Tea Party Populists

Posted on February 6, 2014 by

End corporate welfare.  Oppose candidates in the pocket of big business.  Don’t let the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tell you how to vote.

Sounds like a message from the American Left.

But look again.  It’s the radical populist wing of the tea party.

Watch – if you can – this talk by tea party honcho Debbie Dooley at last month’s tea party convention in South Carolina.  Sure you’ll hear about constitutional restoration and other tea party fixations.  But you’ll also get a taste of the visceral mistrust of elites which drive right-wing ideology.

Another interesting feature of this gathering was the absolute disdain for their highest profile political opponent.  Not Barack Obama.  Incumbent South Carolina Republican U.S.  Senator Lindsey Graham.

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