Poli-Tea: ‘Tea Party Tories’

From Poli-Tea, on “Tea Party Tories” (via TPID):

Though the tea party movement is often treated as a monolith, we should distinguish between at least three different types of groups that may be subsumed under that banner: 1) Republican Party front organizations – these make up some of the most well known tea party organizations in the country; 2) multi-partisan, grassroots, people-powered associations that have maintained their political independence and remain relatively open to a diverse array of political views and opinions; 3) third party tea party groups determined to provide a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties. These fault lines were already clearly established as the tea party movement first began gaining steam in the spring of 2009, as I noted at the time.

In recent weeks and months, however, Republican Party operatives within the tea party movement have become ever more brazen, and even hysterical, in their opposition to independent and third party tea party organizations. The hijacking of the tea party movement by these individuals represents a shameless betrayal of the heritage of the Boston Tea Party and the founding principles of these tea party groups themselves.

Let’s consider two examples: the West Orlando Tea Party and the Michigan Tea Party Alliance.

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9 thoughts on “Poli-Tea: ‘Tea Party Tories’

  1. john

    none of tea baggers are good they are out there to divide people and this nation with their drama queen sarah using them to make tons of money for her stupid self.

  2. d.eris

    I think any mention of the BTP among the Tea Party Tories would take the wind out of their sails. They likely prefer to pretend that the BTP doesn’t exist because it pre-existed them.

  3. d.eris

    The Tea Party Tories seem to actually fear real political freedom and independence. Or maybe they are simply incapable of conceiving the possibility of freedom and independence from the tyranny of the two-party state and duopoly system of government. They wouldn’t be the only ones.

  4. paulie Post author

    @4 Coconut’s inability to think outside the Republican box is hilarious.

    The funniest part is when (s)he says “I am John Gault.”

    Clearly, John GAULT is nothing like John GALT.

  5. Darryl W. Perry

    d.eris // Jul 25, 2010 at 2:20 pmI think any mention of the BTP among the Tea Party Tories would take the wind out of their sails. They likely prefer to pretend that the BTP doesn’t exist because it pre-existed them.

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