Tea Parties Underwhelming -- Again
THE SEQUELS ARE RARELY AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL.... The lasting impact of the "Tea Parties" in April has been minimal. A few months later, it's still not clear what the point was, or what organizers hoped to accomplish. In mid-May, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and the Republican Governors Association organized something organizers called "Tea Party 2.0," but it was a flop.
Apparently, today is supposed to be the third round of Tea Parties. We know this, of course, because Fox News told us so. Steve Doocy, always a font of useful information, told viewers on Tuesday, "This weekend, of course the 4th of July, Americans are gearing up for a second round of tea parties to protest massive government spending." Some of the same lobbyist-run groups that helped push April's far-right gatherings are apparently at it again.