Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hotline: Dems Taking on the Tea Party, Again

The Dems need to come up with an alternative to the Tea Party. They could call it the "Hey citizens, you are dumb as a rock and will screw up any decision we allow you to make so sit back and let us run your life" party.


"The Tea Party is now an institutionalized part of the Republican party. They are one and the same," a DNC operative said, previewing Kaine's speech. "The positions espoused by the Tea Party is the governing platform of the Republican party. And as voters make their choice this fall it's important to understand what the Republican-Tea Party wants to do if elected."
The DNC's decision to take on the Tea Party is a throwback to the party's initial criticism of the movement last year, as it arrived on the political scene - derisively referring to them as "tea baggers" (remember Pelosi's Astroturf comments?). But as disaffected voters began protesting en masse against the administration's health care and stimulus proposals last year, the Tea Party registered favorable ratings - better than both major parties -- forcing Democratic leaders to tone down their public criticism of the activists.