…it always seems to come down to Advocate for the issues that I want you to advocate for, not the ones that you want to advocate for? In this particular case, Slate would like the Tea Party to – after, mind you, repeating every nasty thing ever said about it – go fight crony capitalism. As defined by Slate, whose definition notably does not include a single Democratic politician or heavy donor by name.
If you’re a Democrat who is reading this and you don’t understand why I’m making that point, congratulations: you know precisely nothing about the Tea Party. Better still, you probably think that you do.
PS: The Activist/Establishment Left simply doesn’t get populism, does it? – More accurately, they simply don’t get that the stuff you get on the Right is qualitatively different than the ersatz gunk you get on the Left.