Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 11, 2012, 3:47 a.m. EST by therising
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I have interacted with many tea party members, met with some of their donors, talked to non-tea party congressmen and non-tea party corporate republicans and read a lot of articles about the tea party in mainstream and alternative press.
As far as I can tell, the tea party is a manufactured movement born out of genuine frustration that was unfortunately and cleverly appropriated by corporate interests because we didn't have our shit together enough to appropriate it at our end. The good news, I suppose, is that we're getting our shit together now and we, the millions, are starting to recognize that we are all on the same team. That's bad news for corporatism but great news if you happen to be a human being.