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Not Drinking the Kool-Aid

© Joel Pett

If Tuesday’s election proved anything, it is that Tea Party anger, although mostly fostered and funded by Republicans, can definitely cause blow-back.



  1. starluna wrote:

    I’ve long suspected that much of the Tea Party phenomenon is media fostered hype. The media story of the Tea Party/tea party sympathizer’s role in Scott Brown’s election was not an accurate portrayal of what happened on the ground.

    This editorial by Joshua Green in the Boston Globe suggests much the same.

    I wonder how much of this is a movement of people and how much of this shows the power of cable news.

    Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7:17 am | Permalink
  2. Mad Hatter wrote:

    The type of government created for us over 200 years ago requires educated and well informed citizens to work most efficiently.

    We’re currently losing on the education front and it will only get worse if more states get conservative members elected to school boards who only want to destroy public education (think Texas). Why else would anybody who is home schooling or sending their children to private school want to be on the Board of Education?

    To your point Starluna, you’d think that with our tremendous capabilities in media communications we’d have better informed citizens now days. However, I think with the 24 hour news programs on 100s of cable stations our citizens are more MISinformed than they have ever been.

    Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 10:32 am | Permalink