Friday, September 30, 2011

"You can talk at your own town hall meeting"

Terrance Heath produces an excellent piece on the American 'Tea Party' movement brought to life by the Koch brothers and other plutocrats and apparatchiks. Is The Tea Party Over? Maybe. - published by The Campaign for America's Future :
"It's always struck me as odd that the media could portray the tea party as a "grassroots movement." From its corporate origins on CNBC to its corporate PR backing and its even more corporate agenda, not much about it has ever seemed grassroots to me. Odder still was the portrayal of the tea party as a history-based movement, when its political icons don't understand the history of the original Tea Party or the history it wants to appropriate..

"But nothing has been stranger to me than the portrayal of the tea party as a popular popular with whom? Poll after poll has shown that the tea party agenda is incredibly unpopular with the majority of Americans. Recent surveys show that the tea party movement itself is deeply unpopular..."
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  1. The Tea Party will always have some followers, as there are many low educated Christian fundamentalists/extremists around who are believers/followers.

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