Skip to comments.Washington Post's E.J. Dionne Declares The Era Of The Far Right And The Era Of The Tea Party Is Over
Posted on 10/21/2013 3:26:17 AM PDT by markomalley
The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne was a guest on NBC's Meet The Press this morning. Dionne declared both the Tea Party and conservatism dead:
I think that the era of the far right and the era of the Tea Party is over. We wasted $12-24 billion of GDP on a political tactic that was designed to win by intimidation. We have an opening for normal government for the first time since the 2010 elections
A search of Dionne's Washington Post columns presents a history of attacks on the Tea Party movement going back to a 4/19/2010 column in which he wrote:
The Tea Party is nothing new. It represents a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and it will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections.
In fact, both major parties stand to lose if they accept the laughable notion that this media-created protest movement is the voice of true populism. Democrats will spend their time chasing votes they will never win. Republicans will turn their party into an angry and narrow redoubt with no hope of building a durable majority.
One of America’s greatest enemies is giving real Americans political advice? How interesting.
Until somebody starts to refute these people this crap will continue...
As usual, this person has confused the ‘Tea Party’ movement with the RNC.
It’s the RINOS who are dead—actually they are ZOMBIES. They stagger along, essentially brain-dead, and they think they are still the leadership.
Not for long.
Yepper! EJ is a high priest of the Obama cult. I’m surprised he pulled his head out of his ass long enough to speak.
Memo to EJ: conservatives were born off of the ashes of abortion and will continue to thrive as evil liberals will die drinking the poison.
RIIIIIGHT, and the economy is on the rebound, and the American flag is on Mars.
More precisely, he believes the recent conservative movement to prevent America’s slide into Nazism has failed.
Not dead... just dormant.
But I suspect the sleeping giant will awaken soon, if it hasn’t already.
I think that it’s safe to ignore this pipsqueak.
One out of three - better than Dionne or Obama can do.
Rumors of their death are greatly exaggerated.
obviously has no idea of what is the “Taxed-Enough-Already” (TEA) party depth of sentiment in this country
I wonder if they even know what the acronymn “TEA” stands for?
His mouth didn’t get that way from eating bananas.
Votes talk B.S. walks!
EJ is one of the posterboys for the insanely stupid marxist propagandists masquerading as journalists.
Go ahead, keep telling yourself that EJ.
Whoops, I was thinking of Sheila J. Lee and got carried away.
LOL. They keep posting our obituary but we keep refusing to die.
Ignore us at your peril.
The British were saying the same thing right up until Yorktown.
I suppose we are called radical because we believe that we cannot spend more than we make.
I suppose that we are radical because we feel that people should work and earn a living.
I suppose we are radical because we know there is no free lunch.
I suppose we are radical because we want to raise our own children , and not have the government raise them for us.
As our old friends in BTO said:
b-b-b-Baby, you just ain’t seen n-n-n-nothin’ yet...
EXCELLENT NEWS. The COMMUNIST MEDIA can concentrate on more important things now—like Hillary’s Benghazi disaster, the Obamacare fiasco, Al Quaeda in Syria, Muslim Brotherhood in the Administration, NSA snooping, and IRS political corruption.
Did anyone bother to tell Dionne that the era of the Washington Post left the station a couple of years ago?
E.J. Dionne is one of the most sycophantic supporters of Obama that’s ever taken oxygen. Nothing... NOTHING would ever drive him to give even the slightest hint of criticism toward his god.
He’s to be ignored.
Where the heck did he come up with that estimate? And really, twelve-to twenty-four billion? Laughable! E.J., here's my prediction: the WaPo will cease a print edition in the near future, but the Tea Party will still be going strong!
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” —Mahatma Ghandi
Is it OK to call Dionne a brown-noser, or would that be perceived as racist?
He's as unique as any of 50 million other lemmings.
How many times has the TEA Party been declared dead?
and what is the “far right”? The left has moved so far left it would not have been recognizable 40 years ago.
Others have pointed out that keeping government from co-opting $24 billion dollars is a good thing. That money remained in the hands of those who earned it.
(Of course the money will be snatched back to pay for the two-week vacations)
Let him think we are dead. He will then be blind to our efforts to get our message out and grow our ranks. Nothing could be more helpful than a blind press while we purge the party of the RINOS they love.
Those who wish a balanced budget are on the far right. That means the obverse is also true, by implication. Those that do not want a balanced budget are the far left.
Those who value the freedom to enter into a contract are the far right. Those who would destroy the right of the people to enter into contracts are the far left.
Those who would prefer to live by their own merits, and to be rewarded for the their production are on the far right. Those would prefer to live off the merits and production of others are the far left.
Those who expect no man to live for them, are far right. Those who expect all men to live for them, are the far left.