Tea Parties Vexing the Left’s “Theory of Everything”

by Ryan on May 1, 2010

in Culture,Election 2010,Media,Media Bias,Politics

While it’s kind of a slow news morning, it’s been nonetheless entertaining to see the Right try to paint the massive Gulf Coast oil spill as “Obama’s Katrina” lately.  While fun, it’s probably is not going anywhere given the MSM’s penchant for Obama-worship and their uncanny ability to move on once things don’t comfortably fit into their narrative.

So, here’s something intellectual that I’d like to share from Matt Purple, writing for the American Spectator.  Purple argues this point regarding the left’s crazy reaction to the Tea Parties:

The problem with the Tea Partiers is that they defy the narrative progressives have written for How the World Works.  As the left sees it, America is divided between The People and The Corporations — interchangeable with The Rich, The Powerful, Big Business, and Wall Street.  The Corporations exist for the sole reason of persecuting The People and ensuring that The People don’t receive their fair share.  The only way to prevent The Corporations from laying waste to the entire country is for the government to act as a central repository for The People’s faith and money, and use it to fight back against the corporate powers of darkness.  Therefore, Republicans oppose big government because they are in the service of The Corporations.  Democrats support big government because they fight on behalf of The People.

The left’s theory probably sounds just like what your old high school history teacher told you:  Republicans are for the rich, Democrats are for the common man, blah blah blah.  However, this paradigm isn’t working for the left anymore, as demonstrated by the Tea Party activism and the Town Halls last summer, which were/are against government activism on their supposed behalf!  The left’s “Theory of Everything” no longer makes sense, so as Purple contends, they’ve been going nuts all over the MSM about those “racists, Fox News drones, teabaggers, morons,” etc., at the Tea Parties.

You should read the whole article.  I think Purple does a great job articulating what most of us have been thinking and/or saying about the left’s recent descent towards madness.

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swampsniper May 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
George Washington

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Ryan May 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm

dittos on that one!

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