Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tea Party test

Tea Party test


There is so much that could be said about today's travesty of a mockery of a travesty of a sham Supreme Court decision that puts the exclamation point on the hostile corporate takeover of the American body politic. But one thing that interests me the most is how will the muscle-flexing Tea Party movement, having helped change the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, react to this. Now I'm willing to give many of them the benefit of the doubt -- that they really are "populists," not tied to either the Dems or the GOP.

But any true populist would hate this decision -- for just one obvious example, it would allow Goldman Sachs to spend billions on behalf of pro-obscene bonus, pro-bailout pols (in both parties!). Or, if you insist, substitute the SEIU. Anyway, if the Tea Party folks are not up in arms, then they are just another lame wing of the lame Republican Party, marching in lockstep with talk radio hosts still pushing the GOP/big business agenda.

I honestly don't know which way they'll go.

I know which way I'm going! Have a great weekend -- although that may not be possible if you're a liberal or a Vikings or Colts fan.

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