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!
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