Archive for May, 2010

Who means what anyway?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

It wouldn’t be fair to ignore the ‘Tea Party’ groups entirely. After all, they promote fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. These are very good things. Now, since we have an economic recovery under way, and the general improvements in well being are likely to send the various tribes of the outraged back to their Facebook pages (if not their television sets), I pause to ask myself if anything meaningful really happened out there on the right wing.

Well, maybe now ‘fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets’ are publicly associated with white elite privilege, bigotry, and belligerent xenophobia. That outcome must serve somebody, but I’m not real clear yet who.