Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tea Party in Decline

Peter Schorsch has photos of tea parties Tallahassee rallies from 2011 and 2012. The photos show what many people already know; the tea party is in decline. The Occupy Wall Street movement is where the energy and media attention is at.

The tea party movement was always going to burn out because it is an astroturf movement. The rallies in Schorsch's blog post were sponsored by Americans For Prosperity of Florida. The movement could never create itself on a grassroots level. The tea party members aren't smart enough organize. Think about it, how are racist activists, with misspelled signs, going to recruit citizens to fight to protect Wall Street banks and insurance companies? Only the most ignorant fight to end their own Medicare coverage. Eventually these people get bored and move on.

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