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After all, this political season was supposed to be a tidal wave of Republicanism. It's counter-intuitive, given that it was Republicans that got us into such a deep hole, and that Obama's big problem only seems to be that he hasn't dug us out fast enough. So, why would going back to the policies that got us here even be an option? Because Americans don't pay attention to detail, and they've got very short memories. And, historically, the President's party loses big at the midterm election. But man, how would you handicap this one? The prominent Republicans are so cartoonish, and so prone to outrageousness, it's anyone's guess.
The Tea Party--supposedly a grass-roots uprising of disaffected Americans--has made quite the splash in the media. And as far as cartoon characters go, they don't get any more cartoonish than the tea baggers. But they're constantly at war with each other, and have split into a dizzing array of Tea Party this and Tea Party that. Their message has been co-opted by Republican politicians at the same time that it has been driven by corporate interests from the shadows. And now, their most vocal supporter/leader is in the cross hairs. Pass the popcorn!
Tea Party Leaders Criticize Beck’s 8/28 Rally: ‘All He’s Doing Is Trying To Use Us To Promote Himself’
This Saturday in Washington, DC, Fox News host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally will take place at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Beck has claimed that the rally — meant “to recognize our First Amendment rights and honor the service members who fight to protect those freedoms” — is “going to be one for the history books” and will be “a turning point in America. . .”
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