ten Most Fascinating Tea Party Individuals/Groups of the Year, Tea Party Express.
Tea Party Express is the undisputed "troops on the ground" voice of "We The People." TPX has toured America four times; championing conservatism, uplifting and inspiring millions of patriots to continue fighting to take back America from an overreaching tyrannous Obama administration. With a physical presence and financial support, TPX campaigned for conservative candidates in several races including New York, Alaska, Delaware and Nevada.
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Boldly flying where only eagles dare, TPX has maintained a laser focus on getting Conservatives elected. A voter told me, "Whoever TPX says to support, I support." What a great testimony to the leadership and character of TPX. (TeaPartyExpress.org)
A common thread which joins together the superstar patriots on my list is the true essence of the American Spirit; character and backbone. Thus, confirming that American Exceptional-ism is alive and well in the Tea Party Movement.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
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Self proclaimed Black Unhyphenated American, Lloyd Marcus is a featured columnist on American Thinker, Renew America, Canadian Free Press and numerous other Internet websites. A speaker, activist, singer/songwriter, recording artist and entertainer, Marcus was a featured act on the historical 2009 Tea Party Expressed Tour. The finale event was the Sept. 12th Taxpayers March and Rally in Washington DC where Marcus performed for a million people.
His appearances include FoxNews, CNN, PJTV and numerous TV and radio programs. He emcees and performs his patriotic original songs at rallies and special events across America. He was the featured entertainment at the 2009 Free Republic National Convention. Marcus' mission is to use his God given gifts to spread the "truth" that Conservatism is best for all Americans. He resides in Central Florida.
An elected official, Marcus is Chairman for Precinct 424, Volusia County Florida. He is also Creative Director for the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County.
Lloyd Marcus, Singer/Songwriter of the national "American Tea Party Anthem." President, NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of Color)