Monday, October 21, 2013

There. Is. No. Tea. Party.


Former Clinton speechwriter advances the narrative:  
The extremism of our own age—Tea Party extremism—“contaminates the whole Republican brand,” as David Frum has written. And he’s right. But Tea Party extremism is not, as this implies, a betrayal of the party’s belief system. It is, instead, a crystallization, a highly potent concentrate, of the party’s belief system. The free-market dogmatism, the tax-cut catechism, the abhorrence of nuance and science and government and fact—these did not bubble up during town-hall meetings in 2010 but flow from the same deep well from which establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell (Goldwaterites, all) have long been drinking. Frum and other sensible conservatives yearn for a Tea Party exit—maybe even an expulsion—from the G.O.P. But it cannot be expelled, because in this case the parasite is a creation—in some ways a perfection—of the host organism itself.
There.  Is.  No.  Tea.  Party.

There never has been a (modern, Conservative) Tea Party.

There has only been Sylvester "Dick Armey" McBean

And his Fabulous, Tea-Baggulous Bush-Off Machine.


blader said...

And as Obama has planted his flag in the center-right ground, Republicans had little choice let their shrill hair down.

I mean, it wasn't as if they were going to lay down and say, "Great idea there, Barry!"

Of course. There is no tea party. It only seems like there is one due to the need to message a differentiating platform.

Chucklenuts said...

Salon did not have the balls to say it outright. The driftglass movement is starting to spread wider, even if is a half ass attempt at it

Chucklenuts said...

Ok, I actually read the article all the way through, complete BS. Someone needs to go over here and post a comment then a link to the Bush Belly Sneetches and in all caps say....THERE IS NO TEA PARTY dumbass

I tried to do it and can't seem to get pass the log in....sorry DG, I should have read the whole article be fore assuming someone who gets paid to write drivel would actually have the balls to go full blown Driftglass

Anonymous said...

Hopefully they've shot themselves in the head:

But it was quite good for Ted Cruz's fundraising, so the sacrifice is worthwhile.

-- Nonny Mouse

kfreed said...

DG... just tell people the truth already. The Tea Party is Ye Olde "Moral Majority" (Ted Cruz explains his "reasoning" for the Tea Party government shutdown/Rand Paul also present):

Hint: Because Jesus.

POST that video, argument over.

Karl Rove ushered the lunatics into government while nobody was looking:

The latest incarnation sponsored by the Koch cabal/usual RW suspects: "MEMO: Health Insurance, Banking, Oil Industries Met With Koch, Chamber, Glenn Beck To Plot 2010 Election":

The Libertarian/RW network:!lightbox[11]/3/

They even made a documentary about it:

And this asshole is helping get them elected:

The end.