01 August 2011

The Tea Party & Historical Perspective

Once again, facts and results have proven academic elitists wrong. Despite suffering months and months of unfair criticism from the ruling class, academics, progressives, and neocons, the news this morning is that the real winner in the recent debt debate was the Tea Party.

While I remain very skeptical about the details of the "deal", the initial perception is that the Tea Party has changed the terms and parameters of the debate in Washington and has handed Obama a sound defeat:

While the details of the debt ceiling deal remain fuzzy, this much is clear: Barack Obama may be president, but the Tea Party is now running Washington.

While I don't agree with all written in the piece, this article gives an interesting perspective and comparison regarding Obama and Roosevelt and how each handled a nationwide financial collapse.

**Update - I am not a member of the Tea Party, but the more I hear them attacked by the likes of this plagiarizing, lying dirt bag, the more I think about joining them.

**Update #2 - “but as result of the Tea Party direction of this Congress these last few months has been very, very disconcerting . . ." Granny Harry Reid 

Most of what Granny Reid finds disconcerting makes me very, very happy. ;o) Granny is disconcerted for the same reason academic elites and the rest of the ruling class are - the TP threatens their power and control.

**Update #3 - "Democrats in Washington have called them terrorists and extortionists, but tea party activists say that is only proof they are finally influencing the debate over government spending. “Our enrollments go up and people start new chapters,” said Mark Meckler, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, of the impact of rhetorical attacks during the recent battle with President Obama and congressional Democrats. “It’s definitely worked to our advantage.” Story here.

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