A Thank-You Note to the Tea Party

by Killer of Sacred Cows – Dear Tea Party: This note is a heartfelt “thank you” from the Left. You showed us that people who really hate a President and his administration can make a national difference in how well that President and administration can do their jobs through simple grassroots organizing (at least, that’s what you claim you had – the Koch brothers’ funding of your movement notwithstanding). You demonstrated all kinds of techniques for how to harass your congresspeople and senators into changing their votes and stopping President Obama’s attempts to make everyone’s lives better. Over the six to eight years you’ve been operating, you’ve demonstrated these techniques over and over, showing us what they look like when they’re organized, finely honed, and repeated. You may think that I’m being sarcastic, but I’m actually being serious when I say “thank you.” You were a very small group of people and...

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