The Washington establishment has its nose out of joint because a rag-tag group of misfits have deigned to challenge the entitled incompetents who run the U.S. Congress. Somehow, because a few of the Tea Party candidates support abstinence training, or other garden variety right-wing notions, they are more dangerous than the people who were actually in charge of our country as it was being run into the ground economically.While I may not agree with everything in the column, I give Powers credit for calling out the Democratic Party and mainstream media for the demeaning attempts to paint the Tea Party movement as extremist and out to destroy the country.
We’ve been treated to obsessive coverage of Christine O’Donnell’s opinions on masturbation, and whether she had premarital sex, because we all know that these are the Very Important Issues facing our country.
Powers also understands that the attacks only empower the movement:
And the more they are mocked, the more determined they are to push forward. The derision of elites, to them, is a badge of honor.Powers gets it, even if she differs on policy.
Unfortunately, so many of our conservative punditry and blogosphere are living in the past, and are just as mocking towards the Tea Party movement as the Democrats.
"What's up w/obsession about O'Donnell's opinions on sex?"
It's Sad When TPM Is More Honest About Christine O'Donnell Than FrumForum
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