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Let’s call the phony grassroots tea party what it is: A gaggle of political misfits whose ignorance of key issues is matched only by the mindless enthusiasm of the hysterical idiots who support the movement.
The monumental stupidity of too many of the candidates fielded by this consultant-driven creation of the Koch brothers and big industry is on display daily.
But while too many of the candidates fielded by the party are idiots, the party itself is part of a billionaire-funded grand scheme to place control of the American government firmly under control of the uber-rich.
Christine McDonnell, the Delaware Senate fruitcake/candidate put her incompetence on display Tuesday by claiming the Constitution doesn’t call for a separation of church and state and then compounding that ignorance by a shocked claim that she didn’t know the prohibition was in the First Amendment.
Where does the party of orange pekoe find these loons? Stupid question. They found them among the ignorant masses who flock to the tea party’s sham rallies and buy into the con-artist messages.
And while the tea party cons the American public with its phony claim of grassroots action — the uber-rich industry magnates who fund the “party of the people” are planning a post-election retreat in Palm Springs in January to plan their next phase of the takeover of the government.
Charles and David Koch, billionaires who own Koch Industries, also operate a foundation that funds advocacy groups like the tea party and that foundation is inviting the rich and powerful to the exclusive Rancho Mirage resort for a meeting to “plan and expand efforts to review strategies for combating the multitude of public policies that threaten to destroy America as we now it.”
The invitation letter, signed by Charles Koch, asks: “If not us, who? If not now, when?”
The agenda, according to the letter, includes “climate change alarmism, socialized health care,” and “the regulatory assault on energy,” a key issue for an energy and manufacturing conglomerate like Koch Industries.
Just how much Koch pours into the tea party is hidden beneath a mountain of tax laws that protects the rich and powerful from disclosing how much they contribute and how much the groups spend.
But Koch money funded creation of Citizens for a Sound Economy, the consultant-created phony grassroots operation that became the foundation for FreedomWorks, the Dick Armey creation that spawned the tea party. I was the Senior Communications Associate for The Eddie Mahe Company, the Washington consulting firm that helped create Citizens for a Sound Economy for the Kochs and a former colleague from my days at that firm now runs the Koch political action committee.
The tea party has about a much connection to real grassroots as Christine McDonnell has with the Constitution and the First Amendment.
The Tea Party plays on the ignorance of the average American voter and the so-called “party of the people” is nothing more than a sham organization that the rich and powerful are using to take over America.
And every vote cast for a tea party candidate is a vote to support a billionaire-funded coup to seize control of the government.