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Salon Writer Thinks The Left Needs its Own Tea Party

February 2, 2015

This isn’t really a new idea. The left has been desperately trying to replicate the success of the Tea Party for years. First they tried “No Labels” then the “Coffee Party” and finally Occupy Wall Street.

The next time you hear someone on the left mock the Tea Party, keep in mind that they’re deeply envious and resentful of the movement’s success.

I rarely link Salon but this is fun stuff…

We need our own Tea Party: The fight is much more than Hillary v. Warren

As it is now organized and led, the Democratic Party is a corrupt and empty husk of an institution. But for all its patent defects I believe it offers the most direct path to progressive governance. The obvious model is the Tea Party which in six years scaled Republican walls and gained sway over federal and state government. What progressive does not envy it? And yet there’s been no effort to challenge the worst Wall Street Democrats in primaries or even to withhold support in general elections; no attempt to create an agenda or even the public face of a movement.

I actually agree with some of that. Especially the part about the Democratic Party being corrupt.

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