Wednesday, June 09, 2010

I confess I'm surprised, the Tea party is over?

As with most populist movements, there was a lot of hash in this one -- and unfortunately, their talking points were being written by the very people they were hoping to fight against, the corporatist plutocrats who spent the past 30 years pillaging the US economy. And so on. ;^) Maybe once they figure out that they can control the government, but not the board rooms -- and that Fox News doesn't want them to do either -- things'll change.

Americans Have Worse Opinion of Tea Parties Than Ever Before « SpeakEasy

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll suggests that whatever populist hypnosis many Americans were under when the Tea Party folks first came onto the scene may now finally be wearing off. The poll says that now the percentage of Americans who hold an unfavorable view of the movement has jumped from 39 percent to 50 percent. The group that has led the drop has been a collapse in support from 18 to 29-year-olds. In March, they had a positive, 43-38 view of the Tea Party. But now they’ve shifted in the other way, to a negative view, 27-60.

2 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

So all the incumbents losing primary elections these last few weeks is just all in good "fun"?

Thanks for the good laugh.

I'm sure you would like the tea party to be over, but you are kidding yourself if you think it is.

Mpeterson said...

Well, you're not an 18-29 year old.