That the Establishment wing of the party is either unwilling or unable to co-opt them for the larger goal of winning major elections shows just how exotic an addition to the mix the Tea Party is. They won’t do what you want them to unless they’ve already made up their mind to do it. Reasoning with them doesn’t work because their starting point isn’t based in rationality but passion.
Galen’s question is a powerful one — particularly in light of how the GOP establishment in Congress has changed its tactics in dealing with the tea party over the last few years.
Right. So here’s some tub-thumping dumbass arguing about how crazy stupid the Tea Partiers are for not “going along” with their betters in the Gentry GOP.
Because it’s crazy and stupid to rationally look at the depressing treachery of the Gentry over the past hundred years, the seemingly endless number of times that Gentry has “rationally” caved to the Democrats, has “rationally” aped Democrat policies while serving up a vast banquet of shit sandwiches for the delectation of their big-bucks, deep-pockets cronies.
Why can’t we be smart and rational enough to shut up and acquiesce to our own destruction, and the destruction of everything we hold dear?
If this is what passes for analyses in the upper reaches of the GOP, they not only should be worried about 2016, because 2014 may start looking problematic, too.
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