Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Probably not

Ed Driscoll considers the longing of some on the left for a Tea Party movement, and is highly skeptical of the likelihood of something like this happening.

I agree. The Tea Party was (and is) a genuine grassroots movement dedicated to changing the course of politics in America by challenging the ruling class (which consists of Democrat and Republican establishments). In that sense, it is revolutionary. So-called populist movements on the Left aren’t interested in changing course; they simply want to get to the worker’s paradise more quickly, and thus are concerned only with the pace of the march on the road to serfdom.

This is why the Tea Party might ultimately launch a successful revolution, but any leftist version will never be able to do anything but aid and abet a coup.


Robert of Ottawa said...

As I've said before, Paco, the Tea Party is equivalent to the Canadian Reform Party, which did split the "Conservative" political side for a decade, until they finally formed the Government.

There was the same bickering between Conservatives and the equivalent of Democrats in Blue Suits, just like you have.

Boehner should be ... and so should any other Blue Suit supporter of Big Government.

RebeccaH said...

No leftist version of the Tea Party could ever be successful at a coup, because we have all the guns.