Here's the entire quote from the Meme GOP post:
how does a group of billionaire businessmen and corporations get a
bunch of broke Middle American white people to lobby for lower taxes for
the rich and deregulation of Wall Street? That turns out to be easy.
Beneath the surface, the Tea Party is little more than a weird and
disorderly mob, a federation of distinct and often competing strains of
conservatism that have been unable to coalesce around
a leader of their own choosing. Its rallies include not only hardcore
libertarians left over from the original Ron Paul "Tea Parties," but
gun-rights advocates, fundamentalist Christians, pseudo-militia types
like the Oath Keepers (a group of law- enforcement and military
professionals who have vowed to disobey "unconstitutional" orders) and
mainstream Republicans who have simply lost faith in their party. It's a
mistake to cast the Tea Party as anything like a unified, cohesive
movement — which makes them easy prey for the very people they should be
aiming their pitchforks at. A loose definition of the Tea Party might
be millions of pissed-off white people sent chasing after Mexicans on
Medicaid by the handful of banks and investment firms who advertise on
Fox and CNBC.”
And check out the Rolling Stone article from which these quotes were taken: The Truth About the Tea Party by Matt Taibbi.
You won't be surprised, but you'll be more furious and disgusted than ever.
Labels: Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, Tea Party