04 August 2011

Michael Lind on the Tea Party phenomenon

Michael Lind, writing in Salon, (here) makes out an excellent case that while the Tea Party trots out its few northern and Midwestern members and portrays itself as ordinary folks angry over Wall Street and ineffective government, its actual political caucus is basically the same old obstructionist White Southern anti-Federalists, who really don't give a damn about the United States (my slant). Which is why they are perfectly willing to play brinksmanship and use terrorist tactics to extort their own way on policy.

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