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View Diary: Virginia, New Jersey, and 2016: is the tea party breaking? (104 comments)

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  •  The "tea party" never existed in the first place (5+ / 0-)

    Just because right wing groups paid a relatively small number of people to dress in 18th century garb and make believe they all woke up having had the same dream doesn't make it real. This has been a ruse, red herring, ploy, what ever else word along those lines, all along for carefully considered strategic objectives. One was to create the appearance of a faction that the republican establishment could blame but also claim powerlessness against which just happened to be more aggressive than traditional American political decorum would let them. If you're old enough to remember Flip Wilson's "the devil made me do it", you have the republican establishment's refrain in a nutshell. They are all in on it. No two people on earth have the same dream much less at the same time and this has been obviously crafted. What disturbs me more than anything is why the MSNBCs of the world, few as they are, fell in line so easily and unanimously in validating this right-wing ruse as a real political movement that earns its name rather than being called the rabble ruse of the right to manipulate.

    I never bought it and still don't. And secondly, the reason this will never result in a winning strategy is because there is innovative criminality inside and smart people who in the past may have chosen political careers siding with the republicans now pass and become lobbyists or lawyers or just rich executives because the gauntlet they would have to pass through involves processes they know could destroy them if they faced a more aggressive democratic administration. After eight years of Bush-Cheney during which there was nothing to worry about, the election of President Obama and his default to the style of compromise by starting negotiation giving all the way in and then acquiescing to more pressure from the right (or "caving" as it soon became known) tipped the right that this is a babe in the woods who is not even going to recognize clever wrong-doing much less expect it and go after it proactively with a killer instinct.  But nothing last forever and if you've gotten your job by acquiescing to extortion and then turning around and cooperating in it, you're in trouble the moment either the babe in the woods grows up or someone more savvy takes the reigns.

    That gauntlet has filled the republican side of Congress with unqualified people who lack knowledge and thus all they do is block because they haven't the smarts to innovate. The danger though is that all of them are not just unqualified--some are reckless ideologues who could have pushed us off the cliff and that is why the republican establishment is coming to its limited senses about this tea party ruse. It's useless if you destroy the dollar and our creditors call in their loan which we would have to pay off with de-valued currency. They are realizing they let a genie out of a bottle they may not be able to put back in. But the tea party won't and can't just go away. It has to be battled and I see vulnerabilities that are glaring. I hope others wake up to them and take them down. It's too dangerous to let the government be run by the likes of the Ted Cruzes of the world.  

    "Education Is Not the Filling of a Pail, But the Lighting of a Fire" W.B. Yeats

    by RareBird0 on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 11:57:33 AM PST

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