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Walker Victory: This is What the Tea Party is About

Opa2 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 1:48 PM
The only racist sign I ever saw at a Tea Party rally was held by an opponent. It said, "Tax Evading Anglos."

Though it hasn't been celebrated as such, Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin represents the full flowering of the tea party movement. It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core.

The tea partyers are often mischaracterized as extreme right-wingers. Thus, proponents of same-sex marriage or unrestricted abortion will invoke "tea party" elements as those most opposed to their efforts. That's off target. Though many in the movement may have conservative social views, those weren't the issues that spurred them to organize, demonstrate and vote.

No, the tea partyers --...