Thursday, March 31, 2011

jamuan teh

this can only be viewed as an "odd alliance" if you view the tea party as another other than the social conservative base of the republican party with a new name. the GOP has long tried to stir up populism to defend the interests of wealthy multinationals. the institute for liberty itself was founded in 2005, years before they called themselves a tea party group.

the only curious thing about this is that the media keeps pretending that the tea party movement is a new political faction. it's not a recent populist uprising, it's a well established sliced of the republican base that was pissed off because barack obama won the presidency.