Prior to January 19, 2010
The tone has changed a bit since the 19th election, but it’s kinda fun to look back at the ridicule the tea parties have suffered.
First, is Scott Brown’s response to Chuck Schumer calling him a “far right teabagger Republican.”:
Below, watch Rachel Maddow and Ana Marie Cox mock “teabaggers” prior to the Tax Day April, 2009 protest. Notice the smirk on her face. She is so cute, huh?
Odd, when you type in the word on you tube, all that comes up are these videos disparaging and making fun of the tea parties. Now, I know there are many, many videos out there in favor of them, so the search mechanism seems very fixed. Definitely trying to control the perception. But then it is to be expected from You Tube/Google. See Google Goes to Washington
Oh, well, watch those election results, beginning with JANUARY 19th Massachuetts. 🙂
Tom Friedman is just saying “he doesn’t sense a positive agenda” from the tea bag movement. Notice: The positive agenda is to change Washington, D. C., by use of the ballot box, seat by seat. That is the agenda.
“The Republican primary in Florida, which pits Governor Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio, is being watched carefully as a harbinger for the impact the Tea Party may have on the midterm elections.”
This is the seat vacated by the resignation of Mel Martinez.
Crist appointed George Lemieux to basically hold the seat for him.
“Lemieux, 40, was Crists’ closest and most loyal adviser and political guru. Lemieux ran Crist’s 2006 campaign for governor — earning the nickname “maestro” from the governor — and later served as his chief of staff. Before that, LeMieux was Florida’s deputy attorney general under Crist from 2003-2007.” From Orlando Sentinel