Bankrolling the Tea Party


Boston Tea Party.

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For all conspiracy buffs, here is one theory to mull over and evaluate; the players are as familiar as the contents of your wallet, and as far as theories go, easy to understand. Actually, this one is not a new theory, but one few people have discussed in mixed company—meaning our entire diverse American electorate. The astute French have a saying long used in mysteries—cherchez la femme. In present day America, however, we need only follow the money.

The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party

By FRANK RICH

ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the “ground zero mosque.” This weekend, the scene shifted to Washington, where the avatars of oppressed white Tea Party America, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, were slated to “reclaim the civil rights movement” (Beck’s words) on the same spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream exactly 47 years earlier.

Vive la révolution!

There’s just one element missing from these snapshots of America’s ostensibly spontaneous and leaderless populist uprising: the sugar daddies who are bankrolling it…

Read the rest of this most interesting article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/opinion/29rich.html

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One thought on “Bankrolling the Tea Party

  1. Carole,
    Thanks for posting this. I’m sharing it via Facebook. The United States would be changed forever if the whole Republican party is beholden to them. Now that corporations can legally buy elections, I fear for our Constitution and our freedoms.
    Kaye

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