May 14, 2010

Going Postel

The left-wing media are desperate to create some sort of smear to delegitimize the Tea Party movement, and having failed at false charges of racism, and false charges of violence, they're now stuck with pathetic attempts using minor academics to toss out absurd comparisons that Dan Rather would have the common sense to avoid.

Birchers? Klansmen?


Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 14, 2010 11:15 AM

This must be some sort of guilt by non association thingie. We don't do that, so we are guilty of that. I quit reading politico quite a ways back. This is one of the reasons.

Posted by: TimothyJ at May 14, 2010 12:11 PM

I'm not sure how Jon Postel would speak on this and related subjects, but since he is dead, and because he is much revered in other fora, I wish you would use the word "postal" which seems to be more on-topic anyway.

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at May 14, 2010 12:16 PM

This one is almost as ludicrous as the guy last week who wrote that the Tea Partiers were like the Jacobins during the French Revolution. The problem with that analogy is that the Jacobins wanted a strong central government, wanted to kill all the aristocrats (right wingers?), and wanted lots of big-spending programs for the poor. Does that sound like the Tea Party to you?

Posted by: rivlax at May 14, 2010 12:33 PM

If you use the logic and associations that Politico does, then you could easily say the The One is a member of the SDS. O, wait, considering that he surrounds himself with old radicals, maybe he is.

I feel that the Tea Party must be having an effect for it to elicit such hate.

Posted by: David at May 14, 2010 12:40 PM

Looking at his "prize winning" book on populism, it is easy to see where he finds his material. Postel is living in the past. He looks to the past to find the types of people he expects to find in the "Tea Party."
The "Tea Party," like all movements, doesn't require membership cards or an entry process, so you can always find whatever you are looking for .. especially when you are a mass movement.

Posted by: Neo at May 15, 2010 08:28 AM

I'm sorry but this guy loses all credibility with his reference to "a moderate American president" and meaning Obama. Eisenhower you could classify as moderate, but there is nothing moderate about Obama.

Posted by: MikeM at May 15, 2010 12:13 PM