Tea Party Founder: “Oh My God, I’ve Created a Monster”
Karl Denninger, financial writer, former CEO and one of the founders of the Tea Party movement, has lashed out at what the original movement has degenerated into. He says the Tea Party was hijacked by the exact people the movement was protesting against.
I’m glad more people are seeing through this phony “Banks and HMOs disguised as George Washington” version of the Tea Party.
Denninger said he ought to file a defamation suit against these people who’ve stolen the Tea Party name:
“Yeah, that's a joke. But so are you. All of you. Especially Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and douchebag groups such as the ‘Tea Party Patriots.’ Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party's own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!”
Here’s the original link at his own site. There are two videos at this site that are well worth watching.
And that’s not all. Some current rightwing heroes are getting some blunt advice from B-1 Bob Dornan. If you’re to the Left of Genghis Khan, you probably won’t agree with Bob Dornan on many issues. But you’ve gotta admire his shoot-from-the-hip what-you-see-is-what-you-get manner; especially since he isn’t in Congress any more. He says:
“I was the first Tea Partier, and I'll lay claim to that to my grave!”
He tells Tea Party demonstrators to “knock off the protest signs that are blatantly racist.” Hmmm, so it’s OK to be racist as long as you’re not too blatant about it? Whatever.
He also says the Tea Party’s economic platform should be “more Milton Friedman, less Ayn Rand.”
He hates Newt Gingrich; didn’t like him even in 1978 when Gingrich first got elected to the House: “It was never the same with that geek haunting the hallways…Gingrich running for president makes me sick.”
Dornan says he might run for president in 2012 as a kamikaze mission to take out Gingrich.
And he describes Dennis Hastert as “"the weakest, non-entity, wet paper bag I'd ever seen in the House.”