Okay, just an interesting headline for you there, but I personally think the "Taxed Enough Already" parties underscore the ragged nature of the right. The "Drive-by Media" did cover the event, and, unless you watched Fox News, you saw an uneven group of people with many more right-wing concerns than just taxes.
In Indianapolis, the reported 3,000 people that attended the rallies failed to live up to pre-rally forecasts of 8,000. Of course, the weather wasn't perfect. Still, the weather wasn't perfect back in campaign season when thousands packed the American Legion Mall for a Barack Obama campaign stop. I know...I know...apples and oranges, but it underlines the fact that if people are passionate about something, then they will go to it, come heck or high water.
So, I laughed when I saw folks turn the TEA Parties into gun rights parties or right-to-life parties or whatever issue co-opted the TEA Parties. It just made many of those that went out and protested look like D-Bags. I'm not calling the people that word, but it made them look awfully foolish.
The Republican Party used to be better than this. I could agree with some of their core principles. Now, there are no core principles...only wedge issues and religious ridiculousness. It's amazing to think how complete and utter the collapse has been. It's kind of like watching "Destroyed in Seconds" on the Discovery Channel. We've all seen the type of video where the hyper-fast speedboats go flying across the water at unbelievable speed. Then, there's a little bobble and the boat is destroyed in seconds with the pilot flying through the air and landing roughly. Usually, due to advanced safety features, the carnage is limited to broken bones and egos. In this case, the Republican Party is still airborne. They are waiting to splash down on the island. Yet, the injuries have occurred.
Now, people they consider their deepest base are celebrated on Fox News, blogs, and other media for protesting wasteful spending by dumping plenty of good teabags into rivers, streams, whatever is nearby. What hippocrites! Yes, I did call them that name.
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