Tea for No One

Posted on April 15, 2010


I just love it: A group of WMass locals hired a bus to attend a Tea Party rally hosted by Sarah Palin in Boston yesterday. One of the group remarked that “I’ve never been a very political person, but I was better off 25 years ago.” Let’s just stop there — the irony is way too thick. Twenty-five years ago puts us squarely in the first years of the Reagan “revolution,” that conservative movement to basically undo the New Deal. And in those 25 years the rich have gotten richer (more wealth concentrated into fewer hands, like it was during the Robber Baron years pre-Depression) and big business has gotten bigger and bigger. The irony of your average person playing into the hands of the very people who have made things worse is just too rich. It’s not big government that has made us worse off than a generation ago, it’s big business and the fact that government has no power to make big business heel. Wake up Tea Party people, you are supporting the same people who put you in your current dire straits…

Note -- I'm not going to touch (at least for now) this quote from Palin: "I want to
tell 'em, nah, we'll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion -
and you can keep the change."