A Takeaway Listener and Tea Party Member Says GOP is Hijacking the Movement

Friday, November 05, 2010

David Sloan, an early Tea Party member, wrote to The Takeaway on Thursday that he fears the Tea Party is being co-opted by the Republican Party. We wanted to speak more with him about what his particular fears were, and where he draws the lines of difference between the Republican agenda and his own. 

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [3]

Don

No bankers have gone to jail, the Fed has not been abolished, so the Tea Party is just fine, the GOP changed direction with big party supporter Pailin and Beck are trojen horses.

Nov. 05 2010 09:17 PM
Keith Erskine from Massachusetts

Hi David - agreed - the Tea Party to me is more like an "awakening" we're people got together on some clear and simple ideas and then went back to their communities to make them happen.

The Republican party welcomed these new people while the Democratic party ridiculed them. Others are trying to take movement and turn into something else (3rd party?) but I think they're missing the point.

What I think Tea Party to our political discussions is another dimension. No longer is it just a flat view of Left, Right, or Moderate (Middle), but a new view that's "Up". This is the viewpoint that Pundits and the Media (including The Takeaway) seem to dare not speak its name - Libertarian

Nov. 05 2010 09:14 AM
David Sloan

Tiny correction here... the Tea Party isn't a party in the sense it has members, it's more of a "movement" based on the Boston Tea Party -

Nov. 05 2010 06:48 AM

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