Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorter
Tea Party is very much a political party, it is an arm of the Republican Party. Most of opinion polls tell us that. It is the extreme wing of the Republican Party, the far right Republican base.
That's actually quite incorrect. The Tea Party's overarching political credo in fact has nothing to do with real Conservatism, which is a political philosophy deeply indebted to institutional constructs, tradition and religious sensibility.
The Tea Party has only one political philosophy, LIBERTARIANISM. You will find many in this party who in fact support abortion, the prohibition of prayer, euthenasia.. anything that invokes a role of government in the moral, administrative or economic life of the country.
More than a few are radical anti taxation activists. But the party as a whole is a polyglut of causes that draw together the simple minded in opposition to government from many irreconcilable vantage points.
It has always been minor key in American politics, comprising perhaps 5% of the population for any sustained period, and it will be the same here.
To show how tunnel visioned its proponents are, it has labelled all government agency..in promoting public health and economic equity as 'communist' or '
This at a time when Liberal Economic agendas of Free Trade, monetarism, deregulation, privatization had decimated the American economy, deindustrialized it, allowed Wall Street of run rampant and corrupt, and caused a vast polarization of wealth, with more and more Americans falling into poverty.
These people are rather stupid, they are led by idiots like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck.. and will NEVER form a coherent or viable political agenda.
And they have NOTHING to do the religion of any sort.
Last edited by coldstream; Apr 19th, 2010 at 01:00 PM..