Desperation Grips the Desperate "Republican Base"
As FOX NEWS promotes the "grass roots revolution" also known as "Tea Parties", the omnipresent Rachel Maddow exposes the deception of this "revolutionary" movement. Republicans and other undesirables have long yearned for the excitement of a true grass roots movement, and have jealously watched true grass roots movements develop since the antiwar movement in the 60s. But, unlike the grass we enjoyed during these movements, this modern-day movement is stuck with tea -- bitter tea. I guess FOX NEWS, the "fair and balanced" network doesn't realize that their job is to "report" the news, not attempt to create it. Don't these jackasses realize that Obama is CUTTING TAXES FOR 95% of the AMERICAN PEOPLE?
Here are the facts: as noted by Paul Krugman in Sunday's New York Times, the tea parties are at least in-part "AstroTurf," or a fake grassroots movement, manufactured by "right-wing billionaires."
"In particular, a key role is being played by FreedomWorks, an organization run by Richard Armey, the former House majority leader, and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires," he wrote. "And the parties are, of course, being promoted heavily by Fox News."
On the board of directors at FreedomWorks are none other than former Speaker of the House Dick Armey, former Secretary of Transportation James H. Burnley and billionaire Steve Forbes, among others. Now there's a bottom up movement!
"But that’s nothing new, and AstroTurf has worked well for Republicans in the past. The most notable example was the 'spontaneous' riot back in 2000 — actually orchestrated by G.O.P. strategists — that shut down the presidential vote recount in Florida’s Miami-Dade County," wrote Krugman.
"So what's the implication of the fact that Republicans are refusing to grow up, the fact that they are still behaving the same way they did when history seemed to be on their side? I'd say that it’s good for Democrats, at least in the short run — but it’s bad for the country."
For those who don't believe that FOX NEWS is creating news rather than reporting it, here is the overwhelming evidence:
The Tea Party Revolution -- a Steve Forbes/Dick Armey Production.