Tea Parties marching into key states

Christian Science Monitor

10/17/09

Begun as a loosely affiliated groundswell of Constitution-waving protesters in tri-cornered hats, the Tea Party movement is now starting to rock the political establishment in key arenas. The growing numbers of Americans coming out to the Tax Day Tea Party, the Fourth of July Tea Parties, and then the 9/12 Tea Party march on Washington are going back to their home districts and keeping up — even intensifying — the fight for smaller government and more transparency on spending and taxation. In places like New York, Florida, California, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, local, state, congressional and gubernatorial seats are suddenly being tugged to-and-fro by the new and unruly political force. The upshot? The street energy is welcome for an otherwise moribund Republican party looking for new moorings amid a tumultuous electorate...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Taking Tea with the Lizards

By Joe Bageant

The Tea Party is the latest neoconservative end run around the possibility of a real third party emerging to threaten the status quo. To be honest, it's a brilliant political move, absorbing any energies that might have propelled a real third party. And, in true neocon fashion, it capitalizes on the working class' inchoate anger at the ongoing screwjob they've been getting from both parties for thirty years.

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