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Walker Victory: This is What the Tea Party is About

Richard1622 Wrote: Jun 17, 2012 11:35 AM
My Detroit Grandfather told me about the conditions in the auto plants in the '20s and '30s and said, "Richie, we HAD to have the union". Agree but the union movement today is more about the wrong things of unionism than about redressing the grievances and conditions of which my Grandfather spoke.

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 --...