One of the original founders of the tea party movement says that the Tea Party has been “hijacked” by the very people it was protesting.
You can tell how far away he is from what is now called the Tea Party, because he still has a sense of humor. Karl Denninger declared that he “ought to sue” anyone who uses the name Tea Party “for defamation”, but then added “Yeah, that’s a joke. But so are you. All of you. Especially Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and the douchebag groups such as the ‘Tea Party Patriots’.”
But he also still has plenty of anger. He continues “Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party’s own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!”
Go read Denninger’s rant. If this was what the Tea Party stood for and was fighting for, then I would sign up.
Remember Dylan Ratigan from the other day — speaking truth that elicited stunned silence on the Morning Joe show? Watch this segment of his talking about the hijacking of the Tea Party movement and what can be done about it: