Friday, April 17, 2009


Ross Douthat, a writer for the Atlantic who recently accepted a job as one of the tame house-conservatives at the New York Times, took the kind of condescending line toward the Tea Parties that we’d expect from someone whose right-wing bona fides consist mainly of having once gone skinny-dipping with Bill Buckley.

Hello, Mr. Douthat, permit me to introduce you to R.S. McCain.

A few things the Tea Party Movement has accomplished:

1) It has reminded millions of normal, hard-working, middleclass people, born to the American promise of freedom and opportunity, that they have a voice, and that they can and should make it heard;

2) It has opened the eyes of those same people to the fact that they are not alone, that untold millions of their fellow citizens share their belief that the economic crisis is not so great as to justify a permanent shift in the balance of power between the private and public sectors, nor is the crisis more threatening to the future welfare of their families than the remedies which have been proposed to resolve it;

3) It has put another nail in the coffin containing the stinking remains of the legacy media’s “objectivity”;

4) It has rattled the cages of a few blue-dog Democratic politicians (and more than a few Republican fence-sitters) who needed to be reminded that they weren’t elected because their constituents wanted socialism.

Not a bad day’s work for a gaggle of “wacky extremists.”


richard mcenroe said...

Dear Democrats: Thank you for freaking out over the Tea Parties. All those mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, friends and coworkeers, went home that night and back to work the next morning and EVE3RYONE WHO KNEW THEM got to see what the Democrats called racist and neofascist. Well done!

SwampWoman said...

What I think is funny about this supposedly huge, well-financed, well-orchestrated by the VRWC movement is that I had to go searching for it. No publicity was given. I found out after the fact about several smaller demonstrations done closer to home where people just made their own signs and showed up on the street corners, and others joined in.

JeffS said...

Exactly right, Swampie. Heck, I didn't even know there would be a Tea Party here in town! I drove 50 miles to attend one. Silly me.

Yojimbo said...

Jeffs: You try the following for future events, e.g., a July 4th event. had a comprehensive list of events. ia always good. is very good and will stay on top of everything.

Yojimbo said...


That should be you "might" try. Sorry

Paco said...

Yojimbo: Too late. We took that as a command, and we're now bound to check those sites out!

kc said...

Yojimbo, I wasn't able to go where Swampie went but found out about 3 hours before that that there was a tea party much closer and easier for me to attend IF other commitment hadn't interfered. It wasn't listed at the link I sent Swampie. Thanks for the extra places to check!

Watch for us, all you Anti-American Anti-Liberty, Tax&Spend Politicians (and MSM) - Independence Day could be WILD this year!