Monday, March 29, 2010

Frank Rich on the Tea Party's Mob Mentality

Frank Rich, writing in the New York Times, on the Far Right's dangerous response to the passage of the new health care legislation:
How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn’t recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht. The weapon of choice for vigilante violence at Congressional offices has been a brick hurled through a window. So far.


Tulsan said...

Amanda at Pandagon sums up the 'baggers and the media very well:

"Any fool could see from the outset that the teabaggers are a bunch of Fox News-addled right wing nuts that are sore losers whose anger is exacerbated by racist resentments. But the mainstream media insists on covering it like it’s an exciting, fresh shift in the political landscape. I don’t think they’re carrying Republican water on this issue, though. I think the eagerness to run with this 'teabaggers are fed-up independents' narrative is stoked by a desire for novelty above all other things. But it defies common sense. You can look with your own eyes and see that the teabaggers aren’t really a collection of spring chickens."

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that the tea party IS independent. Conservatives and liberals have polarized and gone to their respective corners. Conservatives represent big corporations while liberals represent big government. The masses are forming an independent voice from the middle class. The giant awakes.