Tea Party. I just realized I haven't really written about them. Ever. Which means I now feel obligated to do so.
Shall we start with a list of issues that the Tea Party has come up against?
1. They are not organized. Anyone can start a rally. There is no firm leadership, and people are taking advantage of this, charging hundreds of dollars to enter some rallies.
2. The group is almost entirely caucasian. This starts the claims of racism, blah blah blah. Maybe there are some racists in the group. Does that somehow change the fact that they have a legitimate gripe about the state of our country? NO IT DOES NOT. You can be the biggest douche bag out there and still think that we are getting taxed too much and that the current administration is corrupt.
3. A lot of people out there hate this group with the burning passion of a thousand suns. As I'm reading the opposite point of view, I get a lot of "these are uneducated hicks who believe guns fix everything," "racists," "violent people," "racists," "Glenn Beck lovers," oh and did I mention racists? The truth is, I can't actually find a sound argument against the movement. I actually read something on a Democrat blog that said something along the lines of, "I wouldn't mind a new party if they were in the middle, or a little left of center."
Okay, so the movement shouldn't exist because it's not where you want it to be aligned politically? Wow. That would be a major fail. They don't agree with you, so you don't want them to exist. Well that settles it. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!
Sorry, I just found that statement to be incredibly arrogant.
I think I will leave you with this for now. Look for part II, where we examine why it is awesome that this many people are using their anger in a productive way.