What we’re witnessing in the debt ceiling crisis reveals what the Tea Party has been all along: not an embrace of the Constitution as a foundation for good government but its appropriation as a weapon in a nihilistic effort by ideologues to disable and dismantle government with the object of transferring generations’ worth of public wealth into private hands. Political theorist Ruth Wilson Gilmore has described it as the emergence of the “anti-state state.”
The Tea Party response to the nation’s economic situation is to hobble federal power and use national debt as a political gun to the head of the president.
- Big business groups finding they can’t put the Tea Party genie back in the bottle… (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Wall Street Journal Denounces the “Tea Party Hobbits” | The Intersection (blogs.discovermagazine.com)