Skip to comments.The Tea Party: Populism of the privileged (Wa-Poo Libtard Vile Rant Double Bag Barf Alert)
Posted on 04/19/2010 2:29:25 AM PDT by Zakeet
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.
The news media's incessant focus on the Tea Party is creating a badly distorted picture of what most Americans think and is warping our policy debates. The New York Times and CBS News thus performed a public service last week with a careful study of just who is in the Tea Party movement.
Their findings suggest that the Tea Party is essentially the reappearance of an old anti-government far right that has always been with us and accounts for about one-fifth of the country. The Times reported that Tea Party supporters "tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45." They are also more affluent and better educated than Americans as a whole. This is the populism of the privileged.
And the poll suggested something that white Americans are reluctant to discuss: Part of the anger at President Obama among Tea Partiers does appear to be driven by racial concerns.
Saying this invites immediate denunciations from defenders of those who bring guns to rallies, threaten violence to "take our country back," and mouth old slogans about states' rights and the Confederacy. So let's be clear: Opposition to the president is driven by many factors that have nothing to do with race. But race is definitely part of what's going on.
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They are terrified!
It ain’t worth the trees dying for to print Dionne’s rantings...
Tell him email@example.com
BTW, ping to this. We continue work this story. I’m beginning to develop some sources of my own on the issue - sources who were at the event.
It's time some mobs show up in their necks of the woods with flaming pitchforks.
“Tea Pary laughable...”
What is laughable is that this guy forces every network to cal him a Pulitzer price winning journalist lol.
He’s a mumbling bumbling idiot.
If they were poor and uneducated, the libtards would be laughing at them for being stupid racists. Now that they find out they are rich and well educated, the libtards attack them for being privilege. It doesn’t matter, they will attack.
History International had a show about the French Revolution. Watch it.
Silent No More
I am nor rich or part of any elite, but I am tired of government sticking legislation up my azz that is increasing my taxes and lowering my standard of living while they try to distribute wealth to those who do nothing to earn it.
Thes people who write Chit like this are going to wake up one day and realise that Americans have had enough.
Take a look at this one. Haven’t we been saying all along that the Democrat Party is the political arm of the State-Run Media?
Reporter and Players Wearing Same Colors
Tell HIM NOT EACH OTHER
Lots of wishful thinking in this fairy tale of a piece.
They write in the EXACT same tone as Pravda and Izvestia in the late 1980s whenever there was anything getting a little tit too glasnostiya and perestroikish for their likings, threatening the Supreme Presidum of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. All cut from the same damned cloths. COMMUNISTS in power afraid of true People Power WHICH IS COMING TO GET THEM.
That’s right. They just change the template to suit themselves, don’t they.
“They are also more affluent and better educated than Americans as a whole. This is the populism of the privileged.”
Heaven help us! We can never have affluent and educated Americans influencing our elections. We should also purge the process of all liberal trust babies, politicians, professors, and MSM media types as well! ;-)
In a way he’s right. One could argue that the Tea Party movement is a form of populism for the semi-privileged. Of course, EJ never stops to consider the fact that middle class and upper middle class white males are Obama’s number one target
They just throw anything they can out there to see if it will stick.
All you had to do was write "E.J. Dionne spews again" and we'd have known to rubber-suit up.
What a nasty little dweeb he is ..... first the Tea Party people were rusticating, mouth-breathing gomers ..... now they're suburban clutchpenny, petitfour-hogging, baked-Alaska-cooking pecksniffs with moral myopia and bad glasses frames. Wish the boy could make up his mind which demographic he's talking about!
Media created? What media? The Tea Party movement is an archetypal grass-roots effort. The media has done its best to demonize and marginalize it. Witness this article!
He'd call that social justice!
I’m a very “privileged” yank who makes $10,000 a year. I guess I’m rich compared to leftists who don’t even friggin WORK!
Elitist fear mongering.
Dione sees the control has slipped away. His only defense is to attack with lies
That's awesome, in a way.
When all else fails, pull out the race card. To prove my point, they even tried to make Clinton the first black president so they could use it!
The real problem isn't racism against Oboma. It's Obomas racism against whites. What has Oboma done FOR the working white middle class? He's enslaved them.
20 years of Rev. Write as a mentor isn't something that should be ignored.
Take a look at the careers of the leaders of the (First) American Revolution. In general they were not poor people. A lot of lawyers, gentlemen farmers and other businessmen. They could have continued comfortable lives living under the status quo, but instead they decided to risk, and in many cases lose, it all for their freedom.
