The Tea Party – Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt?… Or How A Movement Gets Hijacked.

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The New York Times Has an article today describing the self actualized members of the Tea Party movement as conspiracy theory nutters.

The ebbs and flows of the Tea Party ferment are hardly uniform. It is an amorphous, factionalized uprising with no clear leadership and no centralized structure. Not everyone flocking to the Tea Party movement is worried about dictatorship. Some have a basic aversion to big government, or Mr. Obama, or progressives in general. What’s more, some Tea Party groups are essentially appendages of the local Republican Party.

Awakened by the recession

But most are not. They are frequently led by political neophytes who prize independence and tell strikingly similar stories of having been awakened by the recession.


OK, the New York Times published an article highlighting the fact that more than a few nutters are a part of the Tea Party Party thing. I was going to write a long essay on this topic, but I realized that all that needs to be said about the Tea Party movement, which started out as a protest against fiscal recklessness but has now morphed into… God, who knows what, has already been discussed…. brilliantly…. Right Here.

Full episode here.

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