Posted by aogWednesday, 01 September 2010 at 16:24
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When someone asks, “how do you expect the Tea Party to have a political impact?”, this is the answer. An out of nowhere opponent latches on to that energy and money and a scion of a powerful political family is deposed. It takes very few of those before most other candidates start shifting their positions.
|Annoying Old Guy
Monday, 13 September 2010 at 00:12|
If you don’t like the comparison to the Anderson year — all I meant that it was a time of disgruntlement looking for a banner and accepting any old thing
No, let’s grab some quotes —
if he had been elected president, who would have been the 3,000 people who would have filled the appointed positions a president has to fill?
the approach taken by the Andersonites was no different from those fools who expected Hitler, as chancellor, would have had to surround himself with more moderate people
a man on a white horse
If you weren’t writing about a singular great leader, why did you write about one? And not mention the whole “time of digruntlement” thing? Whatever.
More significantly, I am still waiting for this “anti-science” stuff you claim is obvious. At least you seem to have given up on the “violent racists” trope, so we’re making progress.
And yes, I think some of the Tea Party candidate are goofy. I think the alternatives are more goofy. Again, you’re judging absolutes in a relative situation.
I tend to think that the mass of the TPers aren’t really getting that part.
I think the exact opposite. Do you not recall the election of now Senator Scott Brown? The Tea Party has, for an insurgent movement, demonstrated an almost phenomenal tactical sense and willingness to get half a loaf instead of none.
Possibly a long, patient buildup, a grab at taking the helm of one of the existing parties might work, but what I get from the TPers is that they think the Republicans are beyond saving.
You really are out of the loop. Taking over the GOP is one of the hottest topics I read about from the Tea Party activists. Do you read nothing but clips from the Tea Party’s political opponents?
But it’s quite possible the Tea Party will fail as so many other have. But what’s the alternative to trying, accepting failure and decline?
P.S. With regard to the SPLC, I consider them a story generator for Old Media. But if you don’t like that, just pick one from this list.