Michael J. Lotus (aka Lexington Green over at Chicago Boyz) writes on The Insurgency, “a description of the current crisis in American life.” Places the Tea Party in a historical context with other big American political movements. Great stuff!
It reminded me of something I read awhile back by some whiny liberal bitch about how the Tea Party was like the Jacksonian Democrats, who “helped keep slavery in place for another 30 years.” In other words, “they’re all raaaaacists!”
I wish I could find that one to link but I think it was in a dead tree newspaper I found at the airport. Not only did it betray a fundamental misunderstanding of the Tea Party, it betrayed a fundamental misreading of history.
There are a couple of points in common between the Tea Partiers and the Jacksonians. First, both were tired of the government being controlled by and run for the benefit of rich (coastal) elites that live along the Washington-Boston axis and went to the “right” schools.
Second, both Andy Jackson and the Tea Partiers will only take so much bullshit before they will, literally or figuratively, kick your ass.