Friday, April 10, 2009
The left seems to be following their directions from HuffPo as they attempt to counterattack the Tea Party plans for April 15.
Steve Benen contends that he simply can't understand what everyone is "whining about." He says that Conservatives don't like economic recovery efforts but he misses the point. He also points to Obama's "tax cut" which wasn't really a tax cut at all, just a play on words.
And via Memeorandum, we get Andrew Sullivan who says, "These are not tea-parties. They are tea-tantrums. And the adolescent, unserious hysteria is a function not of a movement regrouping and refinding itself. It's a function of a movement's intellectual collapse and a party's fast-accelerating nervous breakdown."
"Unserious hysteria," Mr. Sullivan? Trust me, we are serious.
Sullivan tries to convince us that he's "researched" the Tea Party movement and is still befuddled. Clearly.
The left is stepping up its criticism and supposed confusion of the Tea Parties, but they are not "confused." They might have been confused on November 4, but I don't think they are now.