September 9, 2014

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

I like Sally Kohn. We're polar opposites, but at least she is principled. And in today's column she compliments... the TEA Party.

This is, of course, what the Tea Party has been impressively adept at doing - choosing uncompromising candidates to run in primaries, deeply threatening the mainstream Republican establishment by not being afraid of losing, and thereby pulling the Republican Party's stance and leadership on issues decisively to the right. This is an even more impressive accomplishment given that, on most every issue, the Tea Party is out of step with mainstream American voters. Meanwhile, the opposite is true for progressives - from protecting reproductive freedom to passing sensible gun safety laws to raising taxes on the rich to strengthening public education, the progressive left represents a majority, and sometimes a strong majority, of the American people. And yet we canít seem to convert those beliefs into concrete and uncompromising political power.

"These aren't the mainstream American voters you are looking for."

From the other side Tea Party Posted by JohnGalt at September 9, 2014 2:53 PM
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