If anything he should be more scared than ever when the middle and upper middle class take to the streets. They have a lot better things to do with their time, but when they decide to give that up to fight the government then things are changing in a hurry.
The Tea Party movement is diving the media Communists crazy.
“Privileged” to a leftist is being rewarded for hard work.
Since most wealthy liberals did NOT have to work hard for the wealth they have (or else they’d not be liberals),
they seem to assume that anyone else that is wealthy got theirs easily as well.
There is no sweat on a wealthy lib’s money.
“They should be thanking me” = “let them eat cake”
About 70 years ago this Marxist would’ve been standing a street corner screaming “Seig Heil!”
Wow...it is truly impressive for him to be that wrong about everything...
There’s a certain work of fiction that is not mentionable on Free Republic that people should check out...
that is, if you’re mature enough to filter out the disgusting bigotry of the protagonist and focus on what the government is doing in the storyline.
The mods don’t think you are, so it’s not mentionable.
Part of the anger at President Obama among Tea Partiers does appear to be driven by racial concerns.
And his racism is cloaked in the guise of ANTI-racism.
“All whites (who oppose me) are racist, therefore it’s OK to persecute them.”
The picture of that sniggering twit wiped every single word he wrote from
Racist fail,red necks fail,privileged that’s the ticket let’s see if that will fly.
The picture of that sniggering twit wiped every single word he wrote from my mind.
The TEA party turns out to be nonviolent, and educated about their country and don't wear disgusting torn offensive rags to social events..so now they change the stereotype to "privileged".
Does that mean they are accusing the poor of being violent or saying that they can't be well educated and moral with a few decent clothes in their closet? How offensive.
Hey, EJ Moron, they call us RIGHT for a reason!
The poor are being used as a tool and Clintons bumb a$$ statement kust gave the nut jobs to be violent.
The tea party seems be nothing more than old white people worried about their wallets. Sorry to say that. But I did use the word ‘seems’. They are quite easy to malign and for somebody like myself I haven’t found any reason to support them. They have whined a lot about their fear of the federal government, whined about their tax fears, etc. They hold signs proclaiming a love of freedom and democracy—etc., etc. I would support them only if they address concrete issues. For example I have yet to hear them clearly oppose our immigration policies, affirmative action(a slap in the face to democratic priciples), the abuse of ‘hate crime’ laws, and other issues like these in a clear sense. To cry about taxes, Obamacare and federal powers makes them seem selfish(as they use medicare and social security) and makes them easy to mock.
This is the exact description of Dionne and the chattering class; affluent, better educated and more influential than most Americans. Dionne is so blinded by his self-presumed superiority he fails to realize his opinion makes the case against his own station and argues against those with whom he associates.
Typical Dionne column. I’ve yet to read a Dionne column where he didn’t impugn the motives and characters of anyone opposing his beloved leader’s actions while studiously avoiding any discussion of the issues that motivate the conservative protesters. Dionne is either too ignorant to defend Big Government or he’s just another argument-less lib whose first line of defense is ad hominem attacks. I aasume conservatives debating Dionne in person always check to see if Dionne doesn’t have a pie in his hand.
The conceit of these fools is that if Obama was totally "white," nobody would be protesting his policies. Which, of course, is so absurd that it barely deserves a response. For a lot less socialist actions (and being a lot whiter despite what Toni Morrison claimed), Clinton got regularly hammered by conservatives.
One of the methods of proving or disproving a theory is to assume the opposite, as you have stated.
So, Dione, you’re saying that significantly fewer people wouldn’t be opposing the policies of 0bama if he were white?
But I thought conservatives were brain-dead uneducated neanderthals with no indoor plumbing!
What a complete jerk like Dionne doesn’t seem to realize that ALL! Americans are privileged to be living in the greatest country on earth. Every time I hear that “white privilege” bunkum, I’d like to make any so-called “person of color” (what an awful phrase) go to some third world country where everyone looks like them, and see how many privileges they have. Let’s ask the Mexicans who are being forced out of the homes and cities by the drug cartels how privileged they are.
Where are the pitchforks and torches when you need them?
I am sick and tired of being called a racist!
PLEASE FORWARD these links to anyone who has been lied to by the media and politicians about the Tea Party Movement, which of course is everybody.
The True Face of the Tea Partiers
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