Revolt of the White Guys coming to a boat dock near you!
This tea bag thing is really interesting. Multifaceted.
But the movement mixes a major metaphor. Unlike the original Boston Tea Party, the current splash cannot be about taxes or representation. The tax code currently in effect came from the George Bush administration.
You elected them.
Is this a Republican movement? Yes -- but. It is more of a conservative and libertarian movement than just a Republican street dance. After all, the GOP has no real national leaders at current time.
Not unless you count the wing-nut personalities at Fox who are panting in their efforts to get out in front of the movement. Shameless.
Here’s the real deal. It’s the stimulus. TARP. The bailout. AIG. Bear Stearns. Lehman Bros. General Motors. All that stuff. Frankly, I share the anger. But remember, patriots, the bailout is the invention of George Bush and his Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
Sad to say, the Obama administration is running down the same rabbit hole. Faster and faster. I’ve said this before – get rid of Geithner and Summers. They are too tainted for the job.
So. On Wednesday we will be treated to a tea party. What happens on Thursday?
In Minneapolis, liberal protesters have met for years on the Lake Street Bridge to sound off about injustice. Eight years alone protesting George Bush. Some reach all the way back to the Vietnam War.
The Lake Street protesters meet every Wednesday. You would be surprised how often it snows on Wednesday. Does the tea party have this kind of staying power?